In the 34th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Leigh McGonagle, owner of Poplar Point Studio, a small boutique fine gardening company in upstate New York.
McGonagle is an experienced landscape designer and business owner. She grew up in Genoa, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, the child of entrepreneurs. Her professional background includes a degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University as well as numerous jobs with local garden centers. She is passionate about plants and working outside in the dirt. She believes in exceptional quality, intimate customer relationships and continuous learning. Her favorite days are when she can help a customer solve a problem in the garden.
In this podcast, McGonagle and the hosts discuss topics such as the importance and impact of professional mentoring relationships, creating a niche business and the definition of success, narrowing your focus and identifying the ideal client, and how recognizing and learning from your mistakes helps drive growth.
Listen to the full podcast below.