Pop Quiz, Monday with Kate Osborne

Get a coach. Time is the greatest asset, so if you can invest some money to get the most from your first ten years in business, you will be more than financially compensated with your health and your family intact.

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Kate Osborne

Kate Osborne
Photo credit: Kate Osborne

What is your job role?
Chief Integrity Officer

Tell us about your company?
Leisure Seekers helps individuals, couples and teams apply a process to build a clear vision for the future. With Vision come clarity and with clarity change. I coach people to get the long-term benefits from change.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the connections I make, for 15 years I have worked with the change makers of industry and those relationships have created a global network of friends who ‘do life’ together.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
To be a role model to my three kids and Husband.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
By calling me when they have a challenge too big to handle themselves, they inspire me to understand I am not here to fix anyone or anything. I allow people to be authentic and that inspires me to be the most authentic version of me too.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Gold Class Movies on a Tuesday morning when its half price

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Balancing the priorities of wanting to be it all and finding a blend that is efficient that gives me adequate remuneration working with a select group of like-minded leaders.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
When going into a partnership, have an Exit strategy in the event of life taking you down a different path. My first business was share-owning a couple of Flight Centres, and when Sep 11 happened, I learned always to have a diversified strategy. Be open with your business partners that a business should deliver profits in the time you want to invest and work to clear written goals so you can see who accurately is producing what results.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Get a coach. Time is the greatest asset, so if you can invest some money to get the most from your first ten years in business, you will be more than financially compensated with your health and your family intact.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:
www.kateosborne.com.au
www.leisureseekers.com.au

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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