In this week’s episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we’re chatting with special guest Jessica Honneger, entrepreneur, author, podcaster … the friend we all wish we had that lived next door to us!  Together we dive in and discuss:

  • Why imperfect courage is the only thing you need
  • How a few small decisions on your part could make an impact that resonates around the world
  • What to do to move forward even when you feel scared, uncertain and unqualified


In light of the impact that making a dive into entrepreneurship can make, this month I am hosting a special mentorship offer for anyone who decides to turn their passion into profit by joining arms with me and Beautycounter.  If you are passionate about the environment, about beauty, about health and about demanding for better regulation about product safety laws, then Beautycounter has been waiting for your voice. I’ll personally help you leverage your passion and help you make an impact, and an income at the same time. Plus, this month, when you join forces in partnership with me, I’ll be investing in a special way in you – it’s so exclusive that I can’t even mention it on air, because I think too many people would jump in. This offer is for my go-getters, my action takers, my hustlers who want more and are ready to do it … shoot me an email at trish@trishblackwell.com


Jessica grew up in San Antonio, Texas as the daughter and granddaughter of women who loved style and fashion. Some of Jessica’s earliest memories are of digging through her grandmother’s treasure trove of jewelry curated from adventures around the world.

At age 16, Jessica traveled to Kenya and witnessed what life was like for children growing up without clean water, safe housing or loving families – and something began stirring in her heart. She knew then she wanted to spend her life creating an opportunity for the poor.

She came home from the trip a bit of an activist. The girl who was once interested in jewelry and makeup held rallies at school to raise money for children in Kenya. After college, Jessica volunteered in Bolivia and Guatemala with Food for the Hungry. As she spent her days working with Bolivian Artisans discovering the vibrant markets of Guatemala, she saw what people could do for themselves with just a little bit of opportunity. She realized that entrepreneurship was a sustainable solution to poverty.

Somewhere along the way, Jessica rediscovered her joy in fashion and style. She began to dream of using fashion and design to create economic opportunity for vulnerable communities.

In 2010, Jessica and her husband Joe went on a trip to Uganda to visit friends who were serving at an orphanage. It was then that Jessica and her husband decided to grow their family through adoption. She hosted the first Noonday Collection Trunk Show as a fundraiser for her adoption from Rwanda – and the rest is history.

Today as Co-CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica spends her days inspiring others to live lives of purpose. She travels across the United States and around the world, training Ambassadors to be stylists and storytellers and visiting Artisans to encourage them in their work. When she’s off-duty, Jessica loves spending time with her husband Joe and their three kids, Amelie, Holden and Jack.

With Imperfect Courage, Noonday Collection Founder and co-CEO Jessica Honegger share real-life inspiration for readers to recognize their own worth, embrace vulnerability, connect with a community, and find the courage to achieve their full potential. Jessica shares stories from her own global entrepreneurial journey to bring home these lessons—from taking a leap of faith by hosting her first Artisan-made jewelry Trunk Show to bring her adopted son home, to confidently running one of the fastest-growing and most successful fair-trade companies in America today, Jessica shares wit and wisdom from someone who has pushed past her comfort zone, lived to tell the tale, and now encourages others to experience the same exhilaration.


“…exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, Amen!”—Brené Brown, Ph.D., Author of the New York Times bestseller Braving the Wilderness




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