When Alexa von Tobel graduated college, she still had a lot of q’s about how to manage her cash money. So she did what anyone would: wrote a 75-page business plan. Casual. She took her plan to Harvard Business School. But within a semester, she decided to drop out and start her business for real. Enter: LearnVest, the company that makes financial resources more accessible for everyone. In 2015, LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual. Now, Alexa has responsibilities at both companies. On the couch, she talks to us about deciding to go to (and then quit) business school, why she has two executive coaches, and going through an acquisition...while 9 months pregnant.
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