Co-founder and CEO of ianacare, Jessica Kim was thrust into the role of caregiver when her mother fell ill. Both of her parents moved in with her, and through this challenging and isolating time, Kim discovered the need to connect and offer support to those in similar positions. Listen as Jessica and David discuss the realities of caregiving, the power of empathy and launching a new business during a pandemic.
0:00 | Intro and welcome
2:07 | The ianacare origin story
10:06 | Pivoting the business to work through COVID-19
13:11 | Leading with passion and precision
21:05 | How work with co-founders and scale a startup the right way
24:09 | How to lead remote and hybrid teams
31:31 | Jessica’s upbringing and path to becoming an entrepreneur
37:15 | What starting a baked goods company taught Jessica about mentorship, branding, and career trajectory
44:07 | How to work with big companies as an entrepreneur
50:07 | Twitter Insights: What Jessica thinks about reverse pitches, startup hustle, and expanding conversations about diversity
54:41 | Lightning Round
57:41 | Farewell and David’s closing insights
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