It is certainly a passion that fuels an individual to make things happen. In fact, passion defines the true essence of entrepreneurship. An avid leader, Lindsey Myers is exemplifying how a passion for something can lead to a successful venture. Lindsey founded Concrete Blonde Consulting in November 2016 to pursue her passion for building reputations and revenues through business development marketing strategies. The company has since been named one of the “Top 15 PR Agencies in New York” by The Manifest and one of the “Top 10 Best PR Agencies” by Web Surf Media. This aptly describes how passion can help everyone to climb the ladder of success.
Exemplifying Strategic Leadership Lindsey provides profit and growth solutions and thrives as a consultant. A communications expert and entrepreneur, she has over twelveyears of experience serving various industries including consumer products and services, tech, lifestyle, hospitality and non-profit companies in NYC and the Hamptons luxury market. She graduated from Boston University with a BS in Communications and concentration in PR. She began her career at Word Hampton Public Relations, a firm headquartered in East Hampton, NY and ranked by Jack O’Dwyer’s as one of the country’s “Top 100 Independent PR firms”. In 2013, she was made partner and was chosen to launch the company’s NYC division. Then, in 2016, she went out on her own and founded Concrete Blonde Consulting.
Being recognized a strategic leader, she has earned a track record for counseling clients, including Fortune 500 companies such as NAPCO Security, Inc., to increase profits, manage brand reputations and gain market share. She is continually driven by her enterprising spirit and innate understanding of consumer influence.
In addition, she has also been a guest lecturer at several universities including Hofstra University and Saint Joseph’s University. Her influential leadership and expertise have earned her numerous accolades throughout her career including; PRSA Big Apple award, PRSA Bronze Anvil award, eight MarCom awards, nine Fair Media Council Folio awards, Communicator award, SABRE award and an Excellence in Communications award.
Calmness is the Key
Having patience during negotiations was always the biggest challenge for Lindsey. It doesn’t matter to her how much revenue the company is bringing in or how many leads she has coming in; she is always anxious and eager to close the sale. She finds that running really helps her get centered and she has also started a meditation practice to promote calm.
Lindsey believes that a sound temperament is extremely important to success in business. She struggled with this a lot. She is of opinion that if you want to have more, first you have to become more. She highly recommends leaders investing in any tools to help them reach their goals. Even, in order to make her employees resourceful, she gives them the relevant tools they need to find the answers themselves and let them know that she values this skill.
Words of Wisdom
Lindsey advises entrepreneurs to know what they want and expect they can have it. She mentions, “In terms of leadership, remember you might be in charge, but make logic the boss and make sure the talent knows you hired them for their strategic thinking skills and not to “yes” people.”
According to her, there are three essential attributes every leader must possess. The first is having a clear vision. If you are going to lead people, then you need to know where you are going. The second is effective communication skills, so Lindsey Myers, Founder Concrete Blonde Consulting you can effectively communicate with your team, because you aren’t going to get there alone. And, other is empathy, so that you can connect with you team and nurture their talent.
Enlightening Upcoming Entrepreneurs
In her advice to enlighten upcoming entrepreneurs, she asserts, “Do it!! The most important thing you need to start a business is a belief you can succeed. If you know that in your heart then all you have to do is keep talking to people about your vision. Will a lot of people say no? Absolutely. Will some laugh at you? Possibly. Will there be those who warn you that you are going to fail? Make a list of those people and remember that anyone who thinks this is more than you can handle is less than the kind of person you need in your life.”
“Just keep putting one foot in front of the other everyday. A lot of people will say no, but sometimes all you need is one person to say yes,” she adds.