Speaker Spotlight: Marianne Worthington

 Marianne WorthingtonWe welcome Marianne to WordCamp Kansas City to share tips on building your team. She has a lot of experience and she was kind enough to share with us a little more about her history here!

Q: How did you get started in your current field?
A: I spent 10 years building teams in corporate America. In 2012 I decided to leave it all behind and go out on my own…helping business owners build really great teams. For the past year and a half I have been helping businesses grow their business, and profit, by building high performing teams.

Q: Describe your ‘ah ha’ moment about WordPress?
A: My “ah ha” moment with WordPress was I needed Jim Grant to keep me up and running!!

Q: If you could go back to when you were getting started and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
A: Do more customer development calls. From the get go business owners need to be on the phone asking about pain points and verifying the product that you offer actually matters and solves a problem.

Q: Describe your talk in three sentences or less.
A: When you build your team you build your business. From day one you need to have laser focus on what your vision is and ruthlessly recruit people that buy into that vision. During the session we will focus on how you can make sure that you are building a fantastic tribe that will help you build your business.

Q: Who should attend your talk (beginner developer, intermediate content provider, advanced designer, etc)?
A:People who are looking to build their business and want to learn how to build a powerhouse team.