This weeks Female Entrepreneur Spotlight is on
Mrs. Leah Matthews, owner/director of Studio Go Dance and the co-owner/co-founder of Studio 2 Go Dance.
I have known this young, inspiring business woman for 12 years; since she was a Sales Rep at a company called Corporate Payroll Services located in Norcross, GA. I was new to Georgia. I was the Front Desk Receptionist. This was the first job I took after the real estate market crashed and my real estate sales were low. In case you didn’t know I was also a real estate agent for about 8 years of my life, but that’s another story. Now although I made a couple friendships at this place, my experience there was short and eventful. Leah and I hit it off pretty quickly. I remember little, petite Leah walking in to the office every morning with her coffee and huge sunglasses that pretty much swallowed her whole face. Every day on her way in to the building and always on her way out she would stop by my desk. We would talk about many things including our plans to get out of there. We finally did. Leah left Corporate Payroll and became a Consultant for Michael Page International which is a professional recruiting firm. They were opening a new office in Atlanta and were looking for an Office Manager. She thought of me for the position, made the connection and to make a long story short, I got the job. The rest is history.
I feel like I’ve watched Leah grow and blossom into the woman she is today. From our first encounter at CPS, to our many experiences at Michael Page, to when she met her husband Todd, to their engagement, to their marriage (which by the way I had the pleasure of styling the hair for her and her bridesmaids at the wedding)……
….to becoming a mother, to now a successful business owner.
After Michael Page closed its doors, with over 20 years of experience, Leah followed her passion for dance and started Studio Go Dance which is a professional dance company that provides dance instruction to local schools, churches, synagogues, recreation centers, etc. She also co-founded an extension of Studio Go Dance with Studio To Go Dance, which is a packaged curriculum created by Leah and co-founder Lauren Nolan, that is shipped to dance studios worldwide to help transform their businesses. For more information check out the websites below.
Leah and I sat down for an on camera interview. During this interview Leah drops some jewels that every woman interested in opening a business should hear. She talks about how she handles being a mother and a wife juggling so many hats as an entrepreneur. She also talks about the trials and tribulations she has had to face during her journey as well as her story of success. I was truly inspired and actually motivated. Take a look at our interview I hope she inspires you as well.
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