Jen Warrington is building a legacy for herself and her family, while helping others find, thrive and love their careers.
Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
Know your worth and believe the inner voice that says, ‘you will do great things.’ I would also tell my past self that, ‘you are not your mistakes.’ There are always solutions and options if we take a moment to pause, reflect and connect with that inner voice. Start where you are, with what you have and be excited about the unknown opportunities that will allow you to grow. To quote the brilliant Dr. Shauna Shapiro ~ “where you are is entry point!”
Q. What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
The greatest influences on my business are my parents and a solid, tight-knit group of other business owners who I am fortunate enough to be able to connect with and continue to learn and grow from. I am inspired by the legacy that my Mom built before she passed and am greatly influenced by my Dad’s ability to remain calm, focused and organized when there are a million different directions that you can go in.
Q. What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
My number one business goal this year is to refine my services to allow me to scale, so I am able to reach more professionals that need support with career strategies and more businesses requiring hiring support.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
My favourite thing about my career is that I am helping other people find careers they love, or start businesses they are excited about. I am helping businesses hire excellent talent in very competitive markets.
Being able to take people from a place of worry, anxiety and overwhelm when it comes to figuring out a plan for their next career step means more people will love with they do, show up differently at work, at home and in the world. This allows the world itself to shine a bit brighter. It’s also extremely rewarding to work with businesses who value the talent they hire and help them develop a foundation that creates longevity and job stability, when the norm is typically those who move roles and organizations every few years.
I’m also very proud of the fact that my son, Chase, and my daughter, Chloe, are able to see me doing something that I love every day. I am having an impact on others because I was brave enough to take a risk, step outside my comfort zone and not take the easy path of finding a new 9-5 job, but rather, creating a business that lights me up each and every day.
Q. What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
My children keep me motivated on a daily basis. First and foremost, I want to build a legacy they are proud of and show them that when they follow their interests and passions (even if it takes time to figure out what that all looks like) they will achieve any of the goals they set for themselves.
I want them to always see that by being confident in your abilities, using your voice and being kind are the keys to being happy and that happiness is truly the best measure of success.