Making a shift on your own terms in order to play bigger is challenging enough. But what happens when your successful shift is followed by an unexpected game changer?
Lisa Riley’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to leave the corporate oil and gas industry and enter the paint and sip business, becoming the owner of a Pinot’s Palette franchise in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since taking the leap, Lisa has expanded to four franchises and celebrated her 10-year anniversary of being in business for herself… and she also received a surprise cancer diagnosis while undergoing a preventative mastectomy.
During our conversation, we talk about Lisa’s incredible cancer survival story, her entrepreneurial journey, and how she managed to increase her revenue while undergoing treatment.
Listen now to discover:
- The biggest challenges and successes Lisa has experienced through her shift to entrepreneurship
- The biggest mistake that Lisa made while hiring — and the valuable insight it taught her
- The humbling lesson Lisa learned when she needed to step back during her cancer treatment
Lisa Riley is the owner of 4 Pinot’s Palette franchises in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Before that, she worked for the QuikTrip Corporation and finished out her corporate oil and gas career at ConocoPhillips. She is a cancer survivor, a mom, a wife, and loves living life to the fullest! She has won Women in Business Champion for the City of Tulsa, Small Businessperson of the Year for Broken Arrow and Tulsa, International Franchisee of the Year, and United States Small Business Association Business Person of the Year.
02:55 Meet Lisa Riley
05:18 Lisa’s big shifts
08:32 The franchise shift
12:02 Being open to new opportunities
13:25 Saying “no” & delegating
19:12 Biggest challenges & hiring mistakes
24:37 Leading as an empath
26:23 Surviving cancer & stepping back
33:41 Preventative care & check-ups
35:25 Essential service
41:59 Food styling
45:35 Lisa’s next shifts
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins