Hello! I’m Winston Faircloth and I help successful business owners develop teams they LOVE to work with every day multiplying their impact, income, margin, and freedom in their business.
Do you want to get back to doing the things you LOVE in your business? How would it feel to be able to do that while your team members are doing the work they love that supports your business? So that you all can make a good living and a big impact?
That’s what I wanted too! And as I’ve intentionally built my team, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. That’s why I set out to create programs for businesses to build their own dream teams.
For Love of Team is for early-stage business owners: When you realize that you may be captive point of your business doing all of the activities, even ones you dislike. And you begin to see the need to identify, develop, and lead a team.
Unlock Innovation is designed for established businesses that are generating revenue in excess of $1MM and are ready to break down potential silos that prevent critical innovations from the people that your business best: your team.
I’ve been managing awesome teams since I was a senior in college, starting with an all-female team of Resident Advisers in a freshman’s women’s dorm. While this may sound wild, I actually served as a big brother to the residents and mentor to the RAs as they developed their own unique leadership gifts.
A couple of years later, was promoted to the youngest Vice President of a major market within the United Way network at age 24, from there I was hired as one of the youngest CEOs in a top 100 market at age 30, and went on to become the founder of a social technology enterprise at age 40.
My focus was growth.
I loved our products. I took great care of our clients. But I lost sight of what was really important, my team.
When I should have been on the top of the world with my business hitting all of the goals I ever dreamed, I realized that I had blown it.
My team was in utter chaos.
I was dealing with them all: Back-stabbers, land-grabbers, credit-takers, process-blockers, and clock-watchers. I had created a Team Monster. It was my leadership failure that created an environment that grew this bad fruit.
So, I fired myself.
I came to realize that the one thing holding me back from achieving the success and impact that God was calling me to was not leading my team the way He designed.
While we typically hear this verse read at weddings, it truly has the power to transform your business.
Especially when we see that leadership is LOVE.
Unless we lead a team where each member is working in their own gifting, we can’t work within ours. We’re too busy putting out fires, taking work back because it’s taking too long to get done, and being frustrated because all of the “how to’s” only exist in our own heads.
The popular Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
When it comes to teams, I’d say: “When’s the best time to start planning for your team? Yesterday. When’s the next best time? Right now.”
So let’s get started.
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