Culture & Company Inc.

I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet for so long but I’ve been a little busy. (I even missed the chance to see my local Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) friend Dora before she moved to San Francisco. I’ll see you at Patient Day though, Dora.)

In my last post I mentioned that I quit my job. I’m happy to (finally) announce that I’ve started my own recruitment firm. As any entrepreneur will tell you, the experience of starting one’s own company brings a mix of a lot of emotions but overall a level of satisfaction that is rarely matched in the average career. I’ve been a headhunter for over 8 years, helping people find work and helping my clients find the right hire. My business partner and I have worked on and off again together for a long time and we always joked about building our “dream team” one day. To finally realize it has been very amazing.

I know what you’re probably thinking; living with NMO and raising a 1 year old is tough enough – why add more stress?

I wish my answer was simple but it’s not – it’s a combination of so many factors. Being everything my daughter needs from me is most important. I want the financial freedom to give her the best opportunities in life and I want to be the best role model I’m capable of being. Then professionally I felt dominated in a male centric workforce and I truly believe women can and should have a greater impact on the world community (Victoria Jackson totally inspires me). And finally, over the years NMO has made me tough and jaded. It stole from me the ability to be fearless and I want, no wait, I NEED to reclaim my courage back.

I stay up at night worrying about a million things. Everything from how my company will be affected if I have another major attack to not forgetting to buy Marmaduke’s favourite dog biscuits. Yet somehow I fall asleep with the conclusion that what is meant to be will be.

Here’s my new company logo that my friend Alex designed for us.

2 Comments

  1. LaDana Gaddis

    Hey. Congrats! I miss talking to you. Take care. Great story.

    Comment by LaDana Gaddis on August 30, 2013 at 4:04 am

  2. Tracy

    Jenna! That is so amazing! Congratulations! I can’t tell you how proud of you I am as a fellow NMO’er and woman! WOW,

    Comment by Tracy on August 30, 2013 at 6:10 am

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