Franchise Update Magazine Issue I, 2016 - Page 56

Female Founders Are you involved in any female entrepreneur organizations? No, I have no time! I would love to be a part of them. PERSONAL What does your typical day look like? I sneak in a quick workout, drop my kids off at school, and then head to one or two meetings, either with potential and current franchisees or with new distributors. I usually have two to three conference calls a day. Afternoons are at one of our three corporate stores spending time with my team. After picking up my kids from school, we typically eat dinner and spend time together as a family. After the kids go to sleep, I catch up on email, paperwork, and phone calls. How do you maintain a work/life balance? See above. What are your top 5 favorite things to do? Day trips to my mom’s organic farm, date nights with my husband, hiking, family dinners, traveling. to start my own business. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. What are 3 key words to describe yourself? Driven, compassionate, type A. What advice would you give to other women considering starting their own franchise brand? Do it!! Don’t be afraid. The positivity and rewards that come from it far outweigh the hard work and long hours. LESSONS/ADVICE What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned so far? That we are making a serious difference in people’s lives. We have to continue bringing healthy food to every community across the country. Eating healthy should be available to everyone! If you could do one thing differently, what would it be? I would educate myself on social media. I’m extremely social media illiterate! What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given? Years ago my dad said to me, “Why would you ever want to go work for someone else?” It resonated with me and I knew in college I wanted WHAT’S NEXT What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years? I’d like to see a Vitality Bowls in every community across the country! What’s coming up that you’re excited about? We’re opening a new corporate location in Miami in February. We’re also launching a superfood coffee bar at some locations with organic espresso and coldbrew coffee drinks made with antioxidantrich açaí, pitaya (dragon fruit), matcha (powdered green tea), and more. n Multi-Unit Franchisees Dream. Build. Grow. Succeed. To provide a deeper sense of their journeys, insights, and personalities, we’ve selected from our most inspiring print interviews to create a new series of videos of these franchisee leaders. We call them Empire Builders. For more information call: (408) 997- 7795 ext. 202 54 Franchiseupdate ISS U E I, 2 0 1 6 fu1_vitalbowls(52-54).indd 54 2/7/16 3:45 PM