006: Gain Freedom and Flexibility with Jill Nelson from Hot Diggity

Jill Nelson is a business coach, specializing in business and professional development from a relationship and systems perspective. She has owned her own business since 2005, most recently acquiring Hot Diggity Pet Sitting in Seattle WA, which she actively manages.  

Prior to starting her own business, she was an ordained minister for 10 years. Jill holds a MBA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and a Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. She lives with her wife Susan, her 13-year-old daughter Kristina, one dog and 4 cats in Vancouver, WA. 

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Jill Nelson?

·      What does her business do?

·      Why is freedom and flexibility important to her?

·      How does she create an inclusive workplace culture for her team?

·      How does Jill define freedom?

·      How can you get in touch with Jill?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Jill Nelson’s Contact: jill@hotdiggitypetsitting.com

·      Find Jill on LinkedIn

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.