014 — Lynn Elfers

Podcast Summary:

From Missionary To Founder To Highly Successful CEO: Lynn Elfers’ experience in Costa Rica helped shape the founding of her successful company. Along the way she learned about the importance of body language, creating a board of directors, and how to scale a global company. She has an fascinating story and is an inspirational leader.

Click to Tweet Lynn Elfers describes her journey from Missionary to Founder to CEO https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=467

Name: Lynn Elfers, Founder & CEO

Company: Affordable Language Services

Powerful Promise of Value: Affordable Language Services offers professional translation services across the world. They provide  qualified and tested medical, legal, and community interpreters as well as professional translation expertise and services across a range of industries. Plus they guaranteed to meet your deadline!

Headquartered In: Blue Ash, Ohio

Significant Difference Between (Co) Founder & CEO: “You have to stop doing everything yourself…and you have to really let go and let other people do it…lead them to want to do it with the same motivation that you have yourself…”

Blind Spot: “I do have pretty much a high standard for myself and others…and it’s hard when you realize that something hasn’t been done the right way to not in my case show it on my face to people…and sometimes people will read me wrong and think that I am angry when really I am just perplexed or disappointed… ”

Banish Your Business Building Blindspot!

Favorite Resource for Productivity: David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Favorite Resource that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Favorite Founder: Clay Mathile (Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron)

Contact: 513-745-0888, www.affordablelanguageservices.com

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