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Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential. We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders. Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.
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Oct 28, 2015

Born Leader Episode 3 BONUS - Tara Palacios, Arlington Economic Development
It’s All Arlington, Everybody Wants a Restaurant, and Plan Smart From the Start

Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential.  We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.  Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.

In this bonus episode, we speak more with Tara Palacios, whose high energy and business acumen are the foundation for Arlington Economic Development’s unique BizLaunch program, the City’s small business and entrepreneurial assistance network, and one-stop-shop for information on starting or growing a business.

One of the perks of launching a leadership institute with its own podcast is getting great material on leadership and development from our guests . . . so much that we can’t possibly squeeze it all into one episode.

Tara and I had a lot of fun and a lot of conversation because that’s how it always is with her.  You can’t help but leave her presence re-energized, well informed and in a splendid mood.  So, there’s all this extra material that I didn’t want to leave on the cutting room floor that I’m sharing between episodes in this BONUS track.

First, we go into little detour into history and regional trivia that I’m calling “It’s All Arlington”, in which we talk about the region and it’s contribution to post Civil War history.

Then, a theme that dominated my conversation with Tara was picking the right business, which led to a conversation about the often risky restaurant industry.  I’m calling it “Everybody Wants a Restaurant”. Tara breaks down the reality of starting your own eating establishment.

And, finally, we talked a bit more about the fact that most successful entrepreneurs Tara meets spend a great deal of time planning.  And, with Tara’s financial background, you know you can take the information “to the bank”. I’m calling this “Plan Smart From the Start”.

I’d like to thank Tara Palacios for being such an outstanding guest, and the ever steadfast Therese Arkenberg for cranking out transcripts and making sure we’re taking care of business. Our upcoming episodes feature international investor and consultant Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital, Maestro Ulysses James of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, and Michel Zajur, Founder and CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  

If you want to learn more about Tara Palacios or other guests on the Born Leader podcast,or for a transcript, visit www.HypatianInstitute.com.  That’s H-Y-P-A-T-I-A-N institute dot com. Or follow us on Twitter @HypatianInst.


Key words: leadership, business, community, arlington, women, glass ceiling, planning, strategy, transformation, collaboration, team-building, networking, dc, maryland, virginia

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Hypatian Institute - http://www.hypatianinstitute.com

Arlington Economic Development - http://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/

Oct 21, 2015

Born Leader  - Episode 3: Strategies for Growth, Transformation and Change
Lessons from Tara Palacios of Arlington Economic Development

Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential.  We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.  Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.

In this third episode, we welcome Tara Palacios, whose high energy and business acumen are the foundation for Arlington Economic Development’s unique BizLaunch program, the City’s small business and entrepreneurial assistance network, and one-stop-shop for information on starting or growing a business.  Here sometimes unusual career prepared her to build and run BizLaunch, and she shares with us her advice about acting strategically and planning for success.  Her lessons from graduating in a tough job market, taking missteps on her first job, and becoming a valued collaborator resonate with anyone starting their own venture — whether business, nonprofit or public.

We dive into how Tara Palacios strives to be the mentor she never had and strategies for leaving a toxic workplace, as well as getting some pointers on how to assess whether you should start a business.  Then, Tara outlines how Arlington Economic Development planned and laid the groundwork for the BizLaunch program and it’s partnerships, and how this preparation has served her well as the program has taken hold and grown. And, she talks about some of the leaders she admires, how she engages in continuous learning, and the Golden Rule in business and life.

In the next episode of Born Leader, we’ll speak with investor Babak Hafezi, CEO of Hafezi Capital, who’s firm consults at the intersection of key operational functions — finance, human capital and strategic development. Special thanks to Therese Arkenberg who prepares our Born Leader transcripts and provides assistance on the business side of this venture.

If you want to learn more about Tara Palacios or other guests on the Born Leader podcast,or for a transcript, visit www.HypatianInstitute.com.

Key words: leadership, business, community, arlington, women, glass ceiling, planning, strategy, transformation, collaboration, team-building, networking, dc, maryland, virginia


MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

Hypatian Institute - http://www.hypatianinstitute.com

Arlington Economic Development - http://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - http://www.gwhcc.org/

Washington Network Group - http://washingtonnetworkgroup.com/

District Taco - http://districttaco.myshopify.com/

Dali Lama - http://www.dalailama.com/

Whoopi Goldberg - http://www.biography.com/people/whoopi-goldberg-9314384

Think Food Group - http://www.thinkfoodgroup.com/

Michelle Obama - https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/first-lady-michelle-obama


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