Hello, I'm Jeanne.
It is my belief and experience that every person has a unique value to share in a way that fits them and allows them to make a difference to those around them.
I stand for every human being able to grow to their greatest potential (or how far they choose to go) while having the tools and support of like-minded people to do so.
After moving back to my home town after college, I spent a few years working in organizations where I wasn't able to give a snippet of the value, passion and energy I had to give. I remember to this day going to my parent's house (the cleanest house in town) on a Saturday morning. I plopped on my Mom's bed and said "I can't do this anymore." Her response? "I've taught you how to clean, why don't you do that until you figure things out?"
That sparked an idea and a few days later I walked into the Sales Center of a gated community that was just beginning to be built. I said hello to the woman standing at the desk and asked "do you need help cleaning your sales center?" The answer was "YES, we just came from a meeting and decided to hire an outside service!" I officially had my first business. And that woman from the front desk? She became my good friend and an amazing referral source.
Over the next 6 years I went on to build a large service business. First with the sales center and their new home models and then expanding to homeowners and corporations who purchased in the community. I kept seeing more opportunity and was able to expand my services to my loyal customers and went on to include caretaking during the winter months and corporate catering for golf and winter events. I had 5 services underneath my "business umbrella". I was having the time of my life!
What Happened Next
I was approached to sell my business and ultimately did just that. I sold my first business at the age of 32, then went on to build a second business. This one I failed miserably. Although it was painful and I felt completely misunderstood by my family and a few friends, it was the most important lesson I have learned in my life. Everything about my role in the business was the opposite of how I'm hard-wired (temperament). I was living in an extrovert's world, in a business that required the same logistics day after day. Building it and carrying out the vision was super engaging and it was very successful starting out, yet I quickly got bored and frustrated with the logistics and stabilization required. Through this I found a new understanding of myself (and others). This started my journey in temperament and for that I am grateful.
I jumped into the corporate environment and spent the next 15 years in multiple industries. I lead with the skillset I had gained from owning and growing my business, yet always had an innate focus on the people side of things and kept growing my expertise in that arena. I also learned valuable new frameworks (Six Sigma) and business strategies working mergers, acquisitions and large scale change.
Yet I started seeing myself going in cycles, leaving after a few years when I felt my value and passion were being stifled. Right back to the reason I built my first business. I found myself going into a new role through the "back door" hoping someone would see my value. I sat "patiently" waiting for the promised promotions that never came to fruition. I'm thankful that my last two roles were such horrible experiences ; ) because that finally drove me to get back to my A game. I spent the next year on a complex jouney of figuring out how to find my "forever next".
This Brings us to Today.
Once I tied together all of pieces of my temperament (how I'm hard wired) and my character (the experiences and habits I have) and how these work in junction together, I realized the process of finding your best fit was exactly that. A process!
Transitioning mid to late career does not mean that you are starting over. Instead, everything you've done both in your work and life are factored into the equation to find the important pieces to take with you. Every day I use tools, strategies and frameworks I've learned in the roles and businesses I've had. They came with me! And best of all, I have consciously put myself back in a position to grow my expertise as far as I choose with no one limiting that.
Now I do this for others every day. It truly is a blessing and honor to help amazing people like you find the place where you can take the unique combination of all things "you" to define your greatest value and grow to your greatest potential in the way that's fits best for you and your life.
JEANNE HAS BEEN CITED IN
Certified Temperament Expert - Keirsey
16 Years assessing, training and coaching 1000+ individuals
Certified Manager of Quality and Excellence - American Society of Quality
13 Years Senior Member
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