When I was participating in the Women In Fellowship program I heard that the greatest indicator of a woman’s success is her network. At the time, I found this to be a very fascinating statistic and every since then I have continued to observe women and their networks for affirmation of said research. While I believe a woman’s network is an indicator of future success, I’m convinced a woman’s inner circle of her network, professional sounding board is even more indicative of her potential.
By definition, a sounding board is a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it. I believe my greatest indicator of success is the quality of my sounding board, more importantly than my full network. Recently I was having a business issue that I was trying to solve for and after trying my damnedest to figure out how to solve for it, I simply asked two people in my sounding board for their advice. The question at hand was, “How do I differentiate my business from the other salons in a way that stylists want to stay, have a sense of loyalty, and feel a genuine desire to see the salon success?” Continue reading “Sounding Board Save Me”