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New Kids on the Flock

Helping you spread your wings and fly

Many of us look back on our first few years in the Channel and think: if only I'd done this differently! Or known about that key opportunity! It can feel like you’re trying to find your way all on your own.

Not anymore... 

Welcome to New Kids on the Flock. Our goal with this program is to create a community where channel newbies can learn how to avoid some common pitfalls and find success in the early years of their careers. 


Morgan McBride

Channel Engagement Champion, Gradient MSP

Kelcye Blankenship-Lackland

Community Coordinator, Quickpass Cybersecurity

Taylor Thorson

Channel Manager, Connectbooster

Chandler Sabin

Partner Identification Manager, Mailprotector

Be part of the community and the conversation!

Sign up for our next episode:

How to Start a Successful Career in the Channel 
September 27, 2022 - 10 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this exciting episode, our special guests are Robin Miller and Desraie Thomas, two Women of the Channel, who will be sharing their experiences building successful careers in the channel.

We'll learn about how they got started, what they'd tell their younger selves in the early stages of their careers, what they'd do differently, and important lessons new generations can learn as they shape their careers in the channel.

You won't want to miss their wisdom! Register now to save your spot.

About your hosts

New Kids on the Flock is hosted by Morgan McBride, Gradient's Channel Engagement Champion, and features panelists Taylor Thorson (ConnectBooster), Kelcye Blankenship-Lackland (Quickpass Cybersecurity) and Chandler Sabin (Mailprotector). Each week, they discuss the exciting, fulfilling and sometimes challenging aspects of beginning a career in the IT Channel.

Our Latest Episode

Jul 12, 2022

Episode 2

Red, White and You! Ask Me Anything


Watch past episodes

Get caught up with the flock

Jun 13, 2022

Episode 1

Build Your Own Flock


May 11, 2022

Pre-Launch Episode

Be Flockin’ Awesome



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