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Episode 153: Growing a Right-Sized Business with Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox of SproutHR shares what you need to know about hiring for your coaching practice. She discusses things that both early-stage and seasoned business owners should consider so that they are ready to hire when it’s the right time.

153: Growing a Right-Sized Business with Ashley Cox

No matter where you are in your coaching business, it's never too soon to think about hiring. As we build our coaching practices, we must align our people plan with our business plan. With so many celebrity entrepreneurs sharing what they do on social media, it's easy to feel like their way is right.

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Show Notes

No matter where you are in your coaching business, it’s never too soon to think about hiring.

As we build our coaching practices, we must align our people plan with our business plan. With so many celebrity entrepreneurs sharing what they do on social media, it’s easy to feel like their way is right. The truth is that there are many “right” ways to approach hiring, and it’s up to you to check with yourself and make sure you’re choosing the path that’s right for you and your business.

Today I’m excited to share this conversation with my friend and colleague Ashley Cox of SproutHR to discuss what you need to know about hiring for your coaching practice. I’ve known Ashley for almost seven years, and we’ve grown up together as business owners.

Ashley Cox is a certified human resource professional with over 16 years of experience. She founded SproutHR to make HR accessible for visionary small business owners, and she’s all about helping women-owned businesses hire and lead in a way that boosts their profit, sustainability, and success. Ashley wrote her first book, Transform Your Stories, to guide women to overcome the stories that hold us back so we can become confident and courageous leaders who create a resounding impact in the world.

In this interview, Ashley and I discuss some things that both early-stage and seasoned business owners should consider so that they are ready to hire at the right time. She shares excellent insights on best practices and tips you can use right now. Let’s jump in!

Topics covered

  • How Ashley helps women-owned businesses as an HR consultant
  • Ashley’s entrepreneurial journey – the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • We go through many seasons in our businesses
  • Normalizing entrepreneurial fear and doubt
  • Why it’s important to celebrate your wins, big and small
  • The inspiration behind Ashley’s book, Transform Your Stories
  • The art of self-leadership
  • What you need to know to prepare for hiring in your business
  • Ethical hiring practices
  • Ashley’s recommendations for your first hire

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. I'm your host, Lee Chaix McDonough and I want to thank you for joining me today. I am so excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague, Ashley Cox of Sprout HR. I have known Ashley for almost seven years. In fact, she and I started our businesses within a month of each other. And we have grown up as business owners together. She is someone that whenever I connect with her, I immediately feel at home. It can be weeks or even months since we last spoke, and we pick up right where we left off and I think you're going to catch that energy in our conversation today. Ashley's expertise is in the field of human resources and specifically helping women-owned businesses hire and lead in a way that maximizes their profit, their sustainability, and their success. Now, regardless of where you are in your coaching business, whether you've been coaching for years, or you're just getting started, it is never too soon to think about hiring. And so in our conversation today, Ashley and I discussed some things that even early-stage business owners should be considering so that they are ready to hire at the right time. Ashley is also the author of the book, Transform Your Stories and so we'll talk a little bit about why she wrote that book, why it matters so much to her and how it informs her work in serving business owners specifically around issues pertaining to hiring. So enough from me, let's get right into my conversation with Ashley Cox of Sprout HR.

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