We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Ouzoonian and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started MoodConnect to help businesses to be more connected with each other during the pandemic, to feel happy and healthy, so that they can increase their ROI. I saw that businesses, especially small to mid-level business owners, managers, employees were struggling in understanding what their employees were needing in the transitions for work-from-home to hybrid and back to work-from-home environments. I wanted to create a wellness solution that was accessible and affordable for all businesses.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

MoodConnect’s mission is to create healthier and happier workspaces. The thing that sets us apart from our competitors is that we are driven to help our customers to have access to wellness of the mind, body, spirit and bank account. We also provide the KPI of employees’ emotional condition and offer anonymous surveys, so employers know more about their employees’ pain points.

Building MoodConnect has been a fulfilling journey, and each step of the way, I’ve learned something that has contributed to the betterment of MoodConnect as a company and for the community of MoodConnect. I’ve also been able to  share the knowledge I gained with other startup founders. I stayed humble and always open to learning. Having gratitude for all of the lessons (no matter how hard they were) has been essential to MoodConnect’s success.

Some of the lessons that I’ve learned is that curiosity did not kill the cat. It is important to remain curious and to know the base level of everything your employees do. If you are not an expert in an area, know what questions to ask and get an understanding of where to find the answers.

Really, the thing to remember as you continue to grow your business is to have a mindset that is rooted in gratitude. Being intuitive is different from responding with fear. Take your time and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Try to avoid wasting time with using unneccessary tools, services and activities that are not serving your business growth.

MoodConnect is most proud of it’s consistency in branding and our purpose. Our values are aligned with a culture that leads with compassion, consistent quality, and encouraging wellness in all businesses.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Albina Galiza and Calmerry has been an amazingly supportive partner for MoodConnect.

Website: https://www.moodconnect.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moodconnect/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moodconnect/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoodConnect

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moodconnect

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAAxO8SJ1KzBOqEsW2f0mg

Image Credits
photographer: Shawn Hosking for the headshot with the brown background.

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