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Can Do: Montana Entrepreneurs Stick Together

Feb 23, 2018

“One of the really great things about Montana entrepreneurs is, because it is a small community, there is this feeling of, ‘We are all in it together.’ So, I’ve found that in Montana it’s more accepted to say stuff like, ‘I totally screwed that up’ or, ‘God I hope my business makes it.’ Having the ability to talk like that and be so transparent is really powerful,” says Stefanie Sample, a Montana entrepreneur and neuroscience-based leadership coach, and this week's guest on "Can Do."

As the Chief Growth Officer and Rewire Specialist for Rewire Inc., Sample coaches business leaders on how to achieve their professional aspirations and uncover their untapped potential.

Alongside her husband and business partner Joe, Sample herself owns and manages several Montana businesses including Voice Sifter, Massage Envy as well as Taco Bell franchises in Western Montana. On top of that, she co-runs Cactus Consolidators, which assists military members in shipping household goods internationally.

Today on “Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs," Sample discusses how she applies the advice she gives her clients to her own businesses.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Sample graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Chinese. She is a certified by The NeuroLeadership Institute in Brain-Based Coaching, Results Coaching, and is recognized by the International Coaching Federation as an Associated Certified Coach. In addition, Sample is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholar and holds the position of Spouse Engagement Officer as the Pacific Region Spouses/Partner Business Network Forum Chair for the Young Presidents Organization.

Today you’ll learn the best time in your life to create a startup; how to use strategic business partnerships for financial gain; and how mistakes can fuel motivation. Listen and learn on this week’s episode of “Can Do.”

This podcast is made possible with support from the Greater Montana Foundation.