TBL Episode 58: Using Failure to Breed Success
Jessica Olbin loves chaos and figuring out how to put the pieces together to create something great. This personality trait, along with her vast knowledge, experience and confidence put her on an entrepreneurial path towards success. In this episode of Today’s Business Leaders, Jessica shares her story and loads of actionable advice.
Finding Her Purpose
Jessica’s journey did not start out with entrepreneurial aspirations. “I was in corporate America for a good 15 years. I was a general manager, managing employees, business, multimillion-dollar businesses, and I hated my life. It was ridiculous, and I couldn’t be me. I had to be someone else, and that was okay. I was successful,” Jessica explains. After the birth of her daughter, Jessica took the opportunity to make her exit and became a stay-at-home mom. About six months into her new normal, she realized something was missing from her life. Jessica enjoyed being a mom, but she had all of these skills that she wasn’t able to use. A fateful massage changed everything.
Learning How to Flourish
After receiving an amazing massage, Jessica couldn’t understand how her massage therapist was not more successful. She realized he didn’t have the necessary exposure, and this was something she had to ability to help him with, so she did. That was the start of her consulting firm, Flourish, LLC. Since then, Jessica has gone on to help other business leaders take their companies to the next level.
Helping Businesses Scale
In her role as a consultant, Jessica provides insight and helps businesses figure out what to do next. “As entrepreneurs, we do, and then we fix later,” says Jessica. All too often, as businesses grow, operations and procedures do not always fall into place. This can be due to insufficient accountability or simply an inexperienced business leader not having the insight to understand how to properly scale the business. Jessica identifies the unique challenges of the business and the individual and helps formulate a plan to move forward.
Passion for Success
Connect with Jessica through email, Facebook or visit her site. Learn more actionable advice from a variety of entrepreneurs by listening to other episodes of Today’s Business Leaders, and find out about the solutions available from Business Marketing Engine, Gabe’s business.