How Women Can Harness Their Strengths
— Podcast Interview
As President and Founder of The Block Group, Patty Block is on a mission to help women harness their unique traits and strengths to make big things happen in their lives and careers. Today she shows us how she does it. During our conversation, Patty also unpacks her winning strategies for connecting with the right people, and reveals what everyone forgets to consider when assessing their value.
Turning your relationship building into a strategy
Reconnecting and discovering ways to help each other
Asking for introductions (and possible endorsements)
Creating specific language to help others foster your introductions
How (and why) she went completely virtual before the pandemic
Leveraging your network to find and connect with the right key partners
Why some pricing strategies simply won’t work for women
Why you are so much more than just your deliverables
The importance of trumpeting your own success
And so much more!
In 2006, Patty Block founded The Block Group to empower women who own service companies. As their trusted advisor, she brings a unique perspective, having experienced and solved many of the same complex issues women face, as leaders, as moms, daughters and sisters. 62% of women rely on their businesses for their primary income, yet 88% of these businesses generate less than $100,000 in annual revenue.
Having seen the same struggles time and again, Patty teaches women how to shift their mindset and build their confidence to generate more revenue with less stress. Her life journey–the good and the bad–allows her to course-correct clients by leading and advising with compassion, empathy and quiet resolve. The result is a partnership of unbiased accountability, helping women position their companies–financially, operationally, technologically–for game-changing results.
Patty raised three fantastic kids, all of whom have launched their careers and also work in Patty’s company (she essentially raised her own workforce!) Clients often refer to Patty as their “business therapist” and “secret weapon.” By establishing long-term relationships and serving as a strategic sounding board, clients experience direct benefits to create real and lasting change, turning roadblocks into building blocks.