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Pink Sky Boutique owner Christi Hector dishes on treating customers special

Christi Hector
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Christi Hector, owner of Pink Sky Boutique, brings a unique shopping experience to women across Atlanta. Read on to find out why fashionistas are beating a path to her door.

What is your leadership style?
My leadership style is more of a coach or mentor. One of my greatest assets is my ability to identify and maximize the strengths in my team. I lead through delegation, empowering team members to make decisions, and endorsing them. I feel it is my role to assist them in achieving their desired goals while adding to the success of the company.

What is your company’s mission statement?
Our mission statement at Pink Sky Boutique is to provide our clients with a fashion-forward, trend-setting and personalized shopping experience with exceptional value and quality.

What three skill set are critical for the future employee that you hire for your organization?
Three skills we’ll be looking for will customer service, computer/web graphics, and social media.

How does having an advanced degree benefit you and your clients?
I don’t think it is necessary for the retail industry. If you have it, it would be an asset.

How do you utilize technology to benefit your store?
At Pink Sky Boutique we use e-commerce in addition to our brick and mortar store. We use a POS in store which allows us to capture customer information and sales. We are also increase our brand presence through social media. We are looking to integrate more technology in the future.

Finish the sentences:

Teamwork is important because …
Teamwork is important because it enables you to get tasks done efficiently.

The best way to recruit great talent is …
The best way to recruit great talent is to look at all the social media outlets.

Speaking a second language is important because …
Speaking a second language is important because it makes you more diverse and open you up to more opportunities.

What social media platforms do you engage in the most?
At Pink Sky Boutique the social media platforms we use the most are Instagram and Facebook.

What professional organizations do you support?
Professional organizations — Press Reset Ent., Hosea Helps and Black Celebrity Giving

Describe your networking style.
I like to go out and support other small business owners at their events and attending networking engagements as well

If you were giving a graduation speech to college students, what would the title of your speech be and give three reasons for that title.
My graduation speech would be titled “Find Your Passion.” If you figure out what you love early, it will never feel like a job. You will have a peace of mind if you love what you are doing. You put in the hard work and the money will follow.

Name your two favorite vacation destinations to relax and recharge, why?
I like any beach destination. No particular favorite. Just sitting at the beach allows me to think about everything, from personal to business

What are you reading and what are your two favorite books?
Just finished The Power of Broke by Daymond John and the Glitter Girls. Both of which are entrepreneur related. No particular favorite, just like inspirational [and] entrepreneurship books.

Name three business or political leaders who inspire you.
Three business/political leaders: Oprah Winfrey, President Obama and Daymond John.

Favorite sports team and hobbies?
All things Atlanta Falcons, Hawks and Braves.

Two favorite quotes that motivate you?
“Do what you love and be humble.” “Stay hungry.” “Always hustle.”

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