Mother-daughter dynamic pairing
Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of the invaluable women who nurture, guide and provide love, The Entrepreneur’s Source3 Highlighting a mother-daughter team who are pursuing a new path and pursuing business ownership together.
After spending more than 15 years in healthcare, Sophia Gibbs was ready for a change. As associate director of clinical operations at Weil Colonel Medicine, Gibbs has a wealth of management experience, including recruitment, financial operations, and communications. Despite having a successful career in Manhattan, Gibbs wanted to get back to the core of customer service.
“I enjoy my work, but it does not focus on everyday care. It’s more administrative. I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives, “said Gibbs.
As the three children began to enter the workplace, Gibbs’ primary focus was to help them achieve a successful future. He set his sights on business ownership to provide an inheritance for his children. “I wanted to do a business that I could give to my kids,” he added. “Owning a business is the best thing I can give them. It works as a trust fund down the road.”
Gibbs has worked with TES career-owning coach Brian McNamara to help him achieve his entrepreneurial goals. TES instructors use education-based tools to help people set goals and explore possibilities at no cost. Trainers focus on helping people set their income, lifestyle, assets, and equity goals to chart a new course. TES coaches hold people accountable for their dreams and help them achieve financial independence.
“Brian knows you as a whole person. He’s very available and very wealthy. He made us feel like we had a partner on this trip,” Gibbs added.
Career coaching helped Gibbs decide that business ownership through franchising offers a low-risk, high-reward path to success for his family. Franchising allows them to manage a proven brand with the training and support they need for success.
“Sophia is very kind, caring, calm, calm and collected. Through this, he has achieved great success in life, “said McNamara. “We started working together last September, and by the end of the year, he had decided not one but two businesses.”
As an aging parent, Gibbs has to deal with gaps in the home health care system. Convinced of the existence of a better alternative, Gibbs signed a franchise deal to open a Comfortcare location in Jersey City, near New Jersey, and immediately gave the reins of leadership to his 26-year-old daughter, Sierra Graham. ComForCare offers an in-home care solution for the elderly.
Graham is a graduate of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York and currently working in retail management. She is excited to have her customer service skills and business skills to work on new ventures “I think business ownership gives you a better worldview and makes you a better round person,” Graham added.
Having a business that has everything in the family is an exciting proposition for Gibbs. To keep the conflict to a minimum, he is giving his daughter a lot of autonomy and is confident that she will improve. The family plans to keep work and personal life separate but keeps the lines of communication open to ensure their multi-generational business thrives.
Doubling business ownership
In a rare move, Gibbs decided to open a second business. Having two brands has allowed her to capture the interest of her three children. In addition to ComForCare, he has signed a dotted line based on the developmental milestones of Tumbles, a kids gym and the Steam franchise, with the goal of fighting childhood obesity. “I signed with ComForCare on Tuesday and Tumbles on Thursday. Sometimes when life tells you that when it’s time to do something, things fall into place, “Gibbs added.
Gibbs’ son, Cyrus Cohen, is planning to work part-time in a children’s gym while pursuing a college degree. Cohen attended high school with a steam focus, which will help him contribute to the day-to-day activities of the new franchise. Steam education is a method of learning that combines science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics to promote critical thinking. Her other daughter Serena Cohen will help both businesses when she has time.
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