Four years after starting my business, I knew I needed to hire someone to help me manage our client boom. I was working ten-hour days, and I was exhausted. My son was nearly five, and I wasn’t about to sacrifice him to my overwhelming workload; I’d done that in my previous career, and knew that was a no win game.
I was scared to take on an employee. What if I hired someone who wouldn’t service and manage clients as well as I did? What if I had to resort to cheer-leading tactics just to get the job done?
It was my son getting sick and my inability to go to client meetings, that finally pushed me to hire someone.
After much thought about what I wanted someone to do, and what skills they would need to do it well, I began interviewing - lots of people! Eventually I hired Christine. She had the experience I was looking for and we hit it off right away. I really liked her and we seemed to have a lot in common. It felt like a match made in heaven.