Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Rosie Ward, Co-Founder, and CEO of Salveo Partners, LLC, located in Plymouth, MN, USA.

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

At Salveo Partners, we believe success happens when we challenge outdated and limited thinking, processes, and practices that keep people and businesses stuck. We do that by finding better ways to create more human workplaces and sharing it with others. What we deliver are consulting and development solutions that help our clients navigate the messiness of disruptive, change, and being human. We help organizations clarify and align to a shared purpose, be better positioned for future growth, build cohesive and resilient teams, and strengthen leadership at all levels so they can maximize their impact. Our Clients are forward-thinking, people-focused leaders and businesses who value and recognize the benefits of investing in growing their people and building and nurturing thriving workplace culture.

Tell us about yourself

After personally experiencing the ill effects of working in dehumanized, toxic workplaces, my mission started to create a world where this is no longer the norm. I envision a world where everyone can show up authentically, grow their potential, and maximize their impact at work and home. What motivates me each day is seeing the power of helping individuals and teams get out of their own way and start to create more fulfillment, meaning, and impact collectively.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Building an incredible community with our clients, team, and the 300+ professionals we've trained to leverage our programs and tools to help them rehumanize workplaces. We always say that this isn't a solo journey, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the growing community we're building to change the trajectory of work! Our latest book, "Rehumanizing the Workplace" also recently won a Reader's Favorite book award that's pretty incredible, as it showcases many client stories and gives some of the core tools we use daily to transform teams and workplaces.

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

Balancing spending time ON the business and being IN the business. When I don't manage my calendar and boundaries, I can lose the breathing space I need to be effective ON the business - and it has ripple effects.

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

  1. Be clear about your purpose first - WHY are you called to do what you do? Then let that guide what you do in the business to serve that purpose and how you create your niche.
  2. Be diligent in setting boundaries, take steps back to look at the bigger picture, and keep a growth mindset to iterate, reiterate, and then reiterate some more.
  3. Find mentors and colleagues through networking or professional groups. We're not meant to do this alone, and the learning and wisdom from others are invaluable.

Where can people find you and your business?


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