The group environment is a great setting to talk through problems confidentially and helps me think through solutions. I have learned that my problems are not unique to just me. There is accountability in the group, and we need to implement solutions and report results back to the group. The experience has given me confidence to speak up and share problems even if they seem silly – I find someone else has had a similar issue.”
Laroque turned to the CEO Roundtable program run by GrowFL, a partner organization with FloridaMakes, part of the MEP National Network™, for the benefit of interacting with other CEOs. The CEO Roundtable was a place where she could get input on the challenges of day-to-day leadership in her new position. When it came to leading the team, the questions and pointers from the group helped her to see how she can move forward and work with her “old boss’ while being the “new boss.”
The suggestions and shared best practices from CEO Roundtable members helped her tackle personnel issues and get her leaders in the right seats for business growth. Laroque says their leadership team is the most cohesive it has ever been. Laroque first joined the program in 2018 and plans to continue her participation.