Dafne Tsakiris

Founder, Launch Point

Dafne is one of those people who have something very special about them. You can’t quite put your finger on it at first, but soon you realize that you are sitting in front of a power-house woman who brings incredible things to anyone she knows.

We worked together in the beginning stages of her business and she has gone on to break… no, DEMOLISH, every success measure  she has set for her business.

I hope you are as inspired by her as much as I am…

What is your "secret" to success?

Working “on” my business as a non-negotiable part of my week. Also, time-blocking is not a word you throw around for fun, it is something you do and stick to if you really want to succeed.

When did you know you would be an entrepreneur?

When at 5 years old I told my dad I wanted to grow up and be a boss – ha! Also, I realized as I entered the corporate world that I loved to figure things out, which has proved to be a very common trait among entrepreneurs.

Tell us all about your business.

At Launch Point we are Operations Optimizers, Strategists, Project Managers, Fractional COO’s, and Process & Systems Builders that help small to mid-sized business reach their goals. We provide them with solutions to operate at the most desirable and greatest possible level of efficiency, speed and productivity. Too many small and mid-sized businesses are held back by operational bottlenecks and lack of strategic direction and implementation. As business owners and leaders we are often too close to the problem to find a solution or we are so tied up in the day-to-day operations of the company that we don’t have the time and capacity to address the issues. We are driven by finding the perfect solution for each and every business we work with. We help them optimize your operations, claim a strategic direction and ultimately reach their goals.

What was your ambition when you started?

To build something on my own.

How has it changed, and what is your ambition today?

It has evolved to also show others that they can achieve their dreams and I want to inspire as many people as possible on this journey.

What is the best advice you ever got about running a business?

Consistency compounds and you really can figure anything out.

What were some of the biggest challenges you faced as a business owner so far, and how did you overcome them?

How to structure your time as an entrepreneur and how to keep yourself accountable. Overcame by working with a coach 😉 [Megan: Yeah, that was Me, so proud to know this woman], surrounding myself with people that are further ahead than me and treating working “on” my business as a non-negotiable part of my week.

Consistency Compounds

How do you define "success" for you?

Loving what I do. Having a flexible schedule that allows me to be there for my kids. Getting to inspire and uplift other entrepreneurs, especially women.

Now, tell us a fun "secret"!

I was on a kids TV show in Sweden as a back-up dancer. I still cringe when I watch the tapes lol!

What great advice would you give to other women entrepreneurs?

You are so much greater than you think you are and give yourself credit for. Always remember that – and charge like it!

What is the best business or self-development books do you recommend?

What pumps you up?

Juice by Lizzo