What do empathy and collaboration have to do with profitability? EVERYTHING, according to our guest Dianna Romaguera!
She’s spilling the beans on her secret sauce to successful collaborations – and guess what? It’s a rich blend of empathy, adaptability, and the art of listening! That’s not all, she’s also sharing how project management can actually boost creativity, lessons from her own roller-coaster entrepreneurial journey, and her fresh take on moving away from the ‘always busy’ hustle culture.
This is a conversation you won’t want to miss — it’s packed with game-changing insights for anyone in the entrepreneurial world!
How can collaboration & empathy lead to long-term entrepreneurial success?
In this episode, we delve into the mind of the accomplished entrepreneur and dynamic thinker Dianna Romaguera. With a unique blend of wisdom, experience, and practical insight, Dianna invites listeners into her world, revealing the secrets to her successful collaborations and best tips for bridging the gaps when working with a diverse range of people.
Dianna uncovers her ‘secret sauce’ for successful cooperation – a potent mix of empathy, understanding, and adaptability. Learn how being an active listener and staying flexible have become the bedrock of Dianna’s success in the entrepreneurial world. She opens up about the hard-earned lessons she’s learned from running her own business, offering valuable wisdom for both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.
Prepare for an insightful conversation filled with invaluable life lessons and a fresh perspective on entrepreneurship. Whether you’re a freelancer trying to navigate the choppy waters of self-employment or a business owner looking to improve your relationships with your team, this episode is a must-listen!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How embracing collaboration, empathy, and adaptability can help you succeed in entrepreneurship
- Why you shouldn’t be so quick to “fire your boss”
- How being a great listener and staying flexible can be pivotal to your entrepreneurial success
- Why you should resist hustle culture
00:04:37 Dianna’s secret sauce to working successfully with all kinds of people
00:12:18 The problem with the “fire your boss” mentality around entrepreneurship
00:14:35 How being a great listener and staying flexible have contributed to Dianna’s success in entrepreneurship
00:18:05 The hard lessons Dianna has learned from running her own business
00:22:15 How nailing down project management makes room for creativity
00:28:20 Dianna’s approach to collaboration
00:33:05 The culture shift away from busyness
About Dianna Romaguera
Dianna Romaguera is a first-generation graduate of the University of South Florida, where she earned her B.A. in Communications. With over 15 years of professional experience, Dianna has worked across the operational spectrum, including event marketing and production, project management, and integrated marketing communications. Both as an employee and freelance consultant, she has a wide array of expertise in various industries and a passion for non-profit organizations.
Currently, Dianna works with non-profit organizations to develop, implement, and measure strategic initiatives toward operational success, from developing a strategic plan to streamlining communications to allocating resources to meet the organization’s goals – all while working with stakeholders, volunteers, and other consultants.
Dianna is a proud Mami to a fierce four-year-old and resides in New York.
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Noteworthy Quote From This Episode
“When you’re in the freelance space, you can’t afford to burn bridges. You might not agree. You might leave on not-so-great terms, right? The project’s over, and it just didn’t feel great. But don’t burn that bridge because you never know where it’s gonna take you. The client might be asked for a referral, and you still want to be on that referral list. You never know where work is going to come from. And that’s one thing that I learned early on, you don’t need to be best friends with everyone. A good solid, professional working relationship goes a long way.”
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