Founder’s Friday featuring Barry Saltzman @ Saltzman Enterprise Group

Barry Saltzman

Please provide a brief description about your company.

Saltzman Enterprise Group provides strategic consulting and coaching helping companies and individuals reach their full potential. All clients are handled in a boutique manner, with special focus and attention based on a clients unique personality, motivations and goals.

Two hashtags that best describe you (i.e.: #driven, #fierce, #mom, #dad, #roadblockcrusher, etc.)

#problemsolver #committed

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Managing a $700m division of a $2B Public Technology Company. I really got to appreciate and understand how to manage leaders vs managing tasks and transactions. I was a phenomenal learning experience and has helped me to this day.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness is the balance between adding value and helping others while at the same time bringing satisfaction to me.

What is your greatest fear?

Not being prepared

Whom do you most admire?

Stephen Carr – Stephen was a former boss and personal coach of mine. Stephen helped me find the right balance between generating results and leading people. Every time I spoke to Stephen, he was 100% focused on helping me based on who I am not who he wanted me to be.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Be less competitive. My desire to compete sometimes gets in the way.

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?

Exercise regularly, healthy eating and meditation. If I do all three, I am in sync.

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?

If you can delegate to the right people, things are so much easier.

What is your most marked characteristic?

New York Attitude

What is your greatest regret?

Thinking back on many past relationships, there were definitely ways I could have handled them differently. With age, comes wisdom and with wisdom comes some regrets.

What is your motto?

Helping others reach their full potential

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?

Fortunately I have no major legal issues as I try to surround myself with smart people and listen to their advice

When running your business, what do you struggle with most?

Trying to do everything from sales to marketing to service delivery to operations to accounting.

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?

Take bigger chances and go for it. You have more time to adapt and correct any career choice you make.

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