Discover how Kathy Dupuy (Founder of Mom’s Best Friend and Owner of Balance Dance Studios and the Dance Spot) selects and retains great team members, which businesses she started and purchased, and when family members joined her companies (11 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Kathy Dupuy. She has successfully pioneered multiple businesses from start up to maturity including Texas’ largest household staffing service, Mom’s Best Friend, which she founded in 1994. She and her husband, Stuart, now run this together, along with the College Sitters & Tutors Barton Springs franchise. She also started and ran a residential care, assisted living home for seniors, for 10 years. Kathy has served on various boards, and her companies have been recognized for outstanding achievement, as well as a commitment to giving back to the local community. As a dancer herself and mom of 4 kids who all danced at one point or another, Kathy understands the need for a high quality studio environment catering to the needs of both adults and children, thus the creation of Balance Dance Studios in 2012. Kathy’s business expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, combined with her passion for the art of dance, create the perfect combination for her role as studio owner of Balance Dance Studios. Kathy purchased a Round Rock studio, The Dance Spot, in 2017, and now manages both locations.
For more information about Kathy and her companies, visit;
Mom’s Best Friend ~ https://www.momsbestfriend.com/austin/about-us/
Balance Dance Studios ~ https://www.balancedancestudios.com/about-us/
The Dance Spot ~ https://www.dancespotx.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member and C-Suite Advisor to various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://ceoblindspots.com/