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Episode 12

A buildher Building Tale...

She's a buildHer & a DevelopHer - hello Karen Roebuck

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Karen Roebuck (from Kadabra Group – a Victorian-based building company) didn’t start out as a builder. In episode 12 of Building with BuildHer, Karen talks of her entry into the building world from an unlikely origin in accounting and marketing; her career-change prompted by the joy and satisfaction she drew from project managing her own family home. Unbeknownst to her at the time, Daniel (a young carpenter in her employ), would become her business partner, creating a partnership lasting now 15 years and spanning high-end Victorian terraces to modern apartments.

Join Karen and Building with BuildHer’s Rebeka as they discuss the challenges and experiences Karen has faced, along with their much-needed empathy for clients surveying their works-in-progress.

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SOME TOPICS THAT WE COVER:

  • Karen’s origin story

  • Understanding what the client really wants, and how to achieve that

  • Being open and honest to maintain a healthy client/builder relationship

  • How to deal with clients that can’t visualise the end-product

  • Managing client site-visits in a way that is constructive and helpful for everyone

  • Gender roles in project management and the strengths it affords

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Kadabra Group: 

Build Like A BuildHer Program

DevelopHers Inner Circle

Facebook Communities

We have several Facebook Groups at BuildHer Collective. 

MEMBER ONLY FACEBOOK GROUPS

BHC DevelopHers Circle and BuildHer Collective Members Only - these are closed groups for women who are doing our Build Like a BuildHer course or who have joined our DevelopHers Inner Circle.

FREE FACEBOOK GROUP - Join Us!

Anyone is more than welcome to join our Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build group. You will note that it's a closed group but ask to join and if you're into building and renovating, this is such an amazing and supportive FREE community, so come on and join in the building goodness!

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