We had the good fortune of connecting with Cami Barnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cami, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I have extensive experience in various human resources disciplines, including but not limited to candidate sourcing and recruiting. What makes me different? My background also includes an education and experience in industrial and organizational (IO) psychology, social work and mental health with training in motivational interviewing. I’m able to connect with others, assessing their talents and what drives them. My expertise and my heart for helping others is what assists me in creating opportunities for candidates and employers to thrive. All of these things contributed to my decision to start my agency, ExecuThrive Staffing.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets ExecuThrive Staffing apart? It is not just qualifications and skill sets that we assess, we take the time to get to know our candidates. Identifying the soft skills and qualities that it can take some employers months or years to ascertain. Determining if a candidate is a good fit for an organization, or team. Assessing whether the candidate’s values are line with a company’s mission and vision. This is what WE do and why we can confidently proclaim that we bring a personal touch to staffing solutions.
Getting to where I am today. It has not been easy. When I first started building ExecuThrive, I was also working full time in a Human Resources role, working as an Executive Director for a nonprofit organization I founded (Safe Space Property Management Inc), being a wife and mom. I would work on my staffing agency in the early morning hours, late into the evenings and sometimes 12 hour days on the weekends. Finally my hard work began to pay off, building my client base, candidate network, and connections in the community allowed me to leave my HR role and be a full time entrepreneur.
I’ve overcome a lot of challenges in my life, both personally and professionally, but I am too driven to let anything stop me from accomplishing my goals. I want the world to know that the only limits in life are the ones we set for ourselves.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city is “Sweet Georgia Juke Joint”. I have fond memories of the food and the live music. I also love “Ponce City Market”, it’s a great place to take family friends who are in town for a visit. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this shout out to my husband, Will Barnes, and our children. They are my motivation for all that I do. The spark that led to my decision to start my own staffing agency was initially due to me needing and wanting more flexibility and work/life balance as a wife and working mother.
My husband has supported my decision every step of the way and continues to keep me encouraged and motivated on this journey. Also, my faith in God is what propels me forward. God gave me the vision and He is providing me with every resource necessary to be successful.
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