At RYZ we interview creative and motivated people who are actively pursuing their dreams. Today we interview Shelley Woodrow, an entrepreneur from San Diego, California:
Hi Shelley, please tell us a little about your professional background?
Before becoming an entrepreneur, I ran businesses. I was the market leader and vice-president for Cox Media, Cox Communications, ran the inside sales team at Vistage Worldwide, and worked for an entrepreneurial company running on EOS as Chief Revenue Officer.
Was there a defining moment that led you to pursue your current path?
The defining moment that lead me to my career today really came in a combination of key moments over the past couple of years. I knew when I left media, I wanted to focus on maximizing my strengths in my next chapter, capitalizing on my unique ability, and doing something in the coaching and training industry so when I was exposed to EOS, I knew I had found my path.
Tell us a little about some of the projects/works that you have created?
My favorite projects/works are when I’m working with clients helping them get more of what they want from their businesses by using EOS.
What projects are you working on now?
I’m working on growing my practice to help more entrepreneurs define their vision and plan, gain traction, and become healthier as one team, all advancing together.
Who would you say are the people that have influenced you the most?
The people that have influenced me most are my career advocates over the years who promoted me, advocated for me, and saw something more in me than I saw in myself and they helped me to see it and believe it too!
What are some of the challenges that you have faced and how do you face new challenges?
Some of the challenges I’ve faced are failures, politics, and ageism in the workforce. The way I face new challenges is to focus on what I can control, believe in myself, set high goals and work to attain them, and let go of negativity and the things that don’t serve me.
What work are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of helping my clients grow and thrive and helping the leaders I’ve worked with through the years grow and develop and get the promotions they’ve wanted along their path. I love helping leaders replace themselves.
Do you have any advice for an aspiring entrepreneur?
My advice for an aspiring entrepreneur is to read “Leap Entrepreneur” by Gino Wickman and read Traction. Ask, what’s the worst that could happen and what’s the best that could happen and if your answer to “best” drives you, believe in yourself and take the leap.
Where can people go to learn more about your work?
To learn more, check out https://www.marquisgroupllc.com/
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