This is our three year anniversary. Yep, three years of of the honor and privilege to be with you week after week. I am so grateful to all of your for your continued support. And, I am grateful to all our Founder guests who have allowed us to peer into their lives and more deeply explore their personal leadership transformation from Founder to CEO.
In celebration of our three year anniversary, I had wanted to attempt to distill all the insights and wisdom that so many of our guests have shared over the years. Truthfully, I struggled with this task.
But, as you will hear in this episode of the podcast, some great colleagues and friends helped me come up with The 3 Questions All Founders Must Answer In Order To Grow. I invite you to share your thoughts about these questions. Send me an email, and I promise to respond.
Imagine this scene…you are at your favorite big box store and you just bought a TV. The sales person is pressuring you to buy a warranty that is much more than you imagined. Well, Clarence Bethea knows this scene all too well and is changing it. Clarence and his team are changing the warranty world with 25% month-over-month growth.
And, while the company grows, Clarence is also learning to shift his leadership style from a “strong arm” style to one where he is an advocate for thinking through challenging decisions over 24 hours. He also have a novel time for his meetings. Clarence is an inspiration and a grounded Founder who will make you think about more deeply about being a CEO.
As you might imagine, the piece caught my attention and I wanted to make sure we had Dr. Picken on the show to speak more about his research. More specifically, Dr. Picken details the “Eight Hurdles” that Founders must overcome on the journey From Founder To CEO.
It’s an interview chock full of insight, wisdom, practical advice, and stories and examples that I know you will relate to.
Ask your self this question, which hurdle do you need to overcome? Email me and let me know your answer.
From Ukraine, to Germany, to New York City, Olga has traveled far for her entrepreneurial dreams. And, she has created a very unique experience for women in a growing number of cities. Turning the traditional dance class into a multimedia experience at major sporting events has brought Olga both success and challenges on the trail from Founder to CEO.
Olga tells a harrowing travel story that led to physical exhaustion, sage advice from her father, and an awakening about the type of CEO she needs to be in order to grow her unique company. Plus, her philosophies around hiring are definitely worth a listen.
I really enjoyed speaking with Olga and I know you’ll enjoy this interview.