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Forever a Student, Always a Leader with Ashley Keefe

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Forever a Student, Always a Leader with Ashley Keefe

Ashley Keefe Is the owner of Modo Yoga Waterloo and focuses extensively on leadership training within her studio. This allows her studio of 10 years to continually grow and evolve from the professional development of her staff. Ashley joined us on the Studio Savvy Podcast to talk about the importance of leadership and how it can help grow even the most tried and true studios.

In this podcast episode, Ashley Keefe shares the value of leadership training and development in running businesses. According to Ashley, one’s success and failure in running a business solely relies on where the business owner made investments. This defines how astute and prepared that person is in terms of business management. 

The knowledge and skills acquired through reading management books and attending leadership seminars enable a business owner to:

  1. Design a system or approach in running a business wherein staff members are better equipped to step up and cover for anyone who would not be available for work.
  2. Delegate responsibilities to team members and rely on them more.
  3. Be less focused on every detail.
  4. Be more focused on critical areas of the business.  
  5. Develop the right business mindset.  

These are the kind of investments Ashley suggests:

  1. Read business books
  2. Attend trainings on management, leadership, communication
  3. Train and develop staff
  4. Networking!

In this special episode with Ashley, you'll learn:

→ [1:46] Ashley shares how she started her business. She related all the failures she experienced as part of her struggle in learning the ropes in running a business.

→ [4:21] All about reading many leadership and management books and attending leadership seminars. 

→ [5:20] Ashley highlights that there are different leadership and management styles and one should be adept in determining which would be best for the team that you are working with.

→ [8:06] Ashley advises how knowledge and skills acquired through reading management books and attending leadership seminars support the growth of your business.

→ [14:10] Ashley recalls when she decided to go into yoga fulltime and when she first leased a space.

→ [19:30] Ashley shares her knowledge, experience, and best practices for her personal business. 


Links:


Ashley Keefe

Ashley Keefe Instagram

Modo Yoga Website


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