Teaching People to Care for Each Other | Interview with Alyssa Gallion

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Show Notes:

What a joy it was to sit down with Alyssa Gallion and listen to her share her story and wisdom.

She is the founder of Celebrate For Good, an event planning business that helps everyone shine and gives back to the community.

I love this interview with Alyssa because she shares some legit real talk about what the entrepreneurship journey looks like.

She articulates the things she’s working on, her process and goals she’s working on in such a relateable way.

Alyssa’s honesty and straightforwardness about how she’s actually making it work are a gift and inspiration. Whether you love attending parties, enjoy planning them, or have a meaningful business you’re building—this is the episode for you!

In this episode:

  • 3:26 - Alyssa’s background and an overview of her work and recent travels.

  • 6:40 - What Celebrate For Good is, and how it works.

  • 8:10 - How her business helps everyone, from client to vendor, do their best work.

  • 9:10 - How providing event planning expertise especially aids women in the workplace from taking on emotional labor.

  • 12:00 - Discussion on how we’ve witnessed gender stereotypes affect helping behavior at work.

  • 14:15 - Alyssa’s entrepreneurship journey and how she first got started running a business.

  • 16:30 - How Alyssa’s first business, Social DoGooder evolved into Celebrate For Good.

  • 19:30 - What Alyssa learned by participating in a start up accelerator to refocus her business.

    • Shout out to StartUp Tucson for hosting the accelerator that Alyssa participated in!

  • 24:57 - I share about my own experience participating in a mini, weekend-long accelerator program.

  • 27:40 - How Celebrate For Good helps corporations show what they value and add purpose to their companies.

  • 30:50 - Hesitations that often come up when you are considering making a career change.

  • 33:30 - Real talk about how Alyssa is making the financials work in her transition.

  • 43:01 - Alyssa’s thoughts on scaling her business, and the real heart of her business “teaching people how to take care of each other”.

  • 45:45 - Thoughts in expectations that women business owners mostly run “small businesses” or non-profits.

  • 48:00 - The idea of building your own table instead of fighting to be able to sit at the existing table.

  • 49:30 - ZebrasUnite.com an online community for businesses created with intention and made for impact.

  • 59:28 - How to find Celebrate For Good online.

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