- First I integrated SBA Grant programs with the mission of a non-profit organization and the needs of small business owners. I also visualized how to expand programs through strategic relationships, marketing, public relations, events, and partnership programming.
- Then with engineering professional services firms, I integrated multi-disciplined engineering teams to pursue some of the greatest structural and civil projects in our country. These million dollar projects required integration of diverse requirements, tight timelines, multiple participants, and I had to be the visionary for what response to the customer RFP would produce the best outcome.
- Then I became the integrator for another a visionary as the first employee responsible for integrating pretty much everything for a boutique recruiting firm that built business development organizations for highly technical industries. We grew that firm to five full-time employees and some contractors working with clients throughout North America.
- In 2009, I started my own company and if you are an entrepreneur, you often wear both the visionary and integrator hats which have been true ever since. I make sure that everything gets done to the level that’s required, which is integrator work that has somewhat squashed the Visionary I truly am.
Until I started the EOS process, I would have never known. I would have never known that I don’t trust other people to be between my vision and the execution of that vision. Yet if you ask me what drives me crazy about my role as CEO, I would say that everything funnels through me to get accomplished. I’m my own dichotomy of loving the things I hate, and hating the things I do, and loving what I do and loving what I hate. Until the EOS process, and actually, until the EOS assessment for visionary and integrator, I didn’t realize how much my career training has prepared me for a role I’m not best suited for. Quite honestly I shouldn’t be in the role of integrator. I should be in the visionary seat. I am really looking forward to working with the amazing leadership team at Atomic Revenue as we all discover our greatest value within a company that itself is visionary, ahead-of-the-curve, and driving change that optimizes how all businesses will eventually optimize revenue production.
Thanks this is insightful.