Episode 065

Brittany Pomeroy

Founder of Flourish Together

by | Jul 30, 2021

Show Notes:

Brittany Pomeroy is the founder of Flourish Together. Brittany founded Flourish Together in the middle of the pandemic as a commitment to helping organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments where transformation can grow, thrive, and survive. Her work has been driven by a passion to bring a wholistic, human approach into the workplace while accelerating meaningful change.

Brittany shares the inspiration for forming her company, which includes the story of a project she led at a former employer that would change the course of her career forever. It was, as Jeffrey Gitomer says, her A-HA! Moment.

Flourish Together

Transcript:

Narrator  
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Jeff  
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Jeff  
Okay, now for our guest. Brittany Pomeroy is the founder of Flourish Together. Brittany founded Flourish Together in the middle of the pandemic as a commitment to helping organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments where transformation can grow, thrive, and survive. Her work has been driven by a passion to bring a holistic, human approach into the workplace while accelerating meaningful change. Brittany shares the inspiration for forming her company, which includes the story of a project she led at a former employer that would change the course of her career forever. It was, as Jeffrey Gitomer says, her A-HA! Moment. Friends, thanks for joining us. Enjoy getting to know Brittany Pomeroy, founder of Flourish Together.

Jeff  
We’re recording at Main Street Coffee & Coworking in Huntersville. Always great to be back here. I’m joined by Brittany Pomeroy, the owner of Flourish Together, Brittany, welcome to the podcast.

Brittany  
Thank you so much for having me here.

Jeff  
Great to meet you finally. We’ve been working on this meeting for quite a while, looking forward to finding out more about Flourish Together. It’s a business you started during the pandemic. And among other challenges I’m sure, it’s always a challenge to take the leap and jump into your own enterprise but looking forward to sharing with the listeners a little bit more about your company. But before we get into that, share with the listeners a little bit about your background and a little bit of your story.

Brittany  
Sure, I grew up in the Charlotte area for most of my life since I was probably in about fourth grade. And I’ve been in the Lake Norman area for about 12 years now. And so, I’ve been living here, I got a job in the Lake Norman area, actually started off as a teacher at a local school. And when I was teaching, I absolutely loved it, and went for a Master’s in Education, and worked in organization for a while. And the more I worked in the organization, the more I realized that with all good intention, people were, they’re treated like machines, but that’s because of the industrial age. And so, if you even think about when you grew up in school, that top-down mentality. But it was just kind of how things were. I taught for a while, I got to know my students, learned a lot of psychology behind that. And when I got into the organizations, and I saw that I got to a point where I was like, you know, things could be different. We’re reading about this new type of leadership, we’re reading about Brene Brown, Simon Sinek, but people are having trouble applying it. And why is that? So, really the turning point for me was when I was sitting in a conference room, and I was looking around and you know, with teaching, I was like, you know, this, this could be a lot different. How are we empowering these people? How are we applying what we’re learning? And I looked around was like, what can I do about it? And that’s when I started a team and led a change effort that made a huge difference, applying what I learned from Brene Brown, from Simon Sinek.

Jeff  
Simon Sinek, I’m a huge fan of Simon Sinek. And Brene Brown was actually brought up in another conversation I had with a law firm here in the Lake Norman area that actually expanded into Cornelius last year, and I listened to one of her podcast episodes, and she’s really a thought leader. Simon Sinek, I’m a huge fan of, as are so many other people.

Brittany  
Yeah, and really what it was, was we’re facing so much change, which we’ve seen in the pandemic, and we’re facing this new type of, like we said, leadership that’s emerging. And so, it’s how can we embrace that? And with Brene Brown, she really focuses on the people side of things, the human side. How can we get them involved? How can we really get to know our culture and see it as a mission, as a why, and also of behaviors that we can turn into values?

Jeff  
So, what inspired you to go out on a limb and start your own company? What were you doing when you decided to start Flourish Together?

Brittany  
Yeah. So, when I started a group because I was like, you know, we’re facing all this change within an organization, there’s something that we can do about this. And I looked around and I saw people, and those were, you know, my friends, I’m like, well, what can we do? Well, there was an initiative that was going on, and I took the opportunity, like, what can we do right now? And I gathered some people together, and we ended up leading a grassroots effort, really focused on our why and focused on instead of silos, how can we all come together as a unit. As instead of, you know, all of us doing something over and over, how can we all help each other out and really lift each other up. And by doing that, really focusing on how can we help each other, like that was our story. I know we have this built-up tension, but what can we do to really change it. And so it goes from this survive to thrive mentality. And once I did that, once I grew the effort and saw how it not only impacted the business in a very positive way, we solved a huge problem. But it really, we became really resilient because we were there to lift each other up, we adhere to values, I didn’t just tell them what to do all day, they chose to be there, and they were volunteers. And so, when I saw the impact of the business, but I also saw the impact on their lives, that is what truly changed me is taking this siloed culture to we’re all in this together, we’re all flourishing together, we’re all focused on one unified purpose. And it impacted us because we then had a place of belonging, they felt they were appreciated, they volunteered because they wanted to do this. And leadership saw that once they have a purpose, once they know the values and that we’re all in this together, they got on board with it. Because we were aligned with them, we all want to be able to do our jobs the best that we can. And so, it’s finding that alignment area, this like really high moral value that everyone could take hold of, and say absolutely, like we all are striving towards the same thing. And so that in itself became very powerful. It impacted people’s lives, they felt like a place of belonging, they felt appreciated, and we just became one big happy family. And so just this big transformation took place. And once you experience a culture high like that, then I knew that I couldn’t just stay where I was, I wanted to be able to do that as much as possible across organizations, because this wasn’t a one-time thing. It’s kind of packaging it up, packaging this ability to really grow leadership and grow culture and be able to take it to other places.

Jeff  
Speaking of Simon Sinek, he mentions a lot, people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. And he speaks on the topic of culture in corporations and companies and a lot about mission-driven companies. And it sounds like, what you’re doing is a lot of work on the improving the culture within a company, would that be true?

Brittany  
Yes. And it’s why we do it that matters. An example of being able to take something from like it could be controversial into something that everyone could latch on to an example would be, say there’s two different sides of gun control. Ultimately, we can all agree we want people to be safe, right? And so it’s finding even in the biggest conflict, well, what is our why? What is our highest moral value that everyone can take hold of? Like I said, it’s like, we all want our employees to be able to do the best at their jobs they possibly can. And it does impact these higher executives when we do figure that out, and this is what they’re looking for, and so it makes all the difference. And what I do is being able to go in and evaluate a team and where they stand, it’s almost like a HR training on steroids. It’s kind of like a full, holistic picture of where is the team, and where are the strengths and weaknesses, and really being able to make sure that we’re all on the same page, we’re doing things like building trust and feedback, dealing with issues as they arise. really important for innovation and doing those types of things.

Jeff  
You began your business during the pandemic. Was it just the right time, or I’m sure that brought on its own challenges?

Brittany  
Yeah, of course we didn’t know when the pandemic first started, how long it was going to be. And so, the turning point for me, and I was like, I just need to make a decision, I just know this is what I want to do, I’m going to take the big leap, it was in May. March, April, May, so about three months in, and so we didn’t know how long the pandemic was going to be, and plus, I knew that whatever I had to do, it would have to be creative anyways in how I approached it. It would either be local, I knew I didn’t want to travel a lot, and so I was like, you know, this is a great opportunity for me to learn how to do virtual anyways. And so even though I love being in-person with teams, and that’s just like, my first choice, it was my pivot, you know, starting a business was having to learn how to work with teams virtually. And through a change all together, which is what I did and loved, which was just, we’re just gonna have to acknowledge what we do know and what we don’t and keep marching forward and be there with the teams as they’re experiencing it.

Jeff  
So, you speak to a lot of medium-sized companies, larger companies. Most of the listeners of this podcast are small businesses, freelancers, some actually very highly successful entrepreneurs, I’m really happy to say that they check in with me once in a while and give me some feedback, so always really honored about that. But what are some principles that you could share with the small business owner, with the freelancer? What are some principles that they could take advantage of?

Brittany  
Yeah, I have a few. And one is, I mean, you know, you have to, the whole thing is about leading yourself, right. And with leaders, one of the first things I asked them to really help paint it like, because you have to know where you’re going and get excited about it. And a great focus area is in the next three to six months, where do you want to be? What does it feel like? Because sometimes it can get overwhelming trying to do year-long planning. And really three to six months, it feels, it could feel very attainable. But also, to the point where you could also push yourself a little bit. And so, it’s where do you want to be in next three to six months? What does it look like? What does it feel like? And then to also make sure that you’re in the world of commitment because it’s so hard. I know, as an entrepreneur, I’m always thinking about the outcome and can get very attached to an outcome. And I’m just very, very driven. And so, if you think about it, in terms of, I’m going to be committed to this happening, no matter what, I’m going to surround myself by the support that I personally need, you know, maybe it’s in your company, or maybe it’s going to be other entrepreneurs. It’s, I know, I can do this, if I put one foot in front of the other, and then I’m going to surround myself by supportive people, and I’m going to believe in this. And I’m also going to evaluate as I go along, where, you know you can’t get there if you keep doing the same thing over and over. What is so hard for entrepreneurs and leaders is to stop, but it’s so, so important to stop, you know, it could be at the end of each week or month. And just the simple question of what is working that I want to keep doing? What is not working? And what am I going to do differently? Those three questions can be absolutely game changing. Because what I’ve seen over and over even just with myself down to small businesses is it’s almost like you get so freaked out about this outcome or goal that you feel like it’s not working. You throw in the towel; you’re rethinking everything that you’re doing. And you’re just like, okay, I’m going to try something completely different. But it’s asking the question of, but wait, what was working, that you can keep doing? And to stay the course and to remember what is working and also that could also help you focus on, what are your wins, so you can lean into that as well, because it’s so, so easy to forget that.

Jeff  
One of my favorite podcasters, John Lee Dumas, closes most of his episodes with a reminder to his listeners that you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with, and our environment is so important. Our network is so important, isn’t it?

Brittany  
Yes, absolutely. And with me launching the business, I mean, every aspect of my life has changed, that was a huge decision for me, I did not take it lightly. And with my network, it truly was, okay, where am I going? Who do I feel called to and I find inspiring? And find ways to be around that energy. It could be, I mean, there is social media, and that can help with inspiration, as long as that is what it is to you. But truly just those in-person relationships, or the person that you’re calling regularly, having conversations with, is absolutely game changing. And you just keep staying in that energy, building that relationship of a give and take. Meaning, just healthy, just, I want to help you, you’re wanting to help me, and I know if I stay in that energy, and I keep staying committed to something better, an outside goal that I’m striving towards, I know that I will get there. And like I said, focusing on those wins, focusing on what’s working, you know you can become that person, that business, just what you’re trying to strive for.

Jeff  
Yeah, absolutely, I agree. And another quote that I always say, that always rings true is you are the company that you keep. So, one of the great byproducts of this podcast is how I’ve been able to expand my network and get to know some really, really amazing entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

Brittany  
Yeah, and just remembering that you’re human, and that you’re going to have different emotions, these ups and these downs. And having that support system is going to help you through being human, you know, because you have to embrace it, or else it will come out to get you. If you push it down and you just keep pretending everything’s okay, it will show up even in your results. I’m not just talking in your body and not feeling good, it will actually turn up in your results because you’re not working through whatever you need to work through, you’re running away from that human aspect that most entrepreneurs will know, because you have to be willing to fail to succeed, you have to keep going, you have to keep moving. And actually, one of my support networks right now in the Lake Norman area, I want to give them a shout out, is the Lake Norman Power Women’s Network. There’s some really, really great small businesses in the Lake Norman area, women that are super supportive. Also, another thing is to lean into your core values. Mine is authenticity, being curious, having compassion, and just really lifting each other up, and that’s what this group does. And a couple people that are on there, Northwestern Mutual Finance Group, we have a couple representatives a part of that Women’s Network.

Jeff  
Shout out to Lynn and Cara.

Brittany  
Absolutely, super supportive, lift each other up. Like I said, they’re really there for you. They’re amazing. And I recommend that to anyone to surround yourself with people like that. Also, there’s a couple other people on there that are just so great that I just can’t recommend enough.

Jeff  
I would love to maybe get in touch with leadership at that group and maybe invite someone on for a conversation on the podcast. So, I’ll follow up with you on that.

Brittany  
Yeah, actually the leader of it, Tonya Perry, she’s a health coach, health and nutrition and, shout out to her, because she’s the one who actually started the group. And she’s an example to me for really bringing people together. And during the meetings, really keeping it just tight knit and productive. And so how can I support you, and truly like, oh, this is what she’s doing, let’s try to support her. I feel like she just does such a great job of this is what we can do to help support, it could be anything, you know, there’s so many different ways to support each other. And she’s been great too, so yeah, I’ll definitely talk to you about that group. And some of the leadership on there, including Tonya.

Jeff  
Excellent, excellent. Yeah, you are the company that you keep, for sure. I found, circling back to the topic we’re talking about just a minute ago, I found when I’m stuck in business, usually it revolves around creativity, I’m usually getting writer’s block or creative block. But I will circle back to focusing on getting those small victories, just getting a few small wins to get back on track. And I’ve even used that in my personal life as well. What other advice or tips would you have for a small business owner or an or an entrepreneur?

Brittany  
Yeah, so even with doing the small wins, that’s huge. Even if it’s just like something little every day, I think it was Dan Pink’s Drive book. That’s a really great book that talks about how to motivate people, and this is for yourself, too. And it’s seeing the face of the people you serve, as well as any type of movement forward that you can capture is extremely motivating to people.

Jeff  
I thought you’re gonna mention Atomic Habits by James Clear.

Brittany  
Yeah, that’s a good one too.

Jeff  
That’s the one I thought you were getting at. I appreciate the recommendation. I’m gonna ask for a few other titles as well. As far as your work goes, are you working primarily with local Charlotte companies? Or have you been, have you expanded to other markets as well? Because I know you can do some of your work remotely.

Brittany  
Yeah, I’ve been doing a lot of remote work, but I’m excited to be able to go in person to the company’s local, like around Charlotte, for sure. So, I’ve done virtual and some companies and teams are for sure still virtual, so that is an option. But yeah, I’m able to do in-person as well, local.

Jeff  
Do you have partners or employees in the business? What does your team look like?

Brittany  
Yeah, I’m so excited, I recently got change management certified by, it’s a company called Change Craft. I think they’re just going through a rebrand right now. But what I love about them is that they’re research based, they do research-based behavioral, especially focused on habits, so a lot of what you read, like in Atomic Habits, is what they will apply with teams and leaders and what they’ve taught me to do. So, I team up with them and they would help me if I do a large initiative, so if it’s multiple teams at one time. And also, there’s another culture company, Pronel Culture, that they are my partners, as well. And so, we touch base weekly, and we get to talk and do events together. And it’s been really fun.

Jeff  
Partnerships are so important. It’s just impossible to do anything all by ourselves anymore. And being able to lean on partners who can bring their own complimentary skill sets and expertise to the table is so important. And whether they’re partners in the business or, you know, sort of a subcontractor-type partner. Either way.

Brittany  
Yes, absolutely. Because then I know I could take on anything with them. We got it. We’re a great team. And I love working on a team.

Jeff  
Yeah, it’s so helpful to have some backup for sure. Share with me, Brittany, a little bit about, so you’ve been in the Lake Norman area for a while, one of the questions that I love to ask my guests are to give some shout outs to some of your favorite local small businesses. They could be small businesses; they could be freelancers or professional services firms. What do you have for me?

Brittany  
Yeah, well first, one is Summit Coffee, I love them. They are an example of putting people first, of living by their values and having a mission, phenomenal, and they have a really great pivot story. So, I saw it as it was happening, they pivoted and were able to use an ATM machine location to hand out coffee. But also, I got to hear them speak at, I think it was Charlotte Innovation, Inno Charlotte might be one of their events. They talked about their pivots because I think there one of the top few companies recognized as great, great companies who were able to pivot. So, huge shout out to them and what they do, and their people first, also love their coffee. And I also want to definitely mention The Hurt Hub in Davidson, who serves Summit Coffee, in support of them. So, The Hurt Hub in Davidson has been a lifeline for me, who’s been at home a lot. I can get out, go somewhere else, be around people, be around other entrepreneurs. And it’s super exciting because as we’re reopening everything after the pandemic, they are now going to be doing more events. And so, they are planning just a lot of like, whatever entrepreneurs need, workshops, they’re really starting to gather information and do surveys right now. But I’m super excited about what they’re going to have to offer as they’re also partnering with Davidson College, because they’re an extension of them.

Jeff  
Yeah, I’ll be featuring a conversation with the Executive Director of The Hurt Hub on the podcast in the very near future, so really excited about that. I’m a big fan of The Hurt Hub, and that facility, and what the team is doing there.

Brittany  
Yeah, and they’re such a creative place. I just love how it looks, how it feels. And they’re displaying more art too, some of their students’ art. That’s pretty new, that they’re starting to display those in support of the Davidson students. So that’s pretty cool too to go see that.

Jeff  
That’s very cool. We mentioned Northwestern Mutual, Lynn Bowser and Cara Cremeans. Who else do you have for me?

Brittany  
Let’s see. We have Tonya Perry, she’s really great. And she’s who I mentioned, is helped pull together the Power Network Women’s Group, because I’m just all about authenticity. Like I said, lifting each other up, and how it’s collaboration over competition. And so, she exhibits that, and she’s been doing her thing for years. So, I just love seeing a realm of experience. I have a lot of entrepreneur friends, even from Charlotte, who they just started within the past three years, and then to also be friends with people who’ve been doing this for a lot longer. And having a group that they’ve been doing stuff like this a lot longer. It’s just so great.

Jeff  
I definitely look forward to having to shout Tonya Perry at some point. So, looking forward to connecting with her and getting to know her story a little bit. But also, to kind of spread the word on the Lake Norman Power Women’s Network, it sounds like an amazing group.

Brittany  
Yeah, yeah. And I’m pretty sure we’re still looking for people right now to join us. So, we’re growing. But Tonya could tell you more about that.

Jeff  
I’ll put a link in the show notes and definitely any listeners looking for a women’s business networking group. And where do you meet, in the Lake Norman area or Charlotte?

Brittany  
We actually meet in Northwestern Mutual, because Lynn was kind enough to give us a space there. We meet there every other Tuesday morning.

Jeff  
In Huntersville, on Northcross, I think?

Brittany  
That’s our new location, they opened up fairly recently.

Jeff  
Leaders are readers, and another question I love to ask my guests are to give me some book recommendations, reading recommendations for listeners.

Brittany  
Yeah, well, game changer for me, as we’ve already mentioned, Simon Sinek, Start With Why, the TED Talk is definitely, definitely worth watching for sure. And because really, Start With Why could be applied in so many different ways, even if it’s you personally, your why, your business’s why, I mean, it’s just awesome. He also has a book, Start With Why, he also has a couple others now. And so definitely, we’re always Simon Sinek. And then also another book that was game changer for me, was, it’s called Permission to Screw Up, great entrepreneur book title there, it’s by Kristen Hadeed. It actually changed my life in the sense that I was surrounded by a lot of just more seasoned leaders and to read a book about a woman who, she was my age, so it would be, I mean, she started her company younger. I mean, it was late 20s if that, but she’s my age now, so 30s, early 30s. But to read from her perspective, starting a company so young, was so refreshing. And this is before I even thought, before I was even gonna start my company, but seeing her leadership perspective, and her, we’re human in business and why it matters and how it led to her huge success over a cleaning company. If she can have that much success, a cleaning company and build leaders within a cleaning company. It was just, it’s such a fun read because she calls it permission to screw up because almost every chapter is about her growing her company. And usually, the beginning you find out something terrible has happened, like you feel like just like all her people walked out on her one day, like this is fairly early on in the business, but they’re all the cleaners that she’s hired. She has all these contracts. They got so fed up at something that they ended up walking out on her and just leaving her there and she was like, oh my gosh, and so you’re reading this, like what in the world would you do? And so, in that case, she ends up going, and I think it’s because she wouldn’t help clean, she was like, but I’ve so much to my office, she got disconnected essentially from her employees. But she goes in, and she apologizes to her workers and talks to them about it and ends up working it out. And then they come back I think that same day or the next day, but you watch her while she’s doing these things like how in the world would she get out of this? Or I have no, you know, to read what she does, and is able to grow leaders. So, like in that instance that I just told you, her growing a leader is her admitting that she messed up, and I’m just, I’m gonna accept ownership of that. And what do you guys think we should do, here’s what I think we should do, let’s come to an agreement together. And that kind of example, has changed lives within her company. And so, reading about that it truly changed me because there’s just so much fear even with companies or large companies, or even just myself as an individual, where it’s like, oh, my gosh, if I mess up the whole world’s gonna end, like you just feel terrible, or, you know, you don’t see a lot leaders admit to being wrong. And it’s really powerful to read. So, I definitely would highly recommend it, Permission to Screw Up.

Jeff  
Permission to Screw Up. Yeah, it makes sense, that title, as someone who started his own business almost 10 years ago, and is in the process of growing another one, I can totally relate to that title. I just had a conversation with a startup in South End, Charlotte, for the Charlotte podcast. And we talked a lot about how you think you have your concept 100% clear until you start and then you just have to make so many adjustments and refine it and refine it, you find out all these things with your business plan or your concept was broken, so yeah, Permission to Screw Up sounds like a great title.

Brittany  
And the last one, I’d for sure want to recommend, and it changed me as well, is the book, Everybody Matters by Bob Chapman, that one spoke volumes to me. And I really strongly believe a lot more people should read it. Because it’s not only an example of great leadership within a company and the power of recognizing that every single person matters, it was the fact that they are able to grow their business and get really large and still show that everybody matters, and how does that leadership work. How can you truly continue to grow leaders when it’s so huge, and I have talked to so many small businesses, like pretty small, and they, it’s like, when I talk to them, it’s almost like they’re worried to grow, because they’re worried about losing their synergy they have with their employees, or their best friends they started this company with. And I mean, truly, almost like worried to grow, but then we have to do this, or you know, but what if we grow and you know, and we lose this connection to each other, to our why, there’s this underlying, even if they didn’t voice it, especially not right away, there’s this undertone of that. But I want to stress that it is possible to grow your company and still have where everybody matters. And that’s a great example of a book of what that can look like and how it is possible, do not hinder yourself from growing out of worry that either you or your employees would be disconnected from the why or each other. It is possible.

Jeff  
That sounds like a title that really inspired you.

Brittany  
Yes.

Jeff  
Yeah, I can tell. Start With Why, the TED talk, you can watch it on YouTube. I stream it, listen to the audio. I can’t tell you how many dozens of times I’ve listened to that keynote. And then, of course, the book Start With Why, he has other titles I would recommend as well. But Start With Why is where you start with Simon Sinek, so excellent, excellent recommendation. Brittany, how can listeners learn more about Flourish Together?

Brittany  
Sure. I have a website you can find me at flourishtogether.net. So just www.flourishtogether.net or my Instagram would just be Brittany.Pomeroy. You can find me there, contact me, let me know how you’re doing. But those are the two best places.

Jeff  
I’ll have those links in the show notes and I’ll also have links to the businesses that we gave shoutouts to. And of course, I’ll have the titles of those books and the authors in the show notes as well. Brittany Pomeroy, the owner of Flourish Together. Brittany, thank you so much for joining the podcast, this was a lot of fun.

Brittany  
Yeah, thank you so much, I enjoyed it.

Jeff  
Big thanks again to Brittany for joining the podcast. Friends, you can learn more about Brittany and her work at www.flourishtogether.net. I’ll have that link in the show notes. And as always, you can find the complete show notes to all of our episodes, which are ranking on Google, by the way, at the home for Lake Norman’s number one small business podcast, www.thebestoflkn.com. Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter while you’re there. We have an amazing gift for our email newsletter subscribers on the way very soon, courtesy of one of the hottest restaurants in the Lake Norman area. How hot? Well, they were recognized for cooking up the best burger in North Carolina recently by the Charlotte Business Journal. Trust me, you’re going to love what we send you. That’s coming up soon, so sign up. Friends, that’s going to do it for this episode. Thanks so much for joining us. I’ll close this episode with a quote by Simon Sinek. Dream big, start small, but most of all start. We couldn’t agree more here at The Best of LKN. We have a lot more content on the way for you. So until next time, cheers Lake Norman. Bye for now.

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