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Podcast Interview with Susannah Davda

Susannah began her career working in shoe shops as a teenager, then studied Footwear Design at university, and spent many years working for footwear brands and retailers, within the UK and internationally.

Susannah set up her consultancy business in 2015, based near London, UK. She uses her 23 years of footwear industry experience to help people around the world to start shoe brands.

  • CEO Story: Susannah is completely obsessed with shoes and found her niche in them. Got a degree in footwear design. Having a mission to allow the people access to better shoes that fit their lifestyle.
  • Business Service: One-on-one consulting. Online course. Launched a membership group and shoe community group.
  • Secret Sauce: Her experience in the corporate world which seals the gap between a company, the product, and the customer. A unique market niche – shoe consultancy.
  • CEO Hack: Asana app: management tool. “An app made by human for human” Having a little cute animation after completing a task makes it a little bit playful.
  • CEO Nugget: Be customer-obsessed. Have a customer profile, make an assumption. What drives and excites them.  Get to know your customers.
  • CEO Defined: Freedom to create your own culture in your company that feels warm, playful, wonderful, and practical.

Website: shoeconsultant.com

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shoeconsultant.com/how-to-start-a-shoe-brand-course

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Susannah Davda 00:00

So I'm really interested in how things can just they don't have to be dry and boring. Things can be really practical and really useful, and I'm really into the practicality of everything, especially, shoes. But if it can be playful as well, that's the best combination for me.

Intro 00:22

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, start ups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:49

Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO Podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Susannah Davda of The Shoe Consultant. Susannah, it's great to have you on the show.

Susannah Davda 00:58

Hi. Thank you for having me. This is really exciting, talking across the pond.

Gresham Harkless 01:03

Yes, absolutely. It's always exciting to talk across the pond. The world that we live in, we get the opportunity to connect with people all over the world, so I appreciate you taking some time out to be on the show. And before we jump into hearing a lot more about what Susannah does, I wanted to read a little bit more about her so you can hear about some of those awesome things that she's doing across the pond.

Susannah began her career working in shoe shops as a teenager, then studied footwear design at university and spent many years working for footwear brands and retailers within the UK and internationally. Susannah set up her consultancy business in 2015 based near London, UK, and she uses her 23 years of footwear industry experience to help people around the world to start shoe brands. Susannah, super excited to have you on the show and hear about all the awesome things that you're doing. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO Community?

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Susannah Davda 01:51

Absolutely. Yeah.

Gresham Harkless 01:52

Well, let's make it happen then. So to kick everything off, I know I'd sashed on it a little bit when I read your bio, but I wanted to rewind the clock, hear a little bit more on how you got started, what I call your CEO story.

Susannah Davda 02:03

Sure. Okay. I've only ever worked in shoes, essentially, except for a paper round. So I worked as you said, I worked in shoe shops when I was a teenager. I kind of got the bug there because I was already into fashion design, but then I saw this niche within it that it was a real specialty. And shoe designers are very talented in their kind of three-dimensional design. So I realized I could study that at university, so I did a Degree in Footwear Design, as you said, and then worked in buying product management design. Yeah, traveled out all over the world and of course I'm completely obsessed with shoes.

For a while, I knew I wanted to do something where I was able to work for myself and also something where I could directly help people a little bit more than I was. I was stuck in a kind of head office environment, and I was really detached from customers. And I felt like I wanted to make a real difference to people and allow people access to better shoes, that fit their their feet, their style, their lifestyle. And I just was a bit frustrated about shoes that the companies I was working for were actually putting out there into the world. So helping entrepreneurs is like great way to actually connect more easily with those customers to actually help them get the shoes that they deserve.

Gresham Harkless 03:41

Absolutely. I've always been a big believer in, the entrepreneurs being able to create, a lot of innovation and opportunity. I imagine that you've experienced the same when you get to make, a really big impact with the expertise and the knowledge that you have and being able to see entrepreneurs take that experience knowledge and then run with it.

Susannah Davda 04:01

Yeah, definitely. They come from all different backgrounds. People who want to start shoe brands can come from any background, and all they need is the the desire to want to put something different out there into the world. So usually, they've had some kind of personal frustration where they haven't been able to find the shoes that they wanted. And then they thought, well, why doesn't this exist? Well, it should exist.

So I'm gonna do something about it. Maybe this has taken them years and years to actually get to the point where they contact me, but it's been in their heads, and it's just it never goes. There's something about shoes where once you start thinking about them I don't know. It's like a bug. You catch it and you can't let go. It doesn't let you go.

Gresham Harkless 04:50

Absolutely. And as you we've been kinda talking around, is that problem solving as well too of seeing that something's not being done and deciding to take the reins and and do it yourself. So I absolutely love that. So, I know we did touch a little bit upon how you work with your clients. So I wanted to drill down a little bit more and hear the different ways that you kinda support and help those entrepreneurs that you work with.

Susannah Davda 05:10

Sure. Yeah, absolutely. So it has evolved. So as you said, I launched in 2015. I actually got pregnant at about the same time as I quit and started my consultancy business.

Gresham Harkless 05:25

Wow.

Susannah Davda 05:25

So it was a bit of a slow start, which it worked fine. But, the first couple of the years of the business, I wasn't up to much. But it was a good time to explore what actually was needed in the market. I just put up some things on a website that I knew I would do really well, and it was pretty diverse. There wasn't a focus. It's not what I'd advise anyone else to do, but it was a kind of experiment. It was just putting some things out there into the world and seeing who wanted what I had to offer, the download of my brain and and how that could work.

So I started out doing one to one consulting, which I still do for a select group of at this point. And I did that for quite a few years. And then the next thing that I did was I launched my how to start a shoe brand online course. I learned, launched in 2020 and it was really the culmination of all of the advice that I've been giving entrepreneurs who are starting shoe brands up to that point. And, really, it made sense that the structure, like, the order of the course was the structure that we would be working to and all the resources, were resources that I had created already for my clients. And it was a more accessible way to get my advice and really get my support with creating your own shoe brand where you didn't have to pay the one to one bespoke level of fee, and you could kind of get on with it and do it for yourself.

Then the beginning of 2021, I launched a membership group, and that is the kind of entry level. It's a way to get peer support. So from other shoe brand founders, I always chip in with bits of advice too. It's a lovely vibe in the in the community. Like, I've just been so impressed by how generous everyone is.

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Gresham Harkless 07:27

That makes so much sense. And I appreciate you breaking that down and expounding upon that because I think so many times, someone might be listening or watching or reading and see that you have an online course, and they don't see all the steps that you took to get there, the culmination of all the expertise, the knowledge, the experience that you have, in order to kinda get there. So I love that, we kinda hear about that behind the scenes aspect, to kinda get an idea of what led to, that ultimate success.

So I want to ask you now for what I call your secret sauce. This could be for yourself, the business, or a combination of both. But I wanted to get an idea of what you feel kinda sets you apart and makes you unique. And I almost wonder, is it your ability to have that expertise and knowledge as well as that business understanding and marry both of those? Do you think that's part of your secret sauce?

Susannah Davda 08:14

Yeah. So what I've done in terms of my business experience is it's kind of bridged the gap between the business side and the product side and that customer as well. And so it's that combination, coupled with a kind of innate, not so much rebelliousness, but I'm not trying to get, my clients to do things the way that they've always been done. There is a bit of a mentality in the shoe industry. I'd say particularly in the UK, but not just the UK, where everybody who has been working in the business for a long time has a tendency to want to do things the way they've always been done. Right? Why would you change that?

It's always been done this week way. And, of course, some of that is just good, common sense, but I'm always interested in, does it have to be done that way? And I guess, the rebel in me is what made me want to start my own business. And so now, I'm just very excited because everyone who wants to start a business, so everyone who comes to me for support has that little, I'm not willing to accept the status quo. It's that little spark in their eyes that I'm like we get each other. We understand each other, and we wanna do something a bit different. So what sets me apart, I suppose, what I do is pretty niche anyway.

How many people do you know who are shoe consultants, but particularly my niche being helping people to start them. So right from scratch, I don't care how inexperienced anyone is. If they know no words at all to describe any parts of a shoe, it doesn't matter to me. You know, that's what I'm here for. I will help every step of the way. So that's a lot of fun. But yeah. So it's a real niche what I do. You know, people are like, how is that a business? But if you're looking for it, you'll find me.

Gresham Harkless 10:25

Absolutely. Appreciate that. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit, and I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO hack. So this could be like an app, a book, or a habit that you have, but what's something that makes you more effective and efficient?

Susannah Davda 10:38

Okay. I'm gonna have to say Asana, and I'm not gonna say boring things about that because it lights me up. It's just an app that is going back to humans. Right? It's human centered. It feels like something that is designed by humans for humans, and it's fun. So it makes to do list feel a bit more fun. Obviously, the practical things that I make sure I could spread out my task in a week makes me stick with Asana is because every time I tick something, one of my tasks of it gives me this cute little animation that goes across my screen, like some little unicorn whatever. I mean, it's ridiculous. Right?

But, it makes my day. And it's not just like, oh, I take something off my list. It's like, oh, I've had a little prize for it. I just feel like, why can't everything in life be a little bit more playful? An I actually picked, I like to pick a word for the year, and my word for this year is play. So I'm really interested in how things can just they don't have to be dry and boring. Things can be really practical and really useful, and I'm really into the practicality of everything, especially, of course, shoes. But if it can be playful as well, that's the best combination for me.

Gresham Harkless 12:17

Truly appreciate that. So I wanted to ask you now for what I call a CEO nugget. And you might have already session on this, but this could be a little bit more of a word of wisdom or piece of advice. It might be something you would tell a client, somebody going through your course, or if you happen to a time machine, you might tell your younger business self.

Susannah Davda 12:33

Okay. I would definitely say be customer obsessed. So, I've already touched on that, but it's just so important. And I think, have some assumptions about your customer, create a customer profile. For me, I don't really care how old they are. Like, what job they do. Actually, I just care about what drives them, what excites them. Who is your customer inside? Because, actually, that is what all of your customers are gonna have in common. Right? The same kind of frustrations, the same things that light them up.

That's how you're going to find your group. And then so make some assumptions and put something out into the world to sell to them and or even just send them an email, do some marketing and figure out how it's received. That analysis is gonna help you to get to know them even better. Figure out you know what they love, what they don't love, what they need, ask them and it doesn't have to be some kind of cold survey. You can send people emails, real human emails that don't even have to come from a kind of mail service provider. Just get to know your customers and be obsessed with them and pleasing them.

Gresham Harkless 13:57

Well, now I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. And we're hoping to have different, quote, unquote CEOs on this show. So, Susannah, what does being a CEO mean to you?

Susannah Davda 14:07

It means freedom for sure. So freedom to create my own culture within my company, that feels warm and playful and wonderful and practical and all of the things that I like to put out there into the world. Yeah. Just freedom to, I don't know, also to benefit from the clients who I work with. When you're working with a big corporate or for a big corporate, then there's ten other people taking the credit for what you do.

When you run your own business, when it's just you, you take all the credit. That feels really good. And then when you have employees, you're like, no. You take the credit. And that also feels great, because you've nurtured them and helped them to do that. So just freedom, be myself, I suppose.

Gresham Harkless 15:08

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Well, Susannah truly appreciate that definition. Of course, appreciate your time even more. So I wanted to do now was pass you the mic, so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional that you can let our readers and listeners know, and, of course, how best people can get a hold of you, find out about the course, the Facebook group, all the awesome things that you have working and going on in your community.

Susannah Davda 15:25

So you can find everything I do at shoeconsultant.com. That's basically everything I do. So if you know anyone who's starting a shoe brand or thinking of starting a shoe brand, then I'm the person to get in touch with, and I'd love to hear from you.

Gresham Harkless 15:44

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. And to make it even easier, we'll have the links and information in the show notes as well too so that everybody could connect and follow-up with you. Thank you so much for taking time out, of course, your time and the work that you do, and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of your day.

Susannah Davda 15:56

Thank you, Gresham. It's been such a pleasure talking to you.

Outro 15:59

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2024 12:59:42 GMT, Duration: [00:16:39.47]

[00:00:00.10] - Susannah Davda

So I'm really interested in how things can just they don't have to be dry and boring. You know? Things can be really practical and really useful, and I'm really into the practicality of everything, especially, of course, shoes. But if it can be playful as well, that's the best combination

[00:00:20.19] - Susannah Davda

me.

[00:00:22.00] - Podcast Intro

you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, start ups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I AM CEO podcast.

[00:00:49.50] - Gresham Harkless

Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Susannah Davda of The Shoe Consultants. Susannah, it's great to have you on the show.

[00:00:58.89] - Susannah Davda

Hi. Thank you for having me. This is really exciting, talking across the pond.

[00:01:03.20] - Podcast Intro

Yes. Absolutely. It's always exciting to talk across the pond. The the world that we live in, we get the opportunity to connect with people all over the world, so I appreciate you taking some time out to to be on the show. And before we jump into hearing a lot more about what Susannah does, I wanted to read a little bit more about her so you can hear about some of those awesome things that she's doing across the pond. Susannah began her career working in shoe shops as a teenager, then studied footwear design at university and spent many years working for footwear brands and retailers within the UK and internationally. Susannah set up her consultancy business in twenty fifteen based near London, UK, and she uses her twenty three years of footwear industry experience to help people around the world to start shoe brands. Susannah, super excited to have you on the show and hear about all the awesome things that you're doing. Are you ready to speak to the IAM CEO community?

[00:01:51.09] - Susannah Davda

Absolutely. Yeah.

[00:01:52.70] - Podcast Intro

Well, let's make it happen then. So to kinda kick everything off, I know I'd sashed on it a little bit when I read your bio, but I wanted to rewind the clock, hear a little bit more on how you got started, what I call your CEO story.

[00:02:03.20] - Susannah Davda

Sure. Okay. So okay. I've only ever worked in shoes, essentially, except for a paper round. So I worked yeah. As you said, I worked in shoe shops when I was a teenager. I kind of got the bug there because I was already into fashion design, but then I saw this niche within it that it was a real specialty. And shoe designers are very talented in their kind of three-dimensional design. So I realized I could study that at university, so I did a degree in footwear design, as you said, and then worked in buying product management design. Yeah, traveled out all over the world and of course I'm completely obsessed with shoes. And for a while, I knew I wanted to do something where I was able to work for myself and also something where I could directly help people a little bit more than I was. You know, I was stuck in a kind of head office environment, and I was really detached from customers. And I I felt like I wanted to make a real difference to people and allow people access to better shoes, right, that fit their their feet, their style, their lifestyle. And I just was a bit frustrated about shoes that the companies I was working for were actually putting out there into the world. So helping entrepreneurs is, like, great way to actually connect more easily with with those customers to actually help them get the shoes that they deserve.

[00:03:41.40] - Gresham Harkless

Absolutely. And and I've always been a big believer in, the entrepreneurs being able to kinda create, a lot of innovation and opportunity. I imagine that you've experienced the same when you get to make, a a a really big impact with the expertise and the knowledge that you have and being able to kinda see entrepreneurs kinda, you know, take that experience knowledge and then kinda run with it.

[00:04:01.00] - Susannah Davda

Yeah. Definitely. And they come from all different backgrounds. People who want to start shoe brands can come from any background, and all they need is, you know, the the desire to want to put something different out there into the world. So usually, they've had some kind of personal frustration where they haven't been able to find the shoes that they wanted. And then they thought, well, why doesn't this exist? Well, it should exist. So I'm gonna do something about it. You know, maybe this has taken them years and years to actually get to the point where they contact me, but it's been in their heads, and it's just it it never goes. There's something about shoes where once you start thinking about them I don't know. It's like a it's like a bug. You catch it and you can't you can't let go. It doesn't let you go.

[00:04:50.50] - Gresham Harkless

Absolutely. And as you we've been kinda talking around, is that problem solving as well too of seeing that something's not being done and and deciding to to take the reins and and do it yourself. So I absolutely love that. So, I know we did touch a little bit upon how you work with your clients. So I wanted to drill down a little bit more and hear the different ways that you kinda support and help those entrepreneurs that you work with.

[00:05:10.89] - Susannah Davda

Sure. Yeah. Absolutely. So it has evolved. So, yeah, as you said, I launched in twenty fifteen. I actually got pregnant at about the same time as I quit and started my consultancy business.

[00:05:25.30] - Gresham Harkless

wow.

[00:05:25.60] - Susannah Davda

So it was a bit of a slow start, which, you know, it it worked fine. But, you know, the first couple of the years of the business, I wasn't up to much. But it was a good time to explore what actually was needed in the market. You know, I just put up some things on a website that I knew I would do really well, and it was pretty diverse. There wasn't a focus. It's not what I'd advise anyone else to do, but it was a kind of experiment. It was just putting some things out there into the world and seeing who wanted what I had to offer, you know, the download of my brain and and how that could work. So I started out doing one to one consulting, which I still do for a select group of at this point. And I did that for quite a few years. And then the next thing that I did was I launched my how to start a shoe brand online course. I learned I I launched in twenty twenty, and it was really the culmination of all of the advice that I've been giving entrepreneurs who are starting shoe brands up to that point. And, really, it made sense that the structure, like, the order of the course was the structure that we would be working to and all the resources were resources that I had created already for my clients. And so, yeah, it's a it was a more accessible way to to get my advice and and really get my support with creating your own shoe brand where you didn't have to pay, you know, the the one to one bespoke level of fee, and you could kind of get on with it and do it for yourself. And then the beginning of twenty twenty one, I launched a membership group, and that is the kind of entry level. You know, it's a way to get peer support. So from other shoe brand founders, I always chip in with bits of advice too. It's a lovely vibe in the in the community. Like, I've just been so impressed by how generous everyone is.

[00:07:27.50] - Gresham Harkless

That that makes so much sense. And I I appreciate you, you know, breaking that down and expounding upon that because I think so many times, we we we, you know, someone might be listening or watching or or reading and and see that you have an online course, and they don't see all the steps that you took to get there, the culmination of all the expertise, the knowledge, the the the experience that you have, in order to kinda get there. So I I love that, you know, we kinda hear about that, you know, behind the scenes aspect, to kinda get an idea of, like, what led to, that ultimate success. And and so I want to ask you now for what I call your secret sauce. This could be for yourself, the business, or a combination of both. But I I wanted to get an idea of, like, what you feel kinda sets you apart and makes you unique. And I almost wonder, is it your ability to have that expertise and knowledge as well as that business understanding and marry both of those? Do you think that's part of your secret sauce?

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[00:08:14.30] - Susannah Davda

Yeah. So what I've done in terms of my business experience is it's kind of bridged the gap between, like, the business side and the product side and that customer as well. And so it's that combination, coupled with a kind of innate, not so much rebelliousness, but I'm not trying to get, my clients to do things the way that they've always been done. There is a bit of a mentality in the shoe industry. I'd say particularly in the UK, but not just the UK, where everybody who has been working in the business for a long time has a tendency to want to do things the way they've always been done. Right? Why would you change that? You know, it's always been done this week way. And, of course, some of that is just good, common sense, but I'm always interested in, does it have to be done that way? And I guess, you know, the rebel in me is what made me want to start my own business. And so now I'm just very excited because everyone who wants to start a business, so everyone who comes to me for support has that little, I'm not willing to accept the status quo. It's that little spark in their eyes that I'm like, yeah. We we get each other. We we understand each other, and we wanna do something a bit different. So what what sets me apart, I suppose, what I do is pretty niche anyway. You know, how many people do you know who are shoe consultants, but particularly my niche being helping people to start them. So right from scratch, you know, I don't care how inexperienced anyone is. If they know no words at all to describe any parts of a shoe, It doesn't matter to me. You know, that's what I'm here for. I will help every step of the way. So that's that's a lot of fun. But yeah. So it's a real niche what I do. You know, people are like, how is that a business? But if you're looking for it, you'll find

[00:10:25.89] - Gresham Harkless

Absolutely. Appreciate that. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit, and I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO hack. So this could be like an app, a book, or a habit that you have, but what's something that makes you more effective and efficient?

[00:10:38.10] - Susannah Davda

Okay. I'm gonna have to say Asana, And I'm not gonna say boring things about that because okay. The it lights me up. It's just an app that is going back to humans. Right? It's it's human centered. It feels like something that is designed by humans for humans, and it's fun. So it makes to do list feel a bit more fun. Obviously, the practical things. Makes me stick with Asana is because every time I tick something, one of my tasks of it gives me this cute little animation that goes across my screen, like some little unicorn whatever. I mean, it's ridiculous. Right? But, I mean, it makes my day. And, you know, I just it's not just like, oh, you know, I take something off my list. It's like, oh, you know, I've had a little prize for it. I just feel like, why can't everything in life be a little bit more playful? And, I actually picked, I like to pick a word for the year, and my word for this year is play. So I'm really interested in how things can just they don't have to be dry and boring, you know. Things can be really practical and really useful, and I'm really into the practicality of everything, especially, of course, shoes. But if it can be playful as well, that's the best combination for me.

[00:12:17.79] - Gresham Harkless

appreciate that. So I wanted to ask you now for what I call a CEO nugget. And you might have already session on this, but this could be a little bit more of a word of wisdom or piece of advice. It might be something you would tell a client, somebody going through your course, or if you happen to a time machine, you might tell your younger business self.

[00:12:33.60] - Susannah Davda

Okay. I would definitely say be customer obsessed. So, yeah, I mean, I've already touched on that, but it's just so important. And I think, you know, have some assumptions about your customer, create a customer profile. For me, I don't really care how old they are. Like, you know, what job they do, blah blah blah. Actually, I just care about what drives them, what excites them. You know, who is your customer inside? Because, actually, that is what all of your customers are gonna have in common. Right? The the same kind of frustrations, the same things that light them up. You know, that that's how you're going to find your group. And then so make some assumptions and then, you know, put something out into the world to sell to them and or even, you know, just send them an email, do some marketing and figure out how it's received. That analysis is gonna help you to get to know them even better. Figure out you know what they love, what they don't love, what they need, ask, ask them, you know, and it doesn't have to be some kind of cold survey. You can send people emails, real human emails that don't even have to come from a kind of mail service provider. And, yeah, just get to know your customers and be obsessed with them and pleasing them.

[00:13:57.60] - Gresham Harkless

now I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. And we're hoping to have different, quote, unquote CEOs on this show. So, Susanna, what does being a CEO mean to you?

[00:14:07.39] - Susannah Davda

It means freedom for sure. So freedom to create my own culture within my company, that feels warm and playful and wonderful and practical and all of the things that I like to put out there into the world. Yeah. Just freedom to, I don't know, also to benefit from the the clients who I work with. You know, when you're working with a big corporate or for a big corporate, then there's, you know, ten other people taking the credit for what you do. When you run your own business, when it's just you, you take all the credit. That feels really good. And then when you have employees, you're like, no. No. No. You take the credit. And that also feels great, because you've nurtured them and helped them to do that. So, yeah, just freedom freedom to, yeah, be myself, I suppose. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Well, Susanna truly appreciate that definition.

[00:15:08.89] - Gresham Harkless

of course, appreciate your time even more. So I wanted to do now was patch you the mic, so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional that you can let our readers and listeners know, and, of course, how best people can get a hold of you, find out about the course, the Facebook group, all the awesome things that you have working and going on in your community.

[00:15:25.00] - Susannah Davda

So you can find everything I do at shoe consultant dot com. Yeah. That's that's basically everything I do. And, yeah. So so if you know anyone who's starting a shoe brand or thinking of starting a shoe brand, then I'm the person to get in touch with, and I'd love to hear from you.

[00:15:44.70] - Gresham Harkless

Awesome. Awesome. And to make it even easier, we'll have the links and information in the show notes as well too so that everybody could connect and follow-up with you. Thank you so much for taking time out, of course, your time and the work that you do, and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of your day.

[00:15:56.20] - Susannah Davda

Thank you, Gresham. It's been such a pleasure talking to you.

[00:15:59.39] - Podcast Intro

you for listening to the I AM CEO podcast powered by CB Nation and Blue sixteen Media. Tune in next time and visit us at imceo dot co. I AM CEO is not just a phrase, it's a community. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. Subscribe and leave us a five star rating. This has been the I AM CEO podcast with Gresham Harkless Junior. Thank you for listening.

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