Video: Courtney Klein of SEED SPOT’s Secrets to Success

PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM THE SUM AND SUBSTANCE TOUR

What do you do every day that you consider important to your success?

Courtney Klein: Every day, I try to write a thank-you note to someone. My parents were divorced when I was young, and I was away from my paternal grandmother. She would always send notes to us girls in the mail. There was something really powerful about getting something tangible with a stamp. I love the post office for that reason, and I hope it always stays in business. So part of my tradition is to always write thank-you notes, consistently, to people who have meant something to me, my work, the team, or our collective mission here. I really believe in the power of remembering daily who you’re thankful for and who made your day and this work possible.

Who: Courtney Klein is co-founder and CEO of Phoenix-based SEED SPOT, one of the country’s top non-profit incubators. Since 2012, SEED SPOT has accelerated the dreams of more than 170 social entrepreneurs.

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This article appeared in Issue 8 | July/August 2016

Issue 8 is all about women and leadership (with plenty of material for readers of all genders). We feature interviews and profiles of inspiring leaders like Kat Taylor of Beneficial State Bank, shareholder advocate Natasha Lamb, Energy Excelerator's Dawn Lippert, award-winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth, Brook Eddy of Bhakti Chai, Kiverdi's Lisa Dyson, and more. You'll also find even more how-to stories than ever before, including how to recruit a more diverse workforce, learn to disappoint people without hurting your career, and survive a capital raise.

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