Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jen Sekela, Owner of Sensation Education, located in Maineville, OH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Sensation Education is a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic. I support kids from birth through teens struggling with balance, coordination, motor planning, attention, feeding, fine motor skills, and sensory processing. My clients have varying diagnoses, including but not limited to developmental delay, Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, Autism, and sensory processing disorder. I also service moms and infants pre and post-frenectomy.
Tell us about yourself
I am a wife and mother of 4 wonderful children ages 8, 14, 16, and 18. I graduated in 2000 from Wayne State University. I have worked in various settings, including long-term care, outpatient hand therapy clinic, early intervention, and schools.
Eight years ago, my business partner and I left the school setting we were in and started Sensation Education. We saw a need to support children differently than the way we were able to in the school system.
Sensation Education started with us providing tutoring and movement-based therapy to school-age kids. Since starting the business, I have become more and more passionate about early intervention.
I haven’t looked back! I love what I do and am passionate about empowering parents to help their children thrive and develop optimally. Watching babies and children grow, design, and progress never gets old. Not to mention, I get to do all of it through play!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Continuing to learn, gaining confidence, and growing in size each and every year.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Setting boundaries. I have four children of my own, and it is hard to say no to families and children in need when my schedule is packed.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- If you are feeling the nudge, trust it and do it!
- Remember that God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the call.
- There are no stupid questions. Ask and learn from others.
Where can people find you and your business?
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