Jessie Mueller

Launch St. Louis is pleased to announce Jessie Mueller as a panelist for the 2015 Gateway to the Future Summit posted 09/28/15

Jessie Mueller-2 Jessie Mueller is a former middle school English teacher turned social worker turned coffee maven.  As the Founder of Rise Coffee House in the Grove neighborhood, Jessie has worked to bring the community together around a common purpose: coffee, peace and justice for all.  She created a pay-it-forward program called Coffee For The People and developed a family friendly play area within the coffeehouse; both serve to foster inclusion, accessibility and a general sense of goodwill amongst patrons in her business, which she now co-owns with Aaron Johnson.  When she is not at Rise, you can find her biking around town or digging in the garden. We caught up with Jessie to hear about her excitement for the summit!

This is a St. Louis event: Where’d you go to High School? Fort Zumwalt South

What do you find to be the most  important traits in a leader? Authenticity, courage, empathy.  It takes courage to recognize and accept what your gifts and strengths aren’t.  People respect and admire an honest vulnerability about that and will step up to the plate where you just can’t, allowing their innate gifts to shine.  Empathy over everything. (more…)