Sean Morris is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Blomquist Hale Employee Systems, a company based in Murray, Utah, that provides employee assistance and corporate wellness programs for organizations.
Like many successful business leaders, Sean’s path took unexpected turns. An active person who loves sports, Sean started out in college at Weber State University planning to be an athletic trainer. But after supporting many people emotionally and spiritually during his two-year volunteer service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sean switched academic gears. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in family development and then went on to earn a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has worked with and counseled people of various ages, and he brings experience in a variety of fields–crisis management, marital and family therapy and training–to his current position. The principles he learned in his emotional health training translate well to being a leader in business, helping to keep people motivated and growing. A motivated and personable leader, Sean oversees all aspects of Blomquist Hale, and he prides himself on working for an organization that provides an exceptional product and service that meets both individual and organizational needs.
In addition to his business leadership position, Sean serves on the board of Lawyers Helping Lawyers and in leadership positions in his church.
Have a Vision
Ideas are great starting places for businesses, but having a vision of where that business is going is a key to success. “I want to be remembered as someone who had a vision and helped the company move towards it,” Sean says. Think about where you want your company to be positioned in the marketplace in one year, five years or more. Set goals to help move your company towards your vision to ensure success.
Take Care of Employees
The people you work with and who work for you are your greatest asset in business, and taking care of them is tantamount to success for Sean. “There are lots of studies that indicate that when employees have life challenges, it adversely affects their productivity,” Sean notes. Planning to take care of employees to keep them motivated and offering them resources to help with challenges at work and at home is investing in your business and, ultimately, your success.
Keep Getting Better
For Sean, success comes from not just providing an outstanding product or service but continuing to improve on it. While it’s important to keep doing what’s working, it’s also important to keep improving your business model as well as the product or service you offer.
Globalization has meant great growth for organizations but it also has brought pressure for doubling profits and keeping up with ever-shifting business models. As mentalities and technologies shift, your company needs to shift too. This helps clients feel confident in your business and keeps your business successful. “The real value we bring to an organization can be helpful if we keep doing it well,” Sean notes.