We had the good fortune of connecting with Kate Eschbach and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kate, what matters most to you?
The Golden Rule. I know – earth shattering, right?! I want people to treat me with kindness, gentleness, and respect. I seek out people who are honest and genuine. It may seem like a tall order to expect this in business, but this is how I treat others, and I hope that I receive that in return. It can take bravery to be honest. It means that you don’t always get things your way or at the speed you would like, but in the long run, it means you have a partner or collaborator that trusts and values you and your work. I believe in the scenic route, that watches out for people, remembers the local businesses, champions the long time customers, and is kind to all people. Recently, in March of 2020, Scottsdale and North Phoenix Moms put their advertising goals on hold. We reached out to the community to ask what they needed. Did a restaurant need us to let people know about their takeout options? Did a museum need us to let their patrons know they were doing amazing educational Facebook lives? We partnered with food banks and homeless shelters. We were all in. And because of that, we not only met, but exceeded out goals. When you value people over your goals, it may take longer but you will go farther than ever.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am mom to five children with a seventeen year age span. Changing diapers and thinking about college scholarships happen at the same time in my home. I began in customer service after college and worked my way up to Director of Sales Operations and Support. It was there that my passion for people with respect and kindness became a foundational piece of any job I would hold in the future. In October of 2012, I left my corporate job to start my own business as a professional Blogger and Photographer. Encouraging moms in the everyday is something I am absolutely passionate about. Keeping that passion at the center of my decisions led me to contribute and eventually become a co-owner for Scottsdale Moms and North Phoenix Moms.
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.
I love when visitors come to the area! I always take them to Cosanti, The Sugar Bowl, and Lost Dog Trail for a sunset hike.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My co-owner, Angela Barako
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