Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in leadership development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mark Mattek, Founder of Pi LLC, located in San Leandro, CA, USA.

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

Pi Consulting focuses on helping leaders and teams remove the barriers getting in the way of their success and fulfillment.

Tell us about yourself

I am a therapist at heart (a couple of days per week). Everything I do with Pi comes from a place of wanting to help others see what they have been struggling to see - possibly their entire lives.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has honestly been that I have found my purpose and passion through this endeavor, which has enabled me to help others do the same.

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

Having to operate without the guardrails of an established company - it's all up to you! And some days, you just don't feel like doing it.

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

  1. Check your ego. As good as it feels, ego-driven endeavors lead to dead ends.
  2. Do it your way. Consciously unshackle your brain from everything you learned working at a corporation.
  3. Remember the most valuable product you bring to your clients is your beautiful, unique personal perspective. No one else has that.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

If you read this whole interview, you are amazing!

Where can people find you and your business?


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