Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Hal Halladay, founder of Breakthrough Leadership, located in Lehi, UTAH, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

The Leader Co-Lab is for career-minded leaders who are looking to go to the next level but who feel like they are in over their head and worry about failing, being seen as an imposter, and not measuring up.

The Leader Co-Lab provides you with the skills to thrive as a leader in any environment. The Leader Co-Lab is a safe and supportive space that provides you a PROVEN framework for success PLUS a peer group of growth-minded leaders in a group coaching format. You will collaborate with other leaders on how to navigate the unique challenges of leading in an ever-changing world. You will discover more about yourself than in any other leadership training, and confidence will replace uncertainty.

Tell us about yourself

My purpose throughout my life has been to help others realize their potential. Today, as an executive coach and leadership advisor, I coach and develop leaders around the world to ensure they and their organizations achieve the results they dream of. I have been a CEO more than a few times. I discovered how to create cultures of performance, leadership & execution excellence - the secret to sustainable growth. In applying that culture, I grew a software company from $20mm to over $100+mm. I have had the good fortune to have sold two companies. My career has spanned more than three decades and all four time zones as I have inspired leadership in New York, Chicago, Phoenix, LA, and San Francisco.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is helping everyone around me see themselves as more capable and realize their infinite potential. I have seen people I have led go on to found companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars and advance in their careers in ways they could not imagine.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

As a solopreneur, the hardest thing is having to do everything...including things you may not be great at or things you just don't like. Running the business versus serving clients is always a conflict. Both are required. Once you start to get good at running the company, you hire people, and then you have to let go and trust others to do what you learned to do through struggle and trial. It's tough being a business owner. If you are successful, you will have to adapt and accept change.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Understand clearly what problem you are solving for your customer.
  2. Have a clear purpose (besides monetary) for our business. Why does it matter to the work and think big - why not?
  3. Find someone who will give you honest feedback. This is someone you trust but not someone who will protect you because they love you so much they don't want to hurt your feelings.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

In a world that is constantly changing, it's hard to be confident and not react in fear. Your mindset will determine so much of your success. The problem will never be the problem, but the way you see the problem will be the problem. Seek perspectives different than your own.

Where can people find you and your business?


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

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