016: Building A Profitable Team for the Win


016: Building A Profitable Team for the Win

with Jeanelle Dech

On the podcast today we have Jeanelle Dech. Jeanelle is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, a textile printing company in West Chester, Pa. She’s known for her Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, SPEED sewing method and workroom profitability training, and is the creative force behind The Workroom Channel and the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library. Jeanelle and I are accountability partners and we can dig into about any topic to discuss. Enjoy our conversation today on the topics of ideal client, our WHY, self-guided couples therapy and team work.

Topics Mentioned:

  • Ideal Client

  • WHY

  • Couples Therapy

  • Teamwork

Listen to the Episode

Thoughts from Jeanelle:

  • Profitability has to be in the equation right off the bat, which includes learning to do the forecasting and presenting it to investors to fund the business if necessary.

  • I have something to learn from people that are strong in any other business. It doesn’t matter what the product is, good business advice is good business advice.

  • Hire character and train skill.

  • My whys are my love of textiles, the thrill of uncertainty and risk, and the thrill of build and creativity for both products and teams. I love collaborative efforts.

  • It’s important to document your why. This can help with awareness of opportunities and writing it down can put dimension to it.

  • Probability is the resource I can use to serve my why, and financial profitability is the goal of the business and the business serves my why.

Links and Resources: 


  • Facebook: Jeanelle Dech and Adaptive-Textiles