Mixing Babies And Business™

058 | Running a business alongside her daughter and focusing on the pursuit of joy with Jace Meyer | PT 1

November 18, 2022 Amy Maureen Lynch Season 4 Episode 58
Mixing Babies And Business™
058 | Running a business alongside her daughter and focusing on the pursuit of joy with Jace Meyer | PT 1
Show Notes

PT 1: Jace Meyer is a mother of one and award-winning serial entrepreneur who launched COYA Productions to prioritize experiencing joy with her daughter every day. She is currently living on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples and serves on several boards as a director.

This is the first of three mini episodes of our conversation. In this interview, we talk about transitioning from a leadership role in other companies to starting her own business.

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Recording this interview from her car because her daughter is home sick, while I hold my baby that won't nap
  • Doing speaking gigs and events alongside her daughter who is now six years old
  • Launching her latest venture, COYA Productions and why she chose to start a business in February 2022
  • Realizing she was personally, physically and spiritually exhausted as a parent working in a leadership role
  • How not sleeping well for the first five years of her child's life impacted her health 
  • Focusing on re-Indigenizing her own ways of working, being in ceremony, culture, on land and in service to her own mission and vision

Thanks to Jace for taking time out of her day to share her experiences redesigning her work and life with her family's needs in mind.

Season 4 has been sponsored by the Startup Community Empowerment Fund, presented by Startup Canada, Mastercard, UPS and BDC.

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ABOUT JACE MEYER
Jace Meyer, a mother of one and serial entrepreneur who launched her latest company, COYA Productions to prioritize experiencing joy with her daughter every day while mobilizing knowledge for social impact creators, Indigenous entrepreneurs, and unheard youth voices. She is currently living on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples and serves on the board of directors for the Victoria Native Friendship Center, the Indigenous LIFT Collective, and is an advisor for the Founders Fund and Sage Initiative. Her work has been recognized as a BMW World Responsible Leader, UVIC Distinguished Alumni and DMZ Woman of the Year Award.

CONNECT WITH JACE
Websites COYAProductions.ca and jaceactually.ca
LinkedIn @jacemeyer
Instagram @jaceactually
Twitter @jaceactually

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ABOUT MIXING BABIES AND BUSINESS™
Where parenthood meets professional development:
As a social impact movement and community, I'm focused on producing parent-friendly professional development, digital resources and more inclusive and flexible work solutions for primary caregivers.

This podcast features solo episodes from me covering my journey bringing my kids into business settings over the past seven years and guest interviews with business and community leaders, where we chat about all things parenthood, entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids.

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- Amy Lynch (+ Family)
Founder | Event + Podcast Host

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