Lessons learned from successful women in business

Tuesday morning, professionals from all around Hampton Roads gathered at The Founders Inn to be inspired by the area’s prominent women leaders. Inside Business’ “When Women Lead: Insights and Experience From Women in Power,” allowed Angela Reddix, founder of ARDX and Envision Lead Grow, to share some of her biggest lessons.

“Often times people don’t want to share their failures,” said Reddix. “It’s so powerful to be transparent with your team, with your peers, with your mentees about where you dropped the ball.”

The panel, hosted by Cathy Lewis, featured women with diverse backgrounds. Reddix was joined by Micky Nye, President and CEO of Farm Fresh, Barbara Wolcott, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, and Andrea Kilmer, President and CEO of The ESG Companies and United States Management.

Mistakes and failures were a topic that came up numerous times during the event.

“I think it’s important that we give the gift of our lessons learned,” Reddix said.

The importance of mentoring for women was also discussed by all of the panelists. Reddix shared the story of her first mentor at one of her earliest positions.

“At 22, I learned it’s important to understand the needs of leadership,” she said, explaining how she grew close to the woman who was her manager. “That was, I believe, one of the first times I realized the power women had to open doors for other women.”

This message is one that has stuck with Reddix over the years, as she now tries to show through example how women can balance a successful career and a happy family to her associates at ARDX, and is now expanding the mission of helping other women with Envision Lead Grow.

“Three words: envision, lead, grow,” Reddix said. “Those are basically the lessons I’ve learned over the years.”

When asked what advice she would give to her daughter, Reddix was able to explain these words and the value each holds.

“Envision: there is something inside of you,” she said, elaborating on the importance of chasing the dream that is genuinely and authentically yours.

“Lead: leadership starts from within,” Reddix said. “And Grow. Grow where you’re planted. Enjoy the space that you’re in while you’re in that space, because you’ll never be there again.”

2016-07-15T18:18:23-04:00June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome to Envision Lead Grow!

We’re so happy to have you here.

Envision Lead Grow is a mission. It’s a movement. It’s a mantra.
Created in 2016, Envision Lead Grow is designed to support and encourage you on every stage of your journey, whether it’s middle school, motherhood, or marketing a business. The movement stems from Angela Reddix’s experiences as a successful entrepreneur and mother of three children. She knows what works, as well as what does not work, at every step of the process. She wants to share lessons learned with you.
Is this community for you?
Absolutely yes, if you have a passion and if you’re ready to turn that passion into a lifestyle. Sound like you? Then you’ve landed in the right place.
Aspiring Entrepreneurs:
Are you a 12-year-old girl who wants to start a tutoring business? How about a 19-year-old student who wants to start a textbook delivery service on her college’s campus? Maybe a 37-year-old woman who wants to create a shuttle service to take kids to and from their extracurriculars? You have all found a home here. Any woman who has a vision of creating something but doesn’t know where to start can use ELG as a springboard for ideas and strategies. Use our community to find like-minded individuals and use our guidance to get your idea off of the ground.
Women in a Mid-Career Rut:
If you’ve climbed pretty high up your career ladder and still don’t feel satisfied, perhaps that’s a sign it is time for you to step out on your own. Take all of your experience and knowledge that you’ve gained through your career and let ELG help you channel that into a venture you can be thrilled about.
Anyone Who Is Passionate About New Ventures: 
Maybe you aren’t the person generating the fresh ideas, but you are the person who can spot a good project from a mile away and want to be the first one to jump behind it. Everyone has a hand in entrepreneurship and in turn, the positive benefits it can have for the economy. We want you here, too, to motive, to steer, and to witness.

Our purpose is to create vision-driven ventures that will help you feel fulfillment and will help the economy grow. If you fall into one of these three groups, or some point in between, join us. Sign up so you can be the first to know when the workbook “8 Seeds to Success” is available for free download. We’re so glad you’re here!


2016-12-07T10:21:54-04:00June 8th, 2016|2 Comments