445: Lee Caraher: Building Double-Forte From Her Garage
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a woman who loves nothing more than ensuring high performing teams in organisations across the world.
She believes that all teams should be well oiled engines, lubricated by honest and meaningful communication between its members.
This is the mission of her San Francisco based company Double Forte, which over the last few years has positioned itself as one of the key companies to turn to in the event of a company needing to find ways to up its game.
What is interesting with this lady is although she has created this company, and so is in effect an employee, at her core she is quite obviously an entrepreneur with hustle muscle running through her big time.
Starting her working life back in 1988 as the Account Executive to the Account Supervisor for The Weber Group, she moved through quite a few positions quickly, as her ambitions forced her to find her true calling.
And it seems now that she has found it, and with her acclaimed book “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work”, where she shares what’s she’s learned from leading big, medium and small teams and companies over the last 20 years selling well, her history seems to be connecting nicely.
Or said in another way it appears that she is well and truly joining up her dots.
So when she joined the work force back in 1988, did she have a plan to lead her to where she is today, or has it occurred organically over the years?
And are there common themes that she finds time and time again with non-producing teams?
Well lets find out as we start joining up dots with the lady that says “I’m a straight talker who doesn’t hold too many punches, although I try to be pleasant about it.” the one and only Lee Caraher
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Lee Caraher such as:
How she started the company by sitting in her garage with her friend, and why she realised early on that she needed to invest in herself and her business.
How she remembers seeing the tragedy at the twin towers in September 11th and knowing that her life would never be the same again.
Why she focuses all her energies on building an environment where she is surrounded by people that she likes, ahead of money and success.
Why she believes totally in her heart that there must be a completely total different way of operating on this world…..it can’t just be what others tell her is right.
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