Ep 13 MORE w/Phillip Oakley

MORE is enjoying every moment. Work isn’t work if you’re passionate about it. Time with the kids isn’t something you have to do, it’s something you want to do.
— Phillip Oakley

 

OVERVIEW

During this episode, Amber sits down with Phillip Oakley, founder of Common Giant, a branding and marketing agency in North Carolina, to discuss caring for a family while managing life in a demanding career, his journey to entrepreneurship, divorce and being a single father.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Working because you have to. The financial responsibilities associated with having children.
  • Communication in your relationship. Speaking different languages. The value of counseling. 

  • Honesty and confidence. The importance of self-confidence in your personal and business relationships. Finding confidence as an entrepreneur.

  • Life as a single father. Embracing the change. Finding joy in your family. 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Phillip Oakley, Founder of Common Giant

A man wise beyond his years, Phillip Oakley has crafted a clear vision for how creativity should be channeled and implemented. His bravura for “leading from the middle” ensures all Giants are treated equally and together everything is achievable. This refined strategy carries over into the relationships Phillip harvests and cultivates. 

Phillip enjoys developing partnerships with a wide variety of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses. His brand history includes RAI, Hanesbrands (now HBI), ThoughtWorks, BB&T, Suntrust, CenturyLink, The Resort Company, Wake Forest University, R.J. Reynolds, Lees Carpets and countless others. He also believes in supporting non-profit groups that benefit local communities, including Sanctuary House, Cancer Services and Goodwill Industries. His diverse background in project management and retail provide an integral understanding of messages that appeal to clients, consumers, and investors. 

WHERE TO FIND Him

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SHOW HOSTS

AMBER ANDERSON

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Amber is the co-founder of MORE and Kayson, a business strategy agency. She is also the proud momma of a special, and very active, little boy.

Produced by Kai-Saun Photography Music: Joakim Karud- By the Croft