The Scaling Lounge: Business Strategy • Operations • Team

The #1 Predictor Of a Thriving Business Partnership, with Susan and Jessica Terzakis: Visionary / Integrator Series 3 of 3

February 11, 2024 Adriane Galea, Susan Terzakis, Jessica Terzakis Episode 105
The Scaling Lounge: Business Strategy • Operations • Team
The #1 Predictor Of a Thriving Business Partnership, with Susan and Jessica Terzakis: Visionary / Integrator Series 3 of 3
Show Notes

Today’s episode concludes a fascinating and FUN series of conversations with the women of  Terzakis and Associates by bringing this mother/daughter duo together to speak candidly about what has made their micro-small business consulting firm work…and what hasn’t.

They beautifully describe the intentional work it took to cultivate a productive symbiosis between Susan’s strategist mind (always finding a way to land and drawing excitement in figuring it out as she went) and Jessica’s empirical nature reminding her to “Hang on, there may be a better way than just ‘being okay at the end of the day.'"

Much to our benefit, they offer their journey towards forming the ultimate Visionary/Integrator partnership here as a hand held out to inspire those of us seeking to find that special business someone, too. 

Friends, this is one not to be missed!

Quick overview of what we cover:

  • How Susan – with her impressive business background, experience, and foresight – actively encourages Jessica’s “lasso” for her ideas
  • How Jessica – with her impressive fact-finding/operational talent – actively protects Susan’s space to dream big
  • How they were able to transform their early working environment (chaotic whiplash, lighting off Jessica’s fact-finder radar like crazy and causing Susan immense overwhelm) into the extraordinary dynamic they have now
  • Their unique approach to counteract the periods of inertia that all businesses experience
  • Why they believe it’s healthy to ‘Thelma and Louise some stuff’ to alleviate boredom (not to flirt with risk, but to seek opportunity and deepen their experiences as businesswomen)
  • Why “How can I be my subcontractor’s best client?” is the smartest POV to get the most out of your relationship with contractors – for you both
  • What led to this mic drop moment: “Those are thieves in the night sent by ego - don’t let it take more from you than what it already has.”

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ABOUT TERZAKIS & ASSOCIATES:
Susan and Jessica Terzakis are Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) champions and the mother-daughter duo at the heart of Terzakis & Associates, a micro-small business advising firm. 
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