How I got Here

Jen-pic-BW-200x300Having grown up in the design and architecture world as the daughter of a freelance furniture designer, it was only natural that I’d pursue Architecture and Interior design classes in High School. Although not a career, office design and organization have remained a hobby. Even now I enjoy rearranging and redecorating my office on a regular basis. 

While design and organization is in my blood, I was pretty sure early on I wanted to be a writer even though my parents thought otherwise.

I wasn’t sure at first what direction to go in, until I discovered copywriting and absorbed everything I could about marketing, running a business and productivity.  So I dabbled in different types of copywriting for customers while I was a Barista at my local indy coffee shop.

As a Barista, I soon learned how amazing high quality coffee can be. I loved being the first person people came in contact with each morning to help start their day. The coffee bug hit me and I decided parlay my writing skills into a coffee blog, making coffee knowledge accessible and approachable to both the average joe and the coffee pro and everyone in between.

As much as I loved writing,coffee moved into the forefront. I became a Cafe’ Manager/Consultant, helping a start-up find the right supplies, top quality coffee beans, and proper training while putting my marketing knowledge to use.

As with climbing a mountain, there were struggles along the way. From my youth, up until my early days as a Cafe Manager/Consultant, I had allowed stress and insomnia to affect my health. Determined to make this new job opportunity manageable, I knew getting focused was needed to turn my life around.

From high school, up until this point, I had become sick from stress and insomnia from an unorganized/analytical mind. I knew getting focused was needed to turn my life around and make this new job opportunity manageable.

As a Consultant, I figured out systems and processes to make my own job easier and more efficient. This gave me the experience I needed to start a coffee drive-thru of my own.

Since I knew the coffee industry well, I knew going in what I was getting into… or so I thought…

Besides what I was already expecting, nothing prepared me for the responsibilities as an Owner trying to pay the bills. It was at this point I realized I needed to take my new systems and processes to a whole new level.

After rebuilding my business foundation by putting an improved system in place, I realized how much time I actually had to run my coffee business while still having ample time to work on my passion projects. Through this new business transformation, I realized what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

Turns out that coffee is a hobby instead of a career.

Now, with everything running smoothly and insomnia a thing of the past, . I want to help you achieve the same results. Organizing office spaces is very relaxing to me. I love to see chaos turned into something manageable and inspiring. This was the inspiration I needed to finally turn this passion project, Transpire Life, into a business.

I’ll admit it wasn’t easy and didn’t happen overnight. But having direction,  a routine and practical goals (with persistence and hard work) I’ve managed to accomplish more than most people before turning thirty.

 

Let’s connect today, visit my services page to learn how we can work together.