Halelly Azulay is a leadership development strategist at TalentGrow. She develops leaders for enterprises experiencing explosive growth. She is an author, blogger, and host of the TalentGrow Show podcast.
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[00:55] – Halelly develops leaders that people actually want to follow
[01:02] – She helps companies create a leadership development strategy
[01:23] – She lives in Los Angeles
[01:47] – Her area of expertise is in helping authentic communicators connect with people
[02:24] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Confident benevolence is connecting to how you convey confidence and your ability to care about others
[04:11] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Halelly started her business in 2006. Her business was smooth sailing – until 2008 came and the business shriveled up and almost ended. Halelly had to find creative ways to stay afloat and new ways to make money. She got to a point where she was asking herself if she needed to get a job
[05:27] – “You can always make it work”
[06:29] – Believe in yourself, work hard and do what it takes to survive
[06:59] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Before Halelly started her own business, she really had no clue on how she’d do it. At that time, she was an excelling high-achiever in her job. She went out to meet a friend and asked how she started her own business. Her friend told her that it was connections that gave her a jumpstart. Halelly realized she never even thought of leveraging relationships
[09:25] – Mentors will be an important part of your entrepreneurial journey
[10:39] – Make sure you’re helping/mentoring others, too
[11:26] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “For two and a half to three years, I’ve been podcasting twice a month. And this year, I’m doubling that”
[12:07] – Check out Halelly’s podcast on The TalentGrow Show Podcast
[14:51] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I was scared of failure”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “What’s the worst that can happen?”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I do notice, celebrate, and share beauty and excellence”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Zoom
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – The Start-up of You – “I love the perspective this book conveys”
[17:33] – Put on your “Fascination Detective Hat” – change your attitude towards curiosity
[17:51] – Be more curious and ask questions
[18:00] – Connect with Halelly on TalentGrow, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook
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