Featured Entrepreneur - Sheri Tomchick
Founder of Plan A Healthcare/Staff Stat
I started my career as an entrepreneur after I had many careers. When I was in high school, in the 1980’s, my guidance counsellor had suggested that I become a dental assistant or a teacher or a nurse, the typical ‘girl’ jobs that were presented to us back then. Self-employment wasn’t even on the map.
I started my career as a dental assistant with the idea I would become a dental hygienist. I lasted in my first career for a few months, it just wasn’t for me. I became a social worker, spending 7 years in the field and still was unsatisfied. I then decided to become a registered nurse, and as the other careers I took on, I was still feeling like I was lacking in my career and I could do more. I went into teaching at the college level which I really enjoyed, but more importantly for me, teaching a healthcare program gave me the idea of becoming self employed. The fact was, I wasn’t a great employee. I had ideas, I wanted to champion positive changes and I wasn’t very good at following the rules; I wanted to make the rules. That’s when I started to think about self-employment...