Sharah Madron Meeting
October 20th, 2015
Remember to submit your application for the Seattle site visit to Marissa Sodders at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 26th at 11:59pm!
Our guest for the second WIB meeting of the term was Sharah Madron. Sharah has been the owner of Gervais Salon for the last 12 years. Before owning the salon Sharah, a licensed masseuse, practiced massage at the Gervais Salon. Work/life balance is a constant give and take for Sharah who is married and has two children. She said there is “no answer” to the work/life balance question because it is an ongoing process and it changes as your life does.
Sharah shared with us the keys to success in running a successful business. Most important to here was a strong company culture. She encourages team participation and believes in supporting employees in what they create and encourages an open space for everyone to bring in their ideas for the business. Sharah leads by example and values having clear and consistent standards that build trust. Her five elements of a good leader are being a relationship expert, bandwagon driver, communication rockstar, business tycoon, and ideas trailblazer.
As a business owner, Sharah gave us a glimpse into her life by explaining what a typical day is like for her. Sharah said that half of her day is meetings and the other half is completing tasks. She has anywhere between 40-160 tasks to complete everyday so proper task management is vital for her job. Because of this overwhelming amount of tasks Sharah makes sure to start her day with a “getting things done” attitude. When she is done with work for the day she goes home and spends time with her family.
Thank you Sharah for sharing your story with us!
Hope to see you all November 3rd for our next meeting!