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Unleashing Potential: The Intersection of Leadership and Personal Growth in Business

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Shoup, a multifaceted entrepreneur and business coach from Colorado. Matt’s journey through the creation and management of diverse businesses, including a painting and roofing company, real estate investments, and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy, has given him a wealth of experience in leadership and personal development.

The Essence of Leadership in Business

During our conversation, Matt shared his insights on the pivotal role of leadership in business growth. He candidly discussed his initial challenges in understanding the personal stories and ambitions of his team members. It was a learning curve for him to realize that leadership is not just about giving orders but about connecting, showing compassion, and recognizing the individual goals and dreams of each person on the team.

Vision Board Parties: Mapping Out Success

I recounted an inspiring story about an entrepreneur in Denver who hosts vision board parties for his team. This practice encourages employees to visualize their personal aspirations, aligning their goals with the company’s growth. Matt resonated with this approach and shared a touching story about Rick Skadden, a team member who, with the company’s support, overcame a troubled past to fulfill his dream of becoming a pastor.

Empowering Dreams Beyond the Company Walls

We delved into the common fear among business owners of employees leaving to start their own ventures. Matt and I agreed on a more progressive mindset, where leaders should mentor and support those who wish to branch out independently. Matt provided examples from his own experience, where he has proudly watched former employees flourish in their own businesses, with his encouragement and support.

Conclusion: Cultivating a Legacy of Empowerment

Our discussion underscored the significance of compassionate leadership and the empowerment of team members. By fostering an environment where personal and professional growth is encouraged, leaders can not only drive their businesses forward but also help build a legacy of empowerment and success.

Matt Shoup is a Jesus follower, husband, father, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, Spain aficionado, aspiring paella chef, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and Spanish coffee addict. In March of 2005, Matt founded M & E Painting with the last $100 he had to his name. It grew quickly, and has produced over $35 million dollars in revenue since 2005. He is also an author with two business books under his belt, and a kids book in the works.




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Small business owners will hit an invisible wall that can stall the growth of the company. The key reason there is a wall is that owners need to shift from manager to leader. The question is, how to do that?

Doug is a coach for CEOs and Senior Leadership Teams with 30 years of leadership experience. He is the president & CEO of Doug Thorpe Group. Doug is also a podcast host.

He helps owners understand the ways they need to reshape their thinking and attitude to make a successful break through the wall.

Learn how to move from Founder to CEO.

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