3,2,1… the countdown begins! Meet CEO & Founder of Urban Sitter, Lynn Perkins

This is the third in a series of blogs entitled, “3,2,1 … The Countdown Begins” that we are sharing to introduce you to the speakers we’ve lined up for our 2nd Annual Parathyroid Peeps Retreat November 3-6, 2016 at Miraval Resort and Spa! We hope you will be able to join us for this amazing, all inclusive get-away in Tucson, Arizona. The Parathyroid Peeps Retreat cocktail party, sessions and giveaways are a bonus to the programs and spa services offered at the resort and are available only to those who register using our discount code. Our special group rate is guaranteed through August 31.

To ensure your space, please register ASAP. Learn more about the retreat and how to register here.


Often we hear our followers say that they have had to “push the pause button” on their 9-5 jobs, in order to manage their illnesses. Likewise we have heard stories of people “reinventing” themselves by starting their own businesses that affords them a level of flexibility they didn’t have perviously, so that they could juggle Dr. appointments, take care of themselves and their families yet still earn money to pay the bills.  How does one parlay a passion into a business venture or re-enter the workforce after an extended illness?

Lynn is offering a session that addresses the practical matter of earning a living while managing a disease – your own or a family members. Her session is entitled, “Entrepreneurship – How to parlay your passion into a business venture that supports career-life balance” and in many cases, this is to manage an illness, either your own or a family members. Lynn will share valuable information on how to start a small business as well as tips on how to help ensure a smooth transition back to work after an extended illness or other hiatus.

Lynn photo (2)Lynn Perkins is CEO & Founder of UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that is reinventing the way parents find trusted childcare. In 2011 Lynn founded UrbanSitter and launched it into a national marketplace in less than a year. Since then, more than 100,000 sitters have joined UrbanSitter in order to find flexible work to help offset school tuition, afford living expenses, and earn supplemental income.

In the past year, UrbanSitter has doubled both its membership and bookings and extended its service to more than 60 cities; launched a new mobile product; announced integration with LinkedIn; and developed multiple corporate partnerships with companies like AirBnB, OpenTable and Lyft.

An Internet startup veteran, UrbanSitter is Lynn’s third startup experience. Previously, she served as founder and CEO of Xuny.com and VP of Business Development at Bridgepath.com. Lynn enjoys sharing her experience and learnings from growing a business from scratch. She also likes to speak about the new flexible work economy which UrbanSitter is helping to both power and support.

Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

Lynn looks forward to meeting you at Miraval!

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