July 29, 2020 4:00 am Published by

Episode 66:

Amy Langer, co-founder and owner of Salo, LLC is a successful entrepreneur and industry thought leader. With offices in both Minneapolis and Chicago, Amy drives company growth and brand affinity through a keen analysis of market gaps, architecting and leading innovative strategy, and establishing sustainable and scalable infrastructure. Her unwavering commitment to creating an exceptional corporate culture and service environment has led Salo to be widely recognized for setting industry standards relative to innovative culture, superior client service, and workforce flexibility. Amy specializes in human resources, finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship and works with executive leadership ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial ventures.

Prior to co-founding Salo, she was National Business Development Director at Robert Half International, a $1.5B publicly traded professional services company where she led transformative change in the North American territory, comprising and drove a national product line that generated $10M in recurring annual revenue.

Amy’s high energy, keen intuition, and astute analytical skills inspire comprehensive thinking that generates innovative paradigms. She is adept at connecting smart and engaged leaders, who are motivated to solve problems, improve the business climate, and achieve future state outcomes.

Giving back to the community is important to Amy as she serves on the board of directors for several non-profits including Health Partners and Washburn Center for Children Emeritus.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Amy’s entrepreneurial journey and how she got to where she is today
  • The story of Salo, LLC
  • How Amy’s different professional experiences shaped her as a leader
  • The forms of self-care that enable Amy to put on her oxygen mask first so she can be a resilient leader
  • How to reframe your to-do’s through a lens of choice
  • New initiatives Amy ‘s coalition is taking to keep Minneapolis and St. Paul growing
  • How the George Floyd murder has impacted racial equity in Minnesota’s businesses
  • Best practices that Amy has implemented as a result of all the work she is doing


Resiliency and Choice in Leadership

Amy Langer, co-founder and owner of Salo, LLC is an independent board member, successful entrepreneur, and industry thought leader. in the professional services industry. She is the co-founder and owner of Salo, LLC, a Minneapolis-based talent acquisition firm that partners with executive leadership to help solve today’s most difficult business challenges in HR, finance, and accounting. In this episode of the Intentional Greatness podcast, Amy joins us to share her entrepreneurial journey. She explains what it takes to be a resilient leader and teaches us how to leverage the power of choice so we can move forward in our lives and businesses.

Be a Resilient Leader

Our economy is not in the best shape at this moment, but there is still a hopeful future ahead. With that perspective, Amy approaches every opportunity with catalyzing energy, determined to power through it. She says that we need to figure out how we are performing right now, determine the indisputable realities, and after that, we can find a spark for the future. It is difficult to balance the responsibilities of improving ourselves, our businesses, and our communities simultaneously, but it is critical now more than ever. You need to put on your oxygen mask first to be resilient, and whether that comes in the form of working out, quiet time, or anything else, it is important that you do whatever is necessary to make sure you’re the best leader you can be.

The Power of Choice

Are the things you do driven by choice? Or are they thrust upon you by external forces? The feeling of choice has a drastic impact on your resiliency as a leader. Choice has been Amy’s main focus for personal development in 2020, and she has seen amazing results by taking back control. You don’t “have” to do anything! And if you can accept that, it will free up loads of energy that you can repurpose for more important things in your life/business. Stop going through the motions and free yourself from the dead weight. Reframe your mind and regain your autonomy so you can move forward in every aspect of your life.

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