BuyFromWomen™ Business Owner: Meet Janice Drescher of Intentional Leaders

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and your career path so far.
A: I have been a business and leadership coach for more than 30 years. I help business owners identify the missing pieces for business success and collaboratively build them. I moved to the Santa Cruz, CA area with my 2 horses to offer leadership & team building retreats to businesses in Silicon Valley and the Central Coast region of California. Well being has to be the foundation of any business for it to be successful. The horses are amazing teachers of well being and offer a style of leadership based on invitation and allowing versus control and force. When I learned what the horses offer in the realm of leadership, I knew it would be a powerful addition to my business and went about getting certified in Equine Experiential Learning (EFL). I have been offering leadership and team building retreats with the horses for the past 10 years.

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Q: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
A: After having a 13-year career working at the E-Myth Organization, I opened my own business to help business owners get more of what they want from their business.

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Q: Tell us about your business.
A: My business coaching services are offered by phone along with screen sharing to build the missing pieces with the owner or designated staff. My business coaching transforms business frustrations into business solutions. My leadership events with horses are a powerful way to build trust and well being for healthy work relationships. My Empowering Work Relationships Management Toolkit shows managers how to establish and maintain healthy work relationships that reflect shared expectations and promote agreement and accountability. My Workflow Documentation Services ensure that procedures and standards are written to support workplace learning and professional development.

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Q: What have been the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur?
A: The biggest challenge has been to develop a reliable lead generation strategy.

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Q: Where have you found the support you've needed to start, grow, and scale?
A: I am currently utilizing a virtual assistant to support my lead generation strategy using LinkedIn.

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Q: What is the one piece of advice you would like to share with other entrepreneurial women in the world?
A: Building a business takes clarity, vision and intention, along with the heart to see it through. Having a coach alongside you can make the difference in achieving your vision for your business. There are specific things that need to be done to build a business that reflect your vision. Walking that path with a coach ensures that you put the pieces in place that you need to be profitable and successful.

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Q: What do you like most about WorldWideWomen?
A: Great visibility and opportunity!!

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Learn more about her business at her WorldWideWomen page listing here.

Connect with Janice through her LinkedIn Page!

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