Jessica Granson - Enthusiastically take on the challenge- The Purposeful Pivot Project

Jessie is a one of 4 very athletic sisters and a fantastic Jessie earned a B.A. in public policy from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She currently serves as the COO and General Counsel of SurgeonCheck. Find her @jessicagranson on the IG or www.surgeoncheck.com as the transform the way to know about our doctors.

+What is one piece of advice a mentor told you that's stuck with you? A partner at my old law firm told me to never come into a colleague's office with a problem unless I was also ready to present potential solutions.  It demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and ability to problem solve.  I've found that this advice is applicable to all facets of my life.   

+Name a time that you pivoted in your career? In May of 2017 I left my position as an associate in the finance practice of an international law firm to join a healthcare start-up (SurgeonCheck) with a mission to bring transparency to surgical performance.  While there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the success of a start-up, I love the daily challenge of working to disrupt the healthcare industry.  

+How did it change your life and where you are today at work and home?  In order to transition from law to the start-up, I've made some short-term sacrifices. I've forgone the apartment in the city, a great salary, benefits, and predictable daily routine, and I'm now living at home.  But, I wouldn't change a thing.  I'm enjoying work-life balance for the first time in my life: family and health are prioritized (whereas they once took a backseat due to the demands of the firm).  And while I once dreaded waking up, I now feel energized and excited to tackle the challenges of building a company - there are a lot of them!  Each day presents new lessons, and new opportunities to bring our mission to life, and no two days look alike.

+What advice can you offer the next generation of working women just leaving college?  Don't say no to an opportunity because you consider yourself under-qualified.  Enthusiastically take on the challenge and leverage the opportunity to learn.  It won't go unnoticed.   

+ Last question. Answer it 'rapid fire' style the first thing that comes to mind! ------>>>>>"What's one word that describes your career up to this point"——- Evolving!

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