Everybody- and every business- has a story
Mine is one that may be
somewhat familiar to you.
It’s the story of a girl who never truly felt comfortable with herself. Ever since I was young, I felt isolated, like an outsider who didn’t quite fit in. At a young age I was adopted by my father, an experience that made me feel both loved and different than everyone else who came from a more traditional family. In high school, I was bullied for being Jewish, and I was never able to stand up for myself or respond with confidence.
Perhaps equally difficult was the fact that I felt that I wasn’t particularly academic, and my teachers essentially pushed me towards secretarial school or beauty school – they didn’t think I had the talent or skill to do anything else with my life. Despite the naysayers, I always had an internal voice feeling like I need to prove everyone wrong, to show them that I COULD make something of myself, even if I wasn’t at the top of my class, and even if it wasn’t easy.
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The Story Continues….
As my teachers suggested, I did go to secretarial school, and the skills I learned there allowed me to travel and work in many countries and meet many wonderful people. When my beautiful daughter was born, I was working as a training manager, and the company wouldn’t allow me to transition to part time work. This disappointment ended up being the biggest blessing – it prompted me to open my own business as a virtual PA. At the time, there weren’t many virtual PA companies, and demand was high. I learned how to network and grow my business (and this was before social media!), and within two years, I had offices, full-time staff, and visited Downing Street for Best Mumpreneur of the Year.
I started coaching other entrepreneurs on how to grow their own businesses, and I discovered that I truly loved helping people realize their dreams more than I ever imagined I would. I’d discovered my passion in the place I least expected it. I eventually sold my virtual PA business, and over time I built and sold several other businesses and pivoted countless times.
But, I’ve learned over the years that personal achievements also contribute to your success as an entrepreneur, and that no success comes without hardships. While building my businesses, I also struggled, as all people do – specifically with the challenges of motherhood, painful infertility, and a move to a new country.
Today, I couldn’t be prouder to have pivoted into full-time coaching. Though I’ve been doing business and mindset coaching for years, there’s something innately satisfying about focusing solely on what I’m truly passionate about and seeing how it makes a difference in the lives of others.
I learned many important lessons and developed many skills during 17 years as an entrepreneur, and I’ve been honored to share them with many entrepreneurs. I look forward to using my experiences and expertise to help you build your business and fulfill your dreams!