Amy Looper is co-founder and COO of One Seventeen Media, a Certified B Corporation AI edtech company that is making waves (or maybe calming them…) in the mental health space.
Amy, along with her business partner Beth Carls, has built a life-changing product: reThinkIt!—an app that helps kids process difficult emotions in real time.
reThinkIt! has been wildly successful using technology to support kids from pre-k through 12th grade. The app has literally saved lives, preventing a school shooting, and it boosts attendance for kids who are more likely to miss school due to personal challenges saving schools hundreds of thousands of dollars. And their 19 years of data-collecting continues to propel them into more and more progress.
In this episode, we chat about the issues of mental health at play for students and kids, and how Amy and Beth’s journey led them to their “19-year overnight success story” to provide a solution. Amy shares some of the practices that have led her to success like how to think about networking, adapting to change, and the benefits of building a strong community. With a long history of success in sustainable business and impact, Amy shares some of the practices and philosophies that she’s developed along the way.
A few takeaways from our conversation:
- You’re never too old to change: be open minded toward whatever is coming your way.
- Put yourself in a position to encounter opportunity: up-level and network with the communities available in the space you want to break into.
- Look into business accelerators that may provide the resources you need to develop your company (and grow your community while you do it)
- When you’re deciding how to spend your time, consider leverage: is this event and this time spent going to leverage us up to the next level where we need to be?
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