Q) Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
A) Browning Associates is an executive career consulting and career counseling firm. We work exclusively with senior level executives all around the United States. We are located in Providence Rhode Island, however we do serve the entire country. We assist with career assessment and direction, resume and executive biography development, social media training and development, as well as self presentation and executive interview skills Training. We also help our clients build what we refer to as a super network. This is a network of advocates that are ready willing and able to assist our clients with their executive career search by way of fortifying and stabilizing their network. Browning Associates also specializes in training and coaching on how to best utilize your network for maximum Executive career search results.
Q) Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
A) Seraichyk is a native Rhode Islander, devoted husband, father of 5, and executive career consultant with 3 decades of experience helping men and woman find their next professional career summit.
Mr. Seraichyk’s professional mission has been clearly established with the mandate of providing the highest quality career management/consulting services to his clients while always striving to optimize their success.
Mr. Seraichyk’s aggressive career consulting and advisory strategies have been recognized and retained by thousands of individuals and corporations. John has worked with top executives from all over the world for over 25 years.
Mr. Seraichyk has contributed as an advisory expert to the media on many career search/change related topics, including numerous publications, Websites, and television broadcasts. Some of these include Forbes.com, Providence Journal, Providence Business News, NBC and CBS television affiliates.
Mr. Seraichyk developed P.O.W.E.R. (People Offering Ways to Employment Resources), a former networking group sponsored by the NK Chamber of Commerce, and he also volunteers as a guest lecturer at colleges and universities throughout New England. John also served on the board of directors for the Rhode Island Better Business Bureau.
In addition to his professional career Mr. Seraichyk is a Deacon at Riverpoint Advent Christian Church. He enjoys spending his free time ministering to the homeless, volunteering, and guest speaking at Teen Challenge. Mr. Seraichyk keeps an open door policy offering daily corporate inspirational meetings and intercessory prayer for anyone seeking God’s guidance.
Q) What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
A) At the end of 1989, I was laid off from the computer industry. At that time I was reflecting on my own career and remembering how difficult it was to find a job in 1983 when I graduated from college. This thought process was ultimately the Genesis for my foray into the career search business. I started this business by running a $29 ad in the Providence Sunday newspaper. To my surprise, many young graduates were calling and subsequently Coming to my home to speak with me about my services. I did not expect any feedback from the advertisement and therefore it was quite caught off guard. However, I got some books from the library on resumes read some more books and jobhunting and little by slow I began helping these young men and women start your new careers.
Q) What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
A)Try to start a business that doesn’t require you to mortgage your home take large loans and or spend your children’s college fund.
Make sure you are passionate about the work you’ll be doing. If you’re in it strictly for the money, it gets old very fast.
If you are married or have a family, are you sure to inform them of that kind of effort you will need to put in to make this venture successful.
Q) What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A) Passion, perseverance, and patience
Q)How many hours do you work a day on average?
A) I only work half days, but remember there are 24 hours in a day Dash LOL
Q) To what do you most attribute your success?
A) My entrepreneurial spirit. Which is more so inherited than learned or cultivated. There is something in every entrepreneur that drives him or her that simply cannot be tamed…
Q) How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A) Online advertising is how we procure 100% of our business
Q) Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A) I started this business from my home in 1990 with 29$… I maintained a full time night job for 3.5 years before I was able to go full time with my business…
Q) What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A) Be passionate about your work… Work and play are both four-letter words… When you define them as being synonymous, you are definitely on the road to success…
Q) Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A) Hopefully int hand of a predecessor who will take this business model to the next level by way of servicing our customers even better than before… Under promise over deliver!
Q) Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A) Hobby Lobby
Q) How important have good employees been to your success?
A) Human capital is our most precious asset – People are the heartbeat of our business –
Q) How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A) I don’t know how to give up – Sometimes I wish I did but once I latch on, I cant let go.
Q) What motivates you?
A) Seeing my clients succeed
Q) What are your ideals?
A) Walk in truth
Q) How do you generate new ideas?
A) Through interoffice camaraderie, working in the trenches alongside my peeps and lots of prayer.
Q) How do you define success?
A) Success is making a difference in the lives of those you touch
Q) How do you build a successful customer base?
A) Advertising to start – Honesty, hardworking and loyalty to our customers
Q) What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A) Autonomy to strive and thrive – Execute on passion without reign
Q) What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A) When I quit my full-time job –
Q) What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A) Employees have an easier time finding contentment in the workplace and know how to enjoy their time off… I’m jealous
Q) What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
A) We a Christ-centered culture — I am a born again, Christian —Jesus is my role model for my business and how I relate to all people…
Q) In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q) If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
A) I would change the sales model to more accurately communicate to prospects our actual deliverables.
Q) How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
A) At times the work-life balance was impossible in the early days but today I am blessed to work from home and spend more time with my beloved.
Q) What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
A) My gratis fear is fear itself – I manage it through a 2000-year-old book that I read daily called Basic Instructions Before leaving Earth or the BIBLE
Q) How did you decide on the location for your business?
A) I started from my home because it was all I could afford – When We opened our the first office, I put my family and being near them first – Against all odds it worked…
Q) Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A) No not necessarily for me it’s all been instinctual.
Q) If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Q) Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A) Jesus Christ
Q) What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
A) The Bible
Q) What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
A) Not being obedient to God’s word is always a mistake. I think the biggest is not focusing more on what our true deliverables are versus how our services have been sold.
Q) How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
A) In my experience, the best way to prevent mistakes is not to repeat them. I’ve learned a lot through mistakes have been my greatest teacher. Therefore, damage control is done by learning from your mistakes.
Q) What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
A) I am also a Christian minister… I love to minister to the poor, the homeless teach Bible studies and I also speak frequently at Teen Challenge…
Q) What makes you happy?
A) Loving others
Q) What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A) Lots and lots of family time, lots of lost sleep, and a never-ending and undying commitment to the business
Business Name: Executivejobsearch.net
Phone no.: (401) 825-7717