Stephanie Camarillo is the President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Idaho. She sits on a global subcommittee for membership and serves on the Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Stephanie started her career working in international business and academia. She had an “aha moment” one day and realized she was building programs in large organizations and could probably do the same on her own as an entrepreneur. With a dream of financial and time freedom in her mind and heart, she and her husband bought a residential cleaning business 15 years ago. Since then, it’s been an unexpected journey. She has learned that success often requires overcoming personal blocks. In order to be a better leader, she had to face and recover from decades of abuse as a child.
On the other side, Stephanie now knows that the secret is learning to live in a place of responsibility and in the present moment. Her 40 employees — most of them single moms with troubles much greater than hers — have shown her the way. She wants to share her journey with other entrepreneurs to help them see how their business can become a vehicle for personal and social change (and make money). She is currently writing a book called SHINE: How Empowered Employees Can Transform Your Workforce, and recently graduated from EO’s Global Speakers Academy (GSA). Stephanie and her family love to travel, and she is working toward expanding her business to different countries.
Are you aware that empowering your employees is one of the best things you can do for your business? It can help motivate them, increase their productivity, and give them hope for the future.
This is what Stephanie Camarillo did in her residential cleaning business. She concentrated on empowering her employees to become better people, giving them a sense of purpose, and guiding them to work independently. She hired brilliant employees, and over the years, worked on honing their leadership skills. This has enabled her to step away from the business’ daily operations and focus on other aspects of her life.
Stephanie Camarillo, the President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Idaho, joins Andrea Heuston in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show to talk about her business and her inspiration to empower employees. Stephanie also talks about servant leadership, her strategies for working herself out of her business, and the importance of paying it forward. Stay tuned.
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