In this episode, the guest is Becky Sharpe, owner and CEO of three companies, including International Scholarship Tuition Services (ISTS).
Becky's Story: Becky started her entrepreneur journey in 2002 when she bought a company. She is an avid learner who seeks ways to identify limiting behaviors and blind spots. She serves on various for-profit and non-profit boards and is the President of the Nashville Chapter of The Private Directors Association.
ISTS: This company provides a full-service management creating an online application process for applicants seeking scholarships.
Business Impact: Becky's businesses focus on helping people to be their best, with particular emphasis on assisting underprivileged individuals who show exceptional aspiration and talent.
Secret Sauce: Physical health is a priority. She emphasizes enough rest, a good diet, and regular exercises.
CEO Hack: Becky advises listening to audiobooks in double time, thus facilitating faster learning.
CEO Nugget: Pay attention to your intuition and surround yourself with people who allow you to be yourself.
CEO Defined: Becky defines being a CEO as being sincerely focused on making the team feel important. She believes in inspiring them, motivating them and reminding them that everyone is equal.
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Becky Sharpe 00:00
No, I think, what I'm very aware of and try to remember regularly is that it was not just me at all. I had people helping me all along the way, pointing out my multitude of face plans and mistakes and areas where I needed to learn more.
If it weren't for all these people, I refer to them as my co-pilots. I would just be doing something different.
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Gresham Harkless 00:48
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics or as I like to call them business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners, or what I like to call CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month, we are focused on innovation, disruption, women entrepreneurship, DEI, gig economy, remote economy, even the cannabis industry. Think about these industries and these disruptive technologies that really sometimes aren't as disruptive, but there are people that are just paying attention to what the market needs and they're providing that. So really think about the things that are quote and quote outside of the norm, but really help entrepreneurship to grow and fully develop.
I think it's an extremely exciting time when you're talking about any type of innovation or disruption, because I think that there are so many opportunities and needs that aren't felt that are starting to be filled by different groups, different organizations, or even different industries. So what I want you to do is sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today, Becky Sharpe of International Scholarship Intuition Services. ISTS.
Becky, it's great to have you on the show.
Becky Sharpe 02:13
Hey, Gresh, happy holidays. So glad to be here. Thanks for taking time this morning.
Gresham Harkless 02:17
Yes, I appreciate you for taking some time out. You're doing so many awesome things. So truly appreciate you for spending a little bit of time with us so we can hear about all the awesome things that you're working on. Before we do that, I wanted to read a little bit more about Becky so you hear about some of those awesome things.
Becky is the owner and CEO of three companies, all of which focus on helping people be their best. She is an avid learner and in constant pursuit of ways to identify limiting behaviors and blind spots, but she serves on several for and not for profit boards and is the president of Nashville chapter of the private directors association.
In her spare time, Becky loves to listen to podcasts, audible books while hiking, walking or riding her bike. She has been married for 33 years and has three adult children. Becky, you are a busy person. You have so many things that you're doing so truly appreciate you so we can learn a little bit more about you.
Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Becky Sharpe 03:09
I am ready. Let's bring it on, Gresh.