Never Be Afraid To Ask For Guidance with Kelly Vaughn
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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Kelly Vaughn, a frontend developer and founder of The Taproom, a Shopify Plus agency rooted in Atlanta. She and her team have helped hundreds of Shopify merchants build successful marketing strategies, map out customer journeys that convert and provide the insight, experience and tools businesses need to keep growing. She’s passionate about all things, ‘entrepreneurship’. Since building her first website for a client project at the age of 14, she has built up a strong customer base over the past 15 years and grew her solo freelance business from a team of one to an always-profitable team of ten in just one year.
And when she’s not coding or co-hosting the Ladybug Podcast, you can find her traveling the world with her husband and sampling all the wine and whiskey she can get her hands on! Kelly talks about the importance of reaching out for help when we need it, and how it can positively impact our knowledge base. Kelly also discusses why it’s so important to keep a record of your IT journey, and how it can help to not just advance you, but act as a career diary.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
Taking on too much can be a sure way towards failure. Kelly has become far better at learning to say no, even when the proposition sounds attractive. You always end up paying for it in the end.
After founding The Taproom, Kelly finally relinquished the reins of control at the organization, allowing both the company and Kelly herself to prosper.
IT is constantly evolving. This keep the challenges fresh, and allows for personal growth at every opportunity.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?