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Mixing Business and Family the Right Way with Kelli and Lee Weatherby

November 30, 2021

Mixing Business and Family the Right Way with Kelli and Lee Weatherby

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to run a successful business, keep it stable and solid for almost thirty years, grow and evolve, then transition from business owner to CEO, and do all that while working with your spouse? The answer is yes, it is possible, and the Weatherbys, Kelli, and Lee are with us to share their story of how they managed to pull that one out. 

Kelli and Lee Weatherby are the owners of Accurate Automotive; they have served the greater Phoenix and East Valley since the 1990s. They feel privileged to work side by side, responsible and proud for creating a fantastic crew they consider part of their family and honored by keeping the vehicles of their community running safely from A to B. 

In this episode, we had a fantastic conversation about boundaries, the right ways and moments to show gratitude, appreciation, and criticism, and how to deal with the intersection of family and business affairs. We also explore the tools and strategies that most helped them evolve and transition from business owners to CEOs, the importance of keeping communication clear and respectful, and much more. 

Tune in to episode 5 of Maximum Octane and take a closer look at this family that learned to put the best of their marriage in their business and vice versa. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Feeling comfortable being uncomfortable. The importance of setting boundaries (3:12)
  • How important it is to recognize each other’s contribution to the family and the business (5:51)
  • How an organizational chart changed Kelli and Lee’s lives (12:51)
  • Family life bleeds into your business (22:51)
  • Just as your kids, your team wants stability (24:55)
  • The importance of establishing anchors you can rely on when things get messy (37:51)


Jimmy Lea | Product Evangelist at KUKUI

These are what you will get from listening to Kim Hickey on Maximum Octane. Kim is not shy nor will she hide behind the safe questions. She will always dig deep asking great questions to get to the core of the issue/topic.

Insight, Information, and Engagement 

Barney Fein

Take it to the Max with Kim, her peddle to the metal energy and insight will spark your business success!

Go to the front of the pack

Amy Rookwood

Never would have thought a podcast by an auto repair shop would have such useful information for a life coach! Kim is open, unconventional and totally easy to listen to. Loved her background story and this non-auto-centered woman can’t wait to hear more!


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