Let Me Tell You… 9 Successful Women Reveal The Best Business Advice From Family
Trust Your Gut
As president & CEO Jean Kristensen runs full-service business consulting firm Jean Kristensen Associates, L.L.C. based in New York City with offices in Houston, Texas. Her company provides, among other services, resources to small, minority and women-owned firms looking to take advantage of government contracting, certification and innovative business strategies. Among its offerings is a program called MWBE Success, which helps small business owners understand how they can benefit from certification programs.
Her family’s advice: “The best advice I ever received was from my father, Jean W. Stimphil. My Dad told me very specifically when you close a door, slam it shut, do not waiver or second guess yourself. In other words, trust your instincts and stand by your decisions. He was right, whenever I second guess myself or look back on a situation, the outcome is never as desired.”