The Great Relief of Having You to Talk to Every Day

by  guest blogger, Valerie Fox, Founder: The Pivotal Point and a valued Fabulous Fempreneurship mentor


It’s just been weeks since I left the job as Executive Director of the DMZ ( – the wonderful incubator I co-founded) to start a new company called The Pivotal Point.   I left the DMZ with the goal of sharing this community based model with
like-minded schools, businesses and governments.

I speak to at least 15 people everyday and yet, I’m feeling lonely. I think I miss the daily team conversations about our common mission at the DMZ.

However, part of starting a new business like The Pivotal Point is growing a network of can-doers who share the vision of accelerating change by enabling community based entrepreneurial environments.

Luckily I do have a few people I am starting to count on for this type of interaction. You could say they are part of a developing team. And although we all have separate companies or organizations, we connect because we share a piece of the overarching mission.

These are the conversations I crave the most.

No matter what, we gotta talk.

Has anyone else out there jumped from a corporate career with lots of members of a team to working more as a solopreneur or starting to build a new team of collaborators?   What have your experiences been and do you have any tips for overcoming the ‘lonely’ bits?