Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackie Kibler.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am first generation in the US and a child of an entrepreneur. My father had a music business for around 50 years. I definitely understood the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial life. When I graduated from college in Upstate NY, I wanted to cut my teeth on “the best of the best” and worked for large organizations like Dun & Bradstreet, Wells Fargo, Corporate Executive Board and Vistage Worldwide. As I grew through the leadership rank, I quickly became known as the “fix it gal” for underperforming offices/regions/divisions. I would go into the organization, meet with executive leadership to understand where they needed to be – then work with the employees to understand gaps in performance, build out processes around them, set goals, hold them accountable to those goals and celebrate successes. When I was recruited to Vistage Worldwide (Global advisory boards for CEO’s), I unknowingly went back to my roots because I was working with 60 Entrepreneurial CEO’s. I immediately was entranced by the way their visionary minds worked. I was introduced to the book Traction, written by Gino Wickman and his company EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). I immediately fell in love with it because it was everything I did in my roles, on steroids, in a proven process with a community. When I decided to go into business on my own, it was the only thing I wanted to do. Now, everyday, I get to work with the people I love to be around – helping them grow their businesses to their next level of success.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think any road is smooth. If it were, you wouldn’t appreciate the journey. In my case, I have had great bosses and horrible bosses. I have learned from both of them. In my younger years, I always tried to please everyone. As I have grown older, I realize that I have a way of doing things and that is okay. I always want to do better – everyday. Many of my “not so favorite” bosses had an outward appearance of knowing everything. Now, in my own business, I don’t look twice at those people because I seek people/companies who want to grow. The only thing they “know” is they too – want to learn more and do better.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. Implementing EOS will help you and your leadership team get better at three things: Vision—getting everyone in your organization 100% on the same page with where you’re going, and how you plan to get there Traction®—instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision—every day Healthy—helping your leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team For me as a Certified Implementer of EOS, I partner with my clients and meet them where they are as people and as a company. I am proud of the growth my clients live by using EOS. This is from a revenue/profit perspective and more importantly, as a desired workplace, which helps with retaining the right people and productivity.
What was your favorite childhood memory?
I loved watching my father sing and play the bass in his classic rock band. I was able to sing a few times with them – it was awesome. Now, I am in a classic rock band and my dream would be for him to come out to CA and play with us.
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