Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and business leaders are recognizing the need to give back to their communities. Founder of Legacy Leaders Global, Laura Gisborne, takes it to whole new level, as she and her team partners with their clients in the giving back process – to the extent that after 3 years, 100% of their consulting fee is given straight to charitable initiatives!
How does she do it and remain highly profitable, able to expand her reach around the world?
In this interview, Laura outlines her business model and cycle of giving philosophy, which now provides regular contributions to thousands of women and children in multiple countries across 5 continents.
Laura shares from her 20+ years of business experience the importance of systems, and why, in order for a business to make an enduring contribution, it needs to be owner independent.
She goes on to share why this is the most exciting time in history to be a women entrepreneur, and encourages listeners to start small and build from where you are, using a heartwarming story of women in Africa who are turning their $150 micro-loans into thriving businesses.
In addition, having built 9 businesses and selling 6 of them, Laura sheds light on the best way to set up your business for sale from the beginning, as well as the right time and reason to sell your business if you choose to do so.
As a speaker, Laura also explains how she is able to provide free training seminars and turn a normally uncomfortable marketing ploy into a generous giving experience that people love to participate in.
Whether you are a new entrepreneur or mature business leader, Laura’s interview is one that you won’t want to miss.
1) Don’t wait until you’re big – build giving into your model from the beginning. Laura explains how.
2) Rather than try to be a thought leader, simply show up and do what you do best.
3) To build a business that makes an enduring contribution it needs to be owner independent.
4) Partner with your clients in the giving process.
5) Now is the best time in history to be a women entrepreneur.
6) None of us know what we’re capable of until we’re called to the mat.
7) Entrepreneurs in underdeveloped nations don’t have a competitive viewpoint. They realize that communities don’t thrive without collaboration.
Laura Gisborne Bio
Laura Gisborne is a highly successful business expert with over 20 years experience. From structuring and selling small boutique businesses to owning a multi-million dollar wine and real estate empire, Laura has owned nine businesses, her first when she was only 23 years old.
Laura is an internationally recognized speaker and serves as a business consultant for business leaders and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries. The innovative business model of her company, Legacy Leaders Global, exemplifies that companies can be both profitable and purposeful. Through her initiatives, thousands of women and children are receiving regular contributions in multiple countries across 5 continents.
She has served as a Guardian Ad Litem for foster children through CASA, Parent Education Coordinator for Family Outreach, Board Member for Habitat for Humanity, The New Peaks Foundation, and is on the Business Engagement Team of the Pachamama Alliance.
She is the author of the books, “Stop the Spinning – Move from Surviving to Thriving” and “Limitless Women” and has been featured as a guest expert on both CBS and ABC, as well as on the national hit show, “The List.”
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