Scaling New Peaks - How Mountain Climbing Shaped a Coffee Empire

Scaling New Peaks - How Mountain Climbing Shaped a Coffee Empire

Angela Garland credits her success in expanding her drive-thru coffee business, Exit 11, to the life lessons she acquired during her MBA at UMSL and a challenging mountain-climbing expedition. From launching the first location with a simple coffee bar to managing multiple outlets, Garland's journey involved overcoming both literal and metaphorical mountains. Her academic experience, particularly the encouragement she received from her professors, helped shape her entrepreneurial spirit. This spirit was further fueled by the resilience she developed through her mountain climbing adventures. Today, as she plans the opening of her eighth location, she reflects on how these experiences taught her problem-solving skills, the importance of teamwork, and the ability to adapt to challenges, laying a solid foundation for her growing business.

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