During the interview, we explored her compelling story and as well as discussing:
Increasing productivity through effective time management
How to manage multiple businesses
Childhood traits that lead to entrepreneurship
When to know when to let your business go
The importance of business relationships
1:38 | Carrie introduces herself and talks about the businesses she runs. 3:43 | Carrie gives examples of clients that use the services which her businesses provide, and the positive outcomes achieved.
6:17 | Carrie expands on the different brands and business that she runs, and explains how they help companies to re-approach and improve the ways in which they operate.
7:54 | Carrie discusses her approach to work, and reveals how this ethos allows her to efficiently run multiple businesses.
9:51 | Carrie describes her path to becoming an entrepreneur, and talks about her key influences.
12:55 | Carrie describes the circumstances that led her to start up her first business, Onefish Twofish.
15:16 | Carrie outlines the goals she had when she began her first business, and talks about how she motivated herself to reach those goals.
17:05 | Carrie explains the origin of the name Onefish Twofish.
18:00 | Carrie discusses how and when she realised that her first business was becoming successful. She goes on to talk about how a recession affected the business.
19:16 | Carrie gives insight into her educational background, and how her mentality has given her the confidence to learn new things.
20:50 | Carrie talks about the concept of achievement, and details her movement between the different chapters of her career.
24:15 | Carrie talks about the biggest mistake of her career in which there was a phase where she regularly shifted responsibilities. Alan and Carrie discuss delegation, authority, accountability and responsibility in growing a business.
28:54 | Carrie talks about times when issues and uncertainty surrounded one of her businesses, and reveals the positives of letting one go.
32:29 | Carrie discusses future opportunities for her businesses, and identifies the unclaimed space for transforming the way in which companies conduct meetings.
35:22 | Carrie considers the challenges involved in promoting the significant benefits offered by Carrie's business to potential clients.
37:55 | Carrie recounts the biggest lesson she has learned in her career so far, discussing her belief in the importance of forging good relationships, and in making time for people.
40:44 | Carrie shares her advice for someone starting a business, emphasising the value in loving what you do.
42:50 | Reflections section. Alan recaps the learnings from the interview.