Sep 23, 2019
Favorite quotes of the episode: “1 out of 3 adults do not have dental insurance in the United States, so we created this solution to offer preventative dental care at an affordable price.”
How to balance being an entrepreneur and a new mom? “Just take it one meeting, one phone call, and one email at a time. Don’t overthink career transitions, the reward could be so incredible.”
“As an entrepreneur, your job is to be a problem solver, your personal life is no different. You have to figure out who is going to pick up the kids and be a problem solver and that’s your responsibility.”
“I believe true happiness is being at peace with yourself.”
In this episode, I talk with Megan Lohman. She describes herself as accidentally becoming a co-founder of a tech startup, Plan Forward. One of her driving forces for co-founding this software company was to help people access and afford dental care.
Today, she finds herself still trying to help bridge the gap between access and affordability for patients, and profitability for providers.
She’s had an incredible and amazing career path taking her from medical device sales to lots of travel with a sports marketing agency and stumbling into this new career trajectory as an entrepreneur while navigating life as a new mom!
Megan’s Career Path; how she decided to become an entrepreneur
Info on Plan Forward and Dental Subscription Plans from a consumer perspective
Subscription models in other professions (veterinary medicine?)
What’s it like being an entrepreneur and a new mom?
What it was like participating in the Indiana Innovation Showcase
5 Questions Segment
Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success?
My ideal morning routine is to wake up at 5:30, start the coffee, daily devotional, workout and jump in the shower and wake my kids up, but it usually looks a little messier than that with two little kids.
Q2. What's your definition of Success?
When you feel like you are in control tackling problems you are faced with on a daily basis and positively impacting those problems.
Q3. What's your definition of Happiness?
I believe true happiness is being at peace with yourself.
Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago?
Get things in writing, it is not a deal until it is signed.
Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today?
In our culture, I believe it is time for self-care and a focus on mental health and feeling good about carving out quality personal time in order to refuel.
Connect with Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook and Linked IN @teamplanforward
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