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I gave up dating, friendships, and salary when I started my company. When I explained to an investor that I was starting to feel sucking into the company, he told that his best entrepreneurs were obsessed with their companies too. I felt vindicated. But that’s exactly the wrong framework. It’s the path to burnout. “Burned […]

Preventing Burnout: The Founder’s Work Contract

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I traveled to Oaxaca two weeks ago expecting a surf trip, but I came back with more inspiration than I bargained for. I want to share the story of Joaco, our passionate surf guide and local entrepreneur whose love for his culture and community is nothing short of inspiring. His story is a powerful reminder […]

Joaco’s story

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There’s one relationship that—if you let it sour—often kills startups: the cofounder pair (or trio+). I made SO many mistakes with my cofounder, but I’m called to share my lessons because ultimately I think we had a strong relationship. Jeff & I bonding over food (as usual!) My cofounder at Chewse, Jeff Schenck, is an […]

Cofounder Alignment

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Transforming Pain into Power: The Intersection of Leadership and Healing Envision our healing journeys as spirals, where each conquered challenge propels us to the next, and just when we believe we’ve reached the end, we embark on a new segment of the spiral. It’s an infinite cycle, brimming with endless possibilities…and a ton of inner […]

Spiral of Healing