Jessica Vogt: The Green Leadership Coach

Jessica Vogt

Business:  Green Leadership Coach and Founder of Talpa & Co.

What is at the heart of your business?

I work collaboratively with emerging leaders and change makers in the environmental sector offering coaching solutions that fit their needs and goals.


Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?

I was looking for a small and intimate space to work and not feel alone. I also feel strongly aligned with Shecosystem values. To be honest, I was intrigued about a women coworking space. I felt challenged to connect with that part of me that is feminine. I feel drawn to the community because I think it will do me good and challenge me in ways I can not imagine yet. I also love to combination of work and wellness. That is what I want in my own life and work.


What does thriving look like to you?

It looks like harmony. Thriving for me feels like I am smiling while I work, I am excited when I complete a project, I feel connected to others on a deep and authentic level. I am in touch with my fears and have a healthy relationship with all my saboteurs.


Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Tough one … I’d say Collaboration, Community, and Openness. I have been craving for collaboration. I tend to be more an extravert than an introvert. I talk my ideas out loud, I need visuals, colours, movement, etc. I need someone to debate, ask honest feedback and to reflect with. It seems that Shecosystem encourages collaboration. I have not yet found a place I feel part of a community.

As an immigrant who has been living in Toronto for over 6 years and recently starting my own business, I need a community where I feel I belong, where I feel people are curious, brave, authentic, challenging and pushing ideas and with values I can relate. I feel here, people share lots of similar values. I love the diversity and also the fact that it is a small and intimate space.


What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?

I want to support and receive support from openminded, mindful, fun and respectful people. Exchanging ideas, resources, advice, food, and laughs.


Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life: 

I choose to make time every morning to stretch and do some long breathing exercises. I have integrated some vocal exercises to the breathing too. It’s fun.


What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?

If you feel alone, come out and find a place where you can feel part a group/community. You do not have to be alone and brave storms and challenges all by yourself.


Anything else we should know about you?
I speak French Sign Languages because I have the privilege to have awesome deaf parents.



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