Spencer Fry of Podia


Today, I’m talking with Spencer Fry, the Founder and CEO of Podia, which offers everything you need to sell online courses, downloads, webinars, and memberships without worrying about the tech.

We mention Len Markidan in the show, a mutual friend of ours who was my boss at Groove and is now the CMO of Podia. When he joined the team a couple years ago, I started digging into their story more and after seeing they’re incredible trajectory, I knew I had to get Spencer on the show.

In our chat, we dive into what it’s been like scaling Podia to a team of 20, when to add more process to the business, and how the role as CEO evolves as your team grows.

Spencer is a 4-time founder and has been an entrepreneur his entire life. He’d tell you that he hasn’t seen it all, but I can say he’s seen enough to share some valuable lessons you won’t want to miss.

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Topics covered:

  1. Company background
    1. What exactly is Podia and what does the business look like now?
  2. The evolving role of CEO
    1. How would you describe your role today?
    2. When did you need to bring managers into the equation?
      1. What was the breaking point?
      2. What were your first steps?
    3. What makes a great manager?
      1. How did you find the current managers?
    4. How do you stay on top of things without getting too deep into the weeds?
  3. Behind-the-scenes
    1. What has been the hardest part of building the business for you personally?
    2. Beyond Podia’s mission, what does success look like to you?
  4. “Rapid Fire” questions
  5. Where can listeners go to learn more?

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To hear more from Spencer, you can follow him on Twitter or check out SpencerFry.com