Jeannette Grace is a powerhouse entrepreneur, Founder of Expressive Communication Consulting and Training, Author of “The G Factor: 8 Secrets to Increasing Your Gravitational Pull at Work,” and a recent VIP supporter of WIN”s 15th Anniversary! We want everyone to know more about the great women that make up WIN, so here is our Spotlight interview with the dynamic Jeannette Grace:
- Why did you choose to join WIN?
I was invited by another member (Sandra Brick) and attended as a guest. Once I did, I found the group to be very uplifting and inspiring! An added benefit is having access to other professional women whose services I needed.
- Describe your business and what you love most about what you do.
I am a communication expert. I work with businesses to remove the communication roadblocks that are preventing happy customers, engaged employees, strong teams, and clear written communication. The best part about what I do is helping people relate better interpersonally so they enjoy who they work for and who they work with.
- Do you have new developments, projects or successes you would like to share with us?
This past fall I released my book G Factor: 8 Secrets to Increasing Your Gravitational Pull at Work. Very exciting! One of the best parts about the book is that it doesn’t talk about what I think makes others gravitate to you, instead, it shares what over 800 working professionals said makes them trust and want to work with others. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to increase their influence.
- Do you have any “secrets to success” or tips that you’ve picked up along the way?
Perhaps the most useful input I have here is that no matter how skilled you are in your work, we all need help. The best business decision I made was to work with a business coach (who happens to be a WIN member herself – Amy Zastrow, the Kick Butt Coach). Overall, I believe the formula for success is everchanging. Being a solopreneur can get static at times and that is why it is great to surround oneself with the women in WIN.
- What is something interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
Professionally, I taught at Stillwater Prison. It was one of the best experiences in my career. Sure, teaching offenders can be challenging because they are incredibly smart; they taught me a lot about myself. Personally, I LOVE giraffes, my wiener dog Merlot, wine, sunshine, and was raised on a farm as the youngest of seven children.
- What has given you the greatest satisfaction over the past year?
Getting my book published. It was a lifelong dream to write a book … now I need to figure what big thing is next!
- What would you most like to tell the other women in WIN?
If I haven’t met you, please seek me out! I’d love to get to know you and hear your story. I haven’t met a person yet who isn’t fascinating, so please share!