The Reality Of Working With Your Family ~ Guest John Cook
Family-owned businesses make up 80% of all Canadian businesses and contribute 60% of Canada’s annual gross domestic product (GDP). Working with family comes with its own special challenges but there are many pluses too. This week Kathy has a candid conversation with her brother, co-worker, and business partner, John Cook. Tune in as they discuss the ups and downs of working for your family-owned business.
John Cook is the General Manager of the Lyle Cook Automotive Services Centre in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. John has worked for the family-run business for 28 years in various positions and is now part of the third-generation management team which consists of John and his two sisters who are breathing new life into the 94-year-old company. A talented musician and athlete, John is well-known in the area as a member of the Tragically Hip cover band – The Hip Too. He is an avid hockey player and has coached many local, young athletes on the ins and outs of power skating. John is a fixture at community events and is rarely seen without a touch of a purple in his outfit.
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Everywhere you go, everywhere you turn, everyone you talk to, money appears. Either in conversation, in thoughts, in dreams, in stress, in arguments and in planning.
Money is the one commodity that everyone can universally agree that they all need. Most people navigate through their lives not really understanding how money works or how to keep more of it.
Kathy Cook Noble is a believer in people’s abilities to understand, control and plan for their futures with money. She believes that once people understand the importance of why they need to control their own finances, they will live a free and happy life. She is a Financial Advisor, teacher, bookkeeper, business expert, seeker of knowledge, community volunteer and believer in people.
Kathy has spent her entire life studying and working in business to help people expand their lives, save money, make money and avoid financial ruin. She personally understands what it means to see value and have faith in yourself so that you are more confident in financial decisions.
Overcoming painful obstacles and realizations about money has helped Kathy become obsessed with helping people, especially women, understand their financial situations and help them plan for their future selves.
To get more of Financially Speaking with Kathy Cook Noble, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/financially-speaking-kathy-cook-noble/