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Better, Smarter, Richer helps education businesses. Mara McLoughlin founded In Real Life Social Skills for people with autism. Jackie at BSR provided encouragement, networking ideas.

Mara McLoughlin tapped Jackie at Better, Smarter, Richer for guidance on starting her emotional education business. Jackie offered support and Mara’s business, IRL Social Skills evidence-based curriculum for autistic people, blossomed.   What the business does: “IRL (In Real Life) Social Skills’ interdisciplinary team of professionals teaches UCLA’s Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Read More …

Debra Erickson’s business The Blind Kitchen provides adaptive assistance the visually impaired. Jackie provides support, guidance.

When Debra Erickson lost most of her vision, she researched ways to stay independent. Debra’s venture, The Blind Kitchen helps the blind and visually impaired. Read how Jackie helped her move forward. Name of business: The Blind Kitchen What the business does: Provides adaptive kitchen tools, knowledge, and strategies to blind and low vision cooks Read More …

Colleen and Rob Thompson started an educational company called A Little SEL with encouragement from Jackie.

Mother and son Colleen and Rob Thompson founded A Little SEL, social emotional learning resources for teachers. Name of business: A Little SEL What the business does: A Little SEL provides daily videos that teachers can show their young students to teach social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. Children can make connections to relatable scenarios Read More …

Radha Joy’s PepPlugs makes her a leader in hearing health

Radha Joy’s PepPlugs makes her a leader in hearing health Hearing conservation is the goal of Radha Joy’s PepPlugs business. Jackie’s encouragement and ideas help bring her product to her target market. Name of business:   Pepp Now LLC,   PepPlugs TM is my product (earplugs) Years in business: 1 year What the business does:  Occupational Hearing Read More …

Lisa Titan’s St. Johns Boxing business helps those making lifestyle changes due to the pandemic

Lisa Titan had a vision to open a boxing facility. She was able to quit her day job and now runs St. Johns Boxing. Name of Business: St. Johns Boxing Years in business: 7 ½ months. What the business does: It is a western-style boxing gym offering classes and training. What were you doing prior Read More …

Stephanie Hooper of AGE+ talks about the benefits of of age inclusion

How can we help recognize the strengths of older people? What can we do to make our communities more age-inclusive? Stephanie Hooper talks about how her organization AGE+ is doing just that. BSR: Tell us about your organization, your mission and how you carry out that mission Stephanie Hooper: AGE+ is about empowering and strengthening Read More …

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 …

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 …