Episode #665 GiveForward: Leading An Industry

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The interview video

Chase and Jenna sit down with Ethan Austin and Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Co-Founders of GiveForward, for a discussion on becoming the #1 crowdfunding platform for medical expenses.



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What it Takes to Lead an Industry

I’ve always been a firm believer that environment is the number one determinant of success and the uplifting atmosphere at GiveForward’s HQ in Chicago certainly proves no different.

As they lead the way in medical crowd funding - topping their competitors by 21 % - it’s clear that culture is the distinguishing factor of industry leading companies.

Here are the three strategies Desiree and Ethan use to increase team productivity.

  • Encourage employees to evoke the company’s mission outside of the office - It’ll become an integral part of their identity.

  • Listen to your employees needs as if they were consumers. Surprise team members to make them feel valued.

  • Approach situations as a friend first and employee second. Productive relationships are made when we’re human in our interactions.