Team work makes the dream work is a quote from Daniel Flynn of Thankyou Water and a motto I keep on throwing out there and in this podcast we share some insights via a chat with Charlie Thompson Co-Founder of The Massage Company.
Even those like me who are self-employed need a team around them both personally and professionally to achieve the dream!
Charlie has a high profile CV prior to the launch of The Massage Company from Health & Beauty Manager at Virgin Active & Q Hotels, to skincare product house and as the Director of the International Spa Association.
I have witnessed the effects of Charlie’s team management firsthand and though I could have many conversations with him, building teams can make or break businesses!
There are some valuable insights for Therapists, those wishing to set up a business and even a franchisee opportunity straight from Charlie!
In the interview I delve straight in with the difference The Massage Company has made to the future of a Massage Therapist – supporting long and enjoyable careers in the industry. The reason this is such an important start to the podcast is because after 2 years of study most Therapists end their career 3 years later, not because they don’t love what they do but they themselves are broken physically with lower back issues, poor posture and RSI! We follow on the with the future of TMC – a franchise opportunity to grow this new concept of massage memberships as part of a healthy lifestyle into the UK market.
We return directly to speak to Therapists and Charlie shares some valuable tips on perfecting your CV to get you passed the first stage towards gaining an interview.
We then tap into 5 different stages of building a team within a new business from the pre-launch team, opening team, long-term team, growing a team and both the in-house and remote training team involved.
We tap into why Therapists do what they do following an in-house survey conducted and how there’s more than money incentives but a good wage should still be in place.
Enjoy the podcast with Charlie and I.
Reach out to Charlie Thompson via;
Twitter @charliethompso_ @Massage_Company @TMC_Camberley
Facebook The Massage Company