Let us count the ways we heart Jen Sterling, founder of Red Thinking. Boy does this woman know how to rock the mentors. Jen is a Hot Momma (dynamic woman), who also happens to be a mom, entrepreneur, and overall achiever. But, what about when even the achiever doesn’t know what to do? Below is an excerpt from her case study, which was one of the top three winners in our 2010 Case Study Competition.
Jen Sterling & Red Thinking
Been there. Solved that. But what’s next?
Jen hung up the phone in her office at Red Thinking, a branding and marketing company. Her company is experiencing “growing pains” yet again and it is time to make important decisions. Balancing scale, identity and time available.
The clock was ticking. Jen looked over to her right at her calendar, ever looming, carved up in tight daily schedules: Red (for her company), blue (household), green (daughter) and purple (volunteer work, business networking, speaking engagements, hosting her monthly working moms support group, community events, webinars, chambers of commerce meetings, five different board of directors meetings, award presentations, etc.).
Right next to her calendar proudly stands a new wireless digital photo frame with a rotation of over 100 family photos that her husband gave her for Christmas. “Look!” says Jen to a friend/woman business owner sitting near her desk. “There’s one my husband took of our daughter Rachel that I have never seen before.”
“I’m dedicating this case study to my daughter, Rachel, and hope it helps to instill in her an awareness and balance of values, volunteerism and adventure.”
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