The Courageous Leaders Club

109: Tom Jarvis: Unlocking Business Potential: The Power of Autonomy and Focus

June 27, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 15 Episode 109
109: Tom Jarvis: Unlocking Business Potential: The Power of Autonomy and Focus
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The Courageous Leaders Club
109: Tom Jarvis: Unlocking Business Potential: The Power of Autonomy and Focus
Jun 27, 2024 Season 15 Episode 109
Joanna Howes

Every time I speak with Tom Jarvis, MD at Wilderness - The Social Media Agency, I leave feeling calm, inspired and bursting with ideas for my business and I know you will feel the same after you listen to his experience.

Tom's blend of success and humility shines through as he shares invaluable lessons from his entrepreneurial career

I could talk to him for hours.

Key discussion points:

  • How a scorecard created structure and insight to measure success and focus on key areas for improvement
  • The ability to identify a gap in the market and see the vision of what is needed
  • Tom’s story of accidentally setting up an agency which he has now recently sold
  • The significance of focus and self-awareness in driving business growth and achieving success.
  • The benefits of creating a culture of autonomy and ownership 
  • Insights into the emotional aspects of selling a business and the lessons learned from such experiences
  • How Tom defined his leadership style during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to growth and resilience
  • The advantages of having a young and dynamic leadership team

I’d love to know what inspires you in this episode and the action it has encouraged you to take.


00:00 Key topics: autonomy, feedback, young board, challenges.

05:56 Vulnerability is okay, leadership evolves with growth.

08:32 Transitioned from entertainment to digital marketing consulting.

12:55 Creating a new industry with strategic decisions.

16:45 Balanced approach to business success through metrics.

17:56 Balancing growth and client satisfaction through communication.

23:18 New industry, rapid growth, young board members.

26:04 Belief in everyday creativity inspiring and connecting.

27:12 Creativity is executed through diverse perspectives.

32:17 Nurturing young talent brings fresh perspective.

35:25 Honesty about business challenges fosters empathy.

38:27 Shared process and decision-making for company stability.

43:00 Learning to focus and stay in the game.

45:26 Standing out in a crowded market challenge.

47:13 Seek feedback to inspire and develop leadership.



For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ

Show Notes

Every time I speak with Tom Jarvis, MD at Wilderness - The Social Media Agency, I leave feeling calm, inspired and bursting with ideas for my business and I know you will feel the same after you listen to his experience.

Tom's blend of success and humility shines through as he shares invaluable lessons from his entrepreneurial career

I could talk to him for hours.

Key discussion points:

  • How a scorecard created structure and insight to measure success and focus on key areas for improvement
  • The ability to identify a gap in the market and see the vision of what is needed
  • Tom’s story of accidentally setting up an agency which he has now recently sold
  • The significance of focus and self-awareness in driving business growth and achieving success.
  • The benefits of creating a culture of autonomy and ownership 
  • Insights into the emotional aspects of selling a business and the lessons learned from such experiences
  • How Tom defined his leadership style during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to growth and resilience
  • The advantages of having a young and dynamic leadership team

I’d love to know what inspires you in this episode and the action it has encouraged you to take.


00:00 Key topics: autonomy, feedback, young board, challenges.

05:56 Vulnerability is okay, leadership evolves with growth.

08:32 Transitioned from entertainment to digital marketing consulting.

12:55 Creating a new industry with strategic decisions.

16:45 Balanced approach to business success through metrics.

17:56 Balancing growth and client satisfaction through communication.

23:18 New industry, rapid growth, young board members.

26:04 Belief in everyday creativity inspiring and connecting.

27:12 Creativity is executed through diverse perspectives.

32:17 Nurturing young talent brings fresh perspective.

35:25 Honesty about business challenges fosters empathy.

38:27 Shared process and decision-making for company stability.

43:00 Learning to focus and stay in the game.

45:26 Standing out in a crowded market challenge.

47:13 Seek feedback to inspire and develop leadership.



For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ