Growing with Purpose Podcast: "Confidence and Competence" with Tracy Dahlin
Tracy Dahlin is a self-described "bull in a china shop" and a rumored "occasional pain in the ass." She's also a passionate, purpose-driven business leader.
Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Tracy Dahlin, Owner and President of Iron River Construction, a women-owned, full-service Minneapolis contractor and remodeler. Although Tracy is a licensed contractor, insurance inspector and roof inspector, she frequently deals with looks of disbelief when a woman shows up on the construction site. Still, Tracy leveraged her confident leadership and competence in the industry to build a successful, fast-growing company built on transparency, autonomy and collaboration.
In this episode, hear how Tracy continues to check her own leadership and her vision for the future of the construction industry. Tune into Tracy's story here.
[2:20] Starting a Business while Raising Four Kids
[5:25] The Satisfaction of Physical Work
[8:10] Learning to Let Others Lead
[12:20] Being Woman-Owned in the Construction Industry
[17:02] A Culture of Collaboration, Not Competition
[27:06] Why Young People Should Go into Construction
[33:48] Confidence by Doing is the Best Education
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