047: Jeannette Washington – Bearly Articulating

In this episode I talk to Jeannette Washington, founder of Bearly Articulating, empowering parents to bear their entrepreneurial voices, based in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Jeannette began her career as a speech therapist living in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2015, she founded Bearly Articulating as an educational consultancy firm and speech therapy education hub to meet the needs of students with autism, ADHD and dyslexia, to name a few.

After relocating to Detroit, Michigan, Jeannette started a collective co-working space where parents can work at a desk, and their kids are cared for by guides, with activities like coding workshops.

Jeannette has met various challenges along the way, including overcoming parents’ limiting beliefs about parenthood and having a business, underrepresented communities and traditional ways of thinking that Dad should be provider and Mum should stay at home. Though this has only fired up Jeannette even further in her mission to unite parentpreneurs in their passion for their businesses, their love for their families and their determination to have it all.

In this interview, we explore how her business has evolved to suit the needs of her audience. We discuss how building her business led to divorce with her husband, and whether her divorce could have been avoided.

She will also share some tips on how to beat imposter syndrome and create a healthy business-life balance.

We also hear what life is like for entrepreneur parents in her area and the USA as a whole.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  1. bearlyarticulating.com
  2. Gary Vaynerchuk
  3. Shark Tank
  4. Twitter: bearlyartic
  5. Instagram: bearly_articulating

Are you an experienced Parentpreneur with an interesting story to share? Or do you know of an awesome Parentpreneur with valuable expertise who would like an interview?

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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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