When You Lose a Key Employee (w. Alyssa O’ Toole) [7FMS Ep. #124]

by Daniel Patterson

What do you do when a key team member leaves your school?

A studio manager? Department head? One of your best teachers?

How do you recover?

What steps could you be taking now to minimize the impact of such an exit?

What could you do to prolong the time that fantastic employees stay with your business?

We invited Alyssa (one of the coaches here at Grow) back on the podcast for another roundtable discussion…

In this episode, Nate, Daniel, and Alyssa share their stories of a time when one of their key team members left…

What happened…

What they learned…

And what you can learn from their experiences.

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • When a key employee leaves your music school
  • Alyssa’s experience: transitioning to new roles and coping with loss
  • Emotions and storytelling: defying negative self-talk and taking action
  • Proactive methods to reduce stress when an employee leaves
  • How to transition an employee and celebrate their wins
  • Lessons learned from losing a key employee
  • Managing communication and relationships during transitions
  • Hiring and handing off responsibilities smoothly
  • Investing in employees for engagement and studio growth

Other Opportunities…

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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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