I am joined by the lovely Devon Brooks. She co-founded Blo, the world’s first and largest franchise chain of Blow Dry Bars. Born from her second-year university project, the company spans four countries, with 90+ locations, and has collaborated with international mega-brands like Mattel, Guess, Topshop and Gwenyth Paltrow. The genius Blo concept sparked what quickly became the fastest-growing category in the beauty business.
PROFIT Magazine named her 1 of the 30 most fabulous entrepreneurs in Canada and was awarded Business in Vancouver’s 2017 ‘Top Forty Under 40’.
She’s built a reputation for herself by challenging the status quo. After a decade of supporting hundreds of creatives, professionals, start-ups, and Founders in articulating and realizing their goals, she has set her sights on disrupting the personal development landscape. Her newest venture, Sphere, is a first-to-market technology enhancing the experience of personal coaching, by transforming the way Guidance is accessed and delivered. The revolutionary platform, powered by smart technology, unites a global ecosystem of Seekers to the best-fit Guides for them and facilitates the sessions end to end. Sphere makes the experience of personal coaching customized, convenient, and totally approachable. Because, for Devon, growth is the only goal.
In this episode, we chat about her childhood upbringing and how that shaped who she is today, what is coaching, the lack of accessibility and knowledge on coaching, having mentors in all facets of life, what to look for in a coach, what she's passionate about, being a mom, and then we end the episode with some fun rapid-fire questions!