Team Building for Millennials and Women – with Susan L. Combs

Team Building for Millennials and Women - with Susan L. Combs

In this episode entrepreneur Susan L. Combs shares why she hires for tenacity above all else, her method for evaluating potential business relationships, and how she does team-building for millennials and women.

Susan is the Founder and CEO of Combs & Company Susan is the youngest National President of the Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS). She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, Fox Business and MSN Money.

Episode Highlights

• 5:28 – Susan talks about the challenges of starting her firm at 26 and the loneliness factor no one talks about when starting a business
• 8:30 – The technique Susan uses to get prospects off the fence without pressuring them
• 10:38 – Susan shares how she does team building for millennials and women
• 12:15 – Susan talks about selling to friends and family and finding the right balance for you
• 16:45 – Susan’s trial method for evaluating potential business relationships
• 19:38 – The top mistake men make when selling to women (and what you should focus on instead)
• 23:00 – Why Susan hires for tenacity above all else, and how to spot it
• 28:05 – How Susan met her husband through work, and what she’s learned about making love work as a high-powered woman
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Visiting museums, restaurants and attractions when travelling

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • “In our lives, we always have to have a stretch and something that’s bigger than ourselves. If we don’t have a stretch, we cease to exist.” – Dr. Anne Deaton, Office of the Chancellor, University of Missouri

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Hang on, it’s going to be awesome”

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2 Comments

  • luzmaria Serrano

    Reply Reply September 12, 2016

    I loved it. Thank you for the great team building advice

    • Taylor Jacobson

      Reply Reply September 18, 2016

      Thanks Luz!!! So glad you enjoyed the podcast.

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