Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 101: How to Become the CEO of Your Business with Brandee Gaar

Ever feel like your business appears successful on the outside but on the inside it’s chaos and weighing on your shoulders?

There’s only so long you can sustain juggling way too many balls. Staying up all night. Working all day. Working seven days a week. The weight of never getting to the bottom of your to-do list. That’s not sustainable long-term.

That’s why this guest explains when she realized she needed to change her business and how she did it.

Brandee Gaar is the founder and CEO of Blush by Brandee Gaar, which offers full-service planning for weddings and events in Central and North Florida. She is also a business coach, speaker, and consultant for wedding planners. Additionally, and with over fifteen years of industry experience, she is the host of the Wedding Pro CEO podcast

In this episode, Brandee talks about what you should do to move from overwhelmed and underpaid to a thriving business owner. Specifically, she explains how you should remove yourself from the day-to-day processes of your business.

Here are some of the important points that Brandee discusses:

  • Defining what success looks like to you (and her Core Value Worksheet to help you do it) 
  • Building a business that can run without your involvement in daily operations 
  • Developing the 6 Core Competencies that every successful business owner needs
    • Mindset, Sales, Marketing and Visibility, Profit, Leadership, & Systems
  • Retraining your mindset so that you can step into your role as CEO 
  • Thinking now about the exit strategy for your business  
  • Removing yourself from being the bottleneck by finding and training the right people 
  • Scaling your team by hiring for part-time positions that can grow into greater roles
  • Her #1 piece of advice for wedding planning professionals

To hear Brandee’s interview, you can press the play button above. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen! 

We want to say a special thank you to Brandee for sharing these insights with our Timeline Genius community.

Please take this information, act on it, and carry on the journey toward fulfilling your dreams!

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