058: Create a Board of Directors that Supports You

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058: Create a Board of Directors that Supports You

with Jennifer Smith

With me today is Jennifer Smith of JLS Designs in middle Tennessee (just outside of Nashville).  Jennifer began her business almost 20 years ago focused on window coverings. She now offers design services to her clients as well. 

Jennifer has a vast portfolio of clients. She has completed design projects for Fortune 500 executives, some of the country’s most talented music and athletic industry professionals and hundreds of families to meet their home design and decor needs.  Her expertise and attention to detail has helped clients renting one-bedroom apartments and owners of multimillion-dollar estates. Her work has transformed area homes, schools, and office suites across the region. 

Jennifer is an active member of the Window Coverings Association of America where she serves on their board of directors. She is also an active member of the Williamson County Business Chamber (Williamson Inc), Professional Drapery Workrooms in Middle Tennessee, Drapery and Design Network, and America’s Window Covering Buying Network. She also has a monthly design column featured on the online daily news resource for all things stylish in your life, Style Home Page. 

Topics Mentioned:

  • Support

  • Guidance

  • Advice

  • Trust

  • Process

Listen to the Episode

Thoughts from Amy:

  • You don’t have to rush to fill every seat at the “table”.  

  • I trusted the process and trusted the advice, but I didn’t trust myself. 

  • I need an accountability partner (personally).  That is on my radar right now. 

  • We need a tribe.  We need those who are going to support us.  

  • I can a party of one really nicely...BUT I don’t want to be a party of one. 

  • I am trying to be intentional on how I do my business...and you cannot do that on your own.  

  • I have the power to make changes and alter the course of where I am going. 

  • If nothing else, I am seeing the results in my business. 

  • I am only as good as the team that I have surrounded myself with. 


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