Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Vivian Garcia-Tunon, Founder of VGT People Advisory, located in New York, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We partner with executives to build thriving organizational cultures where people enjoy working. We consult on all people-related issues, including strategic direction, talent development, and recruiting. Our clients are fast-growing organizations across all industries that value people, impact, and unprecedented results.

Tell us about yourself

I spent my career in HR supporting the growth and success of countless individuals' careers and high-growth businesses. I realized I didn't enjoy people processes that limited human potential and handcuffed people to jobs. In many organizations, people weren't honest about the challenges and how to improve them. I wanted to support thriving and happy people, so I built a business that helps individuals and organizations thrive! We partner with individuals and organizations facing unprecedented challenges to find the courage and confidence to achieve their visions and goals.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We all love what we do. I have recruited amazing people to partner with me to do what they love in a way that works for them. I hire consultants who opt-in to each project based on their excitement and passion for the opportunities. Our passion and excitement for our work drive our successful results in everything we do.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Firing clients. On some engagements, there comes the point where you realize it isn't not going to work. Investing our time and resources isn't worth it because some people don't want to change, and you can't keep facing more resistance. It breaks my heart because I invest my heart in the best possible outcome for our clients continuously, and sometimes walking away is the best thing we can do.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Get clear on what you want to create. Envision it daily! The more you envision it and believe it, the easier it gets.
  2. Take steps towards building your business that energize you each day.
  3. Surround yourself with supportive and inspiring people.

Where can people find you and your business?


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