LIFE of PI with Jane Spicer of Daphne’s Headcovers | LAYC20
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How does a ten-year-old girl, encouraged by a spirited mother, capture the attention of another very famous and influencing mother, and ultimately create several global phenomena? Listen to this episode with wonder and discover how Jane Spicer, her mentor and mother, Daphne, and Tiger Woods and his mother and major cheerleader, Kultilda Woods, are connected in their legacies. Daphne’s Headcovers is responsible for the iconic “Frank”, the tiger headcover, that is a signature part of Tiger Woods’ accessories and personality.Not everyone can handle a Tiger in your boat – but Jane Spicer worked hard to build a life of Pi!More background:https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/26869260/how-frank-became-most-famous-headcover-world Teaser:Stay tuned to the end of this high seas episode when Jane reveals something you probably do not know about her yet! CAUTION – you may need a wet suit! About our Guest:Jane Spicer started Daphne’s Headcovers when she was 16 years old and has turned it into a multimillion-dollar company and a global brand. She is a Phoenix native and has lived in Shrewsbury, England and San Diego, California, but the Arizona sunshine made Phoenix home. Jane wants to live in a world filled with innovative businesses that make the world a better place and force field around her computer that repels cat hair. What started as a 16-year-old girl’s fundraiser to buy her first car, now soars in over 75 countries! Daphne’s Headcovers can be found on over 200 professional golfer’s bags, including legends in golf such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Lydia Ko, Dustin Johnson, Nelly Korda, and more. Daphne’s Headcovers can be found in the top resorts in every hemisphere. On any given day Jane’s in-basket is filled with a dog, ninja, or pirate designs.Ms. Spicer is the recipient of the Top Women in Business, the Spirit of Enterprise Award from ASU, Positively Powerful Women, Forbes Top golf companies, Top Female Exporter of Arizona, Conde Naste Top Golf Product, National Golf Foundations’ Most Innovative Golf Company award, Exporter of the Year, and many more. Jane is actively involved with charities internationally that speak to heart; The First Tee of Phoenix. Golf Fore Africa, Els for Autism, Marilynn Smith Scholarship foundation, and others globally. She has two amazing grown children, and four rather naughty cats. When she isn’t working, she can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga or sailing. One of her many passions are working with young entrepreneurs to help them see their dreams come to fruition.https://www.instagram.com/janespicer/https://twitter.com/DaphnesCovershttps://www.facebook.com/daphnesheadcover About the Host:Isabel Banerjee - Your Next BusinessStrategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)andChief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.alsoAuthor & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/ Thank You for Listening!It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform.If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.comSubscribe to the PodcastIf you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave a ReviewEvery bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated. Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated!
Jane Spicer — Co-Founder & CEO, Daphne’s Headcovers
“As a 10 year-old, I discovered that I liked making my own money, and being in charge of my own destiny." Jane SpicerEntrepreneur / CEO of a Global Golf Equipment CompanyPhoenix, Arizona Jane Spicer is the person behind a classic American success story. Over the past 40 years, she’s built one of the golf industry’s most successful global companies.Jane started out, at 10 years old, making and selling puppets at weekend arts & crafts shows, so that she could buy a sailboat. At one of those shows, someone suggested that the puppets would make great headcovers. So she gave it a try….and through sheer tenacity and a little bit of luck…Jane has grown her Arizona-based Daphne’s Headcovers into a company that sells nearly 200 types of animal headcovers in 75 countries. You’re likely to find a Daphne’s display, and sometimes two, at almost any golf store, golf club or resort pro shop.Jane’s most famous headcover, and the one that has helped fuel her company’s success, is Frank the Tiger – which is one of the most recognized headcovers in the world…thanks to Tiger Woods…or more specifically, to Tiger Woods’ mother, who gave the headcover to her son.In fact, mothers have always played an important role in Jane’s life story. And in her interview of Golf Yeah, she explains why.Show Highlights: Jane’s long journey from selling puppets at arts & craft fairs to running a successful global manufacturer of golf headcovers.The backstory behind “Frank the Tiger,” her company’s big business break, and the role that Tiger Woods’ mother played.Other Tour Pros who carry her company’s animal headcovers…and why Padraig Harrington’s headcover is a ladybug.The legal protections for Jane’s headcover designs, and how she discourages companies from stealing her copyrighted products.The drama behind the order from American Express for 30,000 "Frank the Tiger" headcovers.How her company decides which animal designs to create, and what happens to designs that don’t succeed in the market.The most challenging aspects of managing a staff and manufacturing products overseas.Jane’s charitable causes, and how she partners with PGA Tour professionals to help their charities.What she would likely be doing, if her headcover business had not worked out.The next big item that’s on Jane Spicer’s bucket list.“Lessons learned” and words of advice for listeners who have always wanted to run their own business.Notable Quotes: On advice from her mother: “I was 10 years old and wanted to buy a sailboat. My mother told me, 'Think of a business, and then run it yourself.' I discovered that I liked making my own money and being in charge of my own destiny."On her "overnight success" story: “In college I sold headcovers basically for beer money. When I got out of college, I got a real job and I didn't like it...So I sold my car and bought a van with 2 seats and an AM radio, and I went on the road for 6 years building the business.'"On the benefits of her 6-year experience on the road: “It was like getting my MBA. I was dealing with everybody, face-to-face. I learned so much about customer service and people, and I could handle anything in business after that time on the street."On the purpose of fun headcovers: “Beyond the protection aspect, they're a form of personal expression. When someone shows up on the first tee with their golf bag, they are starting to show their personality. Headcovers are conversations starters, and can connect people. They're a great way to show your individuality or style."On what it took to build her business: “It wasn't glamorous. I missed many friends' weddings, and missed a lot of other things along the way. But when do you have this kind of opportunity? I just knew that I had to seize it. There was no way I was going to give it anything less than 110%."On her golfing experience: “I've played one round of golf in 7 years. I live on a golf course, and I talk about golf all day long. And I watch golf on TV and I run a golf company. I love everything about golf, but I'm a single mom running a couple companies...so my focus has been where it should be."On what it takes to succeed in life: How you build your true-ist and most beautiful life is by having obstacles. The universe asks you, "How bad do you want it?" That's what an obstacle is. If you don't want it that badly, that's all right. But if you really want it, your attitude will be "Get out of my way, because I'm going over or under, or whatever it takes." If you really want it, it's not for sissies."Resources: Jane Spicer's Website https://www.daphnesheadcovers.com/
Our Guest Jane Spicer, CEO of Daphne's Headcovers started her journey into entrepreneurship at the tender age of 10 by making puppets to save up for a sailboat. Today, she’s at the helm of a multimillion-dollar global manufacturing corporation with customers at top resorts and golf shops in more than 75 countries. Follow Daphne’s Headcovers on Instagram Follow Daphne’s Headcovers on Facebook Follow Daphne's Headcovers on Twitter Jane is the recipient of a multitude of awards for her entrepreneurial accomplishments, including Forbes Top Golf Companies, Top Female Exporter of Arizona, Top Women in Business, Arizona State University’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, Positively Powerful Women and Gabriel’s Angels Precious Paw award for her philanthropic service. Jane is an active philanthropist, supporting charities that speak to her heart, like Gabriel’s Angels, ASPCA and the Ernie Els Fancourt Foundation. She has two amazing children and four naughty cats. When she isn’t working, she can be found hiking, skiing, doing yoga or sailing. One of her many passions is working with young entrepreneurs to help them see their dreams come to fruition. Although she’s a Phoenix native, Jane has roots in England, where she lived for a period before returning to the sunshine of Arizona. Topics Discussed In this episode, Jane shares the triumphs and challenges of entrepreneurship, along with lessons she’s learned about herself as she grew one of the country’s most successful female-owned manufacturing companies. Our conversation included: Growing her business from a personal fundraiser to a multimillion-dollar corporation Parent guilt and work/life balance Being business partners with her mother How implementing systems allowed her to build a sustainable company Overcoming shyness Building customer loyalty Things Mentioned During the Show 5 Rules to Win Being You by Isha Cogborn On Purpose Weekly Resource Guide
This is a repeat presentation of a show we did with Jane Spicer, Founder of Daphne.s Headcovers.Chances are good that if you see an animal headcover, it was manufactured by Daphne's. Their company has continued to grow since they started on the kitchen table.Listen in to hear a true American success story.
Today we will visit with Jane Spicer the moving force behind Daphne's Headcovers. With hundreds of custom headcovers in stock there is bound to be one for every taste and personality. Jane recently brought a large portion of her operation back to the U.S.A. and we willl learn why and what it has ment to her business. You can find her headcovers aslmost anywhere golf equipmen it sold and on the bags of many PGA Tour Pros. Join us and learn how this Phoenix based company got it's start.
Today we willvisit with Jane Spicer the moving force behind Daphne's Headcovers. With hundreds of custom headcovers in stock ther is bound to be one for every taste and personality. Jane recently brought a large portion of her operation back to the U.S.A. and willlearn why and what it has ment to her business. You can find her headcovers aslmost anywhere golf equipmen it sold and on the bags of manyPGA Tour Pros. Join us and learn how this Phoenix based company got it's start.