Jessica Honnegger is the founder of Noonday Collection, a fair-trade jewelry company that partners with artisans across the globe to create unique and hand-made pieces of jewelry. She and Noonday work to empower women from a wide variety of communities and cultures to create their own, thriving businesses by partnering with Noonday as an artisan or ambassador. Jessica lives in Austin with her husband and children. We chatted about: Her book Imperfect Courage - how did God lead her to this phrase and what does it mean Why it's important for us to let go of shame (and how we can do it better) Building a culture of collaboration - how she's done it at Noonday and how she would encourage leaders to do the same Jalia, a Ugandan jewelry maker - and how the story of Noonday unfolded What imperfect courage looks like in her life RIGHT now Encouragement for a listener who is discouraged today in their calling based off their current life circumstances
Ep 37 - How to Create A Social Impact Brand & Business Model with Jessica Honegger
Soul Powered with Amber Sears
Jessica Honegger is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a passion for catalyzing others to step outside their comfort zones and live lives of purpose. Honegger is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a fast-growing social impact fashion brand dedicated to designing and selling an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans in vulnerable communities. By harnessing a passionate community of social entrepreneurs called Ambassadors who sell Noonday’s accessories at Trunk Shows in their communities, Noonday has been able to create dignified jobs for over 4,400 Artisans. Noonday Collection was featured in Inc. magazine’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America at number 45. Jessica won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for central Texas in 2017. Jessica is also host of The Going Scared Podcast, a multi-faceted show for the multi-passionate person with a focus on courage and social impact. Her first book Imperfect Courage was released in August 2018. Websites: http://www.noondaycollection.com http://www.jessicahonegger.com Social Media Links: - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jessicahonegger/ https://www.instagram.com/noondaycollection/ - Facebook: o https://www.facebook.com/jessicahoneggerofficial/
Jessica Honegger, Celebrating 10 Years of Noonday Collection!
The Going Scared Podcast with Jessica Honegger
This week we flip the script a bit and welcome a very special guest (and host of this podcast) Jessica Honegger! In this conversation, Jessica shares with her friend and podcast producer, Eddie Kaufholz, her journey through a decade of leading the globally impactful Noonday Collection. Show Links — Learn more about the global Noonday community! — Head to Jessica Honegger's website for info on her book, newsletter, transcripts of Going Scared episodes, and more! https://jessicahonegger.com/ Jessica's Social IG- https://www.instagram.com/jessicahonegger/ FB — https://www.facebook.com/jessicahoneggerofficial T — https://twitter.com/jessicahonegger/ LI — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicahonegger/
Embracing Imperfect Courage with Jessica Honegger, Founder and Co-CEO of Noonday Collection
Love Intently Podcast with Sophie Kwok
Jessica Honegger always had an entrepreneurial spirit. As a child, she remembers picking flowers from her neighbor's yard and then going home and tying cute little bows on the flowers and then going back to the neighbors and knocking on the door and selling them those flowers. Now, she is the Founder and Co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a socially responsible accessories brand that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. - Jessica’s entrepreneurial journey, like so many others, has not been a straight line, but as she looks back on her journey she realizes that no experience was a waste of time. Each new job was a stepping stone, gaining new skills, making new connections, to ultimately get her to where she is today, and she’s still learning! - In this episode of the Love Intently podcast, you’ll learn: -How Jessica set up the Noonday ambassador program and now supports thousands of women to have fulfilling businesses -How after 10 years of business she decides what she wants to focus on doing and where to put her time among all the opportunities -How she discerns between fearlessness and recklessness when making decisions -How she learned what her unique strengths were and if they evolved over the years -What helped her realize she was aiming towards this mythical point of “arriving” in terms of success and happiness -How she met her husband, knew he was the one, and their biggest challenges in marriage - For full show notes: https://www.loveintently.com/podcast - Connect with Jessica and Noonday Collection: https://www.noondaycollection.com/ IG: @jessicahonegger --- @noondaycollection - Connect with Sophie and Love Intently https://loveintently.com Follow @love.intently on Instagram Follow @sophkwok on Instagram
Episode 48: Jessica Honegger – Creating Opportunity and Finding Courage
The Illuminate Podcast
Today’s guest is a woman who is admired by many, is truly courageous and leads her life, business and family with a value system that strives to make the world a better place. Jessica Honegger is the author of the book Imperfect Courage, founder and CEO of the socially conscious fashion brand, Noonday Collection and host of the podcast Going Scared. Jessica shares her the windy career and life journey that included the adoption of her son from Rwanda and eventually led to starting her company. The remarkable mission of Noonday Collection is to create a flourishing world, where women are empowered, children are cherished, people have jobs and we are all connected. In this episode you’ll hear about Jessica’s courage, or how she puts it “courage cornered me”, how she chose vulnerability, her beliefs that we are meant to create and the power of community building. Jessica is a light in this world and you will leave today’s episode inspired! The episode is hosted by Kristin Srour. Show Notes: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi Follow Jessica Jessica on Instagram Jessica on Twitter Noonday Collection on Instagram Follow The Illuminate Podcast Illuminate on Instagram Illuminate on Twitter Illuminate on Facebook
“I had to redefine courage. I had always equated courage with fearlessness. I thought: 'Well, if you are really a courageous person, you don’t experience fear.' I thought of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and I created a story about these people - that they were these perfect heroes. When I realized that I could still live into purpose, meaning and impact — that I could be afraid and just go anyway — that’s when I really began to experience purpose.” - Jessica HoneggerToday, in a moment where fear feels so rampant and courage is so needed, we have an inspiring conversation the courageous Jessica Honegger. Jessica is the entrepreneur and creative force behind Noonday Collection, a jewelry and accessories company partnering with artisans in vulnerable communities around the world. Jessica is also the author of the book Imperfect Courage, and she’s the host of the Going Scared Podcast."As leaders, when we are able to strike that delicate balance of confidence and vulnerability, of courage and authenticity, that’s a really attractive thing to people… it gives people permission to breathe a sigh of relief and say ‘Gosh, you mean I get to be myself?’”In reflecting on the voice of fear, Jessica adds, "If I would have let fear be my reason to not move forward, Noonday would not exist. There’s this idea that we have to let fear have a seat at the table but not let it be the boss…. We’re not meant to live within our comfort zones. I think we can all say that. It’s about finding that edge where I can get out of my comfort zone, find my purpose and let there be just enough fear that it can sit alongside me, keep me moving and not keep me paralyzed."For more, click the link below to listen. We are so inspired by Jessica and are sure you will be too.
34: Jessica Honegger - From 'feeling stuck' to 'going scared'
Speak Life with Taylor Nichols
My friend Jessica Honegger hits close to home as she talks about how we moms can sometimes feel like we're on the side lines of life. As author of Imperfect Courage and Founder of the socially conscious fashion brand Noonday Collection, Jessica and I talk about motherhood, marriage, and finding purpose as we navigate everyday life. Get All The Links from Today’s Show Here Connect with Taylor:Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Jessica Honegger on Vulnerability, Imperfect Courage and Going Scared
We Should Talk About That
In this episode, TTJ(es) are joined by a third Jess! Jessica Honegger, founder and creator of the popular fair trade accessory line, Noonday Collections. The THREE Jess(es) sit down for a very candid conversation about courage, and going scared anyway. Jessica shares about the difficult road of adoption, and how funding her adoption led her not only to their son, Jack, but also to her life's purpose, which now supports over 4,000 women economically, around the globe.Jessica exudes creativity and warmth, and reminds us that our hardships have a purpose so big, we cannot even fathom what is in store. Show Notes:Jessica Honegger, is the Founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, author of Imperfect Courage, host of the podcast Going Scared, and mom to three littles. She is passionate about encouraging others to leave comfort, go scared, and step into a life of impact. To learn more about Jessica:https://jessicahonegger.com/book: https://jessicahonegger.com/book/imperfect-courage/jewelry line: https://www.noondaycollection.com/podcast: https://jessicahonegger.com/podcast/instagram: @jessicahonegger; @noondaycollectionsfacebook: @jessicahoneggerofficialSupport the show (http://www.paypal.com)
The number one thing that stands in the way of the dreams that are in you is FEAR. It is often in facing our fears and "going scared" that we find the most opportunity. Joining us today as we dive into a conversation about finding your voice and kicking fear in the face is Jessica Honegger. Jessica is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, author of "Imperfect Courage", host of the Going Scared podcast and mom of three. Jessica is passionate about encouraging others to leave comfort, go scared and to step into a life of impact.
019. Jessica Honegger: The Power of Gathering and Relationships
The Barcode Podcast
Entrepreneurship starts with a problem to be solved. We often think that a product needs to be created to solve that problem, but that is not always the case. In Jessica Honegger's case, her company when she invited women into her home to create a marketplace for talented artisans in Uganda as she and her husband were raising money to grow their family through adoption. Jessica continued gathering women together to buy these beautiful handmade goods, and the business took off. Today, Noonday Collection creates economic opportunity for over 4,000 artisans living in vulnerable communities around the world - partnering with over 2000 social entrepreneurs across the US, who are able to earn an income and make an impact. Listen in as Ben and Jessica discuss the challenges of growing a business in the US while partnering with their artisans overseas, the power of an integrated mission in growing your brand, how leaning into your strengths as you courageously address your weaknesses can help you grow, and how partnering with like-valued people is the best way to win in the marketplace.