Jess Ekstrom is the founder & CEO of Headbands of Hope, influential speaker, writer, and author of the book, Chasing the Bright Side.
Today. Kaitlyn is joined by founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope and author of, "Chasing the Bright Side”, Jess Ekstrom! These efficacious entrepreneurs exhort encouragement for their fellow fearless females. Jess shares some of the lessons she’s learned so far including how Improv class helped her in business. And she even tells a story about how attending an All That concert helped teach her to shoot for her dreams!
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Jess Ekstrom. Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. She’s been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and all kinds of top media outlets. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries. She's making a huge impact! Her new book Chasing the Bright Side recently released with praise from one of the cofounders of Netflix, among others, and Apple picking the audio version as their Must-Listen of the month.. which by the way Jess thinks is because of her Bill Nye the Science Guy impression she did when she was narrating.  : )  You’ll definitely be inspired by Jess’s story and the practical insights she shares. When you’re done listening, be sure to subscribe to the Positive University Podcast wherever you listen. That way you’ll get notified every week when we release a new episode. We’d also appreciate you rating it and leaving a review. It only takes a minute and helps a ton, especially for those of you listening via Apple Podcasts. You can also jump over to for easy access to past episodes and to sign up for updates and resources by email.
This week is part two of my interview with founder and CEO Jess Ekstrom. Make sure you check out part one first.  Are you a CSR expert? Would you like to be a guest? Contact me.  Email:  Twitter: @TheCSRpodcast
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
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