I love the irony here. In all serious this is a great opportunity and since he's been forced to bow to the call of yarn, he is in uniquely qualified to talk about balance while respecting the passion we knitters/crocheters have for our craft. I'm very proud of him and maybe he'll bring back yarn goodies!
Business coach Joe Grushkin has an extensive background as an entrepreneur in direct sales, general sales management, marketing and leadership of small and mid-sized businesses. During his 25-year career, he has assisted hundreds of independent business owner, and trained more than 20,000 sales people.
Grushkin is intimately involved with the yarn business: In addition to having coached yarn shop owners on improving LYS operations, his wife of 22 years, Pam Grushkin, is a knitting blogger, designer and yarn shop employee. Family vacations always involve field trips to local yarn shops, and their car's emergency kit includes a yarn stash and needles. Grushkin's firsthand knowledge of knitting culture combines with his diverse business experience to offer the LYS exciting new insights and practical ideas both to build a better business and achieve balance between professional and personal life.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Interesting Turn of Events
One of the hats my husband wears is as a Business Coach. This has led him through various twists and turns to be a speaker at this years Yarn Market News Conference. So this means the man that once told me to relax and not knit so much and refers to my knitting as a nervous tic that I've made profitable is giving a lecture to a national conference of store owners. Here's the bio on him: