Entrepreneurial Caregiving with Jessica Kim, Founder and CEO of ianacare | Leading with Lots of Love

How Leaders Lead with David Novak

Oct 21 2021 • 1 hr 2 mins

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. Show Notes 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 Find the tools you need to become a better leader at https://davidnovakleadership.com and https://howleaderslead.com.