No Excuses with Shelby Hawkins

As a pest control pioneer, Shelby was the lone woman on the scene when she found herself in pest control...with 3 kids and 0 business experience. Constantly seen as an outsider, she didn’t let anything stop her from providing for her family. Listen as she lets the Buzz crew in on her secrets of self-talk and how she finally let go and learned to unwind from the business she created and the fieldwork she loves.

  • Shelby talks about her determination to learn from others.

  • She shares the book that helped her master self-talking her way to success.

  • Get Shelby’s take on entitlement and false loyalty traps that surface when it’s time to sell your business.

The hosts of Boardroom Buzz and Pest Daily Contributors

Patrick Baldwin

Patrick spends most of his time producing The Boardroom Buzz while consuming Chick-Fil-A and Milk Bottle Cookies. He defines success by delivering the most interesting and thoughtful people into the Boardroom each week. Some have accused Patrick of producing 'art', and not just a podcast. Patrick Baldwin has been in the pest control industry for over 12 years. He is a partner in the largest privately-held pest control company in Central Texas, 855bugs.com. His firm was awarded the Rising Star Award by PCT magazine in 2019. While at 855bugs.com, Patrick has fulfilled various roles including sales, management, franchise development, software director, and CEO.

Managing Director

Paul Giannamore

Paul is recognized as the leading global authority on valuation and M&A in the pest control industry by institutional investors, Wall Street equity research analysts and the largest firms in the industry.

The Podcast

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