#37 Build with Ricky Shore - Contracts with 12-Year-Olds, Businesses with a Soul, How to Incentivize People, Identifying a Great Client in 5 Minutes

Build with Clay Podcast

Aug 31 2023 • 1 hr 8 mins

On this episode, we Build with Ricky Shore. Ricky graduated from North Carolina State University and started his first career with Wachovia Bank. 25 years later he left the Bank as a senior executive and purchased Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners. 14 years later, he sold Aladdin and is now happily retired from not just 1, but 2 careers.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss life with 3 kids, his journey from being with the bank for 25 years to pivoting to owning his own travel company. We get into what "Rickyism's" are and how they help build a strong culture that's built to last. Ricky also shares how to incentivize people the right way and how to pick the right clients.


Ricky is married to Sally (41 years) and they have three children and seven grandchildren. They have lived in Hickory, NC, Atlanta, Georgia and now their hometown of Winston-Salem, NC.


During his working career and in retirement Ricky has been a committed volunteer and helped numerous organizations with fundraising. He is active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and has helped with 3 capital campaigns, served on the Vestry both Senior and Junior Warden.


Today, Ricky is enjoying traveling, his children and grandchildren, golf, tennis, pickle ball, biking and not working.


Enjoy!