MEET YOUR MENTOR – JUDY LINDENBACH

In addition to our Haltech HEAT™ business advisory services, our clients have free access to a wide variety of entrepreneur development resources to help them grow and reach their goals. This includes leveraging the knowledge, experiences and connections of our Mentors and Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs).

What is your professional background?

Judy’s expertise includes guiding high-level strategic initiatives to further business development & growth… Judy possesses an uncanny ability to review a company’s plan and/or funding pitch, pin point the challenges and assist in the development of the solutions necessary to overcome obstacles & foster success.

Describe your areas of specialization.

Ex. Sales; Marketing; Operational Challenge Resolution, Talent Acquisition & Management; Policy & Procedure Development; Training Program Design & Delivery.

What do you enjoy most about working with Haltech / Haltech Clients?

I love the receptiveness of Haltech clients to constructive input and their willingness to utilize this input in their businesses.  It is a pleasure to work with individuals that are passionate about what they do, eager to learn and willing to put in the time and energy required to achieve success.  It is simply inspiring work!

When determining the potential for success, what do you look for in a startup?

Passion is contagious and therefore essential to entrepreneurial success.  If you are not passionate about your product or service at the beginning, it is unlikely that you will find the willpower, resolve, confidence and perseverance required to overcome what can seem like insurmountable challenges encountered by virtually all entrepreneurs before success is realized. Haltech will help you add the structure required to capitalize on your passion and commitment.

Inspiring quotes every entrepreneur should live by:

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence & making sure the impact lasts in your absence. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook.

Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure. Michael Bloomberg, Founder Bloomberg LP

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want! Jack Nicholas, Professional Golfer

Books every aspiring entrepreneur should read:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan that Works by Ash Maurya

Zero to One by Blake Masters & Peter Thiel

The best advice you can give to an entrepreneur?  

“At a certain point, it is more important to ‘work on your business’ than to ‘work in your business’.  Setting the strategy for growth is essential to success.  Keeping the washroom clean is not!  Outsource the non-essential elements of operational sustainability.”

“Ensure all staff & associates fully understand your Company Mission & Vision statements.  Re-fuel their passion for these daily.”

“Skills can be taught, willingness is a measurement of one’s character.  Always err on the side of recruiting and rewarding initiative and willingness to sustain long term success.”