Jen Gotch is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of the lifestyle brand ban.do. She is a visionary, a creative powerhouse, and an advocate for mental health and emotional well-being. Gotch is passionate about sharing her experience in life and business in a candid and lighthearted way to help others build their own self-awareness and emotional intelligence. When Gotch founded ban.do in 2008 she had no prior business experience, but successfully transformed a small hair accessory company into a multimillion-dollar brand that focuses on encouraging joy and helping its community of women be and feel their best.
Her forthcoming memoir, The Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work and Life, explores her empowering story of harnessing creativity and how we can embrace flaws to reach our goals. Gotch recounts her childhood in Florida and her struggles with bipolar disorder, which was initially misdiagnosed. She details her winding career path that eventually led her to be a successful entrepreneur, and shares fascinating insights from her hard-won experiences as a true creative and visionary businesswoman.
Gotch is genetically predisposed to optimism and speaks openly about the influence of mental illness on her personal and professional life, the highs and lows of building a brand, and the importance of embracing perceived failures and imperfections to achieve success. Gotch’s inspirational talks dare audiences to live each day with hope, optimism, kindness, and humor.
- The Upside of Being Down
- Mental Illness and Mental Health
- Building a Successful Brand and Business
- Emotions in the Workplace: A Call for Crying Rooms
- Emotional Intelligence & Self Awareness as Tools for Success
- Overcoming Anxiety & Fear
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