Episode 22: Chosen, living to serve others with Jodi O’Donnell Ames
At an early age, Jodi became familiar with grief after losing her grade-school crush to an unexpected accident. When she later lost her husband to ALS, she knew she had to help others who had and were living through a similar experience. She founded an amazing non-profit called Hope Loves Company, and is now looking to pivot into a coaching and speaking career.
In this episode, we talk to non-profit founder and entrepreneur, Jodi O’Donnell-Ames. We talk about her experiences with loss and grief and how she’s turned them into beneficial tools to help children with their own losses!
3:31 – Growing up in New Jersey
7:08 – Losing a friend at an early age
18:59 – When Jodi met her husband for the first time
23:40 – Jodi’s husband being diagnosed with ALS
32:52 – Helping children who are coping with loss
39:07 – Jodi’s non-profit, “Hope Loves Company”
45:28 – Jodi’s birthday gift to herself
49:00 – Launching a new business at 55
Thank you so much, Jodi, for appearing on the podcast!
Learn more about Jodi at https://www.joaspeakson.com/ or her non-profit Hope Loves Company www.hopelovescompany.org
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