Jen Gotch walked in for this episode wearing the most beautiful, colorful, happy dress: exactly what you’d expect from the creator of ban.do, an inspiring + positive lifestyle brand that’s grown tremendously since it began as a one-of-a-kind hair accessories company.
Jen is very transparent about how she is feeling on her good days and her bad days (which you know if you follow her on Instagram @jengotch). Jen is open about the mental health struggles she’s dealt with throughout her life, and she has been diligently learning to get closer to who she really is and care for herself – all the while building this incredible brand.
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We talk about...
Needing to leave the place you grew up
Learning to own your creativity
Starting in LA as a prop and food stylist
Launching ban.do as a side project
The difficult transitional period that is your 20s
Emotional intelligence + becoming self-aware
Finding a therapist (get help finding one for you at Advekit)
What fuels Jen’s creativity
Getting dressed makes you feel better!
How social media changed ban.do
Creating a unique planner
Jen’s relationship with spirituality
When & why Jen sold her company
Celebrating 10 years of ban.do
Supporting a brand you can connect with
Jen’s advice for others struggling with anxiety
The difference between self-deprecating or self-soothing and self-care
Shop ban.do | bando.com
Listen to Jen’s podcast | Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes
Instagram | @jengotch
Get help finding the right therapist | Advekit.com
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