I heard from a lot of small business owners, especially startups. I also heard from a few employees. However, most of the people that leveraged my Advice services this year were people who work directly for the People Team/HR. Of those, members of the Talent Acquisition area seemed to want the most help. When the topic was clearly about diversity, equity, inclusion, or belonging I moved those tales to another book: Asking For A Friend. The book in your hands right now focuses on other topics.
Where do these stories come from? Well, in exchange for a very affordable, one-hour conversation and then a follow-up to see how things are progressing, I reserve the right to anonymize my clients’ stories so that I can share them with you here. These are stories that may entertain you, educate you, or scare the excrement out of you. Hopefully, the advice I provided and how things panned out serve as lessons learned that you can apply.