NAME: ŠPELA JAKŠA
BACKGROUND: University education in Biochemistry
My Background and Career
As a manager of my company Peti element (The fifth element), my role is being a leader and a creative mastermind, since I take care of marketing, promotion, financial issues and future planning. I am also still an instructor or a trainer. In this field I try to gain new knowledge, I am studying physiotherapy so that I will be able to help with professional knowledge to all of my clients. At the same time I am also a mentor to the employees, I take care for the quality of work, the way of communication with clients and direct them to maintain a level of knowledge they need for making good work.
The obstacles on my career path were present all the time. I invested a lot of energy and money, so that my company fulfilled my expectations and we are still developing. Most of all, the dedication to work is important because it helps to overcome the obstacles. Together with my business partner we have established quality brand and we want to continue this way. We believe only hard work can bring results; therefore we are only working with individuals with a clear vision.
Balancing work with leisure is a big challenge but it is always possible. Therefore I strive for self-improvement by taking a brake when I am overloaded with work. The success of businesses is a meter of growth and development, so new ideas must be always implemented.
I think the most important competence is being able to provide right information at the right time. The absolute advantage person can have is having the right knowledge, required to succeed in the area you want to work in. I followed this philosophy myself. There were three important areas I had to be prepared for and had to face with: managing my employees, having the professional knowledge in physiotherapy and being able to manage the company.
Hints & Tips
As an entrepreneur you have to be prepared for this life style. Having your own company requires a great passion for your work and hard work every day. When you accept this fact, the creativity awaits. I recommend you gain all the knowledge needed when starting your own business. This is something nobody can take away from you. Then all you need is courage. Only brave people can make this world a better place.