Meet Judy Praska | NAWBO

Meet Judy Praska

Judy Praska
Owner/Director of Operations, Fastest Labs of Bloomington
Fastest Labs of Bloomington offers a complete range of drug, alcohol, and DNA testing services for individuals, employers, and organizations across the country. We are committed to providing top-quality testing services and unparalleled customer care, offering extremely fast, highly-accurate test results and affordable price.
The Grand Opening for Fastest Labs' new location is on September 12, 2019!
Come to the celebration:


Tell us about your business journey/experience.Well this is my third career and would not change it for the world.

First career-High School Math and computer teacher/Coach-I did this for 5 years and was in a car accident so I decided life is short, let's do what I love. I went back to Graduate school at University of Iowa and earned my Masters degree (2 year program) in one year in Sports, Health and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Athletic Administration. Second career-Sports Administration for 20 years. Third career: Business Owner of Fastest Labs of Bloomington. It is the first franchise in the state of Minnesota.  We are a drug, alcohol and DNA lab company. We pride ourselves on accuracy, reliability, and efficiency. We provide lab testing services to both employers and individuals, and because of our commitment to excellence, we have earned a stellar reputation for professionalism, reliability, and confidentiality. With Fastest Labs of Bloomington, you get accurate results, fast. That's our promise and that's what we deliver.

Is there a surprising tidbit we can share about you or your history?

I want to be a motivational life coach.....people need to find their passion. I have found throughout my career you have to be able to try something new, yes it is scary but exciting challenge as well.

When and why did you join NAWBO-MN?

Well, during my journey I met Mary Nutting and once I purchased the franchise. Mary is like you know, you should join NAWBO.  So here I am and happy to be here.  I joined because the power of networking and learning from other women business owners.

Family? Hobbies? Any work-life balance tips?

Husband Dan, two boys Riley (17) and Owen (15). My work-life balance tip: work out every morning and meditate. I use the Breath App. I also journal, it helps to keep things in perspective. Write down 5 things you are thankful for each day. Hobbies: I love flowers and gardening, being outdoor. My boys activities keep our family on the go as well.

What do you enjoy about NAWBO?

Women are so giving and helpful. It is great organization to build friendships and networks.

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