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Marsha Lindsey’s business Findable Design offers website therapy

Listening and responding accordingly to clients’ needs leads to success for all, according to website designer Marsha Lindsey. Jackie’s mentoring led to her being hired by Jackie as well. Business name, years in business, what the business does: Findable Design LLC was born in 2012. Through it I offer small business owners web and graphic Read More …

Listen to Ann Smith of A.wordsmith interview Jackie on the podcast “All Shine No Flash”

I used to coach Ann Smith when she started her PR firm. Now, her business A.wordsmith is a top PR firm in Portland. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ann for her podcast “All Shine No Flash.”  Listen here: https://awordsmith.libsyn.com/episode-24-jackie-b-peterson Read Ann’s testimony on working with Jackie here.

Sheila Callaham of Age Equity Alliance: helping organizations be age-inclusive

Intergenerational solutions: Read how Sheila Callaham is making a case for age equity in the workplace. Tell us about your organization, your mission and how you carry out that mission. Age Equity Alliance (AEA) is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to create workplace age equity across the age spectrum. We understand how nuanced age bias Read More …

Testimony from Susan Reingold: Jackie B. Peterson is fiercely intelligent, fast-thinking

Susan Reingold, of Gallery Reingold, on why she recommends working with Jackie B. Peterson: “She’s skilled at evolving one’s business.” Jackie Babicky Petersen is a rare find. Fiercely intelligent, she’s a fast-thinking, creative problem solver who is a master of not just listening but synthesizing; she’s skilled at evolving one’s understanding of business scenarios with Read More …

William Cohen launches Cohen Caregiving Support with Jackie’s help

After helping his mother who had Alzheimer’s, William Cohen wanted to help others going through the same thing. Jackie’s insight and expertise helped him with his business. Name of Business: Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC Years in Business: 5th Year What the business does: Provides family caregivers with a person living with dementia advice, support, Read More …

Preparing for your second act or continuing your first career and fighting ageism all the way

Preparing for your second act or continuing your first career and fighting ageism all the way By Michelle Walch Ageism is the last -ism to eradicate. It hurts people of all ages, young and old, by preventing them from living their full lives.  Most -isms are used as a way to conveniently make excuses to Read More …

Colleen Bourassa, owner of Ageless Beauty & Wellness says there is no expiration date on your ability to contribute.

Aging gracefully, the importance of planning what you do when you retire, and other tips by Colleen Bourassa Colleen credits Jackie with good questions to ask before starting a venture. Name of Business: Ageless Beauty & Wellness Years in business: 11 years What the business does: I am 68 years old and I want women Read More …

Interview with Masaki Fujimoto: Back in Japan, and reflecting on his Portland experience working at the Encorepreneur Cafe.

Looking for a different career, Masaki Fujimoto happened across a gerontology class at Portland Community College.  It was a good move. Before working for the Encorepreneur Cafe you worked as an editor.  Can you talk a little bit about what you were doing pre-Encorepreneur Cafe (EPC)? How did you get interested in working with seniors? Read More …

Interview with The Encorepreneur Cafe’s Erin Schmith: Enjoying an opportunity to work with retirees in a cross-cultural setting

Working for a small team that is responsive to the community it serves appeals to Erin Schmith of The Encoreprenuer Cafe.   What were you doing prior to working at The Encorepreneur Cafe? I had just graduated with my Master’s in Arts Management from the University of Oregon the year I started at the Cafe. Read More …

Alyssa Gasca was planning to step back from her business in 2020. Then came the pandemic and social unrest. Read how she has handled different challenges.

Alyssa Gasca, owner of Spark Executive Solutions, was planning to take a break in 2020, then came COVID-19 and social unrest. Read how she navigates through it. In 2019, after 13 years of running her business, Alyssa Gasca was burnt out. She got everything in place so she would spend less time working and more Read More …