PRESIDENT AND CEO, CYBERCORE TECHNOLOGIES
Tina Kuhn joined CyberCore Technologies, the Eldridge-based tech company that specializes in designing, building, integrating, testing and maintaining prod-ucts and systems, in 2016.
She has some 35 years of leadership experience in the field.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
The most important lesson I have learned in my career is to learn from my mistakes and to not be afraid of failure. Learning from my mistakes helped me grow, acknowledged my strengths and weaknesses and taught me to engage with people different from myself. This type of engagement challenged me and push me to view things from various perspectives. While being challenged is difficult, my decisions are significantly better because I am not afraid to listen to others and expand my point of view.
What’s been your biggest success?
There have been several pivotal moments where I had big successes and my career jumped forward. That said, the times where I positively impacted people’s lives are the things I remember most and feel the most pride. I have been able to see people I mentored go on to have leadership positions and successful careers.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
During COVID, I have decided to learn Spanish. I am on day 302 learning Spanish through Duolingo (a language learning app). I’m still really terrible, but I am starting to pick up the gist of what is being said in Spanish.