I can say, without hesitation, that the two most impactful conversations of my adult life were conversations I had with Jessica, six years apart. In both conversations, I casually mentioned a goal I had, and then promptly laughed off said goal, deeming it impossible. Each time, Jessica was quick to catch my self-doubt and immediately challenged me on my limiting beliefs. “You need to think bigger,” she said. “Let’s hash this out together.”
Fuzzy, warm “think bigger” statements are easy to deliver. But the second part – the “hashing it out” is what sets Jessica apart as a leader. She challenged me to first believe that I was capable, and then, through the power of her own wisdom and experiences, helped me formulate goals and action steps to make my once-doubtful dreams a concrete, wildly successful achievement.