How I Turned The Corner

How I Turned The Corner

Many founders and entrepreneurs start their business because they have an itch to solve a problem but they reach a point along the way where they realize they can’t do it on their own. They have to hire and now they’re a manager. Now they are truly leading and this is where most businesses fail unless they turn the corner. Every leader goes through a place where they hit this humbling moment. Join us on How I Turned The Corner and hear stories from seasoned founders who experience this. For over a decade, Kendra's career has been all about creating healthier and more rewarding work environments. She has served hundreds of clients in revamping their corporate cultures, revitalizing their recruiting and helping them retain their people. Kendra is your guide in disrupting the market and impacting the lives of many without jeopardizing the satisfaction of your employees. She brings to the podcast her most powerful frameworks for earning high profits and building a well-rounded team. If you feel out of touch with your people and fail to understand their challenges, Kendra is here to help change your perspective. Kendra leads with the most difficult conversation, the one business leaders often try to avoid: the right way to scale your workplace culture. She sits down with founders and owners who share how they grew their teams from a small group of talented individuals. They also open up about the obstacles they had to overcome as entrepreneurs. Listen as they discuss valuable lessons on how to avoid getting lost in the whirlwind of raising capital and launching top-notch products. Find out how to place more attention on recruiting employees, provide them with proper training, and make sure that they engage with their work. The future of your business depends on your employees. Now is the time to hear them out and give them that much-needed love. When they are happy, they can give their best every single day. Listen to Kendra's eye-opening episodes of How I Turned The Corner at https://turningthecornerHR.com/podcast .

Episodes

June 11, 2024 12 mins

Keeping up with HR laws is a game-changer for business leaders. It helps dodge legal headaches and expensive fines and keeps your workplace fair and busy with happy employees. Plus, a company that plays by the rules attracts top talent and great business deals. In a nutshell, staying informed on HR laws keeps your business ahead of the curve and thriving.

In this episode, Kendra and John go over the following key Colorado ...

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When employees love what they do, magic happens, leading to lower turnover and a cohesive team ready to tackle challenges. Nancy McGaw launched Aspen’s First Movers Fellowship Program in 2009 to support business innovators, and her book "Making Work Matter" shares their stories and offers guidance for creating meaningful work. In this episode, Nancy teaches how to find opportunities within a company for innovation, the im...

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Authentic employee recognition is what keeps a positive company culture alive. It's not just about saying "good job" but really meaning it, showing that you see and appreciate their hard work. This kind of recognition builds trust, bonds teams tighter, and keeps folks motivated to bring their A-game. Plus, it's a win-win – happier employees stick around longer and keep crushing it, which spells success for the w...

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Understanding and staying true to your core values is crucial for a successful company. These values shape your company's culture, which is vital for attracting and retaining employees, boosting productivity, and simplifying the hiring process. 

To really make your company's core values come to life, you have to ingrain them into everything you do. Get your team excited about living those values every day. Talk about them,...

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Responding to a write-up at work isn't just about checking a box—it's about showing you've got what it takes to take constructive criticism and come back stronger. First off, owning up to any slip-ups and showing you're willing to make things right speaks volumes about your character. It shows you're not one to dodge responsibility but rather someone who's ready to learn and grow from the experience. P...

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For business leaders, it's important to keep an eye on productivity and happiness. Think of productivity as the engine of your business—it's what keeps things moving forward and the doors open. But, you can't forget about happiness. It's like the oil that keeps that engine running smooth. Happy workers mean less drama, more awesome ideas, and folks actually wanting to stick around. Plus, they're less likely...

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In these times of extreme polarization, leaders must prioritize the development of the skill of engaging in difficult conversations and mastering the art of respectful disagreement. There is a pivotal role these abilities play in fostering effective communication, nurturing healthy relationships, and driving organizational growth. Difficult conversations, whether addressing employee performance issues or navigating conflicting view...

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Can you imagine opening 115 locations, going through an acquisition of another 70, and launching an e-commerce brand during Covid? Some might say that, that takes guts. But my guest on this episode would say, it just takes the right team.

Meet Christina Russell, CEO and founder of Radiance Holdings, which manages beauty and wellness brands like Woodhouse Spas and Sola Salons. With a franchising background, she values teamwork and ac...

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What would you do if you were leading a team facing a multi-million dollar financial deficit? 

In this episode, meet Lena Wilson, the CEO of Vista del Mar and Family Services in Los Angeles. Lena moved to California from Michigan to take over the CEO position in 2019. She was hired in order to provide a pathway toward sustainability to an organization that was losing an average of $3.2 million annually. 

In March ...

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Imagine that you live, dine, and work together with the same people for 70 days or more straight with little to no time off. This would be a deeply connecting experience if you have people around who inspire you, make you feel safe, and are great teammates. Our guest in this episode is Meg Clark, who is the owner and executive director of Camp Waldemar, an organization that's been around for over five generations. Waldemar is ...

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Most people think the HR Department is “The Department of NO.” HR professionals get a bad reputation for being the people who only look out for the company and try to avoid legal or compliance issues.

But, what if HR could be the center of innovation in a company? What if HR professionals could be creative, innovative, and valued for being that way?

In this episode, you will meet VP of People and HR Services at Tu...

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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, worrying about something that's happening in your business? I think we could all agree that the worry is eased when you know you have the right team. But how do you get the right team, and then how do you keep them? In this episode, you will meet Leslie Jones and get introduced to a tool that almost guarantees, when you do it, a stickier culture. 

Leslie Jones is t...

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At Turning The Corner, we hear from so many leaders that they can't find good people to fill their jobs, whether it's from turnover or growth. One of the things we do is recruiting and as a recruiter in certain fields, we do find that it is hard to find good people. But what if we turn the tables and get a little bit creative and recruit differently? Today's guest, Meghan Hoovy, has done just that!

Meghan Hovee is the...

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February 27, 2024 4 mins

I know you were a pain in the butt to manage when you were 22. We all were.  I have a somewhat controversial take on young people entering the workplace. It’s time to stop complaining about the younger generation and get real about our responsibilities as leaders. We have to teach people how to have a job, just like we were.  At one time in our lives, we were the new people in the workplace. We were the ones who needed to be taught...

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Anyone who starts a company with an idea is going to have a different journey than someone who becomes a CEO through a recruiting effort or because they grew up inside the organization and they got promoted into the role. Our guest today had an amazing idea and turned it into an incredible company. 

Yasmine Mustafa, the CEO and co-founder of ROAR, has a notable background that has significantly influenced her work. As a former refug...

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Compensation plans are like the rulebook for how businesses distribute pay to their employees. Compensation plans cover everything from your basic salary to bonuses, perks, and benefits that make a job more than just a paycheck. Think of them as the playbook for keeping everyone happy and paid fairly. They're not just about following the law and avoiding messy legal battles over pay; they're also about showing employees t...

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Too many leaders just accept high turnover as a normal part of doing business. At Turning the Corner, we will argue until we’re exhausted that this is unacceptable. All turnover is expensive, and we need to make it as low as possible as owners and as business leaders. Our guest on this episode has every reason to have a high turnover rate, as she's in a tough industry. Yet she maintains a less than 5% employee turnover and has...

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At Turning The Corner, we hear from so many leaders that they can't find good people to fill their jobs, whether it's from turnover or growth. One of the things we do is recruiting and as a recruiter in certain fields, we do find that it is hard to find good people. But what if we turn the tables and get a little bit creative and recruit differently? Today's guest, Meghan Hoovy, has done just that!

Meghan Hovee is the...

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January 30, 2024 6 mins

If your company is growing and you’re recruiting new talent, it is imperative that you have a solid new hire onboarding strategy. Effective onboarding of new employees is crucial for the long-term success of your company. A well-structured onboarding process sets the tone for a positive work environment and fosters a sense of belonging. When new hires feel welcomed and supported from the beginning, they are more likely to integrate...

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Leading a company and trying to build an amazing culture in the midst of challenges? It can often seem like an impossible task. And guess what advice some of us get when things get tough? "Just crank up the productivity, forget about how your team's doing." Seriously? Turns out, that kind of one-track thinking just leads to disengaged and burnt-out folks on your team. And trust me, that's a recipe for disaster –...

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