Welcome to the first edition of the Northeast Ohio Business Podcast. If you live and try to run a business Northeast Ohio you know you’ve got to be tough. Not only do we have bad winter weather, potholes, orange barrels and deer, but we’re also long-suffering Browns fans. Need I say more.
On the business side, the recession hit our area harder than most regions of the country. For this reason it takes a special breed to thrive as a business owner on the Northcoast. It requires a combination of guts, tenacity, smarts and flexibility to make it work
This podcast is all about people like this. It’s an opportunity for us to lean from their stories, successes, mistakes and insights.
Lisa Holly & Woody Melton – Art Handler
Our guest this week, Lisa Holly, president of Berea moving and storage and Wood-Lee International Art Handler. Lisa, together with her brother brother Woody found themselves as accidental business owners eight years ago when their mother was suddenly killed in a car crash.
Instead of reacting like a deer in headlights they sat down and decided to figure it out. They hired a business coach who helped them set clear objectives and a plan of action. Ever since they’ve been executing those plans while remaining laser focused on their objectives and their customers.
The best way to know Lisa story is to hear it straight from her. So take a few minutes and listen to the story of Lisa Holly.
Cleveland Plain Dealer article about Lisa and Woody’s turnaround of the family business.
Lisa’s business coaches: Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter from Maximum Value Partners
Lisa’s HR consultant Norma Delp from Signal Tree Resolutions
Lisa’s book recommendation: Good to Great by Jim Collins