Ask just about any successful person what life-lessons contributed the most to their progression up the career ladder and more times than not the answer will take you back to a time when they first experienced the moment when a business plan encountered the market; where a thought to be, “stellar” marketing strategy connected or misconnected with the target customer or when the engineers design drawing first encountered the assembly process. The moment where the vision meets reality has a way of making an unforgettable impression and teach lessons that can be far more valuable than all those learned in a classroom.
Julie Gareleck, Founder and CEO of Junction Creative Solutions (Junction) is one entrepreneur who has come to value her early life-lessons and just how important those experiences have been to the growth of the business over the past seven years. In a recent article in Hire Profile, Julie recounts the experiences and values that have contributed most to her success. In the article Julie says, “I haven’t found a self-help book on the shelves at Barnes & Noble on how to best navigate the complexities of the business environment while also nurturing my entrepreneurial spirit such that success is the outcome. Let’s be honest, I haven’t been inside of a Barnes & Noble to peruse the shelves since becoming an Amazon Prime Member in 2012 so it’s entirely possible that these books do exist. What I do know for sure is where I’ve been, what I’ve experienced, and who I have learned from.”
Junction is a hybrid firm, with the intellectual capital of a management consulting firm and the creative execution of an advertising agency. Julie founded Junction with the intention to create impact and over the past seven years has helped more than 225 brands, 100 of which are companies in the Fortune 1000, do just that.
To learn more about the 7 lessons that were instrumental in the process of growing Junction Creative Solutions, click on https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/entrepreneurs-perspective7-years-7-lessons-julie-gareleck?trk=prof-post !