Interview with Maggie Macaulay of Whole-Hearted Parenting
Maggie, Tell us about your business.
Whole Hearted Parenting provides the Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ course, parenting workshops, classroom management strategies, Parents in Pajamas© Teleseminars, parent coaching, resources for parents and teachers and workshops on adoption for parents and professionals. We also publish a weekly e-zine, Parenting News You Can Use, as well as e-books.
Target audience: parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare providers, and anyone who gives care to children.
Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place?
I am passionate about creating close, connected families. Running my own business gives me the flexibility to share the valuable relationship and parenting skills that I teach so that others can create connected families while keeping my own family close and connected. It is a beautiful win-win.
What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?
For skills directly related to business, Bob Burg’s books (Endless Referrals) have been very helpful. The publicity resources from Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound, are terrific.
Being clear on my intention and living the skills from Global Relationship Centers (www.GRC333.com) have been fundamental.
What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?
Organizing and delivering the Empowering Our Children conference in November, 2008
Becoming a certified facilitator of the Loving Yourself and Others© Course (www.GRC333.com)
Seeing parents remember the joy of being parents after experiencing courses, coaching or workshops
What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers?
From the book Good to Great, that it is not one thing that you do to create success. It is the cumulative sum of all of the things that you do and continue to do.
What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?
Call people back. Keep connected.
Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you succeed?
http://www.burg.com/ for Bob Burg
http://www.thepublicityhound.com/ for Joan Stewart
What is Number One Business Goal you plan to accomplish over the next year?
Teach and speak often. Train 5 Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ instructors. Create at least two courses for our RCB South Florida team. Garner grants to continue our workshops with Community Partnership for the Homeless. Teach a Loving Yourself and Others™ course for parents-teens and one for birthmothers.
How can our readers find you online?