Amy Gannon Minisode

No More Perfectionism or Thinking You Can “Do It All”

Women often fall into the trap of questioning their abilities and thinking, “who am I to do this”?

There’s an underlying perfectionism driving this belief, and fact is, no successful entrepreneur ever knew everything or had every skill or qualification starting out.

It is about the journey and building the plane as you fly it, says entrepreneur Amy Gannon, a “change agent” who co-founded the accelerator Doyenne to help women take flight in business.

And here’s the thing though: It’s impossible to do it alone.

On today’s Mentoring Minisode, we talk about how and when to:

  • Ask for help
  • Avoid fear-driven perfectionism
  • How to find quality entrepreneurial coaching
  • And much more!

More about Amy Gannon at Doyenne Group

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More about Amy:

Amy moves aspiring founders through the idea validation, launch and growth stages – and designs, plans and facilitates developmental opportunities for entrepreneurs, including: 2.5-day strategic planning retreats, a year-long founder series for leadership development, and one-on-one and peer coaching sessions. She is building Doyenne’s online platform with learning opportunities specifically designed by and for women entrepreneurs.

Also Doyenne’s fund manager coordinating its investment committee and accelerator, Amy is now building accelerator for community leaders who want to build a Doyenne presence in their own city. Launching in 2020, in an initial 5 cities, Doyenne has a 5-year expansion plan that will make it one of the largest, active communities of women entrepreneurs in the country.

Amy is also one of the founding organizers of the Social Good Madison Accelerator for startup projects and ventures with a social impact mission – as well as a member of the Startup Champions Network.

From 2010-17, Dr. Gannon served as an Assistant Professor at the Edgewood College School of Business in Madison, WI. She taught courses in entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. For two years (2014-16), Amy served as the interim dean, providing leadership in all administrative and curricular aspects of the school, including designing and deploying an innovative undergraduate business curriculum. Her research explores how entrepreneurs’ different social and role identities shape the experience of becoming an entrepreneur and growing businesses. She is particularly interested in helping individuals construct an identity as an “entrepreneur”, “founder”, and/or “CEO” in a way that leads to success – both personally and professionally.

Dr. Gannon earned a Doctorate of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Boston University, a MBA from Boston College, and BA in International Studies and Economics from The American University. Dr. Gannon has worked in government, non-profit, and private sector organizations launching new programs. She grew up in a small town in Ohio and has lived in Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Boston. Since 2010, she has lived in Madison with her husband and two children. She LOVES traveling, reading, listening to podcasts while walking her dog, and watching her kids compete in the sports they love.

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375 MINISODE Amy Gannon: You’ve Got This, Girl

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