Episode 159 | Aileron


Krista Powell is the Brand Manager for Aileron, as well as a leadership coach and a co-founder of Christopher and Mae Design Company – Aileron is a consulting firm with the mission of helping small business leaders unleash the potential of private business through professional management. In her role as Brand Manager, Krista is responsible for the oversight, development, marketing, and continual improvement of Aileron brands, products and services.


(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:38) Small Biz Cares
(00:01:15) The SunDown Group
(00:01:42) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:03:10) Introduction to Krista Powell
(00:03:55) Aileron background & purpose
(00:05:10) How Aileron helps its clients
(00:06:10) Krista’s path through Aileron
(00:07:30) Founding Christopher and Mae Design Company
(00:08:30) Balancing multiple priorities
(00:09:15) Encouraging a sense of community at Aileron
(00:11:00) The campus of Aileron
(00:12:10) The experience of working with Aileron as a client
(00:13:50) The talent war
(00:14:30) The Aileron team structure
(00:16:30) How Aileron is helping its clients solve their challenges
(00:17:55) Building the Aileron brand
(00:19:00) The evolution of the Aileron team
(00:20:00) The goals for the foreseeable future for Krista and the Aileron team
(00:22:20) Advice for young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs
(00:24:30) Live Uncomfortably
(00:25:58) Closing remarks
(00:26:15) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:26:53) Small Biz Cares
(00:27:28) The SunDown Group’
(00:27:55) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:28:25) Conquering Columbus Outro


Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
Columbus Gives Back
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