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IAM1935 – Co-founder Helps Job Seekers in Their Quest for Remote Work

Podcast interview with Laura Spawn

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”:

In this episode, the guest is Laura Spawn, CEO and co-founder of Virtual Vocations, a service dedicated to hand-screening telecommute job opportunities.

Key Points:

Laura's Story: Laura Spawn found it challenging to locate authentic work-from-home opportunities online. This experience led her to co-found Virtual Vocations in 2007, serving as the CEO.

Virtual Vocations: Spawn created the company to provide a more efficient way for job seekers to find legitimate remote work online. Virtual Vocations is now listed as the web's No. 1 hand-screened, all-telecommute job board.

Business Impact: Since inception, Virtual Vocations has assisted more than two million individuals in their pursuit of remote work, revolutionizing the remote work landscape.

CEO Hack: Laura believes in the importance of clearing her mind before delving into any project or starting her day.

CEO Nugget: Laura advises against trying to become an expert in every area. Instead, she encourages creating more partnerships.

CEO Defined: To Laura, being a CEO means acting as a connector.

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Laura Spawn Teaser 00:00

We specialize specifically just in listing positions in our database that have some component of telecommuting. So you're first brought to what we have, you can register and gain even more access. To all of our different job listings.

Intro 00:19

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, 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 00:44

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 were purposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and what I like to call CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month, we are focusing on finishing it out, fighting the good fight and closing out the job. I think just as important as it is to start something, it's even more important in how you conclude it or finish it out. So if you think of the different things that you can finish out, everything from a project, it can be from a day, it can also be from a business in and of itself and it can also of course be for the year. So when you think of finishing out, I want you to really think of these episodes because what we're going to really focus on is the last question that we really ask, which is defining what it means to be a CEO.

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And all the creative, innovative, and I think truly insightful questions that we received from this question is really what we want to highlight during the show. But of course, we want you to enjoy the entire episode and think about how you're going to finish things out and how you're going to finish things out strongly. So 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 and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Laura Spawn of Virtual Vocations. Laura, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Laura Spawn 02:15

Thanks. Glad to be here.

Gresham Harkless 02:17

Glad to have you on. What I want to do is just read a little bit more about Laura, so you can hear about all the awesome things that she has been doing.

After spending countless hours trying to find and verify potential work-from-home opportunities, Laura Spawn knew there needed to be a better way to find legitimate remote work online.

That's why in 2007, Spawn co-founded Virtual Vocations, the web's number one hand-screened all telecommute job board. With Spawn as CEO, Virtual Vocations has helped more than 2 million job seekers in their quest for remote work. Laura Spawn currently lives in Oregon with her husband and three children.

Laura, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Laura Spawn 02:53

I sure am.

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