If you ever watched the shopping channel QVC over the years, you likely caught a glimpse of this gorgeous, well-spoken woman introducing you to a new clothing staple or beauty product you couldn’t live without. Lisa Robertson was arguably the network’s most popular and best performing host of all time, generating a huge fan base and generating billions of dollars in revenue. In 2012 she launched her own Lisa Robertson Collection to create and feature her own designs as well as more of her favorite things, and she moved on from QVC in 2014.
But why did she really leave, and how has the transition been for her?
During this episode of Glambition Radio I was happily surprised at how open and forthright Lisa was in talking about the transition. You’ll also hear about her entire journey of her 20-year career in hosting and sales. (Did you know she first got started doing night shifts at another shopping channel, talking to herself (and the occasional inebriated caller) for hours a night? She tells the story during our interview.)
She gives us a sneak peek into her life now, and her new online business, after leaving her cable career. Her stunning Pennsylvania home is now the ultimate décor showroom, and she live-streams frequently to show off her wares and give decorating tips.
(I found myself entranced in the middle of a workday… watching a full 10-minute demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas bow. And I suddenly felt I had to up my holiday decorating game. That’s her magic. I was sold.)
You’ll hear how she runs her business, works with a team she loves, and uses social media to serve her fans — it’s all on this episode of Glambition Radio.
On the show, we also cover:
* how she found the blessing in being overworked (at one point 20 hour workdays when she was on TV)
* how she keeps out the haters and negative people from her Facebook page
* the biggest change in Lisa’s life since leaving QVC
* how she came to the realization that she was a control freak and how it changed her leadership style
* the importance of looking at the big picture and not getting hung up on the little things when owning a business
* why Lisa thinks everyone should own their own business for at least a year
* why thinking like an entrepreneur will often NOT serve you well when working for a corporation (love this insight!)
On the show Lisa and I also discuss the importance of trusting your gut, why you need to remember why you started your own business in the first place, and what we love about Christmas decor.
You’re not going to want to miss this. So listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later).
P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!