We had the good fortune of connecting with Jackie Harrell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jackie, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking was probably the biggest hurdle to overcome. I mostly worked in acute care settings as that is a secure job and always in demand. I was also looking at jobs in a scarcity mindset, rather than an abundance mindset. I started to see my value and what I have to offer as equal to what a traditional job offers. Once I realized I wanted to take a different direction in my career, I had to take a risk; quit my full time job during a pandemic and put my energy into leveraging my credentials to build a business.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I was in college 20 some years ago, I had an interest in bringing in various modalities aligned to increase wellness. As I moved through my career as a social worker, I have come back around to developing a wellness company, South Table Wellness. I offer therapy, reiki, and yoga services. I use them to help with my own coping and wellness and feel others can benefit as well. Wellness has not always been a focus but needs to be in the forefront now. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we cannot do our best for ourselves and others. It is exciting to be in this position. I am very thankful for each experience that lead me to where I am today. I’ve been able to grow professionally at each job I’ve had and carry those lessons forward. It was a big risk to start my own business. I’m so thankful that I have gained confidence to value what I have to offer.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In Denver, we would go to the Denver Art Museum, take in some amazing art, then pick up some delicious pizza at Hops and Pie, and enjoy some fresh brews at Call to Arms. The next day, stop in Downtown Golden and explore. They have the Foothills Art Museum, get some coffee at the Windy Saddle, pick up some gifts at Earth Sweet Botanicals, and then enjoy some dinner at Sherpa House.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Stefanie Gross, Move Through Yoga