Jess LopesLeader & Biz Owner
|Share With Us Your Story of How You Got Into Leadership||
First of all, I am passionate about People and Communication.
I have twelve years of experience working in Marketing for multi-national corporations and retail industry leaders in Brazil, the South American market and Australia.
Since childhood, I have always taken leadership positions in all aspects of social and professional life. Being a leader is naturally part of who I am!
My passion for people and communication led me to pursue a Bachelor of Marketing and Advertising in 2011, a Master of Business Communication in 2014, and, most recently, a Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2020.
In 2017, I left a 10-year corporate career to come to Australia and I started working with small and medium-sized businesses, as a branding and marketing specialist.
I had the business idea when I was in lockdown during Covid-19. I was pretty sick of seeing amazing businesses, with great products and services available but not being clear about their purpose, consequently missing out on business growth, revenue, and a deeper connection with their audiences. So, I joined together my leadership and business skills, and InsightOut was born!
On a mission bigger than myself, I am now facilitating workshops to help business enthusiasts or business owners to understand the importance of Purpose in business and how to link Purpose to Profit in all aspects of the business.
|If you could give a bit of advice to your younger Leader and/or Business Owner what would it be?||
Start where you are.
Start with fear.
Start with pain.
Start with doubt.
Start with hands shaking.
Start with voice trembling. But start!
Start and don’t stop.
Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.
|What Are You Three Favourite Things About Being A Leader...||
1. Serving People.
2. Helping people around me to let go of things that discourage them and own their true identity.
3. Being able to act on my Purpose, which is to inspire and engage people to find and live their purpose (and prove it worth it).
|What Are You Three Favourite Things About Being A Business Owner...||
1. Having the chance of bringing a positive mindset and light to the corporate
2. Being able to increase money and make a profit by doing good for people and the planet.
3. Being able to work alongside people I admire and inspire me.
|What's your "Go To" Leadership Bible Verse & Why?||
John 13 – Inspires to be the leader that Jesus was for his people
3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 3 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
|What's Your "Go To" Business Bibles Verse & Why?||
Matthew 25 – Inspires to keep working hard to bring help to those who need the most
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’