Dr. Gayle Carson built and scaled a 350-person business as a woman in the 1950s and 1960s, balancing entrepreneurship, marriage, motherhood and a gig as the TV spokeswoman for Clairol. Now she’s busy with her first love as a podcaster and owner of SOB Radio Network, and yes, SOB stands for “spunky old broad”. Learn how she did it, and why your mindset is the key to success.
No one ever said scaling a business to 8 or 9 figures is exactly easy for anyone – women or men.
Think how hard it must have been for a woman in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dr. Gayle Carson bought the company she started working at as a young women and scaled it to 350 employees. She shares how she did it – and much more besides in her inspiring life.
She is a force of nature – and a 5-time bestselling author, international speaker, winner of countless honors and awards and a host of several radio shows on her own SOB Radio Network – SOB, by the way, stands for “spunkyoldbroad”.
On this episode learn:
- How she got started on her entrepreneurial career
- Why mindset is crucial in business and in life
- Media training and why it is critical for any entrepreneur
- How to juggle entrepreneurship, podcasting, writing, speaking, family life and so much more
- Why women need men in their lives that support them unconditionally
- And much more!
More about Dr. Gayle here
Gayle graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Broadcasting, Theatre, and Speech, and hosting two radio shows in college, Gayle talked her way into her first job in Miami within two weeks. Fast forward one year, and she was running the place. She bought the company – a model training school – and went on to diversify its sales base from one to seven divisions and it eventually her company became the largest independent organization in the industry.
As CEO, Gayle managed a diverse staff of over 350 people, graduating more than a million students from her training programs and personally managing the company’s complex payroll. While serving as CEO of her business, she received her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Somehow she also found time to be a wife, a mother and a TV spokesperson for Clairol.
Later as President of the Carson Research Center, she was a consultant to 50 industries on six continents, advising on current business trends and cutting edge opportunities to stay ahead of their competition. Dr. Gayle is also author of five books on Amazon’s bestsellers list, a winner of the Best Seller Quill Award and she was inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors.
And of course there is more. She hasn’t slowed down a bit – not even breast cancer knocked her off her fast pace, surviving it four times now.
Gayle was a “2007 Legend of the Speaking Profession”, before moving back to her first love … broadcasting. She hosted Entrepreneur’s “Women in Business” radio show, and now hosts over a dozen radio shows per month and is the founder of the sobradionetwork.com.
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