When living your life, you only see the view from your lens. Sharon Price John, CEO of Buil-a-bear Workshop, Inc. and author, sat with me to discuss her newest book, Stories & Heart. This book is a compilation of stories in business, life, struggles, and triumphs giving readers inspiration, advice, and the opportunity to look at life from a different angle.
About the Guest:
Sharon Price John has served as president and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) since 2013, where she has led the turning around and redefining of the multimillion-dollar company and beloved brand while navigating the “retail apocalypse”—and, more recently, a global pandemic—to deliver the most profitable year in the company’s history in 2021. However, before becoming the CEO of a publicly traded company, Sharon was a self-professed tomgirl from Tennessee. With sights beyond her small-town roots, Sharon embarked on a fascinating life journey of challenges and opportunities, including graduating from the University of Tennessee, working in the ad industry in New York City, earning an MBA from Columbia University, managing iconic kids’ brands at companies like Mattel and Hasbro and becoming known as a change agent, and eventually accepting the role of president of the Stride Rite Children’s Group, which led to Sharon taking the helm at Build-A-Bear.
Sharon also serves on the board of directors at Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK), and on the executive committee of the Toy Industry Association board, in addition to supporting a number of philanthropic organizations. She has been named one of the University of Tennessee’s Top 100 Alumni of the last 100 years and recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Columbia Women in Business. Sharon has three children and lives in St. Louis with her husband, Russ.
About the Host:
Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full-time job as a Productivity Coach. As a busy mom of three and the founder of Chaos N’ Cookies, keeping moms from crumbling is my main objective. After gaining 10+ years of experience as a Director of Marketing helping build multiple 6 & 7-figure businesses for other women I’ve created the Chaos Control System to equip moms to overcome their own objections so they can live the life they want to live and start that business they have always wanted. The Family Playbook, or standard operating procedure, is the tool every mama needs to save time and stress-less when chaos ensues at home.
For new biz owners, I also help simplify systems on social media and other business platforms to automate processes to get their business up and running quickly and efficiently with how-tos and hands-on coaching. I have helped hundreds of women to be more productive and self-sufficient in their homes and businesses allowing them to reclaim control of the chaos.
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