How Crafting Helped This Entrepreneur Overcome Her Depression And Launch An Award Winning Business
After leaving the Air Force in 2005 at 32, Nicole Snow struggled with depression while she worked at a small paper company. After putting in hours of painstaking work to help the business, she became irate when she was not offered to buy-in.
“Looking back, I had a chip on my shoulder,” says Snow. “I was working in this office environment with antiquated computer systems. I’m the type of person that likes to take out extraneous steps and then move onto the next thing. In a small company that’s not keen on continuous improvement ideals, it’s perceived as rocking the boat…big time. I remember building a great program that took a multi-hour process and turned it into a 20-minute task. I was stoked and I was trying to get buy-in….I wasn’t asked to do it. I saw a need and did it. When I didn’t get buy-in, I got pissed and got cocky. My attitude got me fired.”
Ten years on, Nicole is now the founder and CEO of an award-winning, million dollar business that helps employ women and other people in need in India and Nepal. Focusing on her obsession with art, Nicole has taken what has helped her during dark times and helped hundreds of people with her socially and ethically responsible business.
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