Jess Glazer is a former celebrity personal trainer and elementary school teacher who turned her “cute side hustle” into a million-dollar business in 18 months. Since leaving her teaching job in 2017, Jess has hired a team of incredible heart-centered leaders, served hundreds of clients through her business coaching, helped create over $3million in revenue for her clients, and raised/donated over $60,000 to charity. She’s been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Forbes, Yahoo Finance, The Today Show, and Good Day New York. Jess’s mission is to cause a ripple effect and inspire change for generations to come, making a massive impact and leaving a lasting legacy beyond her singular actions.
OB: Hi, Jess! Thanks for chatting with LA Style. Let’s start with the basics. Tell us about your business and how you have become the brilliant female entrepreneur you are today.
JG: My business has really become “ours,” as my husband recently left his job to help grow our family business. It also wouldn’t be what it is or where it is without our incredible team. That said, our business is rooted in impact, education, and give back. We believe that everyone deserves the right to an education. While tapping into all that technology offers, we can actually disrupt the way people learn/teach globally. We have various programs, courses, and offerings helping entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and side hustlers think outside the box, have space to dream, and clear guidance on how they can create, grow and scale their own digital businesses.
OB: How has your team grown over time, and how have you been able to mentor them? What kind of dynamic does your team have?
JG: Over the last two years, my team has grown from myself to my husband and running a team of 10. Some of our team members are more behind the scenes helping with technology and operations, while others are more front-facing, working as coaches within our programs. Our team dynamic reflects our 9 core values: Integrity always, Education for all, Heart-centered give back, Radical responsibility, Continual growth, Compassionate leadership, Familycentric connection, Ripple effect results, and Purposeful play. We have a beautiful blend of backgrounds and personalities to which every person on the team brings in their own unique experience, ideas, and energy.
OB: You used to live in Manhattan, the center of everything! And this year, you decided to uproot with your husband and buy an RV to travel the country. So cool! Tell us about what made you decide to do this.
JG: Ahhhh, hearing this out loud gives me chills because it makes it suddenly so real. Like many people, quarantine had my husband and I asking ourselves some deeper questions about who we were, what we were doing, where we wanted to go next, and why we were doing what we were doing. After many long and difficult conversations, we decided it would be time for him to step into business with me because we were about to hire someone to do the exact job he was not only capable of doing but excited to help with. So, him coming into the business made perfect sense! That decision, however, opened a can of worms….If we were both working remotely, then did we still need to be in/around NYC? Anyone who knows us knows that we are both obsessed with NYC and our life we created there. We’re always advocates for the amazing city that it is. Yet, the idea of moving somewhere else just began taking over our thoughts and conversations.
While we couldn’t decide where the next spot would be, we landed on the concept of “Airbnb hopping” for 6-12 months so that we could check out different spots across the country. A few conversations later, we found ourselves at an RV dealership, and within weeks we: picked up our new motorhome, got ourselves a car to tow, sold/stored all of our belongings, and moved out of NYC.
We now get to explore life, adventure, and unknowns while creating a massive impact and working together!
OB: How will you and your husband work? Do you have set schedules, or are you taking it day by day?
JG: We do have schedules and something we’re very quickly learning (as it’s only week 4 in our new RV life) because our schedules are very much controlled with our travel “moving days.” The days were on the road- he drives, and I do administrative work, as we can’t rely fully on wifi to stay strong for coaching calls. Once we set up camp, we can block our batch then out when we want to work and when we want to play. We’re trying our best to either be working or off so we can enjoy time together. I personally have been following a very masculine/feminine schedule for most of 2020 (dividing days or half days to tasks that require masculine/feminine energies; ex – coaching calls vs. creation or spreadsheets vs. podcasting), which is working out beautifully for my productivity. The key thing we’re finding already is that communication with one another is everything!