Exceptional Admins, founded by Hilani Ellis, is a boutique executive search firm solely focused on placing administrative professionals with executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the purpose of strengthening and more efficiently accelerating business operations forward. As a former executive assistant herself, she knows first-hand that it is a selfless role and that every administrative professional has a unique set of skills and distinctive character, just as executives do. Hilani takes the time to thoroughly analyze the needs of each executive to then handpick the best professional for the role. Although Hilani’s primary focus is on the extraordinary quality of each placement, her business has more than doubled since its inception in 2017-and all from referrals! Listen as she describes her dynamic approach to fulfilling the indispensable role of administrative professionals in this episode of Industry Alchemist.
Listen to our recent interview with Mary Grothe, CEO of SalesBQ®. In this episode, Mary describes how she began her career at Paychex, a national payroll company. Her wildly successful sales process stunned corporate headquarters and they wanted to learn more from her! After a few years with Paychex, she “caught the entrepreneurial bug” and founded her very own sales company, Butterfly Creative. In 3 years at Butterfly Creative, the company raised revenue for every one of its clients. However, Mary describes to us some of the hurdles along the way that were important learning experiences for her. As a more seasoned entrepreneur in 2017, she relaunched her company, calling it SalesBQ®. Listen as Mary shares how SalesBQ® has tripled its revenue year-over-year since the relaunch and has become a top-level consultant, coach, and trainer for the clients it serves! Her entire journey will surely wow and inspire you!