Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in leadership development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lester Deck, Owner of Les Deck Consulting, located in Hickory, NC, USA.

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

Executive Coach specializing in leadership team coaching. Executive teams in mid-sized companies.

Tell us about yourself

After decades of business experience in various industries, it became clear that I can help people in the business perform better as individuals and teams. That gets me up every day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting companies from nothing and making them successful. Still today, the businesses I started are supporting careers and families many years after I sold them.

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

Balancing time between promotion and business operations.

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

  1. Don't go it alone.
  2. Only do it if you are so driven; if not, don't do it.
  3. Find talented people you can trust and reward them well for hard work

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Nothing is more important than a healthy culture. Demonstrate integrity with clients, suppliers, associates, and partners so that they see how the game is to be played.

Where can people find you and your business?


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