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66. Hiring, Leadership & Team Building 101 [Interview w/ Kira La Forgia of Paradigm Consulting]
Episode 6624th October 2022 • On Your Terms • Sam Vander Wielen
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Kira La Forgia of Paradigm Consulting is a friend of mine as well as a colleague I’ve hired to help in my own business. I’m bringing her onto the show to talk all about hiring: Working with contractors, hiring employees, compliance issues you need to know about, growing your team, and more. Building a team isn’t just about scaling your business—it can also be a way to support your lifestyle and make your life easier.

After hiring, managing, and leading hundreds of employees in the small business space for over a decade, Kira began helping other women with remote teams prepare for growth and team support. Paradigm People Operations Consulting is on a mission to empower women to lead lean teams while building authentic relationships and staying compliant along the way. She believes female business owners can impact not only the lives of their teams, but the landscape of work for all women, creating a more equal playing field and earning more women a seat at the table once and for all.

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • 02:59 - Kira’s background and why she founded Paradigm
  • 06:13 - The difference between a contractor and an employee
  • 12:24 - Who most businesses should hire first (and why)
  • 15:15 - Getting clarity on what you’re hiring for
  • 20:15 - When to hire help in your business and how to assign roles
  • 39:03 - Hiring responsibly
  • 42:08 - What to have in place before hiring
  • 52:02 - How hiring the right people helps to grow your business
  • 01:00:13 - When to start thinking about company culture

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