Building and managing teams

Building and Managing Teams

Pierce Larick is the Founder and CEO of New Revolution Media, a visual content creation agency based in San Francisco, California. After celebrating the business’ seventh anniversary, Pierce shares his approach to management, how it has changed over the years, and how he built a motivated team to support the company’s development.

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Building and managing teams

Building Successful Teams Through Shared Values

Kevin Ebberts is the Founder of RiverNorth Inc., an IT modernization company supporting government agencies, organizations, and programs to access government funding and aid. RiverNorth is based in Ashburn, Virginia and celebrates its fourth anniversary in 2024. In this blog, we discuss the importance of shared values in an organization

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Building and managing teams

Annalee Hagood-Earl: Running a Company as a Digital Nomad

Annalee is the Founder and CEO of Bash Creative, an event strategy and production agency based in San Francisco, California. In March of 2021, she embarked on a journey of traveling, choosing the digital nomad lifestyle. We will learn what digital nomadism means for founders and how it changed Annalee’s life.

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Unconventional paths to success

Becoming a Founder By Following Your Passion

Jeriel Sydney is the Founder of FableRune, a botanically-based wellness brand offering various self-care amenities ranging from shampoos and conditioners, to candles, and skincare products. The company is based in Los Osos, California and celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2024.

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Unconventional paths to success

Unconventional Path to Success as a Digital Nomad

Em has been an entrepreneur for three years now, most of which she spent outside of Australia, where she was born. After living in London for a bit, she decided to devote herself to traveling, choosing the digital nomad lifestyle. During 2023, she resided in 23 European countries.

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Building resilience and flexibility

Mentorship, Seeking Advice & Adopting a Beginners Mindset

Starting your company is as exciting as it is overwhelming. Many people, especially first-time Founders, set up their venture with a limited budget, almost making them obliged to do it all by themselves. But even with the needed capital, some continue this trend, resulting in failing or slow-growing businesses.

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Conquering imposter syndrome

Self-awareness as an Antidote to Imposter Syndrome

Around 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. The issue is especially prevalent with entrepreneurs: 87% report they’ve struggled with it during their careers. Imposter syndrome leads to feelings of inadequacy, doubt, and an impending sense that you are not good enough, capable enough, or deserving of your success.

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Building resilience and flexibility

Mental Health as a Founder

One of the issues we at Follow the Founder want to address directly is the inevitable loneliness at the top that entrepreneurs experience. Whether you have a partner or not, you need to make a lot of decisions on your own. Not having a network around you when doing things for the very first time is a hurdle for all new and sometimes seasoned Founders.

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Our Mission

To offer a different, more authentic view of the journey to entrepreneurship and the many ways to achieve this title. Through authentically discussing the challenges, achievements, and lifestyles of entrepreneurs around the globe.

Our Aim

To share more about the lifestyle, challenges, achievements, and the process on a global scale. Sharing holistic healthy habits, tips & tricks to building a business, the benefits of global travel, and providing a mental tool belt to success.

Founder Stories

Founder Story

Ben Larson: Unconventional Path to Becoming a Successful Founder

Ben Larson is the Founder and CEO of Vertosa, a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in the extraction and infusion of cannabis oil into beverages. Ben has been an entrepreneur for almost ten years, during six of which he has led Vertosa. In this interview for Follow the Founder, Ben tells us about his journey to entrepreneurship and shares the biggest benefits and hurdles he has experienced along the way. 

Founder Story

Andrew Everingham: Founder Story

Andrew Everingham is the Founder and CEO of Capital-e, a marketing and events company based in Sydney, Australia. During their thirteen years in business, Capital E has worked with some of the world’s most exciting and leading tech change-making organizations. In this interview for Follow the Founder, Andrew talks about his entrepreneurial journey and shares how his values have shown up in his business.

Founder Story

Jeriel Sydney: The Benefits of Holding True to Your Values as a Founder

Jeriel Sydney is the Founder of FableRune, a botanical wellness company supplying boutique luxury hotels and carried in Whole Foods. Fable is based in Los Osos, California, and will celebrate their ten-year anniversary in 2024. In this interview with Follow the Founder, we ask Jeriel about the biggest unforeseen benefits of entrepreneurship and the difficulties she has faced on her journey.

Founder Story

Annalee Hagood-Earl: My Founder Story

Annalee is the Founder and CEO of Bash Creative, an event strategy and organization company based in San Francisco, California. Celebrating her 10th anniversary as an entrepreneur, Annalee shares her journey, the unexpected wins and hurdles along the way, and shines light onto the untold truths about success.

Founder Story

Pierce Larick: Side Hustle to Successful Founder

Pierce Larick is the Founder and CEO of New Revolution Media, a visual content creation agency based in San Francisco, California. After seven years in the driver’s seat of New Rev, Pierce looks back and tells Follow the Founder’s community about his entrepreneurship journey and building a thriving company from virtually nothing. 

Founder Story

Em McCabe: Founder Story

Em McCabe is the Founder of the value-centered digital marketing web design and branding agency Eb + Flo Digital. Em has been an entrepreneur for three years now, already managing a team of five. In this interview, we explore her story, what drove her to entrepreneurship, and what hurdles and benefits became present in her journey so far. 

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Meet Annalee

Annalee is the Founder and CEO of Bash Creative, Inc., a boutique event strategy and production agency based in San Francisco, California. Specializing in meticulously crafting and executing events for discerning brands and private clients, Annalee has played a pivotal role in helping dozens of brands create resourceful and imaginative experiences for their external and internal audiences.

Driven by a perpetual pursuit of adventure and new experiences, Annalee currently embraces the lifestyle of a “digital nomad,” residing abroad. In this capacity, she immerses herself in diverse cultures, enhances her understanding of managing a global business, and expands her network to include individuals with unique perspectives from around the world.

Throughout her career, Annalee has harbored a profound passion for connecting people and providing mentorship across all stages of their professional journeys. As she commemorates her 10-year anniversary of self-employment, she channels this passion into creating Follow The Founder. Recognizing the inherent challenges of entrepreneurship and the occasional feelings of isolation and overwhelm, Annalee endeavours to establish a platform and community for fellow founders who navigate similar paths.

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