After a lucrative career in the retail industry, and a busy and fulfilling time as a stay at home mom, Lisa and her husband Roland wanted to start an investment business to fill their time as the kids left home. An Office Evolution franchise was the best option for them based on their previous careers and their relatability to the business model.
Lisa worked in quality assurance with companies including JCP, Ralph Lauren, Authentic Fitness (Speedo) and others. The opportunity to help others achieve their goals and dreams by being able to provide a service that helps them grow and succeed was a concept that was easy to support and engage, which made an OE franchise decision simple. The Office Evolution model offered the right combination of investment and benefactor with flexibility. The Office Evolution team offers a supportive culture as well.
Lisa finds that meeting people with so many stories to tell and dreams to achieve is one of the most enjoyable things about running a flexible workspace. Flexibility is the second thing on her list of enjoyment. She says, “Office Evolution provides flexible workspace, flexible solutions to the many needs of our leads/members, and flexible hours to the franchise owner!” The location in Columbus-Worthington is in the center of it all. Worthington is the perfect mix of professional space and community feel. There is ample space in one of their 58 private offices, shared workspace, four conference rooms, or their day office.
Lisa’s advice for 2020, “Be Flexible! Do your homework, remain flexible to changing needs, be flexible to finding solutions for your own challenges as well as your leads and members’ needs.”
In her spare time, Lisa keeps up with her large family and friend groups, cooking and walking. She is an avid volunteer and currently looking for the right fit. In the past, she has tutored at-risk youth, visited a local hospital’s oncology floor and emergency room with her trained therapy dog, been involved with the American Cancer Society’s Speaker’s Bureau and other various pursuits.
Office Evolution has more than 70 locations open, 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for affordable and safe, workspace close-to-home continues to rise.