Episode 18: Lessons in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Burnout

Episode Highlights

[0:00] Intro

[1:14] Brief background on Scott Anderson

[2:56] The power and value of coaching for entrepreneurs

[7:40] People issues as the root cause of organizational problems

[10:43] Using assessment tools to avoid interview bias and  having a consistent hiring process

[13:20] What led Scott to entrepreneurship

[15:59] Learning from past failures in entrepreneurship

[17:18] Challenges and emotions in running a family business

[20:38] Turning the business around and implementing employee ownership

[24:08] Listening, delegation, and finding the right people for the job

[27:11] Thinking bigger and trusting the process of delegation

[29:49] Current focus on non-profit work and coaching entrepreneurs

[32:25] Rapid-fire questions

[36:24] Outro

About Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is an executive coach and consultant and a licensed mental health therapist. He was born into an entrepreneurial family that valued hard work, perseverance, and grit. Scott embarked on his business journey by successfully turning around a 3rd generation family group of construction equipment and industrial engine companies, which he later sold at a premium.

Scott built three for-profit businesses, including an agency he led for over 25 years, before selling it to his employees. Combining his business acumen with his experience as a licensed mental health therapist, Scott established AtEaseUSA.org. This not-for-profit organization collaborates with Tel Aviv University and the Israeli government to develop and deploy cutting-edge PTSD treatment technology.

Scott’s expertise in business is complemented by his premier training at the Coaches Training Institute and certification from the International Coaching Federation (IFC). He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska School of Clinical Counseling.

Connect with Scott

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottandersonms/

Website: http://doubledareyou.us/

Free Burnout Masterclass: https://watch.burnoutbreakthrough.com/s/aInmIb

AT EASE USA (Non-profit organization): https://ateaseusa.org/

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Meet our Host

Scott has an entrepreneurial spirit that’s been burning since his teenage years. Back then, he was mowing lawns, managing paper routes, and selling greeting cards door to door – always finding different ways to put some cash in his pocket! After graduating college, Scott had a successful career in sales and operations leadership, but his desire to be a business owner was never far from his heart. Seven years ago, he and his wife, Jenn, took the plunge and started their own business. Like many others, they spent all their time on the struggle bus – dealing with cash flow, payroll, and questioning whether their doors could even stay open. Ultimately, they persevered and learned some incredibly valuable lessons along the way.

Now, Scott is dedicated to helping others avoid the pitfalls he faced, fulfilling his purpose as a coach, and helping owners and teams achieve their dreams. When he’s not guiding businesses toward success, Scott can be found hitting the gym, on the golf course, or racking up miles on his Peloton.

As an EOS Implementer, Scott is passionate about helping business owners build a solid foundation and clear vision, empowering them to achieve growth, balance, and financial freedom – all while enjoying the ride.

Scott Goodrich