Learning is the primary passion of entrepreneur and owner of Language in Bloom, Tammy Bjelland. Read our chat with Tammy below on why she believes it is so important to never stop learning, and to teach others how to find their true potential within.
I’m Tammy Bjelland; I live in Winchester, VA, and I own Language in Bloom, LLC. My background is in education, and almost 4 years ago I decided to go out on my own and bring innovative and high-quality learning solutions to individuals and organizations around the world.
Tell us what you do!
I’m a lifelong learner, and I believe deeply in the transformative power of learning. My company brings that transformative power to individuals and organizations through instructional design, curriculum and course development, and employee training programs.
How did you get started as an entrepreneur?
I got started as an entrepreneur when I realized that I did not want to continue on the path to academia. For years, I had thought I would become a college professor. However, the more time I spent in academe, the more it became clear to me that I wanted to pursue other projects.
What do you love about the lifestyle?
I love that every day presents new challenges, which I see as opportunities to learn and grow.
I’m developing a digital product for owners and managers of small businesses to help them train employees and develop a culture of learning and growth in their organizations.
Learning is growth.
It is in our ability to learn that we find our true potential for growth as individuals, organizations, and as a community.
Most inspiring person you have ever met so far and why?
Anyone who is learning something new.
One piece of advice you would give your younger self
Don’t be afraid to quit something that isn’t right for you.
Bravest thing you have ever had to do?
Leaving my PhD program mid- dissertation—it took a lot for me to finally admit out loud to people who believed in my potential as an academic that it was simply the wrong path for me. The fear of letting people down was one of the reasons I stayed in the program so long, but when I finally made that leap I was so much happier.
Tammy Bjelland is the owner of Language in Bloom, LLC, a learning solutions company that specializes in instructional and curriculum design, and a task-based approach to talent development. You can check out more on what Tammy has been up to via her website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!