#35 Emilie Shoop - The Entrepreneur Unleashed

Emilie Shoop is the “go to” leadership girl when you want to learn how to maximize the efforts of your team the right way so you go from just being another manager to being an influential leader.

Emilie works with people who are ready for that next level of success, and realize how they work with people is key. Her coaching will help you take your leadership full throttle!

Inspiration:

To get into the industry she started her career as a network engineer, being the go-to-gal for the IT department. She was loving the people aspects and centered around that. When she started out on her own she was coming from a world where everybody hated where they worked. Emilie knew right away that she could make an impact on that part of the workspace.

She ultimately felt that if she was going to go to work she wanted to be sure that she was doing what was the best for herself and her family. Quickly she realized being on her own was what was going to be the best impact for her family.

Challenge:

When she first left her job she was leaving behind 15 years of business life and started by modeling that off of that experience. She started by trying to blend into the existing space and wasn’t helping anything. She also spent too much time hanging out in the wrong groups. Specifically where there weren’t large economic pools to draw from for clients.

Overcoming:

Emilie started out looking at the groups and seeing how they were suggesting to do things, cold calls, and blind marketing. Ultimately none of that appeared to work. And so she started looking at it from a different perspective and pushed that it was more important to be a good leader in the market and create a solution that was good for yourself, and not what should have worked for everybody else.

Lessons Learned:

The biggest lesson that Emilie says she has learned is the being herself is the best thing she could ever do for her business.

Passion:

Emilie loves working in her business and started by focusing her efforts on workshops and training. But what she loves the most is the one-on-one approach and helping to develop great leaders. She is continually learning and growing in that space and looks toward perfecting that.

Vision:

Emilie is working hardest on growing and figuring out how to reach and impact more and more clients. She is working in different platforms and finding ways to collaborate with her peers and continue to grow.

Advice:

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” It’s easy to fall into the traps that will slow you down when you try to control every aspect of your own business. It can even bleed over into your clients, and while you can do other things for your customers and clients, stay inside your own wheel house and focus on that one true focus.

Personal Growth:

A good portion of Emilie’s personal growth started when she began winding down in the corporate space. Eventually she was able to find her core and realize who she was and who she wanted to be. It took some time, but it was leaving the companies behind that helped her the most.

Gadgets and Gizmos

Buffer – A great way to always be there on social media. You don’t have to focus on all of the different platforms.

Blogs, Books & Podcasts:

Emilie Loves the Entrepreneur Unleashed!

Relaunch – We all start over at some point.

Marie Forleo’s Quick Videos – Spot on for whatever I need at that moment.

All In – Arlene Dickinson Emilie syas that this book really talks about the entrepreneurs journey. An excellent reminder that just because you are an entrepreneur, not everyone understands just what it is like to love your business.

Looking Back:

Emilie says she would go back and just tell herself there is nothing wrong with her past self.

Interview Links:

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