Meet our Gemstone of the Week: Katie Cappozzo, Director!
Question and answer with our #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Katie Cappozzo of McFarland, WI.
I started Stella & Dot in February of 2011 when my 3rd child was just 8 weeks old. As a stay at home mom and a business owner in my previous life, I wanted something flexible that would get me out of the house, but had the potential to grow as my children grew. 3.5 years later, I still wake up every day in love with my business and as my children will all be in school next year, it is exactly as I imagined, a business that has grown as my kids have grown. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings!!
15-20 hours/week soon to be 35-40:)
My initial goal was to bring in $3000 per month to pay for help with my kids, our mortgage and to put some away for retirement. Now my goal is to make $10,000+/month as we are looking at houses on the lake and our mortgage will now triple. I want to still pay the mortgage, continue to pay the $1000/month that my 3 year old needs for school/daycare for the next two years and continue to save for retirement to take some of the burden off my husband. Plus I’m just ready to spread more joy and grow more as a leader and person:) I can’t wait to see what new friends join my team and am excited to reach our goals together!!
Tell us about you or a few things about your life outside of Stella & Dot (hobbies, career, family, etc.).
I’ve been married to my husband for 13 years. My family lives in Montana and Colorado, so we visit there often. My husband works for Edward Jones and as an awesome benefit we get to take a couple amazing trips per year, the last one was Italy, up next is Costa Rica. We live in a cute little village of 7,000 right outside of Madison, WI (which is much bigger) and we are surrounded by amazing friends and neighbors. We love to hang out with friends.
Tell us what brings you #SDJoy from your Stella & Dot business.
I love to work and have something of my own. Without it I think I digress:) I LOVE the friendships Stella & Dot has brought me along with the self growth and positive environment. I feel like I’m a better person with Stella & Dot in my life. The leaders, the vision and the opportunity are amazing. I feel so blessed to have found Stella & Dot.
I never thought I could feel really put together (fashion wise) but now I have the confidence to not only dress myself, but style others. (funny I know:)).
Tell us what you find beautiful in your everyday life.
People. Everyone is overcoming something and it is beautiful and inspiring to see the human spirit at work. Even in my kids. I see so much beauty in people.
Bloom Where You’re Planted.