Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

Ep 15 – Phillip Mohabir, Co-Founder & CEO Vivo Surgery

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Episode 15 – Phillip Mohabir, Co-Founder & CEO Vivo Surgery

Phillip Mohabir is an executive with IMAX and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vivo Surgery. He shares how he has used my power materials to accelerate his career, along with the lessons learned from his experience coaching graduate school students and how these lessons are helpful to you.

Topics in this episode: 

  • The Rules of Power used to accelerate his career inside IMAX
  • What he learned from his coaching experience that can be helpful to you
  • What facilitated his move from operations to investor relations
  • Vivo Surgery, his virtual classroom start-up with a waitlist of 900 medical students
  • The pursuit of his MBA
  • The value of increasing visibility to people in positions of power and influence
  • Redefining employee evaluation criteria toward the goal of achieving a perfect score
  • Why sponsors may be more important than mentors
  • Retooling the DCF model learned at Stanford
  • Learnings from being a course coach and the impact on careers
  • The three most common obstacles to overcome in order to move a career forward
  • How to help others overcome impostor syndrome, conflict avoidance, and to become more agentic toward their career
  • The importance of self-promotion


Phillip built his corporate career at IMAX, ascending to various Operations roles, before successfully navigating into Investor Relations and FP&A. He graduated as a Bregman Scholar, for highest academic standing, when completing his Executive MBA at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Since 2018, he has also been a course facilitator for several programs across Stanford GSB, including the online iteration of Professor Pfeffer’s Power course. More recently, he co-founded Vivo Surgery: an online surgical education and training startup that has been increasing access for medical students to learn from surgeons in live operating rooms.

Connect with Phillip on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/phillip-mohabir1

Check out Vivo Surgery:  https://www.vivosurgery.com/

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