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

Hi Nicole, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I have prided myself on my creativity for as long as I can remember. I was the oddball with a thirst for knowledge and an open mind- I was different. I always tried new things and danced to the beat of my own drum! I was never really sure where I would head in life because I liked so many different things. I wasn’t one of those kids who chose a path and stuck with it. I was the kid that wanted to discover the world first and choose second. During my grooming years, I thought about doing many other things to see if maybe I would like to change fields. I even thought about college, a 9-5- you name it, I probably thought about pursuing it! But, I would always circle back to animals. I realized that I didn’t want to be JUST a groomer, I wanted to do more- be more. So, here I am, 30 with a pet sitting business! I don’t have to be put into one single box, I can be the entire category! Not only do I get to continue learning and growing, I also get to hang out with animals! I mean that is all I can ask for personally, and professionally!

What should our readers know about your business?

This idea began as early as thirteen years young, believe it or not! I remember leaving flyers all over the neighborhood and someone actually hired my family and I to hang out with their pets while they were gone. That’s when I knew I would work for animals, one way or another! I started my career in the pet industry in 2010. It has been eleven great years, four of them being on the pet sitting side of it! These last few years I stayed in, I focused, I worked my butt off, I finally had a goal and I was going to reach it. I feel that is what’s happening with Nicole’s Squad. I’m here and I’m ready for the challenge! There are a lot of business owners out there with zero to little background in the subject that just opened a business because it was lucrative. I’ve seen it for far too long. In order to see change, sometimes you have to be the change, right? That’s when I decided to start a company that shows you the other side of it. A company that can prove to you just how much we care about you, your pets and our staff! A company that will continue to learn and grow in the field to better care for your animals because at Nicole’s Squad, your pets come first. Let us show you what sets us apart from the rest!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother. She has always supported my oddball ideas! She’s the person I’ve always gone to for advice and she’s my number one supporter! I have no idea where I would be if it weren’t for her.

Instagram: instagram.com/nicolessquad_

Facebook: Nicole’s Squad

Image Credits
Al Win Photography

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