Between an upcoming leadership month in Master Shopkeepers and wanting to share how I’m learning to lead the Savvy Shopkeeper team, leadership has been top of mind for me. That’s why I was so excited to chat with Shelli Warren, the founder of Stacking Your Team.

Shelli Warren Stacking Your Team

After a 25-year stint at Proctor & Gamble, Shelli ventured into leadership coaching for small business owners. She’s got a knack for stacking a team—aka, curating a dynamic, talented, and collaborative group that works together seamlessly. 

Part of stacking a team is figuring out what motivates each team member. When working with small business owners, Shelli helps them discover how to motivate and develop teams without throwing extra money at them.

Shelli Warren Stacking Your Team

Listen in to learn how to build your leadership muscles, as well as Shelli’s top three tips for motivating your retail team members without dangling a raise in front of them.



  • [03:19] Shelli’s journey: from stacking teams at Proctor & Gamble to coaching women business owners
  • [06:32] How Shelli helps small business owners remove themselves from day-to-day operations
  • [10:56] How to spot a potential leader in your store’s team
  • [15:54] Shelli’s tips for motivating your team without offering them more money
  • [29:14] What to do when an employee is motivated by raises

Connect With Kathy

Kathy Cruz is an Independent Retail Coach who helps store owners work smarter, profit more, and grow their brick and mortar businesses. 

Connect with Kathy and learn more here:

Instagram: @savvyshopkeeper
Mastermind Group: Master Shopkeepers

Connect With Shelli

Shelli Warren is a distinguished Women’s Leadership Advisor and the host of the Stacking Your Team Podcast. Her expertise lies in helping small business owners develop and nurture a leadership team that can take over the daily operations of the business, enabling the owners to focus on higher-level growth decisions. 

Drawing from her impressive background, which includes successfully managing multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 50 corporations and iconic billion-dollar brands, Shelli has spent nearly a decade coaching business owners. 
Now in its fifth year, the Stacking Your Team Podcast stands as a top-rated show with over 500,000 downloads. It serves as a source of inspiration and education for women leaders, guiding them on how to build capable leadership teams that can effectively provide the daily direction needed to exceed their company’s clients’ expectations.

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