It’s time to close those leadership and soft skills gaps so you can improve operational efficiency in your business! Join me and the “Leadership Lady” Ashley Martin as we sit down to talk about entrepreneurship.
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Tell us a little about you, what you do, and why you started your business? I’m an author and speaker who happens to have a learning and development business. I help people close leadership and soft skills gaps to get things done. My business was birthed after I wrote my first independent book, Focus: Productive Leadership in Action. The book was an indirect response to help a group of people I was working with at the time to help them stay on track. Requests were made for training around the principles and that evolved into a business.
What has been the hardest career moment? Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. It has its ups and downs. One of the hardest moments was realizing the road that some entrepreneurs and risk takers have to take – temporary lifestyle changes, not always receiving support from where you think it will come, and learning that not everybody in your sphere of influence gets it.
What has been your proudest career accomplishment and why? I’ll always have good memories of writing and self publishing my first book. With it nothing else would have happened – the business and the stirring up of my faith to keep taking risks that have lead my along the path to what I believe is my destiny.
Any favorite quotes? ” Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all of his righteousness, and all of these things will be added unto you.” – Matt. [6:33] “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” – Anonymous “No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.” – G.W. Carver