Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in leadership development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tamica Sears, Founder of The Corporate Fixers, located in Tempe, AZ, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is The Corporate Fixers, and we provide HR Consulting and Leadership Development services to small businesses. We help organizations become more inclusive and productive. We also help HR teams learn how to transform faster. Our goal is to stop voluntary turnover due to bad leadership behavior or poor organizational design.
Tell us about yourself
I have 20+ years as an HR professional, and I fell into the career accidentally. When I was in high school, my older sister helped me and my twin sister get jobs working with her in the Personnel department. As it turned out, I really enjoyed it, and as Personnel transformed to Human Resources, I loved it even more. Being able to help leaders create amazing and inclusive work environments is extremely rewarding; the work I do motivates me every day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner changes each time I am able to help a leadership team become more cohesive and productive. Every time I think that I've done something great, another challenge comes along that makes that initial accomplishment seem like it was easy.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
As someone who wants to make a difference, the hardest thing for me as a business owner is making sure that I am charging appropriately and not doing things for discounts or for free, just because it is work that I like to do. I know that it would make things better for people. I truly love being able to help create teams of leaders who put their employees first.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don't expect to be a millionaire overnight. Those success stories that you see often don't mention the years of hard work that go into building a business.
- Remember to set aside time for yourself, your family, and your friends. I really struggle with this because I love what I do. I have friends that remind me that HR isn't a hobby.
- Ask for help. You won't get anywhere trying to do everything yourself. Even if you can't pay for help, ask for help. You might be surprised to see just how many people are willing to give help to people who are starting out.
Where can people find you and your business?
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