This week we talk with entrepreneur Brook Powers about the art of the side hustle and the internal drive to build businesses. Brook offers great advice to other women entrepreneurs on how to trust your instincts in business and be confident in your own abilities. This is a conversation we know we needed and we’re certain you’ll also find some wisdom from Brook.
Brook is Chief Operations Officer of Griffin Properties, a residential real estate firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In just 5 years at Griffin, Brook has doubled the size of the team, added expansion partners, and grown sales volume from 27m to 60m. In this episode, Brook talks about how she has embraced leaning out and how she got her start as an entrepreneur with a myriad of side hustles or hobby jobs as she calls them, while working a full time job in the publishing industry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her drive to build businesses always kept her going and she lept out of a job she’d known for over 20 years to be an entrepreneur full time.
Brook is Chief Operations Officer of Griffin Properties. A 5-year veteran of the team, she fosters a culture of full spectrum participation, emphasizing inclusion and collaboration to drive exponential business value. Since joining Griffin Properties, she has doubled the size of the team, added expansion partners, and grown sales volume from 27m to 60m.
She is also a recognized industry authority on the topics of talent development, recruitment, team growth, and marketing. She also supports multiple initiatives to accelerate female leadership and has been invited to speak around the globe as well as multiple industry keynotes and panels.
Brook is an entrepreneur who has had a myriad of side hustles, while having a full time career. Her drive to build businesses, keeps her going. Brook is high energy and full of love and support for others.