Talkin' Talent with Cordia's Sam McCarthy

From Greeting Cards to Consulting: Tobey Wyatt's Journey to Starting Her Own Fractional Operations Firm

February 20, 2024 Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert
Talkin' Talent with Cordia's Sam McCarthy
From Greeting Cards to Consulting: Tobey Wyatt's Journey to Starting Her Own Fractional Operations Firm
Show Notes

In the 14th episode of Talkin’ Talent, Sam sits down with Tobey Wyatt, founder of Motherlode Consulting, as she shares how her unique career journey led her to offering “ops in a box” business operations services to support CEOs and leadership teams. Her trial-and-error approach, from starting a greeting card company as a child, to obtaining a degree as a high school math teacher, helped her uncover her passion for mentorship and helping others succeed in business. 

Unable to find a teaching job, she pivoted into business operations roles at several companies before starting Motherlode in 2021. Through her diverse professional experiences, Tobey recognized a need to help companies with 50 to200 employees with operations, human resources, change management and scaling. 

This episode covers: 

  • Key milestones in Tobey’s career and how she transformed challenges into opportunities
  • Operational and talent challenges small and medium-sized companies may face as they scale 
  • Indicators businesses may benefit from operational consulting
  • How fractional operational expertise can help CEOs reimagine human resources, implement organizational changes and handle transitions 

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