The path of an entrepreneur isn’t an easy one, and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. Although the journey can be filled with challenges and obstacles along the way in scaling a business, it can also be filled with fabulous opportunities that create a rewarding career. To share the lessons that she’s learned and some of the secrets to her success, Robin Throckmorton, president of Strategic HR, spoke in a Talent Magnet Institue Podcast about her experience of scaling her company up from a one-person consulting business to a thriving outsourced HR consulting firm with 20+ employees and contractors.
As we celebrate Strategic HR’s 25th year in business in 2020, it feels apropos to look back on how Robin led us to this moment. Typically, our “Emerging Issues in HR” consists of a written article, but for this edition, we’d like you to hear from Robin, in her own voice, as she talks about her experience in scaling a business.
In this podcast, Robin shares:
- How she got the guts to become an entrepreneur to have flexibility as a young professional and a new mom
- The gender and age bias she faced and what she did to build credibility
- How she reacted to someone telling her his client wouldn’t work with her because she is female and too young
Robin did not let discrimination set her back. In fact, she says, it pushed her to get involved with more leadership programs centered around empowering women.
The interviewer, Mike Sipple, and Robin discuss the challenges of scaling a business, and share these tips:
- How to find the right advisors
- How to let go of control
- The book and the team building activity that transformed her business
The final portion of the podcast transitions to a discussion of the challenges of finding balance as a leader of a business. Listen NOW to get tips on how to maintain the fine line of balancing work and life well.
We look forward to celebrating our 25th year of business in many ways with you as we travel through 2020 together!