Sarah Peck - Lessons startup founders should learn from parents!

Sarah Peck - Lessons startup founders should learn from parents!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Guest:

Sarah K Peck (The New York Times, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, 99U, Psychology Today, Life Hacker, Thought Catalog, and more) is an author, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Parent, a media company documenting untold stories of what it looks like to be a woman in leadership, life, and work. The Startup Parent Podcast shares long-form stories of parenting, business, entrepreneurship, and growth.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generated $30k ARR, which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 22,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community + Brand at Threado, building a side project called GuestLab and runs a newsletter called YC Founder Stories alongside hosting this podcast.

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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Description:

Tune in as Sharath and Sarah discuss parenting as founders, building a life with your kids, work-life balance, and more!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Timestamps:
  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 1:01: Shoutout to
  • 5:19: Introduction to Sarah Peck
  • 07:03: How Startup Parent began
  • 23:58: How to transition from being an employee to a founder
  • 27:44: Preparing your finances for a child
  • 32:15: Advice for parent-founders
  • 35:40: Work-life balance as a parent
  • 44:29: The importance of setting expectations
  • 47:24: The need for support systems in parenting
  • 50:23: Living your best life with kids
  • 54:00: Tips for balancing kids and career
  • 58:40: Best communication practices for founders
  • 1:05:45: Lessons for growing your work on the internet
  • 1:10:24: Parent-founders that inspire Sarah
  • 1:15:39: Sarah's next ambitious goal
  • 1:18:50: Outro and closing thoughts
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