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The Time I Partnered With My Partner

Katie & Aaron Pitts


For anyone who may be considering to work with their partners - this episode is a must listen! Join us as we chat with Katie & Aaron from Sleep Wise Consulting about their journey of working together as a couple.

Show notes


  • The episode begins with a discussion on societal attitudes towards sleep and burnout.
  • Introduces Katie Pitts, founder of Sleep Wise Consulting, and her husband Aaron, discussing their roles in the business.
  • Host Becca introduces the theme of the episode: navigating work-life balance and partnerships.

Key Points Discussed:

  • Challenges Faced Before Partnership:
    • Katie discusses the growth of Sleep Wise and the need for additional support.
    • Aaron reflects on his previous career in construction management and its impact on family life.
  • Decision to Work Together:
    • The couple shares a pivotal moment during a family vacation when they decided to reevaluate their work-life balance.
    • Financial stability and personal purpose were significant factors in their decision-making process.
  • Adapting to New Roles:
    • Katie and Aaron discuss the challenges and adjustments they faced after Aaron joined Sleep Wise full-time.
    • Initial concerns about financial responsibility and workload distribution.
  • Establishing Boundaries and Communication:
    • The importance of clear communication and setting boundaries in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
    • Incorporating marriage therapy to improve communication and address challenges.
  • Utilizing Complementary Skill Sets:
    • Leveraging their individual strengths within the business.
    • The evolution of their dynamic and mutual respect for each other's expertise.
  • Navigating Gender Dynamics:
    • Aaron's perspective on transitioning from a male-dominated industry to working with a predominantly female team.
    • Recognizing the value of vulnerability and authenticity in leadership.
  • Creating a Supportive Work Environment:
    • Cultivating a culture of trust and openness within the team.
    • Treating employees and contractors as an extended family.


  • The importance of open communication, mutual respect, and utilizing complementary skills in navigating work-life balance and partnerships.
  • Highlight the significance of creating a supportive and inclusive work environment for success.

Closing Statement:

  • Encourage listeners to reflect on their own work-life balance and consider the dynamics within their partnerships or teams.

Key Takeaways and Insights:

  • Communication Style and Leadership: Emphasizes the significance of communication style, respect, morale, and enthusiasm in leadership roles.
  • Navigating Conflict: Discusses handling conflicts, setting boundaries, and addressing disagreements promptly for a healthy relationship and productive work environment.
  • Internal Hiring and Delegating: Highlights benefits of hiring internally, delegating tasks effectively, trusting team members, and empowering them to excel.
  • Transitioning and Adapting: Focuses on adaptability, exploring new opportunities, and transitioning services to grow the business.
  • Value of Sleep and Self-Care: Stresses importance of sleep and self-care for well-being and productivity.
  • Balancing Work and Personal Life: Strategies for separating work discussions from personal time and dedicating time for each other.
  • Openness to Change and Growth: Emphasizes importance of effective communication, adaptability, and mutual support for personal and professional growth.

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