Today With Anne Gillyard:
Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today, I am joined by Anne Gillyard, co-owner of grOH! Playrooms, a luxury educational design firm. Anne had humongous growth in her business after doing some self-reflection and making an investment in her business. After listening to A Well Designed Business, she learned about Rachael Bozsik and Darla Powell and decided to work with them. She shares what she has learned and how much her business has grown in just one year of making moves.
Pick It Apart
[18:04] The time Anne had her business before meeting Rachael.
[28:50] Anne’s journey working with Darla and Wingnut Social.
[40:10] Anne explains her role of reflection and how it plays a role in her success.
[43:55] Anne talks about what factors of an autopsy of a project that she reviews in order to achieve her goals.
LuAnn Nigara and Anne Gillyard's Ah-Ha Moments
“What Rachael helped me do was identify the messaging that resonates with my clients.” - Anne Gillyard
“When I identify the next thing that’s going to help me help my team and my brand grow, I seek an expert.” - Anne Gillyard
“Plan where you want to go. In order to know where you want to go, you have to figure out where you have been and what has and has not worked.” -LuAnn Nigara
More About Anne Gillyard:
Before becoming an innovative playroom designer, Anne earned a master’s degree in early childhood development and curriculum. She spent a decade teaching and training other educational professionals across the country, focusing on STEM learning, problem-based learning, Montessori-style classroom environments, social emotional skills, and 21st century learning. She also developed a national curriculum for play-based learning that continues to be taught in 45 states. During this time, she identified a disconnect between how children play at home and the critical thinking skills needed for success in school and as members of society. She saw the answer was in transforming the home play environment. Fueled by her passion for play and learning, Anne co-founded grOH! Playrooms in 2018.
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