Kate Strathmann: How to create more freedom and flexibility for the team to thrive inside and outside the business


July 7, 2021

Lots of companies and corporations say they are people first but are they?

Talk is easy. Alignment of business decisions to the principles and values of people first isn’t that simple.

Meet Kate Strathmann; she thinks of her business as an incubator for building a company that gives her team the freedom and flexibility they need.

In her bookkeeping agency and consultancy practice, Kate makes decisions in alignment with the actions and values of the cooperative economy where her goal is not to maximize profits for her gain and instead have a business created to meet the human needs of her team.

On this episode of Small But Mighty Agency:

  • What does it mean to build a counterculture business that isn’t centered around the primary purpose of profitability for the owner or the founder(s)? 
  • How she uses a matrix of compensation to create a system for her team to have more freedom and flexibility
  • How she prioritizes quality work over the amount of time spent at work and how that inspires her team for excellence
  • One untraditional action in her hiring process that helps her find the right fit for her culture

Kate Strathmann is a multi-disciplinary business owner and a rebellious spirit. She is the owner and director of Wanderwell, a consulting and bookkeeping practice that grows thriving small businesses while investigating new models for being in business. Wanderwell integrates financial expertise with an empathic, vision-forward approach, and leads with the belief that businesses can help create a more just world that centers people, community, and the environment.

Show Links

Wandererwell Consulting: https://wanderwellconsulting.com/

Wanderwell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_wanderwell_/

Kate Strathmann LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katestrath/

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