Supporting Small businesses is something Carol is super passionate about. Whether that be helping out where she can with advice, coaching, or empathising with other businesses, as she too has a small business in Mangawhai.
Carol gets small businesses to focus on people and culture. Through experiences of her own with her husband, who is an amazing technician, but he wasn’t an amazing people leader. Now, he talks about people and culture as being his second apprenticeship, and how the business has just got so much better after investing in it.
Carol touches on corporate life, and the fact that they get so much support around personal development which is 3% of the economy, she tries to use the knowledge she has gained to help the rest of the 97% of the economy. Small businesses are not just about marketing programs, it’s about humans employing other humans, so they can feed their families and if we can keep bringing it back to these real life humans then people will be able to connect a lot better.