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Introverts Can Start a Business too - Beth Buelow Explains
111: Introverts Can Start a Business too – Beth Buelow Explains

111: Introverts Can Start a Business too – Beth Buelow Explains

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Beth Buelow on how introverts can start a businessBeth Buelow on how introverts can start a business

Many people think that introverts are shy and anti-social. Beth Buelow is an introvert entrepreneur who left her corporate job to start a business and built a community to help introverts understand how to use their introversion as a benefit. On this episode of the How to Quit Working Show, Beth explains how to use introversion as an advantage in your business and how to better understand and work with introverts if you are not one. 

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About Beth:

Beth was in elementary school when she outlined the marketing plan for her first entrepreneurial idea, twenty-three when she learned she was an introvert, and thirty-eight when, in 2010, she put the two together to create The Introvert Entrepreneur, a personal and professional development company.

Since founding The Introvert Entrepreneur, Beth has established herself as the go-to person for introvert entrepreneurs across the globe. She is known for her sharp observations on the introvert nature, her accessibility online and in person, and her willingness to reveal her own entrepreneurial challenges alongside intelligent, heart-centered strategies for overcoming them.

“The Introvert Entrepreneur” will be published by Penguin/Perigee Books in November 2015. Her first book, Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert, is available through Amazon.com and other major online retailers.

A professional speaker, certified coach, and corporate trainer, Beth has coached dozens of introverted clients, trained hundreds, and spoken to thousands, championing introvert strengths and establishing her expertise in entrepreneurship, communication, and leadership. Her coaching, writing, and speaking style draws on her experiences as a trained classical musician, arts administrator, nonprofit professional, and entrepreneur.

She is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the ICF-Washington State Chapter. Beth has enjoyed sharing her message that “Success Is an Inside Job!” with numerous organizations and corporations. Selected presentations have included Starbucks, Boeing, Seattle University, PrimeGlobal, Xceed Credit Union, Ignite Seattle, MarketingProfs University, eWomen Networking, Northwest Human Resources Management Association Annual Conference, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and Puget Sound Business Journal, among others.

Beth has been quoted and contributed to blogs and articles in print and online for FastCompany.com, Psychology Today and PsychologyToday.com, Entrepreneur, Success, Inc.com, Crain’s Business Chicago, Aquarius Magazine, Seattle Times and ToiletPaperEntrepreneur.com, among others.

Her extremely popular podcast, “The Introvert Entrepreneur,” features interviews with well-known and emerging Introvert Entrepreneurs. Since its launch in August 2010, the library of 69 podcast episodes collectively have been downloaded more than 1.6 million times.

Past and upcoming podcast guests include entrepreneurs Tony Hsieh, Brad Feld, Pamela Slim, Grant Cardone, John E. Doerr, and Chris Guillebeau, introvert experts Susan Cain, Laurie Helgoe, Nancy Ancowitz, Sophia Dembling, and Jennifer Kahnweiler, along with authors Jonathan Rauch, Susan Biali, Barbara Markway, and Mary Anne Radmacher. Other guests have included experts in social media, marketing and sales, personal growth and networking, almost all of them introverts.

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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