Episode 28: Gretchen Williams – Coffee and Heartbreak

Episode Description: In this episode, we get to know how Gretchen Williams got to start up her own business with Heartbreak Coffee Roasters and her experience working for Blue Bottle Coffee.

Resources:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchen-williams-968b06a2/

Heartbreak Coffee Roasters – http://www.heartbreakcoffeeroasters.com/

Posh Incredible Transformations – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/posh-incredible-transformations/id1377517663?mt=2

Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyrz1fZpMDHSfGm7t29ieOA/featured

Website – Poshinc.com

Email – tifany@poshinc.com

 

Episode Notes:

  • Intro – 0:00
  • Not Trusting Myself in Being a Good Manager – 0:38
  • Sometimes You Need Something to Do Work for You – 0:50
  • The Challenge On Hiring New People – 1:10
  • Learning About Trust and Working With Other People – 1:44
  • First Starting Heartbreak and Opportunities – 2:24
  • Holding Yourself Back – 3:35
  • Building Skill By Practicing – 4:38
  • Feeling It Wasn’t Good Enough – 5:51
  • Putting In the Work – 6:31
  • Opportunities That Were Turned Down – 7:11
  • A Lesson in Interdependence – 10:32
  • Having a Hard Time Asking for Help – 11:32
  • Do You Know When Others Need Help? – 11:58
  • Atuned to Other People’s Needs – 13:38
  • Sensitive to Energy – 15:10
  • The 5 Love Languages – 16:37
  • Relationships – 17:15
  • Anxiety, California, and the Social Level – 18:45
  • Making Heartbreak Unique and Separate from Others – 26:30
  • Things Are a Lot Harder in California – 28:16
  • The Process of Opening Up a Business – 29:09
  • The Health Department – 30:15
  • Succeeding Means Surviving – 31:42
  • Believing That Being Relevant and Having Wealth Is Success – 33:48
  • The Essence of a Unique Place – 36:52
  • Creating Something Sustainable – 39:40
  • People I Know Vs. Those I Don’t – 40:18
  • Having a Dry Sense of Humor – 43:09
  • Being a Woman in a Male Dominant Coffee Industry – 44:17
  • A Coffee Shop Experience in Long Beach – 47:45
  • Tiffany’s Experience in the Coffee Industry – 49:10
  • Not Being Taken Serious as a Woman – 50:18
  • It Must Be Really Tough Being a Man – 53:10
  • Not Being On Social Media – 54:25
  • Introducing Something New to a Community – 55:20
  • Learning About the Coffee Industry – 1:01:52
  • Being Ok With Mediocre Things – 1:03:23
  • I Love Good Service – 1:05:54
  • The Competition Is the Person Who Would Go the 2 Inches – 1:06:24
  • Working At Blue Bottle – 1:08:00
  • Wanting to Create The Same Experience – 1:17:07
  • The Turnover of Employees – 1:18:21
  • Having the Best Service in Vietnam – 1:21:05
  • Blue Bottle Has An Infusion of a Family Mentality – 1:23:18
  • Places Hiring People With Specialty Coffee Experience – 1:24:11
  • Something Unique About Blue Bottle – 1:26:42
  • Taking the Time to Hire the Right People and Train – 1:30:32
  • Closing – 1:34:22

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