Amanda Eisel

Leaders are often torn between prioritizing their careers and neglecting family life or going all-in on family and not pursuing their career dream. Yes, this applies to both women and men; but only 8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, so this is an even bigger obstacle for them. 

This challenge creates a no-win situation for female executives who want work-life balance and the best of both worlds -- a fulfilling family life and a meaningful career. 

Today you’ll hear from CEO of Zelis, Amanda Eisel, who is a successful executive with some helpful strategies to address the problem of balance between work and home.

This one's for all of you who are looking for a little bit of inspiration and guidance when it comes time to take your family and career dreams seriously. 

Zelis is the leading payment provider in Healthcare. They partner with more than 700 payers including the top-5 national health plans, Blues plans, regional health plans, TPAs and self-insured employers, 1.5 million providers and millions of members, enabling the healthcare industry to pay for care with care.

Amanda has 20 years of experience in strategic consulting and investment management at the intersection of healthcare and technology. 

In her most recent role as an Operating Partner at Bain Capital, Eisel has played a leadership role in Zelis’ growth, operational, and talent strategies. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Eisel was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she spent nearly a decade advising consumer companies.

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  • The BIG Decision to take on the CEO role as a mother of three children.
  • Making the trade-offs as Mom versus CEO.
  • Balancing your personal calendar versus professional calendar.
  • Find the work-life balance.
  • "Mindful Mommying“.
  • Getting feedback.
  • How to go from consultant to CEO of a company.
  • The leadership moment her mettle was tested.
  • How to respond when you’re given a project “that will break you”.
  • Why you must get a mentor and how to do it.
  • What to do when you’re the only woman in the room.
  • What makes working at Zelis so special.
  • The two traits she’d instill in every employee--assuming positive intent and asking ”why”?
  • Addressing the painful churn of employee turnover.
  • A twist in her career that led to her success down the road.


“You must get comfortable with ambiguity. Learn to embrace and love it.”

“If you keep getting after it, you’ll eventually find your path.”

“Assume positive intent.”

“Ask Why!”


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