If you'd told Kristen Keats two years ago that she'd be the CEO of a company full of happy colleagues who serve happy clients, she wouldn't have believed you. Keats got her start in the traditional accounting world before founding Breakaway Bookkeeping and Advising. With Breakaway, she's able to give the people she serves the kind of attention she's always wanted to provide — even during COVID-19.
Recently, we talked to this entrepreneur, mother and bookkeeping extraordinaire about her career journey, her greatest accomplishments and challenges in creating a company and how she unwinds. She also shared her best advice for women who want a career that feels fulfilling. Hint: It's all about being flexible.
Fairygodboss of the Week: Kristen Keats
Founder and CEO, Breakaway Bookkeeping and Advising
Tell us a little about your career. How did you get where you are now?