By Natacha Beim, an EO Vancouver member and CEO and founder of Core Education & Fine Arts junior kindergarten schools.
The greatest lesson I’ve learned on my entrepreneurial journey is this: Keep moving forward. Sometimes this lesson comes at a great cost, and with daunting consequences.
I started my entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22. I had known I wanted to teach and inspire others since I could walk and talk, so it was no surprise that I decided to open my own junior kindergarten school. The model of my school was new to most North American parents, and disruptive to the existing early education model. Unlike most parts of Europe and Asia, North American culture embraces playtime for infants and toddlers, while curriculum is something that’s implemented later in life when a child is deemed old enough to start learning.