We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsey Chapman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsey, how do you think about risk?
I think risk is a necessary part of reaching your full potential. I was a painfully shy child and one day it hurt so bad I made the decision that I was going to go out of my way to confront my fears and take risks. Taking risk is a skill that can lead to great failures and great rewards. Most of my success is born out of my ability to fail over and over again, learn from it, make it better, then succeed with it down the road.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business was founded out of a need for a better work-life for a single mom with kids. Even though my kids are older and I am now married that has not changed. The flexible remote work schedule with kid and animal-friendly co-work office has benefited all of my employees. We firmly believe that your job can be a joy and that your work environment, mental health, and family are just as important as our client work. I am not willing to sacrifice one for the other. I imagine as my employees grow and start families of their own that this will be a huge benefit to them to have the same flexibility I made for myself and my kids so many years ago.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I just love the waterway in The Woodlands. You can have a low-key dinner or some of the best cuisines in the city take a walk do some shopping. There is something for everyone up there. I love the BLEND Bar because they always make me feel like a princess with the best customer services in town. The candied bacon is to die for there.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I attribute most of my success to the unwavering support of my husband and children who are my most trusted advisors. The rest of my success comes from the direct support of the American Business Woman Association (ABWA.) My sisters in ABWA have guided me personally and professionally for the last four years. I have a local and national support group of successful businesswomen that foster my success every month. Lastly, I have learned so much from being a mentor myself. My business’s HR Professional Apprenticeship program and its students have taught me how to make a safe space to learn and grow into a profession under the direct guidance of a mentor in real client work every day.