Creating A Culture Of Employee Development: One Entrepreneur's Story

In this episode of the Inspire Podcast Bart interviews entrepreneur John Vuong about his unique philosophy around lifelong learning and how it infuses his approach to employee retention and engagement. John shares with Bart his story of growing up with very little and hustling to achieve success in sales. As he progressed in his career he realized he was driven by a desire to learn and grow, and when he set out to found his company Local SEO Search he brought that commitment to his own growth and eventually to the team he built. Today John invests time, energy and passion in helping his team learn in ways that enrich their lives. In this interview John shares his philosophy and offers advice for other leaders who want to go beyond "the basics" to really help their people grow.

00:39 Live show promo

01:30 Welcome

03:13 Personal backstory

05:40 What was your first job?

07:13 Curiosity

08:40 Yellow Pages

11:15 Early stages of company

12:34 Sell services – figure out how to deliver afterwards

13:50 Hiring the team

14:53 What it’s like at the company

16:40 Workshops on personal stuff

19:36 John Vuong’s philosophy

19:56 Clarity

20:54 Example of goal-setting session

23:04 Shopify quote about family v team

26:32 Community service

28:58 Positive effects on retention

30:59 Book recommendations?

31:29 Thanks

31:52 OUTTRO

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