Spencer Howell, President of Howell Rescue: Balancing Family Dynamics and Business Success
Business Builder Way Ft. Spencer Howell
In this episode, we are joined by Spencer Howell, President of Howell Rescue.
Welcome back to Business Builder Way! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Spencer Howell, the president of Howell Rescue Systems, a family business specializing in selling rescue tools to aid in extracting people from cars. Spencer shares how their leadership team has been pivotal in the company's growth over the past three years, highlighting the change in leadership style from their father's and the importance of building a strong team. We discover the key members of their leadership team, Anthony Fleming and John Curcio, who have played instrumental roles in the company's success.
Spencer takes us on their journey from college to AmeriCorps, and how they ultimately joined their family business with the goal of gaining experience and exploring possibilities. We delve into the challenges and rewards of working closely with family members, the importance of embracing one's role as the "young guy," and the valuable lessons learned from their experience in AmeriCorps. Stay tuned as we uncover Spencer's insights, their involvement in the Business Builders group, and how they are making a positive impact in the lives of their employees. Plus, find out how to connect with Spencer and learn more about Howell Rescue Systems and their training program, Crash Course Village. Get ready for an inspiring and enlightening conversation!
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About Spencer In This Episode
Spencer Howell is currently the president of Howell Rescue Systems, a family business that is entering its third generation. Working alongside his sister and father, Spencer has navigated the challenges of both business and family relationships, with the support and guidance of his father. Before joining the family business, Spencer majored in business in college and was a skilled baseball player. After college, he participated in AmeriCorps, where he worked with various nonprofits and gained experience in modeling and firefighting.
However, his father's increasing stress in the business led Spencer to return and explore the possibility of taking it over. Recognizing the need for a new leadership style as the business grew, Spencer sought the assistance of a culture coach named Tom Rubins. After working together for several months, Tom recommended Spencer to Wayne Herring, with whom Spencer has worked for over a year and four months. Spencer is grateful for the opportunity to learn from his father and is dedicated to continuing the growth and success of Howell Rescue Systems.
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