Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jean Kang, Founder & CEO of Path to PM LLC, located in Oakland, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I launched my coaching business, Path to PM, to help aspiring Program Managers break into their dream careers and truly thrive on the job. I help mid-level career transitioners and aspiring program managers who are looking to level up in their careers.
Tell us about yourself
At the end of 2022, I had so many people reaching out on Linkedin asking to be mentored by me. How did you work at all these big tech companies like Meta, Intuit, Pinterest, Linkedin, and now Figma? How did you navigate your career?
I literally had one light bulb moment when I thought, "I can help people by sharing what I know." That's it. That's how I got started, and the rest is history. I'm energized to help people harness their inner strength and go after their dream careers. The world could be a better place if everyone did this.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest coaching win is helping an entrepreneur transition back to corporate life as a full-time Project Manager in just two months for an amazing mission-driven startup. Beyond that, I helped her achieve financial stability so she could focus on putting her family first. I'm so thrilled for her!
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest thing is embracing the fear of failure. As a new entrepreneur, I don't know what I'm doing most of the time, but I have the fire to keep going and trust myself to figure it out. This strong confidence and faith have always served me well.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
My biggest tips are:
- Embrace failure - life is scary, especially the unknown but trusting yourself and going for it anyways is always the better path vs. being safe. You don't want to live life with regrets.
- Seek Help - Lower your ego and seek the community around you who are willing to help. Learn from them. Build genuine relationships. This will help you and your business.
- Have true intentions - I'm a firm believer that if you have the right heart when starting anything, everything else will fall into place. I'm in this game to help people, and the money, a following, etc., is all secondary
Where can people find you and your business?
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