How Creating a Company is Like Building a Family - Audrey Parker

In Chapter 14 of 21 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, entrepreneur Audrey Parker answers "How Creating a Company is Like Building a Family?" When starting her business, CLEAResult, she did not think there were parallels. Over time, however, she finds those parallels, from establishing trusted relationships to building and implementing learning programs. From a feminine or woman's perspective, she finds meaning knowing she was the family mother of a company that has now grown up to do good in the world. Parker is currently on a one-year sabbatical. Parker co-founded CLEAResult, an energy management consulting firm. In 2010, CLEAResult ranked #144 in the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. In late 2010, CLEAResult was sold to General Catalyst Partners. Parker graduated from Wake Forest University.