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Katie Phillips

Katie Phillips

Name: Katie Phillips

Location: I live in the UK and work with women all over the world.

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I teach and mentor what I have had to discover and learn for myself – that self-love is the key to having the life you desire. I used to think I was somehow born into a particular life and way of feeling and for many many years I lived as victim to that conditioning. I didn’t realise I had a choice.

I didn’t realise that I didn’t have to live on an emotional roller-coaster, in a career that didn’t fulfil me and in relationships that were full of drama and upset.

Despite appearing to the world as if I had life sorted, with a successful corporate career, adventurous travels and always with a man by my side – the truth was I felt deeply unfulfilled, anxious and without any real sense of self.

Katie PhillipsWhen I discovered a way free of feeling so trapped in my own skin and able to create a life that felt purposeful and loving I simply had to share all I learned with women just like me.

I decided to coach because I knew I could authentically support women with a similar story to mine. They are able to trust me because I have ‘been there and got the t-shirt’ and my mission is to save them hitting rock bottom before discovering a different way to do life.

I am living proof that when you love yourself you experience love on so many levels, every single day. It’s miraculous and I love that I get to guide others to discover that truth for themselves

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
A. I am a bit of a day-spa addict! I love to swim, do yoga and sit in the steam room. I grew up by the beach in Sydney so it’s in my blood to love being by the sea as much as possible. My other passion is travelling – I get bored of being in one location for too long and exploring the world is the perfect antidote. I get so excited boarding a plane!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. I wondered what people would think! To go from being an International Event Organiser to Self-Love Mentor was quite a change of course! It didn’t happen overnight – there were a few years in between when I worked part time in corporate while training and setting up my new business.

I also launched a product line featuring Affirmation designs while transitioning into coaching. The move from corporate to personal development was the best thing I ever did and actually most people I know fully supported the change because they could see just how lit up I was and the way my work was positively affecting women’s lives. So, I really had nothing to worry about!

At the end of the day, however, my confidence in my abilities and belief in myself trump all of those silly thoughts. When embarking into new territory I think that it’s completely natural to try and get your footing, but once you’re rooted that’s when momentum occurs!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Be committed to knowing yourself deeply and let your business, your message and your style of coaching be an authentic reflection of that. Coaching is all about authenticity. Trust and respect is key with clients and they greatly value self awareness and integrity.

As a coach I prioritise self mastery so I invest a great deal in coaching, my health and spiritual connection because it’s important to be at my best for my clients. Being the highest version of your true self and having your message be an authentic reflection of that is crucial.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. I am blown away by the women I get to work with. They are just so awesome! I see their light and their potential and it is so beautiful to witness them journey to seeing that in themselves too and living life in a way they never before dreamed possible. It’s very humbling to be a part of that journey!

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Kelli Blocher

Name: Kelli Blocher
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I became a health coach mainly to help inspire others to dig deep in finding their own healthy lifestyle. Everyone is different and we all have different needs and desires where I wanted to help coach individuals to find what works for them.

I am very passionate about helping individuals who have digestive sensitivities (IBS, Celiac, Inflammation, etc.) and wanted to put together programs that are specifically tailored to meeting their needs.

Our digestive health is so complex and there is a lot of conflicting information out there so I have designed programs to help save people the time, energy, and frustration of dealing with sensitivities.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I love getting out into nature! Whether it walks by the ocean or hikes in the mountains, nature is always a place to make me feel energized and alive.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. Will it truly be successful? How will I truly get my message out?

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. We are all given a certain passion/talent that we must share with the world! Be patient with the process and be patient with yourself.

I have changed many things from when I first started my business as clarity came along the way. It’s a beautiful process! Be open to change and most of all, don’t be afraid to seek out what you are supposed to do.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. Fulfillment. Time stops when I am “working” and I truly enjoy every moment. I love working with clients and helping them create a new lifestyle that works for them, watching their progress, and seeing them grow stronger and find healing.

I also love the creative side my business pulls out of me. It’s so fun when a new idea sparks or I start a new project as it allows me to feel limitless.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. I am in the process of writing a new book on digestive health and how to find healing! I am also currently working on a new membership site for my coaching clients that will have video tutorials and specialized links.

Kelli Blocher’s Bio:

Kelli Michele is a Wellness Educator and helps individuals learn to “Be Love, Be Well, and Be Free.” Kelli primarily works with individuals who have digestive sensitivities. She has earned her Master of Arts in Human
Services with Specialization in Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotions, and is also certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

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Kristina Norman

Name: Kristina Norman

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I became a coach because after I’ve ran my business, I discovered that there’s so much to running a business one can waste a ton of time and money doing it themselves.

I wanted to coach other women to start and grow their businesses to provide proven guidance and support to reach success much quicker than what I’ve experienced. Until I got a coach, my business started to make big shifts and growth immediately!

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I own a cake design business so I absolutely love designing cakes for weddings and special occasions and also bake for fun. In my spare time, I frequent the local theatre scene, travel for leisure and business, spend time with my friends and family, especially my two little nephews!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The scariest thing about starting your own business is believing you made the right decision once you decide you want your business to be your full time business.

Self-doubt makes your dreams seem impossible. But once you believe you have what it takes to make your business a full-time business, everything will work itself out for you.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. For someone who is just starting out as a coach, I would say to deeply understand the big WHY behind why you want to be a coach.

When you uncover the real reasons why you want to be a coach, always have those reasons in your mind each and every day. They will help get you through the frustrations of starting a business.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The best thing about my business is creating a business that serves both me and my ideal clients.

I love that when you start a business, you can make it uniquely you, and either people will love it or not. But, that’s the fun part! The business fits seamlessly into your life, your schedule and your dream clients will love to work with you because they in turn love you and your brand.

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Alexandria Harvey

Name: Alexandria Harvey
Location: Byron Bay, Australia

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. I became a coach because I have a burning desire and passion to help the people that need me. I was working full time as a civil engineer but I was so passionate about health, lifestyle, sexuality and all the science between. My face would light up when I explained to people what I did with myself outside of work, and they would comment on it. I also started to have an impact on other people’s lives with the ‘coaching’ and advice I gave them.

It got to the point where I realised that I was only going to get so far in my professional line of work – but where I had passion, my potential was limitless. I realised that if I had already started to touch people’s lives through the contact I had with them, imagine what I could do if I put all of my energy into that full time and lived a life of my own design.

And so that is just what I did.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I love to travel and adventure all over the world. I have so far travelled to over 40 countries across 6 continents, from bungee jumping in Africa, to couchsurfing in India. The more I see the more I realise there is to see!
I also love to create raw food recipes and delights, photographing them and sharing the on my Instagram account.
And yoga, I love yoga. Deep, powerful yoga practiced with conscious awareness. It is the food for my body and soul. Oh and one more, dancing. I love to dance. It is free creative expression of my body.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The scariest thing for me was when I had to start actually charging people money for my time. That was by far the most challenging thing, which I did not anticipate. It brings up a lot of ‘stuff’ you might not know you had.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Do as much work on your self worth as possible and learn how to sell. You need to be able to charge money for yourself. Value yourself and your time, without apology for doing so. It is harder than you think! And you can’t do what you love unless you learn how to sell your gift to someone and show them how you can help them.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The best thing about my business is that I am working on and talking about the things I care about all the time. It is awesome. I get to give myself extra permission to work on myself and my own personal self development, because it is in the highest good of my clients. The more I learn, the more tools I have to assist them. How fun is that? I love it.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. At the moment I am working on starting to gather speaking engagements. I’m really keen to start talking to groups of women and reaching more people.
I love to share my story and share my message about becoming empowered through understanding and embracing The Feminine.

This is so perfect for me because I really want to inspire women and give them hope and ‘another way’ when they feel blocked or disconnected from their feminine sexual energy. Storytelling is the perfect way to do that.

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Alicia Civile

Name: Alicia Civile

Location: Columbus, OH, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

So I could do the work I love while LIVING life! I wanted to help as many women as possible clear their skin the healthy way while investing in myself and creating a vibrant life!
Coaching is circular, you get back what you give, so you’re always being renewed as you nurture others. I really craved that rewarding cycle.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

Exploring. In every form. Through reading, walking the city, hiking through nature, experimenting with cuisine, connecting with new people and hearing their stories. I’m a sponge learner so I always need to be seeing and experiencing new things! And horseback riding. I love that!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

The fear of being seen. I was terrified that former coworkers or certain family and friends would ‘find me out.’ I know that sounds crazy but skin issues were such a personal struggle for me that sharing that journey with strangers who could relate was one thing, but admitting that deep pain to those closest to me, and revealing the process of my transformation to them was a big step.

Also, the fear of succeeding because then everyone would see me and could judge me and what I was doing. I found the best way to overcome this was just to jump in, share my story to the fullest, and remove the power of that fear.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

Get support. You need to know that you’re not isolated in the business and mindset obstacles you’re facing. Otherwise you can start to feel a little nuts hanging out on your own. Reach out for support from your peers AND from someone who has already been in your shoes and succeeded. Get yourself a guide, a mentor, a coach and be open to receiving help! It will speed the process along and encourage you when you feel like giving up.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

I get to see women transform from the inside out. I get to see them reclaim their health, their skin, their identity, and their confidence. There is nothing more rewarding or inspiring than that!

Q. What exciting plans are you working on for your business at the moment?

The Clear Skin Academy is my next project. It’s just in the idea stages right now so I’m excited to start brainstorming all aspects of it, create it, and release it into the world!

This will be in the form of modules and allow members to go through the same process I do with my 1:1 clients. They’ll be guided to natural skincare options for their specific skin situation, learn how to internally balance their system to support clear skin, receive an eating approach to benefit their skin, and emotional support techniques to address any emotional root causes and reduce stress and anxiety. I’m super excited about this because I know it will be a skin transforming program for so many women!

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Diana Mitchell

Name: Diana Mitchell

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. Four years ago, I was searching for a new job; the requirement was that it empowered others and elevated them. I found life coaching and then began my love affair. Definitely love at first sight.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. Ballroom & latin dancing, I used to teach it for several years. Dancing is my instant happiness creator. Also going to drag races and car shows and drooling over sexy cars. Running 5 and 10k races. Also camping and hiking with my husband, dog and 3 best friends of almost 20 years.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. Once I graduated from my coaching programs a few years ago, I was knowledgeable about coaching, but ZERO idea how to do the business and marketing side. Something inside of me knew I would be successful and make a big impact, but kept procrastinating because I didn’t know where to start.

After getting distracted by a good paying full-time job, I put my dream biz on hold for a year. My longing to finally create an online presence, never left me though. Instead, my passion and drive became stronger. The thought of never actually going through with being a coach was the scariest thing though. And the reason I’ve invested in my biz education put myself out there with my online presence.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Your voice and your work deserve to be heard. Your mind is capable of so many things. Re-framing old beliefs is essential. When you’re also working full time, finding the time to do it all is exhausting. Let your passion carry you through and remember to take breaks from your biz.

Also when you first start coaching, resist giving advice to your clients. The most impactful and meaningful coaching is done through asking your client thought provoking questions.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The best thing, it is sooo me. I get to decide what I want to do, when, if and how. I’m responsible for my success. If I work my butt off, I am rewarded. If I slack, it shows too and that’s motivating for me. Also, I love living on my terms and from home. Hello yoga pants and writing in bed while my dog lays on my feet! Of course, have to mention making an impact to women all around the globe :)

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. I just launched a new 3-month coaching program for busy female entrepreneurs who are ready to go from working non-stop in their biz, to making money AND having a life. I’m super excited about this program because my clients are already seeing major results and are making money from our coaching. Self-care and balance isn’t for funzies as a biz owner, it is essential and makes you money.

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Genavieve Shingle Jaffe

Name: Genavieve Shingle Jaffe
Location: New York City

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I started my business because I saw there was a huge void in the accessibility to an attorney for young female entrepreneurs. I wanted to fill that void in order to help them protect their business.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I LOVE yoga, playing with my puppy and cat, going out to dinner, being with family, reading time with my wife, Jordana Jaffe.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The scariest thing was taking the leap to start it. I was working as a corporate lawyer in NYC making amazing money and having the best benefits. But I was miserable.

Stepping out of my comfort zone with the security of a corporate job was definitely scary but has been the greatest decision I could have ever made in terms of my career. Now, I love what I do and I get to connect with such incredible people from all over the world.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Entrepreneurship is not for the meek hearted. It will force you to face your inner most demons but this is such a blessing.

Starting your own business will turn you into a completely different person in the best of ways. The best piece of advice I can offer is to be yourself.

Be you in everything that you do. Don’t just be a cookie-cutter image of someone else because they are successful. The reason they are successful is because they are authentic and bringing forth the best of themselves.

Sure there are tons of coaches out there, but there is only ONE you. You will bring something amazing and unique and with your own beautiful spin on whatever it is and someone out there is waiting for the way you are going to present it.

Keep going. Don’t stop. When you fall down, learn from that experience and be grateful for it. And again, never be anyone other than who you truly are.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The best thing about my business is the flexibility and freedom I have in my personal life. My main course offering is quite passive once it is up and running. All of the content is created before hand, so there isn’t a ton of work that has to be done once it starts.

So there will be some very welcome down and quiet time for the summer (here in the US), which I am very much looking forward to. Also, I work alongside my wife, who is also an entrepreneur and we have a separate joint business, so that’s really fun!

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. I am SO excited about launching my signature program: Damsel in Defense®: an online legal course for entrepreneurs with sparkles! Yes, law and sparkles. I’m also pleased to announce that it is now available in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

It provides you with the foundational legal documents you need when starting or growing your business plus lessons on how to customize these templates and access to an attorney to ask questions! It’s one of a kind and I cannot wait to bring it to the world!

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Gordana Jakopcevic

Name: Gordana Jakopcevic

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. The main reason I became a coach was to add value to other people’s lives. It wasn’t something that I initially pursued, I actually didn’t know I had it in me but as I grew my passion for helping other grew as well. That and I always knew that a 9 to 5 job just wasn’t something I wanted. I craved more.

Now I continue to coach because I see the positive impact it has had on my coaching clients, from health, wellness and weight loss to fitness and mindset and most recently business success. It’s helped me and the women I work with create a life we love!!

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. Travelling! I love to visit exotic locations with my three daughters, experience new places and meet to new people. I’m also an avid reader. Give me a good book, an early morning sunrise, a cup of coffee, a warm breeze and I’m in heaven!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The uncertainty. I left my career of 17 years and as a single mom jumped into creating my own business with no safety blanket! It was the best yet scariest decision I ever made!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Gopro! Face the fear and the uncertainty and trust your intuition. Strive for progress, not perfection. You will learn so much along the way. If you’re reading this, there is something inside you that’s calling you to love a better, more expressed life. Honour that. You deserve the life you dream of!! Fully commit. Take a big breath and Go For It!!

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. Experiencing, the joy of helping others thrive! I absolutely love the personal development. Every one of my clients is in some way a mirror, the learning is incredible.

And of course creating the lifestyle I’ve always wanted. The personal freedom I get from Coaching when I want and where I want is amazing!

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. My book is almost ready to launch!! Stay tuned! I’ve developed a 21-Day online event called Get Clean & Lean with the first launch set for March 1st. I’m so excited!!

And I’ve got big plans for my site this year; more video blogs, programs, free stuff and awesome and amazing guests! Stop by and say hi!!

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Jia Ni Teo

Name: Jia Ni Teo
Location: Australia

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. I was introduced to coaching through first personally experiencing coaching as a powerful tool and catalyst in transforming my business and my life – as well as assisting me to achieve many of my biggest desires and dreams (in a record amount of time).

It really excites me to be able to share coaching as an incredible tool – and coach clients to achieve their goals and live their dreams!

Q. What was the scariest thing about making the transition into your business?

A. Being an entrepreneur and a coach wasn’t considered ‘the norm’ – so I had to work on my self-confidence and personal conviction in loving and standing by my choices to make this business work (no matter what other people may say).

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach and not sure if they can really do it?

A. Make sure you live a life without regret.

If there’s a calling, a tingle, a small whisper of desire within urging you to step forth into creating a business doing what you love – do it!

You truly owe it to yourself to give it a go and live a full life where you have said ‘YES’ to all that you desire.

Also: Trust, trust, trust – and get as much support as you can to help you gain momentum and create your very own breakthrough!

Q. What are you working on at the moment?
A. I’m working intimately with my ongoing 1:1 private clients, who are multi-passionate women entrepreneurs and new coaches who desire to create consistent income of 5k+ per month.

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Juliet Turalski

Name: Juliet Turalski
Location: New Jersey, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. To create a lifestyle of freedom that allows me to be a powerful mentor and support for women and men to live freely and do work that changes the world.

Q. What was the scariest thing about making the transition into your business?

A. The fear of how others would react to what I was talking about on video and my writing.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach and not sure if they can really do it?

A. Do not second guess yourself! You are exactly where you need to be and there is so much opportunity waiting for you up ahead.

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Kym Seletto

Name: Kym Seletto

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. Having rebuilt my own life from what, at the time, felt like “scratch” after a pretty messy break up a few years ago, I discovered that Life Coaching was “a thing”, purely because I was already doing it.

Within my friendship circles, I had essentially become the “Go-To-Girl” for support, guidance and real talk, particularly when someone was going through a relationship break up of their own.

I decided to study Health and Wellness Coaching to become a Master Wellness Coach through the International College of Wellness Coaching, because I realised that so many positively inspiring, and seemingly successful women were reaching the later stages of our 20’s having lost touch with who we really are, and feeling as if we’d forgotten How to Live.

It’s so rewarding for me to witness strong, creative and inspiring women truly own their power, and start building exactly the kind of life they want to be living.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I live with my boyfriend and our three adopted cats in an original 1930’s art deco apartment called The Kitteh Palace. As an introvert, I love spending time cuddled up at home with a blanket, a good book, a cup of soup and a cat on my lap when it’s cold, or relaxing in the park nearby when it’s sunny.

My boyfriend and I met at art school, so any time we get to spend painting, drawing, catching up with friends at events, or exploring art galleries, is always time well spent.

As a true Melbournian, I’ll always say yes to catching up over a coffee.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The scariest thing about starting my business has been my own fear. I still have to pull myself up every now and then, and remember that I don’t have to be perfect to offer genuine value to my clients. It really took a shift in mindset to believe that people really do want to work with me.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. The best advice I can offer to anyone considering a career in coaching, while it sounds cliché and overstated, really is to just do it.

Don’t wait until you feel that your life is totally perfect and as if you’re in control.

Firstly, because you will NEVER reach that level of perfect control, so you’ll never start.

And Secondly, because your story will resonate with those who need to hear it.

Also, invest in yourself!

As well as gaining deeper knowledge and expanding my skill set, studying to become an accredited coach has opened up entirely new opportunities to connect and establish friendships with women I’d never have met otherwise.

Working one-on-one with a business coach is also something I cannot recommend highly enough. The support, knowledge and accountability I’ve received through business coaching has been a major contributing factor to the progress I’ve made in the early stages of building my business – particularly when developing my personal brand, and creating structure around my business, my day job, and my life.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The very best thing about my business is just how freakin’ right it feels.

Buzzwords like “working in alignment with your values”, and “purpose” seem to be thrown around a lot within the coaching industry, and that’s essentially how seeing the women I work with really killing it makes me feel.

While a phrase like “serving my true purpose” just is not something I would ever say, I definitely get a massive kick out of the work I do. It’s super exciting to know that I am making a genuine positive impact on how women live their lives.

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Lauren Dobey

Lauren DobeyName: Lauren Dobey

Location: New York City, NY

Q. Why did you become a coach?
I already had a very successful consulting business and moving into business coaching seemed like an obvious and natural evolution for me. I became a business coach to empower women to break free of norms and limitations and create an authentic and profitable business on their own terms.

I saw my mom work in a job that she hated but it provided her “stability” so she didn’t feel comfortable starting over and finding fulfilling work and it broke my heart to see. It’s important to me that women create the kind of freedom in their lives that they really truly want. Whether that’s to make more money, travel more or be able to spend more time with their families (or all of that!) then that’s what I want to see my clients bring into actualization.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

I’m a bit of a free-spirited, adventure-seeker and I love to travel! So much so that I had to have pages sewn into my passport because I ran out of space!

Aside from coaching and running my successful consulting business, you’ll find me traveling the world, surfing, scuba-diving and visiting museums. Over the next 4 months I’ll be going to Dominican Republic, Mexico and Belize for relaxation, surfing and adventures.

Coach lauren dobeyQ. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

The unknown. And the learning curve. There are so many new things you need to learn to run your business especially with all of the technology.

It made me want to pull my hair out in the beginning. But over time, and with the right guidance, things become much easier, smoother and less daunting.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

Make sure you infuse your personality into your business. Follow your intuition and don’t be afraid to try new things until it feels right. Just because you see others having success following a specific formula doesn’t mean that you need to follow the same, exact formula that they did. Your business journey will not be linear and that’s okay.

Lauren Dobey imageI also believe that building a successful business is dependent on the right mindset and the right business systems and structures in place.

Entrepreneurship can be a bumpy road and at times can feel isolating, so I always recommend hiring a coach or surrounding yourself with other supportive women in a mastermind or having a business BFF that you can lean on.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
The freedom that it allows me. I love being my own boss, creating my own schedule and having the ability to work with amazing women from all around the world.

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Lauren Vanessa Zink

Name: Lauren Vanessa Zink
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. Great question! I became a coach because I knew I wasn’t destined to work for somebody else. There was a part of me calling out, begging to add something great to the world, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to honour that voice in a more traditional corporate job.

Now I coach entrepreneurs on how to write confidently, and I feel like I’m contributing in a much more consistent and happier way.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
A. I’m a secret singer. I nerd out over things like acapella music and cover bands. If I wasn’t a copy coach, I’d almost certainly be a rockstar. ;)

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. Leaving behind the “comfortable” stuff like your normal job or steady paycheck or (gasp) your reputation.

My dear friend and client Dayna House refers to it as “a security blanket of razor blades.” When you’re meant to work for yourself, you know it. You can feel it in your body. And every time you ignore that calling, it’s just as scary and uncomfortable as making the leap. For a lot of us, even more so!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
A. You are SO much braver than you know. I promise.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. I absolutely LOVE to see my copy clients break through to new confidence levels!! When I show them how to conquer their fears and push the “publish” button on that risky blog or go after that big prospect (and land them!) or pitch a major news outlet, I am amazed by what they accomplish—and so are they!

One win leads to another one, and before they know it, they’re miles away from where they started. In fact, one of my Aussie clients got so pumped up after our time together, she went out and bought a beach house!! She said she never would have done that if I hadn’t inspired her to. Amazing.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. Oooooh, I’m so excited about it I almost don’t want to give it away…It’s an invite-only, 1:1 copy courage mentorship program. It’s perfect for female entrepreneurs who want their voice to shine brighter in their website copy, blogs and social media. If you want to apply, you can schedule a 20-minute chat with me here.

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Luisa Zhou

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Name: Luisa Zhou
Location: Chicago, IL – USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. For years I struggled with “finding my calling” even though I was professionally and financially successful. I had a great life and awesome high-paying career.

But I couldn’t see myself doing the same thing 5, 10 years down the road and I didn’t want to keep on working for someone else. So I built a business on the side and then taking everything I’d learned, started teaching others how to build their dream businesses.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. Reading (currently reading Robert Cialdini’s Influence), watching Downton Abbey, traveling with my loved ones, and searching for my next awesome culinary experience!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. Running out of money. I was so scared of spending all my savings, going into debt, and not being able to support myself.

Not only that, I was afraid of what my parents and friends would think. Which was why I decided to build my business on the side while I had a steady paycheck from my 9-5.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Be persistent and put yourself out there! You are honestly your biggest obstacle. Once you believe that you can do it, nothing can stop you. All it takes is time and persistence (and a good coach).

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. Getting to help other women build their dream businesses, become their own bosses, and live their dream lives.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. Growing my audience! I’m so excited to share my message with as many women as possible.

luisazhou.com
luisa@luisazhou.com
@LuisaZhou

Marsha Shandur

Name: Marsha Shandur

Location: Toronto, Canada

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I knew I was done with the music industry, and wanted to do something I loved that really helped people.

I’d been mentoring people for years who wanted to get into the radio, tv and music industries. If I’m honest, it never occurred to me that this information would be useful to people other than 21 year-old boys trying to get into the media! But once I discovered that the advice I was giving also worked for business owners, artists and freelancers, I felt THRILLED that I could get paid for doing what I was doing for free anyway!

Q. What was the scariest thing about making the transition into your business?

A. Putting up my first sales page… and hearing crickets. I think I thought that, as soon as I put it up, the news would spread like wildfire and I’d have hundreds of customers! It was then that I discovered that people won’t buy your services…if they don’t know they exist!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach and not sure if they can really do it?

A. Do a handful of practise sessions on friends and acquaintances. Make sure you draw a limit (pick a number of sessions you’ll do for free then start charging).

Doing free sessions really built my confidence when I first started – and gave me some awesome testimonials!

Q. What are you working on at the moment?

A. As well as teaching people how to boost their business or career through networking, I also run a storytelling show. I coach all the storytellers on how to get their stories from 40 minutes down to a compelling 10, so I’m in the process of working out how I can weave this into the networking coaching I do!

YesYesMarsha.com
facebook.com/yesyesm
@yesyesmarsha

Melanie Toner

Name: Melanie Toner
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. Honestly, I fell into coaching by accident. I had the desire to improve my life – how I was living, my health and my overall well-being.

I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition because I had the desire to learn a better way to live. The program included a coaching certification. After my first session I was hooked. I set a plan in motion to shift my career.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. Reading books on personal development, spirituality and business, spending time with my children and husband, traveling, and pampering myself – yes, moms can make time for this.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. By far the scariest part of starting my business was taking the leap without my husband’s support. He truly believed (and still does) that I should wait until our children are grown and off to college to have a business but I chose instead to go for it when I was pregnant with my first son and then left my full-time job when he was 1. He’s almost 4 and I’m still loving my work and my family is better for it.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Be willing to start where you are. Don’t get paralyzed by perfection. Follow your heart, make a plan and go for it. Be flexible and open to what will show up.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The flexibility and freedom around how I spend my time. Being a busy mother, wife and business owner the flexibility around my time is the best perk.

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Melissa Hottinga

Name: Melissa Hottinga
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. About 8 years ago I had my first experience of being coached, which at the time felt like something completely new and exciting. I didn’t really know what to expect, but from my first session with my mentor until the last I experienced amazing results. I was sold, just like that.

In the years thereafter I realised how powerful coaching can be and how much I would love it to coach others and let them experience extraordinary results in their lives as well.

I am now specifically geared towards helping other service-based entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their online business so they can have the freedom to work from wherever they desire whilst creating financial abundance in their lives. As a service-based entrepreneur myself I know what a joy and blessing that is!

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy delicious dinners, a great cocktail and sparkling conversations. Traveling, reading and adding a new pair of amazing shoes to my ever growing shoe collection are high on my list as well.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The uncertainty of really being able to pull it off. Also, to get a return on investment, since starting a business of course comes with its price tag.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. To trust yourself. Trust your instincts. I truly believe that our intuition is here to serve us and once we start trusting that inner voice it will become louder and more clear and will then serve us even more.

The other thing I would advise is to stay true to yourself, to not look at what others are doing, but instead to walk your own path. There’s only one you!

Lastly, I would tell them to keep investing in themselves and their education and to connect with like-minded women, not only for networking purposes, but also to create a support system.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The freedom I experience, both in time and location, as well as having the opportunity to support women in working towards their dream life.

melissahottinga.com
melissa@melissahottinga.com
facebook.com/businesscoachmelissahottinga
@businesscoachmelissahottinga

Michele Rohde

Name: Michele Rohde
Location: Inez, Texas, USA

Q. Why did you start your business?
A. Being a business woman in the financial services & insurance industry for over 15 years, I was always eager and passionate about helping other women. I wanted to make sure they were protected now & in the future with every investment, account and product I knew they needed.

Over that 15 years, I had started to see a discouraging theme… many of the women I wanted to help, weren’t in a place to help themselves.

There are many reasons behind this, which I’ve come to understand with such clarity now due to both my business experience & coaching studies, but my passion to help didn’t dissolve. I knew I had to help women in another way.

I was putting the proverbial cart before the horse. Even highly motivated & professional women need the tools, teachings, support & mentorship to get to a place of substantial wealth, freedom & happiness, which is why I’ve been lead to serve as a coach in that respect. I felt called to share my 7-figure business building & successful life balance skills. I have a deep desire to help women HAVE IT ALL.

Q. Aside from your business what else do you love doing?
A. Oh, I LOVE the water! As much as I love serving my clients, my next favorite thing to do is jump in our pool with my girls or go out with my fam & friends to play on the water in our boat. I’m also really into all things spiritual & like to give Angel tarot card readings for fun :)

Q. What was the scariest thing about your business?
A. Gosh, I use to have mountains of fears & worries running wild in my brain. Anything from feeling responsible for my client’s financial success to worrying about judgement from others as I decided to become very visible & share myself completely & honestly with the public.

Coaching has helped me to transform all of those limiting beliefs, and if they ever creep in, I know how to squash them and choose to have AMAZING thoughts & experiences instead.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out following their dreams?

A. I would first, say “You go, girl!!!” We, as women need to support and be excited for our fellow sisters, otherwise life is lonely and void of opportunities to learn from one another.

Then, I’d say “Expect fear & doubt to creep in again and again in the beginning, but KNOW that means you are getting closer to the Holy Grail & squash those gatekeepers at every turn because you are meant & made to HAVE EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES!”

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. I have no greater joy than seeing the lives of my client’s quickly transform in such a positive way they are speechless, while those positive vibes, in turn, fuel the amazing life I’ve designed with my beautiful daughters & extremely supportive husband, Rocky.

michelerohde.com
@michele_rohde
michelerohde

Michelle McGlade

Name: Michelle McGlade
Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.

Q. Why did you become a coach?Coach Michelle McGlade

I believe coaching chose me. As a wellness practitioner and business owner, I found many of my peers were coming to me and asking advice on how to launch and grow their business.

I learned that many of them were struggling with business foundations that were concepts I understood well and implemented with success.

And I loved helping them! I quickly realized I received so much more abundance internally when I was able to see them be successful externally – more than I loved owning and operating a clinic. So I took another leap to become a biz mentor for wellness entrepreneurs to help them make the money they desire and deserve!

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
I love having meaningful conversations with close friends. I love having dinner out on the town with my husband that includes a really fabulous bottle of red wine.

I love volunteering and fostering animals in partnership with a local shelter. I love spending time at my home in Vermont; it is a place of creative expansion for me and a place I love to explore. I love to get dressed up and host parties.

I have always loved travel and find I need to change my environment at least every month or two! Lately, I really have loved diving into books on wealth creation and mindset, along with a big cup of French roast! Plus, I do love a night in watching some “trash” TV.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

The scariest part for me in all the big leaps I have taken in my professional career; is the part where you just let go and believe in yourself with no guarantees.

The hard part is always letting go of the attachment to who I am in that moment, and blindly leaping towards personal growth and expansion to become who I am meant to be. I know this is true for most of us. You would think it becomes easier with each leap – but I have found that is not the case!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

Don’t go it alone! First, identify those who will be your cheerleaders and a shoulder to cry on.

Second, form relationships with peers so you know you are not alone and have individuals who can relate to where you are at in your business. Third, identify and hire those who will advise you in areas where you are not the expert.

I recommend hiring an attorney, accountant and business coach. Finally, do not exhaust yourself trying to do everything in your business. Outsource early and often!

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

Helping more people than I ever imagined! Inspiring confidence and empowering women. Mentoring wellness entrepreneurs to leverage their unique talents as healers to make the money they desire and deserve. I love that I have a global stage and a business I can take anywhere. Where do I stop? I love what I do!

michellemcglade.com
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michelle@michellemcglade.com

Nicole Dantzler

Name: Nicole Dantzler

Location: Maspeth, New York, USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. I became a coach after I spent two years working as a Reiki Master and Crystal Healer.

As I worked with my clients many shared that they needed more than just an energy healing session, they needed someone to help them get clear on their core desires and help them to implement, concrete, actionable plans. I wanted to help my clients and I had the tools and training to provide them with the spiritual guidance that they were seeking.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. The scariest thing about starting my business was the fear of failure. I had so many doubts about my ability to be successful and whether people would be interested in my services. But I did not want to stay stuck in a 9-5 job any longer. I wanted to get out into the world and help others in a very meaningful way, so even though I was scared I took the leap anyway!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. I would tell them that no matter where you are on your journey, take the leap anyway. Every person has skills that can help another person. Sit down and figure out what you’re best at and then decide how that skill, passion or hobby can help another person. You are already enough right where you are!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
A. I would tell them that no matter where you are on your journey, take the leap anyway. Every person has skills that can help another person. Sit down and figure out what you’re best at and then decide how that skill, passion or hobby can help another person. You are already enough right where you are!

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. The best thing about my business is that I get to make my own hours. I love the flexibility that coaching gives me. I can work as many or as few hours as I want to. This allows me to spend more time with my spouse and my children. I can travel, shop, and take 2-hour lunches whenever I want to. There is nothing better than that!

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
A. At the moment, I am working on an e-course for my clients. The course will be for busy women and focuses on how to create a simple, sacred, spiritual practice to feel more connected to your Goddess energy! Every woman deserve to have the time to dive deeply into self-care, self-love and sacred rituals and this course will show them how!

nicoledantzler.com
@NicoleDantzlerNYC
@NicoleDantzler

Serena Misquez

Name: Serena Misquez

Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA

Q. Why did you become a coach?

A. I made the decision to become a spiritual coach because not only am I passionate about studying everything related to metaphysics, enlightenment, and holistic health, but I saw this as a virtually limitless creative outlet for me to express my passion while simultaneously uplifting women to only live at their highest potential in this lifetime. Coaching is a win-win situation for me.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I love to sing, play music with my daughter, (I’m currently taking up the harp!) travel, write stories ( also with my daughter) , try new foods, read everything from nonfiction, fantasy novels, self-help, and personal development books, see comedy shows, go for meditative runs, jam out to high vibrational playlists (currently addicted to Enya and Katherine Jenkins), and PLAY!

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?
A. The scariest thing for me about starting my business was putting myself out there. In the beginning, the floodgates are opened once your name and your brand are officially out for the world to see.

Suddenly I had all of these limiting beliefs and self-doubts occur! I would have thoughts like “well what if it doesn’t make sense” or “what if I overestimated what running a business requires,” etc.

At the end of the day, however, my confidence in my abilities and belief in myself trump all of those silly thoughts.

When embarking into new territory I think that it’s completely natural to try and get your footing, but once you’re rooted that’s when momentum occurs!

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
A. I would tell them to trust the process and keep going.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. The best thing about my business is that it is telling me where it’s headed, not the other way around! I think it’s important for entrepreneurs to be able to intuitively detect what is necessary for a business to flourish in an organic way.

I’ve got to be able to listen to what my clients are truly yearning for, keep their best interests at heart, and never sacrifice my unique style or process of doing things.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?

A. I’m working on a new webinar series that will be launching soon!

Sophie Wright

Name: Sophie Wright
Location: Australia

Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. I became a coach as I knew I wanted to help young performers with mindfulness, positivity and confidence. I knew that by coaching young people (via Skype/phone) I could help more people, and reach more people who wanted to build more confidence and reach their performing goals.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

A. I am a performer so I love to act sing and dance! However, my meditation practice is one of my favorite things to relax me and make me feel centered and calm for the day. I also love being outside, discovering new places and traveling to new countries.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

A. The scariest thing, I think was actually putting myself out there in all social medias saying that I was coaching.

I think to actually see my ‘business’ out there and running, and learning how to organize it all and to trust my ability to run my ‘business’ was my scariest thing.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

A. Trust what you know and trust your coaching service. You are doing this for a reason because you have a call to help people and share knowledge and skills. So stay true to what you are doing and never give up.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?

A. I love that I can work wherever I am. That makes me so happy and excited to be able to be flexible with my work and to be able to help people wherever I am.

createawellness.com
@sophiewright9
@sophwright99

Dia Marie Spangler

Name: Dia Marie Spangler

Location: Florida, United States

Before I considered coaching I was already running my first business, a pharmaceutical and medical device sales company.

The whole first month of my coaching journey I set up the “wrong business” because I was following others and not myself.

After another month of searching and listening to my heart, on the first day of the third month I declared my business’ niche and target market and signed 5 clients (my goal was 4!) for a total of $15k for my first “official” month in business!

Without a doubt I credit this early success to having my own coach!

From the very beginning I had the support and guidance from Jess, who I seriously admired and who had already been exactly where I wanted to be.

I know wholeheartedly that having a coach is the reason why my business succeeded in a big way so quickly!

dia-marie.com
facebook.com/diamariecoaching
diaspangler@gmail.com

Jessica Lynn Forrest-Baldini

Name: Jessica Lynn Forrest-Baldini

Location: California, United States

When I first started my business I was completely lost. I knew where I wanted to be, but I really didn’t know how to get there. I had big dreams, but I was starting to loose hope.

What changed for me was enrolling in Jessica’s program and committing to growing my business. I was able to go from no online business or presence at all and only charging $100 to $150/month to an online business fully built, an email list that grows every day, knowing how to run and grow my business, and charging 10x what I used to charge!

Today I am able to work with dream clients. I know who my ideal clients are and how to find them! I get to work from my favorite little cafe on Melrose in West Hollywood or sit at home in my PJs for a morning full of coaching calls. And I’m about to go visit my sister in Sydney for 2 1/2 weeks! Something I’ve been dreaming about doing for the past 4 years!

I feel confident in what I do. People know me for what I do. And I get to make a real impact in the world through coaching other purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

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jessica@fastpasscoaching.com

Sarah Barbour

Name: Sarah Barbour

Location: Oregon, United States

Q. Why did you become a coach?
As an editor and an author, I found there were a lot writing coaches who can help you produce a good book, but there are relatively few who can do that and help you strategize about they ways your book can help your business.

My job is to help entrepreneurs navigate the world of publishing and reframe themselves as authors. I call myself a book coach rather than a writing coach because writing is just part of the process. I help clients think about why they’re writing a book, how it will help them build their business, what readers to target, and which platforms to sell it on.

Publishing a book isn’t rocket science, but there are a lot of moving pieces and it can be confusing.

It can be particularly overwhelming when you put a lot of pressure on yourself to do it “perfectly”—and a lot of entrepreneurs are definitely perfectionists! I help break the process down into manageable chunks and provide accountability to actually make things happen.

Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?

My husband and I enjoy Latin dancing. We’ve even been on a few amateur teams and performed on stage, which is so-o-o scary but a lot of fun. I also love to travel—before I got married I lived in Italy, England and Japan, and I was able to travel all over Europe and Asia.

Now that we have three children, it’s a bit trickier to manage major trips, but we all went to Mexico last year and drove around the Yucatan peninsula.

I’m happy to say my kids seem to love traveling as much as I do. Just recently we won(!) a family trip to Switzerland, so we’ll be going there in March.

And, of course, I love writing. I write non-fiction under my own name and fiction under the name Thea Dawson.

Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?

Getting seen—it’s still the scariest thing. I know a lot about book writing and self-publishing but actually declaring myself an expert is a big step out of my comfort zone.

Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?

Serendipity happens when you shake things up. If you keep doing things the same way, nothing changes, so push yourself (and your clients) to try new things. Go to a conference, reach out to a VIP, work at the coffee shop instead of in your kitchen.

I know it’s a cliché to say “get out of your comfort zone,” but it really is one of the best things you can do. I think that’s one of the reasons coaches are so valuable, actually—they get you thinking outside of your normal frame of reference and help you get a new perspective on your work and life.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
I get to read a lot of books, so no complaints there! But even better, I get to work with really interesting people and help them achieve a big goal. It’s enormously satisfying to help people get over the fears and confusion they have around producing a book and help them make it a reality.

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Tracy Timberlake

Name: Tracy Timberlake

Location: Florida, United States

I knew that I had a passion to help people, which is why i started vlogging to begin with. It really opened up a lot of doors for me!

But even though I loved making videos, I knew that I wanted to do more than just talk about lip gloss and flat irons. I had more to offer… just wasn’t quite sure what that was or how to do it.

Honestly, it left me a little frustrated and uninspired. I even took a couple months off last summer to try to figure it out on my own… And then…

Sometime last August, I happened upon a post about business coaching – I never knew that was even a thing!

I saw how so many people were carving out niches for themselves and specializing in different areas. They were doing really awesome things!

I was really inspired by other women like Jess. They took something they were passionate about and turned it into a thriving business. But even more, a lifestyle.

It’s living life the way it was meant to be lived: with freedom and purpose! Doing what you love and helping others at the same time!!!!

Finally! I felt like I really found my calling.

So, first step, I made a decision. I decided that I wanted the same for my life.

Second, I got the help i needed! I signed up for Jess’ coaching program almost immediately. I wanted to learn from the best, and from someone who’s done it themselves!

Best decision everrrr!

Today…I actually get to spend my time doing what I LOVE!!!! I never knew it could be so much fun!

Seriously, everytime I get to work with a new client I feel like a kid in a candy store. It’s almost not fair!

I still love making videos, but now i get to teach others how to do it too, and help them use those videos to grow their business! It’s the perfect marriage!

And the fact I charge $1,800 for an 8-week course, well that’s the cherry on top!

tracytimberlakeonline.com
facebook.com/tracytimberlakeonline
t.timberlake@gmail.com

ELSA ALEXANDRA RAZBORSEK

Name: Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

Location: Zuid Holland, Netherlands

It Girl of the Week - ElsaQ. Why did you decide to start your business?
A. Deep down, I always knew that one day I’d want to run my own business. But for years, I travelled the “safe” route of a corporate career. As a Biological Engineer, I had the opportunity to work as a business analyst in London for several years, covering healthcare companies for a top investment bank. Then, after completing an MBA in Holland, I was offered a nice, cosy position with an international oil & gas company.

For many, these might have sounded like dream jobs. (And I certainly appreciate the chance I got to work for these incredible companies). But after a few years in, a little voice inside would invariably whisper: “You’re meant to be doing something else!”

I tried to ignore it for as long as I could. But after becoming a mum, that little voice started shouting louder and louder.

I couldn’t stand spending my days in a job that I wasn’t passionate about while my baby girl was left at daycare.

Plus, what was I modelling for her?
A. I wondered…

I want to set an empowering for my daughter that she can be and achieve whatever she desires. And me settling for less, just wasn’t cutting it.
So it was my daughter that gave me the final push to leap from the ladder, leaving my corporate salary and benefits behind, to start my own business doing what I truly love — which is coaching.

Q. Aside from your business, what do you like to do for fun?
A. Holidays with my family in beautiful and inspiring locations. We travel to our home countries, Portugal and Slovenia, several times a year. And it’s a pleasure to discover together hidden gems like, lovely boutique hotels, spas, amazing beaches and glamorous wine regions.
Aside from that, I love personal development. So you’ll often find me devouring self-empowerment books and courses.

It Girl of the Week - Elsa

Wellness and fitness are also super important to me. So I read extensively on the subject. I also practice a mix of yoga, Pilates and Ballet Beautiful on the daily.
Finally, fashion, beauty and style have been another lifelong passion of mine, and have been toying with the idea of starting to sketch fashion again.

Q. What would you tell someone who is considering starting a business and becoming an It Girl Entrepreneur?
A. The It Girl Entrepreneur is a brilliant program if you are just starting out as a coach or consultant, and you’re wondering how to get your first paying clients.
Jessica has a very strategic and streamlined approach that takes you step-by-step through all the systems and structures that you need to put in place.
Plus, you can feel that she genuinely cares about her clients, and the support she provides during the live group alls is just invaluable.

Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. The best thing about my business is that I finally get to do what I truly love and feel I’m meant for! What’s more, I’m helping other women improve their own lives in the process, so I feel that my work really is valuable.

Additionally, I don’t know of any other profession that would give me the same freedom and flexibility to be present with my family, and be the mum and wife I’ve always wanted to be.

Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
A. I’m preparing to launch an exciting new program that brings together three of my greatest passions: Branding, Self-Empowerment and Style.

It’s a private coaching program specifically designed for women entrepreneurs who want to build a powerful Personal Brand that reflects who they truly are, so that they feel confident in themselves, easily attract their ideal clients, and make the consistent income they desire in their businesses.

I believe that Personal Branding is not only the key to sustainable success as a coach, consultant or service provider. It’s also a fantastic personal development tool to help you step into the best and most beautiful version of yourself.

 

It Girl of the Week - Elsa

 

Q. What does being an It Girl Entrepreneur mean to you?
A. To me, being an It Girl Entrepreneur means being confident in yourself and creating success in your own terms. It means knowing who you are, how you desire to show-up in the world, and what you want to achieve in business and life. And then smartly going for your dreams, not being afraid to make bold decisions and take calculated risks when required.

ElsaAlexandra.com
facebook.com/elsa.rocha1
elsa@elsaalexandra.com

EMILY SOPHIE

Name: Emily Sophie

Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Emily McElligott - It GIrl of the Week
Q. Why did you decide to start your business?
A. I decided to start my online dance & fitness business because I wanted to be able to reach as many women as possible to help them get fit and healthy for life! I am passionate about helping other people lead healthy, balanced lifestyles and I believe that exercise should be a fun & enjoyable experience and something that you actually look forward to doing. I want women to love their bodies and treat themselves with kindness, instead of punishing their bodies through exercise they don’t enjoy and working out in a way that could end up in injury or burnout. I created my highly effective, hugely fun dance & fitness workouts to show people that fitness and fun CAN go hand in hand!

Q. Aside from your business, what do you like to do for fun?
A. I am so passionate about my business, but I also know that maintaining a balance between work and personal life is extremely important, which is why I regularly make time to see my family, go on trips with my partner, watch movies, go for walks, read inspirational books, go to the theatre and meet up with friends!

Q. What would you tell someone who is considering starting a business and becoming an It Girl Entrepreneur?
A. If you’ve got a dream you want to pursue and a burning desire in your heart to see it through, then I would say GO FOR IT!! Start before you’re ready, because the timing will never be right, so just jump right in! Of course it will be a little bit scary, but it will also be worth it :)
Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. I love the freedom that my online dance & fitness business allows me to have, as I can work from anywhere, which allows me time to do the other things I love, like spending time with my partner, seeing my family and travelling to new places! I also love that I am able to reach more women than I ever thought possible through taking my business online, which ultimately means that I am able to help more women lead healthy, balanced lives and have fun on their journey doing this!Emily McElligott
Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
A. I recently launched my 8 Week Intensive program, which was so exciting to put out into the world! I am also planning on creating 1-1 packages for women who want more personalised plans and help in achieving their health and fitness goals, which I am super excited about too as I love getting to know my clients and creating bonds with them!

Q. What does being an It Girl Entrepreneur mean to you?
A. I love being an entrepreneur and being surrounded by other It Girls from all over the world! It’s like having another little family that is constantly there to support, encourage and inspire you and everyone has got your back and wants you to succeed which is incredible and I’m so grateful to be part of that!

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