#83 Scaling With Soul: The Human Side of Business with Marina Branigan

Are you an entrepreneur who lies awake staring at the ceiling at 2 AM, wondering how to take your business to the next level without burning out? If so, this episode is for you! Get ready to dive deep into the gritty times of entrepreneurship as Marina Branigan joins Finola to discuss career pivots, the humanness of business and how grief can act as a trigger for professional growth. 

Throughout the discussion, we learn of Marina’s heart-wrenching task of facilitating redundancies to the career pivot that brought her back to her purpose. Marina delves into the multifaceted challenges entrepreneurs face when scaling their businesses, especially through hiring virtual assistants (VAs). Marina also offers her perspective on the necessity of strategic planning and mindset adjustments for entrepreneurs aiming to build specialised teams without succumbing to burnout. Tune in for an episode jam-packed with brilliant advice, personal revelations, and the celebration of forging connections that empower both the soul of your business and your own personal expansion. Key points throughout include:  

  • Navigating the transition from solopreneur to team builder
  • Has HR forgotten the human element? 
  • Triggers for growth: How grief became a catalyst for entrepreneurial courage
  • Soul-aligned choices: Embracing freedom in decision-making
  • Navigating business growth boundaries and the power of pausing
  • Common mistakes to avoid when hiring a virtual assistant
  • Understanding the cost of not letting go of control in your business
  • Mastering the art of delegation in business 


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If you’d like to check out Marina’s course – Room To Breathe: How To Work Successfully with a Virtual Assistant – and use the Coupon Code FINOLA24 for 24% off.


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