By Stephanie Marie Adames (Published on TheUMPHX.com)
Heidi Ganahl’s life changed forever when her first husband tragically died in a plane crash. Five years after he passed away, Ganahl’s little brother was determined to help her find her passion again. Remembering that she and her late husband had once dreamed of opening a dog daycare camp, he encouraged her to put the plan into motion.
Over time she built the company into a franchise finding success after being featured on AOL online in the early 2000s. Now Camp Bow Wow is a multimillion-dollar franchise with locations all over the nation. Ganahl continues to work hard to inspire others through sharing her story of struggle and success.
“I’ve faced extraordinary adversity throughout my life, and I’ve experienced a few different twists and turns in my own career. My entrepreneurial spirit and love for animals helped me to build a $100 million brand in the pet and franchise industry, Camp Bow Wow,” said Ganahl.
Ganahl is currently working to help inspire other women to find success with her new brand, SheFactor. She explains how she came up with the idea when helping her daughter navigate her career after college.
“I tapped into tools and resources I used with my team of young leaders at Camp Bow Wow to help her, and it worked like a charm. I started to help other young women use the same ideas and develop their own path to success, which is how SheFactor first got started,” said Ganahl.
Ganahl believes that women must celebrate every success and rally around each other. She explains that SheFactor was created to do just that. SheFactor is a book, platform and app all in one that aims impact young women, giving them the tools to find passion while connecting them with other like-minded women.
“SheFactor provides members with the resources needed to not only build a career but a fulfilling life,” said Ganahl.
Ganahl explains how SheFactor works to help women prioritize the areas they’d like to improve or focus on in their career. She said women can help hold themselves accountable through the app with coaching, tailored content, networking sessions and even local mentors.
Reflecting on the lessons she has learned along the way to her success, Ganahl said she is always working on giving herself and others grace by not expecting everything to be perfect. She also said it is important to take time to relax and not over schedule your life.
To celebrate the launch of SheFactor Ganahl will be in Phoenix for two events on June 21. Join her for a happy hour from 4-6 p.m. at Second Story or at Changing Hands from 7-9 p.m. To learn more about She Factor, click here.