You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For!

Jess Weems Thibault is the VP of Growth at HireEducation, an organization dedicated to growing executive, sales, marketing, and product teams in the education sector. With an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a solid background in secondary science education, Jess bridges the gap between teaching and ed tech. She has over a decade of experience in various nonprofit settings, including passion-driven involvement in middle school education.

Jess’s diverse career spans from being a self-employed artist to an energetic marketer, using her deep belief in human potential to shape the future of education and talent development.

Jess Weems Thibault
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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [3:30] How Jess Weems Thibault’s background as a teacher influenced her career in EdTech
  • [6:13] The role that creativity and structure play in Jess’s approach to education and technology
  • [10:32] How ed tech can transform teaching experience and student learning
  • [13:59] The significance of flexibility and support in the professional growth of women
  • [19:07] Why middle school education holds a special place for Jess
  • [25:51] The driving force behind Jess’s enthusiasm and passion
  • [30:04] The importance of believing that everything we need is already within ourselves

In this episode…

Ever felt like you’re waiting for someone or something to unlock your next step in life? What if the keys to your boldest moves and successes were always within you, just waiting to be realized?

Jess Weems Thibault, an educator turned growth marketer, explores her dual approach to making informed decisions that resonate with both the creative and analytical sides of problem-solving. Jess emphasizes the importance of believing in human potential and using our innate abilities to navigate the path of innovation and change. Reflecting on how her passion for maximizing human potential translates into her current role, Jess highlights the power of balancing your gut instinct with data for an enriched decision-making process. 

In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston hosts Jess Weems Thibault, the VP of Growth at HireEducation, to discuss the power of informed decisions. Jess highlights the importance of ‘internal resources,’ such as self-belief and the combination of analytical and creative strengths, in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Quotable Moments:

  • “Humans are fascinating creatures, like, we have so much more capacity than we give ourselves credit for.”
  • “Good marketing should help people, right? It just helps them see the need that they have or know how to fix a need that they have.”
  • “There’s an energy in every conversation you have that has the potential to impact something else or be a connection later on.”
  • “I’ve always been obsessed with maximizing human potential.”
  • “You are the one you’ve been waiting for, everything you need or want is already within you.”

Action Steps:

1. Embrace a multi-disciplinary approach: Integrating various fields like education, marketing, and technology can spark innovation in your career.

  • This embraces the diversity of skills and knowledge, empowering leaders to tackle problems from different angles, as demonstrated by Jess.

2. Combine intuition with data in decision-making: Allow your gut feelings to guide you but back them up with factual data.

  • Balancing intuition and empirical evidence can lead to decisions that are both innovative and grounded, thus more likely to succeed.

3. Build, launch, and empower: Develop your ideas and give them life, but also empower others to take the reins.

  • Leverage personal leadership to initiate change, but foster a culture of ownership and innovation among team members for sustained growth.

4. Cultivate your unique superpower: Identify and harness your unique blend of skills and passions.

  • Recognizing and utilizing one’s distinctive capabilities can lead to more authentic and impactful leadership, as revealed by Jess’s left-brain right-brain synergy.

5. Maximize human potential: Seek to bring out the best in yourself and others by fostering environments of growth and learning.

  • Encouraging the development of potential in others can have a ripple effect, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce.

Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Artitudes Design by Andrea Heuston. Artitudes Design is an award-winning creative agency that has been creating visual communication for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. They have worked with notable companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, and have also served startups and nonprofit organizations.

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