The Mamalode Starter Series is an exciting opportunity for us to introduce you to some of the amazing people we get to meet. Starting something takes enormous amounts of work, faith, help and community. Every week we'll share another story of starting. So, community of Mamalode, read up, get inspired and check out these wonder-folk.
Starter Series Interview with Lane Kennedy, Curator/Founder at The Entrepreneur Experience
Tell us a little bit about your business and how you started it.
I love watching the lights go on in women and this idea that there is electricity all around us, but sometimes we need a light bulb plugged in to see it. I think this way about my business as well. Women are so powerful, but what I have found is that a lot of us need a little nudge and clear direction to be able to create and monetize what is bubbling within them.They often need a mindset boost. I believe that women can change the world, and my business is about helping women plug in their light bulb so they can see the world how they want to and use the electricity effectively! I’ve been working with women for almost 20 years now and the transformations that I have shared along the way have been amazing. My business started as a result of being tired of hearing women complain, so I started sharing with them how to change. Mindset is everything, and once you make a decision to live bigger, play bigger—how you truly want to—the possibilities are endless!
What do your kids think about your job?
My son loves that I sit in front of the computer and talk to women, and that the next moment I’m out the door walking the dog. He has asked me who my boss is and I tell him he is! He also really likes saying the word “entrepreneur.” I have been teaching him about this subject and he already understands the principles…did I mention that he will be 5 in October.
Tell us about a total mom + biz fail?
Oh my God, a total mom moment was being on the playground and realizing that my life had changed and I didn’t want it. My son was about 9-months-old. I was horrified. My frisky footloose glamorous business life was GONE. It was such a tragic moment, and what was I to do, start crying on the playground with PAC Height Moms who I didn’t relate too at all—the moms who wore designer threads and looked perfect after giving birth. I sucked it up and started walking. I became a walking queen and cried alone, almost everyday. I had closed my business and realized that I perhaps made a bad decision, and at that point there was no turning back…I had my kid!
Share with us a total win (brag away!)
Oh, there are so many, but it always comes back to my son and husband. In business, it would be taking a successful exit from my last company LesLunes.com. A very wonderful and rewarding experience!
What’s your relationship with Mamalode?
I had the honor of checking out Mamalode via a friend who I adore and trust. After one browse, I fell in love with it!