EP305: Shelli Warren - Building Your Dream Bookkeeping Team

“You’re offering a career, not a J-O-B and we want people to come and join your team because they see the value in having a career, alongside you.”

-Shelli Warren

Finding the right people to build your dream team can be exhausting. It is often so overwhelming a process that we let desperation take hold. Seeking to grab anyone we can to help us, rather than taking the time to really find people who are the best fit.

It is the goal of every business owner to eventually get out of the day-to-day, to better focus on business development, but we can’t do that without a trusted team, and without belief in ourselves as the leaders of our own businesses.

But if you are constantly dragging people behind you, they aren’t adding positive value to your business. You need from the moment you post the interview, all the way through to the way your business practices, to paint a picture of the future, that the right people can connect to and feel at home in. Walking in step with you towards your goals, not holding you back from them.

Shelli Warren, a team and leadership coach with Biz Chix and host of the Stacking Your Team podcast, is this week's featured guest.

She discusses the importance of effective leadership, learning from your clients and building a business pointed firmly at the future, not dragging the past behind you.

During this interview, you'll learn...

  • How to paint a story of your business that makes others want to be a part of it
  • The importance of building your team around the future, not the past
  • The value of learning every lesson life has to teach you


Learn more about Shelli and Biz Chix at this link.

Listen to the Stacking your Team Podcast here.

Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Time Stamps 
1:35 - Shelli talks about her career journey
5:15 - Getting to know Biz Chix
7:14 - Building your dream team
10:00 - What we can learn from our clients
12:15 - The key to stacking your team
17:05 - How do you know if new employees will be a good fit?
20:32 - Overcoming limiting beliefs
24:50 - Dealing with a bad hire
29:56 - Being honest about your offering
33:00 - Creating impactful meetings

Business Management