Leading as a Woman: From Civil Servant to Founder with Organizational Expert Carrie Bateman-Buckley
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Carrie Bateman-Buckley, a determined entrepreneur and seasoned strategist, brings her wealth of experience in organizational design and strategic planning to the table as the CEO of Windsor Bateman Solutions (WBS). With a strong background in public health and education, Carrie focuses on helping businesses, both large and small, build successful teams and staffing structures. She spent 15 years in leadership positions in large organizations, including as a senior Cabinet member of the New York City Department of Education. Overcoming adversities, like being robbed at gunpoint, has only made her more resilient and persistent. Carrie's journey as a Division One athlete and her time spent working on international projects has given her unique insights into the importance of teamwork, adaptability, and perseverance.

In this episode, Carrie talks about how her life flashed before her eyes during a traumatic event that happened to her in New York City in broad daylight when a gun was pulled on her and the subsequent three years kind of trauma being reminded of this incident. Unpacking the trauma and going through the process of moving on from a life-threatening situation.


“And the one thing I will say that I had planned for in advance was financially I've given myself a cushion there so that I wouldn't be stressed on that front. been saving up over time. Again, not even sure what this was the LEAP I was going to make. But I did have that there in order to support myself as it gives you more options, more sense of security and, and just the backstop.”


“I think that what I love about what we do is we have these one-on-one meetings with people. And we really get to the heart of the matter in the meetings with them. And it's all from listening. So, I just think empathy goes a long way in any industry that you're in.”


Carrie also shares her experience on how she played an important role in supporting special education in New York, overseeing 1800 public schools and being responsible for any child in New York City with a disability, over three years of age and 21 and how she has set her eyes in paving a way for women to be part of a leadership position on larger organizations or even putting up her own business.


Adversities Carrie had to overcome:


·     Being robbed and held at gunpoint in broad daylight

·     Aftermath trauma during the court process

·     Feeling “undecided” on what path would she really want to focus on

·     Started very broad scope on business


Abundance Carrie created:


·     Was able to save up enough to start her own business

·     Took on a big responsibility with New York Education

·     Helping out larger institutions with organizational structure and strategic planning


Lessons from Carrie adversities


·     It’s okay to be learning a lot but eventually, you would want to focus on a thing or two

·     You cannot say “yes” to everyone, you have to identify which really are the ones whom you share the same goals

·     Importance of working together


Lessons Learned in Launching a Business

Starting a business can be both an exciting and challenging experience, as it involves navigating new territories, managing uncertainties, and learning from mistakes. Aspiring entrepreneurs should be open to seeking guidance from others, adapting their plans when necessary, and staying persistent despite setbacks. With the right mindset and framework, one can gain valuable insights and transform challenges into opportunities for growth and success. Carrie Bateman-Buckley's journey of launching Windsor Bateman Solutions exemplifies the importance of learning from one's experiences. She discusses the challenges she faced in starting her business, such as being overwhelmed with the idea of perfection for her website. Carrie highlights the significance of reaching out to others in similar fields for advice and encouragement. By being receptive to advice and learning from her experiences, Carrie was able to overcome obstacles and find success in her entrepreneurial venture.


Books and Resources

> Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know (The ParentData Series)

> We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rogers


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WEBSITE: https://www.windsorbateman.com/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-bateman-buckley-a6647943/


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