Karene Lambert-Gorwyn Will Fire You for Hiding a Mistake, Not For Making One

Karene Lambert-Gorwyn Will Fire You for Hiding a Mistake, Not For Making One


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My guest for Episode #98 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Karene Lambert-Gorwyn. She’s a Mumpreneur, Property Investor and Success Coach, Karene Lambert-Gorwyn balances being a full-time mother with running 3 businesses and an ever-expanding property portfolio.

A former management consultant, she brings years of successful corporate experience along with her own unique insights to the health industry, Karene helps practitioners scale from six to seven figures. You can get a free strategy session with her via her firm's website.

Karene is the co-author (with husband and business partner Chris) of Grow Your Heart Centred Business: From Passion to Profit.

In today's episode, Karene shares her “favorite mistake” story about making it “wrong” to be herself and why, for a while, she had only achieved the “facade” of success.

Other topics and questions:

  • What does it mean for a business to be “heart centred”?
  • What types of businesses or entrepreneurs do you work with? 
  • Being yourself? What's the application of that idea to your clients?
  • Progressionist not a perfectionist
  • Being open about mistakes
  • Won’t get fired for admitting a mistake
  • Will get terminated immediately for lying or hidingmistakes
  • You need to almost celebrate them, treat them as learning moments
  • Husband and business partner — the bonus of learning from each other
  • Get a free strategy session with Karene and Chris

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  • Full transcript

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A shorter clip on mistakes:

Her husband Chris talking about handling mistakes:


"Being a really intelligent woman, I got bullied [in high school].  And my coping mechanism for that was to make myself wrong, but to try and be better or as successful as I could possibly be."
"If [employees] do make mistakes, we almost celebrate them because they've learned something new they've uncovered something that needs to be changed or fixed."
"If you don't admit that you've made a mistake, we'd actually fire you over that than we would over making that mistake."

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is also a Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Marketing with the healthcare advisory firm, Value Capture.