940: What It’s Like to Move From Human Resources Into Coaching With Robb Gilbear, Growth Habit [Main T4C Episode]
Robb Gilbear is an author, human resources professional, business coach, and founder of Growth Habit, which offers free training and mentoring for coaches. His professional journey began early after he dropped out of high school and created two record labels, Promo Records and Laidback Lab Records. He also worked as..
“The first thing I did for money as a kid was bring my Halloween candy and sell it to classmates out of a suitcase. The first real job I had after that is I had a paper route. I did work at a fast food place for several years in high school. I did that, but I was just using that money to save up, to buy more music and more music equipment. And when I left high school, I started a record label. That’s when I started my first real business. And then I was fine. I was getting fax orders in my bedroom and I was shipping stuff overseas. And I was sending stuff to New York City and London. I took this entrepreneurial spirit and the money that I’d made in legit jobs, just to really invest in the thing that I wanted to create.”
Best Career Advice
“The most powerful thing I could say to [young listeners] is to question their fear, the question, this fear of like, well, what if it doesn’t work out? What if it’s not the right role? What if I’m judged? What will my parents think?”
“Communication is the biggest challenge in almost every organization. It doesn’t matter if it’s six people in a one room office or if it’s 6,000 people and we have offices across the country and I’ve seen it. I’ve been in both.”
Public Speaking, Coaching, Consulting
Managing, Entrepreneurship, Design