Episode 3

Published on:

27th Sep 2023

From Teacher to Roofing Leader: Kirsten Land's Inspirational Journey

In this episode, Chris Moroz interviews Kirsten Land, CEO of Land Enterprises Roofing, as she recounts her remarkable journey from a teacher to a roofing company leader. Kirsten shares how her background in special education shaped her effective sales management approach and discusses her transition into running the company after her husband's passing. Confronting imposter syndrome and team dynamics, Kirsten shares her story about enhancing resilience, personal development, and the transformational potential of navigating adversity.

Kirsten reflects on a pivotal moment that turned the tide for her business, a transformative realization following a tough period of employee departures and doubts about her capabilities. She discusses her strategy of documenting mistakes, her passion for enhancing customer service, and her sons' diverse activities.

Tune in and learn!

Key Highlights

[00:24] Kirsten's background

[01:15] How Kirsten transitioned from teaching to roofing

[05:00] Transitioning from a sales role to the CEO

[07:58] Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Embracing Learning as a Business Owner

[11:07] Why Kirsten decided to keep the business after her husband's death

[13:46] Navigating Challenges and Implementing a Personal Vision in Business Growth

[17:54] Defining Moments of Progress and Team Cohesion in Business Transformation

[20:19] Harnessing the Power of Journaling for Reflection and Progress in Business

[22:53] Balancing Seasonal Demand and Building a Resilient Roofing Business Model

[29:59] Personal Relaxation and Unwinding: Kirsten's Go-To Methods

[32:43] One piece of technology Kirsten cannot live without

[33:24] How to connect with Land Enterprise Roofing

Notable Quotes

● Nobody does anything great without help from other people.

● Sometimes a decision, even though it feels bad, doesn't mean that it's a bad, you know, bad decision. Sometimes we can let our emotions play too heavily into our decision-making.

● Just because someone is a good fit once doesn't mean they're always a good fit.

● Sometimes it's okay to realize, “Hey, it's just not working anymore. I appreciate what you've done in the past, but it's just not working now.”


Feel free to contact Kirsten on:

Website: https://landroofingokc.com/

Or call (405) 359-3951

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About the Podcast

The Oklahoma Business Show
Conversations with business owners and leaders about their wins, struggles, and lessons learned along the way.
If you're anything like me, hearing other business owners and leaders talk about their experiences at a conference, a lunch, or just over a cup of coffee is always an encouraging and exciting conversation, and that's the simple goal of The Oklahoma Business Show. Listen to successful business owners as we discuss topics ranging from how and why they started their business, challenges they had to overcome that made them stronger, victories that made them hold their head a little higher, and lessons they've learned along the way.

About your host

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Chris Moroz

Who is Chris Moroz? 🧐

I started my career in IT long before launching my own business. Finding joy in learning about computers throughout my early teens and young adult years eventually led me to pursue work at Fortune 500 companies such as AOL and Dell, where I was awarded Top 5 sales awards at both companies.

Shortly after leaving Dell, I started Golden Years Computer Services, which served residential clients in their Oklahoma City homes. Within 6 months, as word began to spread of the high level of service being provided, we added small business support to our growing list of services.

Since the start of these companies in 2009, I'm flattered that I've received several nominations for OKC Biz Magazine’s Best of Business awards (and most recently nominated as best Cyber Security provider in OKC). As part of my belief that we can all improve other's lives, we've partnered with Feed The Children, and were recently able to donate a dozen computers to Bethany Public Schools to assist student transition to remote learning during the pandemic.

When I'm not busy saving the day for a small business owner, you can find me unplugging from all things tech: hiking and camping in Oklahoma’s breathtaking scenic parks, discovering new foods in locally-owned restaurants with his friends, and investing quality time with my wife, Kari, and two daughters, Gracie and Trinity.