281: [High Performing Women] Training Your Team and Stepping into Thought Leadership with Kate Ahl

What is the best way to train a team? How do you build a business that is scalable and operates without you? My guest, Kate Ahl, of Simple Pin Media, shares how she has scaled her Pinterest management agency to a team of 29, serving 80 clients in just 3.5 years.

Kate shares her methods for training her team, how she has built a scalable business that can mostly operate without her, and why it’s so important to ask questions first, rather than making assumptions. Kate also talks about being a thought leader in her industry, and some of the mindset obstacles she has overcome to step into that role.

Key Takeaways:

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[2:24] Here’s a quick email marketing tip from Rebecca of AWeber — use interactive emails to engage subscribers and increase click-through rates.

[3:58] Natalie introduces her guest for this episode — Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media.

[5:48] Where did Kate grow up, and what was she like as a little girl?

[8:21] What is Kate’s family unit like now?

[11:10] What is Kate’s business? Where is it now?

[17:32] What is the structure of Kate’s organization?

[20:15] How did Kate get started in the business?

[29:55] Kate shares some pointers about when it’s time to hire someone for your organization.

[33:40] Kate takes us through a hypothetical situation of dealing with a difficult situation.

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[39:06] Kate talks about her role as a trainer.

[44:10] What was Kate’s inspiration for creating her particular structure in the organization?

[51:45] Kate’s genius idea for prioritizing those on her waitlist for clients.

[56:37] How does Kate feel about stepping into the role of a thought leader in this industry?

[1:06:43] Natalie sums up this episode with Kate, and her key takeaways from their conversation.

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