She is an accidental entrepreneur who lives in Washington, DC with her husband and 2 teenage children. She is a speech language pathologist with over 15 years of experience working with young children with speech and language difficulties and other special needs. She the owner of SpeechKids, LLC—a private practice serving children and families in the Washington, DC metro area—and the creator of the Toddler Talk Online Program for Parents. She recently began to grow her business in order to become the primary breadwinner for her family, and today we're going to discuss big leaps and crushing limits with Gabriele Nicolet!
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Gabriele discusses that the kids that attend therapy have a need, and they need some help in order to
overcome this need. What they end up learning in therapy is, “There are things that I cannot do, but
when I work really hard with people that I love and trust, I can do them.” Gabriele’s role as a therapist is
to be the person that those kids love and trust, and she gets to show them how capable they can be. She
describes this role as the biggest thrill in her life.
“The kids that go to therapy, they know their limits, but they also know those limits can be crushed.”
Gabriele’s son and daughter have seen her entrepreneurship skills develop over the last few years, from
something that started out as more of a hobby. “My kids get to watch me learn new things. My kids get
to watch me struggle with something new that I’m trying. My kids get to see that process of me growing
into something new. It’s part of that whole journey: once impossible, now possible.”
Gabriele’s kids have taken her entrepreneurship spirit and have started forging their own
entrepreneurial path. Her son now owns a magic business where he and a friend do birthday parties and
her words, are “killing it!”
Through running her own business, Gabriele has learned she’s a lot tougher than she thought. She’s also
learned she has a great capacity to learn.
Gabriele recommends reading The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks.
Her number one piece of advice as an entrepreneur, Gabriele wishes she would have gotten into a
community sooner. It’s lonely, and you think you’re the only person dealing with certain issues, and
you’re NEVER the only person. You just have to find the people and be in the tribe with those who are
experiencing the same thing.
Meet Gabriele Nicolet
Gabriele is a speech language pathologist who has more than 15 years of experience working with young children with speech and language difficulties and other special needs. She is the owner of SpeechKids, LLC—a private practice serving children and families in the Washington, DC metro area—and the creator of the Toddler Talk Online Program for Parents. An accidental entrepreneur, Gabriele recently began to grow her business in order to become the primary breadwinner for her family. Gabriele lives in Washington, DC with her husband and 2 teenage children.
John Lanza is the Chief Mammal of The Money Mammals and author of the new book for parents, The Art of Allowance: A Short, Practical Guide to Raising Money-Smart, Money-Empowered Kids. John's Money Mammals teach kids to “Share & Save & Spend Smart” and have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The LA Times.
Samantha Barnes is committed to empowering kids' confidence in the kitchen and beyond. As a former middle school teacher and founder/CEO of Raddish, a monthly cooking club and curriculum for kids, she is passionate about food and family. Samantha is the mom to an 8 and 6 year old, and believes the kitchen is the best place to connect with her kids in a meaningful way. As a female founder, she is committed to running a results-oriented and flexible company built on autonomy, working smart, and work/life balance.
About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for over 7 years. She is the founder and CEO of EIEIO Marketing, a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-focused businesses.
Meg is also a former Facebook employee with a passion for helping bootstrapped businesses figure out Facebook so that they can promote like the pros! She left the 9-5 in 2017, so that she could be the mom she wanted to be to her 4 young daughters.
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.