Former kindergarten teacher uses her uncanny ability to shift gears to stay focused and get the business of their business completed.
Part two of Kim and Jason….
Jason feels fortunate to have Kim as a business partner ......"Kim is well-suited for details and repetition and systems. And she shines on the phone. Her warm, inviting, and bubbly personality serves her -- and our company -- well as she sells our speaking programs and manages customer relationships. I've often joked that she's the perfect salesperson, because who can say no to a kindergarten teacher?”
Kim remembers her training ground. “Before my full-time commitment to our company six years ago, I spent 5 years as a kindergarten teacher. Being detail-oriented and organized, I've shifted from preparing down to the minute details of my day with 25 five and six years olds, to preparing down to the minute details of Jason's travel and speaking schedule. People could argue that at times the level of detail I put into these projects can be a bit obsessive with hints of perfectionism and I would assure you that it better! Publicity, travel, invoicing, proposals and marketing - it all requires an attention to detail that I am able to provide and enjoy doing it.
My attention span can be a bit scattered and short at times. When I was teaching, I was very accustomed to changing activities every 5 minutes, to keep the interest of the kiddos. Some would say that this is not effective in a business because I'm "easily distracted" and lack focus. This trait actually works in my favor within my role in our company because I am constantly being interrupted by client requests and potential client inquiries. I try to respond to our client requests promptly, so it's not uncommon for me to interrupt a project I'm working on in order to meet their needs and return to my original task. Our clients love the personal attention and I am still able to complete everything by the end of the day (well, most days, that is).
Jason and I are self-starters. We value our time and guard how we choose to spend it, which can sometimes be interpreted as selfish.”
This dynamic duo’s success is due to their creative thinking and collaboration of their freakish talents to create a strong business to support their chosen lifestyle.
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