I wasn’t hiring and I didn’t need a graphic designer when I met Kyle Lacy. It didn’t matter, there was something about the quiet confidence of this extraordinary young man that convinced me in our first conversation that I should find a way to hire him.

Many of my friends thought I was crazy to hire and train someone who had plans to start his own business, one that would eventually compete with Roundpeg. But it was one of the best decisions I made.

In the  year we worked together, I taught Kyle about running a production company, how to network and how to answer the phone (it is more of a skill then you think). In return, Kyle taught me about social media. He introduced me to online networks and tools which have become an integral part of my business. But more importantly, he helped me learn that I don’t have to have all the answers. I can hire people who know more about something then I do and let them teach me.

Today, Roundpeg is known for our social media skill, and I am grateful for the lessons from Kyle which put us on this path.