My passion in life is supporting, inspiring and teaching others. I love watching people grow because it encourages me to learn from every opportunity as well. This has led to a purpose-filled career journey as a therapist and psychologist, crisis counselor, coach, consultant and professor.
I was inspired by my grandfathers who each pursued entrepreneurial opportunities; encountered and overcame multiple speed bumps; and left legacies that have outlived them both. I credit them for inspiring each of my entrepreneurial journeys and persevering through the challenges along the way. I am proud to have built a business from the ground-up, rescued and resurrected a business in need, contributed to our multi-generational family business and supported hundreds of other business owners along the way.
Lindsay Thomsen, MA, PhD
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I fell in love with franchise soon after I became a franchisee. I couldn't believe this incredible opportunity came with a proven operations manual, a built-in support group and established brand! It was so different from building an independent business from the ground up or navigating family dynamics in a family business. My franchise journey wasn't always perfect, but it was filled with opportunities for me to learn and grow.
After tripling revenue, I sold my Curves fitness franchise and became a franchisor business coach for Home Instead. It was wonderful to support a group of franchisees to grow successful and profitable businesses.
A combination of appreciating the franchise model, meeting Greg Nathan, and seeing room for opportunities, led me back to school for a Doctorate in Business Psychology. I conducted research to identify new solutions and opportunities for franchisors to optimize franchisee success . Now I work with franchisors to elevate support services and offer new opportunities so more franchisees can become high performers and run successful businesses.
We are today's modern family. I lovingly share my life with a husband, three step-daughters, two son-in-law's, two grand-dogs and our dog. This family couldn't be packaged any better than it is at the moment! I have learned blessings can be defined by watching mini-families develop from the core and beginning to practice values you recognize alongside beautiful new traditions. Each of them inspire me on a daily basis!
My husband and I are now empty-nesters. When we're not each focusing on our many businesses, we enjoy bike riding, anything on the water or cooking with a glass of wine. My personal time is usually spent with friends, exercising or in a good book.
My goal is to leave this world inspiring and empowering as many people as possible. I hope to learn just as much from people, experiences and mistakes before I go.
“Lindsay is an incredibly talented professional who truly understands the model of the Franchisor/Franchisee business both as an owner and as a Business Coach/Consultant. Lindsay's strengths focused on creating goals with owners, challenging them, and then holding them accountable... all with one strategy in mind, making them successful owners."
Bob Schwanke, Business Performance Manager
In the book Beyond Entrepreneurship, Jim Collins suggests starting with values and all else follows. "This means that values come before goals, strategy, tactics.... and even business plans." Since I attempt to practice what I preach, I espouse these core values to guide my life and business.
Commit to the highest standards of professionalism. Deliver exemplary results.
Encourage growth in ourselves and others. Learn from opportunities and take accountability for mistakes.
Build, maintain and encourage strong relationships.