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Jul 21, 2020

Hello, Self Made Nation, it’s time for another episode of πŸŽ™πŸŽ™πŸŽ™ β€œI’m a Millionaire. So Now What?” πŸŽ™πŸŽ™πŸŽ™


This week, we return to our regularly scheduled programming, and I reconnect with some of my favourite past guests.


We talk business life during the 🦠 Covid-19 chaos 🦠 - because let’s face it – this has been tough.


But you know me – the eternal optimist! I believe obstacles are a way forward, and I always want to share stories of reinvention, fortitude, and positivity.


This week, I chat with Victoria Sopik, CEO at Kids and Company, about:


🌟 Mindset change.

🌟 Looking at business through a new lens.

🌟 And how to double down in the face of uncertainty.




Victoria Sopik is a firecracker. A serial entrepreneur with well over 35 years of experience in the childcare industry, Victoria started her first business at age 17. She eventually studied business administration at the University of Western Ontario and started a family – a large family! A mother of eight, she juggled work-life balance (before work-life balance was even a thing!) with being an active and devoted parent, while building her child-care centred company, which was ultimately featured as a Harvard Business School case study. Like many of us in the Self Made Nation, she spends a lot of time volunteering and giving back to the community.


The Kids & Company’s mission is to innovate the lives of working families through high quality, flexible childcare; innovative early learning programs; and the development of a sense of community and support for families. Providing high-quality childcare, thus taking the stress off the shoulders of working parents, especially during a global pandemic, has never been more important. Find out how Victoria and her teams have evolved and adapted during Covid-19, and where she sees the future of childcare (hint: childcare really is an essential service), as our lives shift and settle into this β€œnew normal.”