- Seventeen years in the U.S. military taught Danish-born Campana the skills and mental toughness she would need to build her own successful business.
- Lack of a college education doesn’t have to be a roadblock.
- Eighteen months in the corporate world was all Campana needed to decide she wanted something better.
- Actively searching for a career direction and entertaining countless options, Campana’s business idea fell into her lap while she was receiving a chiropractic treatment.
- A highly successful entrepreneur, Campana provides work for a substantial staff and is part of a flourishing business community in Occoquan, VA.
Service in the U.S. Army taught Birgit Campana problem-solving skills, and it was a good thing. Campana had a big problem. After her military service she was transitioning to civilian life, facing the work force with no college degree, had no idea what kind of work she wanted to do, and needed a job to help support her growing family. Finding her niche was a process and Campana, a highly successful entrepreneur, shares how she developed her business from scratch.
[00:00] Ryan Sloper welcomes Birgit Campana, massage therapist and owner/operator of Dansk Day Spa in Occoquan, Virginia.
[02:20] Married at the age of eighteen and with only a high school diploma, Campana joined the military.
[04:15] The skills and character attributes the military instilled later proved to be instrumental in making her the thriving entrepreneur she is today.
[05:40] Transition from military life into corporate America.
[08:07] How a chance conversation changed the course of Campana’s life.
[13:11] The military skills Campana used to help raise a family, return to school, and launch a new career.
[15:20] How massage can benefit the body.
[23:10] Services available at Dansk Day Spa at Occoquan.