Concord Vallejo has at all times been captivated with creating a greater future for tomorrow. With years of expertise in communications and advertising, she based Common Occasions Inc. to assist assist nonprofits and moral companies in offering their companies to communities. Concord leads a workforce of social media, communications, copywriting, accounting, and administrative professionals in a collaborative atmosphere centered on their most important objective: offering assist to nonprofits.
Concord earned her bachelor’s diploma in communications from Youngstown State College, the place she labored for her faculty’s newspaper and performed varsity volleyball. Right now, we’re asking Concord about her expertise going from communications to proudly owning her personal enterprise and managing a workforce.
Q: What impressed you to discovered Common Occasions Inc.?
Concord Vallejo: My ardour for serving to others impressed me to discovered Common Occasions Inc. I spotted that many nonprofits and companies wanted assist with branding and back-end administrative capabilities and that many merely didn’t have the in-house assets or expertise to deal with all of it. I needed to assist these organizations get the popularity they deserve and supply them with the assist they want. You may say it’s all part of my very own private mission of constructing the world a greater, happier place.
Q: How did your prior expertise profit you when you transitioned to being a CEO?
Concord Vallejo: My background in communications and advertising gave me eager perception into what a company must be profitable. It allowed me to not solely determine what a company would wish by way of assist but additionally discover the precise folks to fill very important capabilities within the firm. No firm can really succeed with the efforts of just one individual – you want folks in your nook which can be merely higher than you at what they do. These are the folks you need in your workforce.
Q: What do you search for in an individual when constructing a stable workforce of execs?
Concord Vallejo: Ardour is crucial high quality that an individual can have for a place. Once you love and care about what you do, you convey a type of grit that you could’t discover wherever else. I search for individuals who not solely have the expertise, however the want to make a distinction on this planet. You gained’t discover success with individuals who solely see their job as an obligation, you want individuals who share the identical imaginative and prescient as you, and who consider within the course of.
Q: What recommendation would you give to anybody seeking to flip their ardour right into a profession?
Concord Vallejo: Hold at it and don’t let anybody’s opinions sway you away from what you really need to do. Take your ardour and discover a approach to make it into one thing greater. Don’t be afraid to make a number of errors alongside the way in which; it’s uncommon that any enterprise, in life or in enterprise, goes off with out a hitch. Take it as a studying expertise and be higher for it. You’ll be able to deal with it, belief me.