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Q & A with Jacqueline Jacek of JACEK Chocolate Couture

Q & A with Jacqueline Jacek of JACEK Chocolate Couture

Posted on: June 17, 2014
Author: ATB Business & Agriculture
  • Who is your favourite business person? Arlene Dickinson
  • What is your favourite business? Pierre Macolini
  • What is your favourite Alberta Business? Poppy Barley
  • If you could choose any name for yourself, what would it be? Something very traditional, like Elizabeth.
  • What book are you currently reading? “Built to Last” by Jim Collins
  • You can ask Brett Wilson or Arlene Dickinson one question. What is it? “If you could choose one factor which has been pivotal to your success, what would it be?”
  • What is your favourite word, and why? JOY, because just saying it makes people smile.
  • If your employees could use one word to describe you, what would it be and why? I just asked them, and they said "kooky", because I have the most bizarre phrases.
  • I’m never prepared to start my day without: A list of things to do.
  • Who inspires you? Very successful business women who also have families.
  • If you could have any title in the world, what would it be? Purveyor of Joy
  • 5 years from now, in 5 words or less, how do you want people to describe you? Is leading the chocolate scene.
  • 5 years from now, in 5 words or less, what do you want people to say about your business? JACEK is the best in North America.
  • Things that keep you up at night: Cashflow, new ideas, and my three year old son.
  • 3 things you love about your day: The creativity, chocolate, and the people I work with.
  • 3 things you could do without in your day: Negativity, traffic, and accounting.
  • If you had $1 million, you would: Open a store in Banff.
  • Your business is: My first born.
  • Entrepreneurship is: Challenging, exhilarating & a great ride. Entrepreneurs just get’er done!
  • Why Alberta? The opportunity here is limitless.
  • Alberta in 4 words: Province of endless opportunity.
  • Describe your business in 5 words or less: Fashionable fine chocolate.
  • Things you wish people knew about your business: That I have a great team that hand-crafts the chocolates... I don’t do it all myself anymore.
  • Describe your leadership style in less than 5 words: Enabler of talents.
  • Things you wish people knew about Alberta entrepreneurs: We’re a feisty bunch.
  • Favorite inspirational quote: Happiness is the journey, not the destination.
  • If you weren’t running this business you would: Be a trophy wife ;)
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