Entrepreneur Spotlight: Anita Marshall

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the lovely Anita Marshall, who helps people to (re)-connect with soul and the natural inner wisdom 

Hi Anita, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

My business focuses on Natural Soul Awakening to help people to (re)-connect with soul and their natural inner wisdom through meditation, chakras, Earth and Moon Cycles. I also help people to discover their soul life purpose, and transform their blocks and challenges, through understanding and aligning with their soul plan/calling so that they can live an abundant fulfilled life.

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

 

After suffering a TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) at the age of only 32, my doctor recommended for me to drastically reduce my stress levels because this meant I was at risk of a stroke.

The truth is, I had been burning out for a while. I began to hate my work, not that I would admit it. I worked long hours, and felt a lot of stress. Something inside me had changed – I no longer found designing IT systems satisfying, and started to try to reconnect with the passions of my younger self. So, on top of working long hours, I began studying for an art diploma, while also having to deal with a family bereavement, which brought up so many feelings. Something had to give, and it was me.

My doctor signed me off from work for eight weeks, which gave me space to re-evaluate my life. During this time, divine guidance intervened when I walked into a book shop, and a book about coaching yourself to make essential life changes actually fell off the shelf in front of me. I read it from cover to cover. Each and every exercise revealed more and more of my suppressed desires, and the blocks and excuses I had built to following my dreams.

How could I leave my well paid corporate job when I had a mortgage to go travelling? But how could I not! My health was on the line, and I knew I couldn’t continue as I had been. Unravelling the fears took time, but the seed for travel grew bigger and stronger. A voluntary role, to work with orangutans in Borneo, arrived in my inbox. This made my desire to travel blossom. I applied and was accepted as a volunteer to start in seven months’ time.

I formulated a six-month exit plan to leave my job, and after returning to work I told my boss I was resigning. They offered a sabbatical but I declined the offer. I cried in the meeting – I was not a hard-nosed corporate type, I was a sensitive soul who needed heart connection, who needed to connect with something that helped, and would make a difference to people’s lives. The tears provided relief and release. I no longer had to pretend to be something I was not. I was no longer going to have to do something which sucked the life out of me. I was going to be living, not existing.

Just six months after finding myself on the ground in the park where I had suffered my TIA, I handed over my pass and didn’t look back at the place I had worked at for the previous seven years. Three weeks later, I sat in the airport with my journal, writing the first page of a new chapter in my life, the one where I listened to my inner guidance and followed my dreams. Sixteen months of wonderful travelling adventures around Asia and India opened me up to a new world of spirituality, and the calmness and peace that I felt infused me deeply.

During those months, I learned as much as I could. I met so many lovely people, all struggling with finding purpose, and I discovered I had a natural ability to bring clarity to their lives. Often, as we went our separate ways, they would thank me for the insights I had given them and the clarity. Another seed was being sown and was growing.

After returning to the UK, I studied spiritual-based life coaching and counselling, and trained to become a soul plan teacher to help me to be able to offer a professional service using the gifts I had discovered. A Journey Into Soul was born eight years ago in a vision during a shamanic moon circle in the Hertfordshire Countryside. Everything felt so right, and there has not been a day since where I’ve had to motivate myself to work, because I adore what I do.

What lights you up about your business? 

What really lights me up is seeing the transformation people have in their lives after our sessions. The light bulb moments as they first discover why their life has been like it has… this is the soul plan perspective, and also helping them become empowered to transform the blocks and make changes in their lives, to create a life that resonates with their true essence and gives them a sense of purpose.

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

Freedom to be who I am, freedom to do what’s aligned with my soul and not determined by someone else, and freedom to fit my work around my family so I can be with my two lovely boys. For that last part, I consider myself particularly blessed as I don’t miss out on those precious moments which pass so quickly. It was such a long and difficult journey to have children, but that is a separate story and, needless to say, I do not want to miss a moment.

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

Draw an Oracle Card for guidance for the day, count my blessings (gratitude) for all the abundance I have in my life (although with two young children this can be very hard….), and meditate – I try to at least start the day with ten meditative breaths, extending this if the youngest allows before the whole household is awoken!

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

Yes – being able to work around my family is freedom, and the freedom to choose my own work schedule that suits my more ‘Night Owl’ tendencies.

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

Supporting more people with soul awareness and alignment through a series of online training programs, using all the knowledge I’ve gained through my travels and training, and bringing it together to benefit others.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected?

Firstly, make sure it’s something you feel connected with and passionate about – a key indicator that it’s a soul-aligned business. Then use your uniqueness to bring the special sparkle to your business. It’s too easy to fall into the trap of trying to be like others or doing something because of someone else’s expectations of you, or because everyone else is doing it/done it that way, then that has to be the right way. We all have soul-given gifts, and it’s part of your soul plan to use them. That’s what creates a flow of abundance in life. Find and use your special gifts.

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

My Website – Natural Soul Awakening to blossom your radiant soul and abundant life

My Facebook page.

And there’s lots of support and guidance in my free soulful community group Radiant Soul Seekers.

It was wonderful hearing about you and your business on the Entrepreneur Spotlight, Anita. Thank you for sharing with us, and my very best wishes to you for the future, Sharon xox

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Gabriella Feingold

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the fabulous coach, Gabriella Feingold, who helps people live an intentional, guilt-free life.

Hi Gabriella, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

I created Coaching with Gabriella to help people, who spend most of their time and energy on others, to take better care of themselves.

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

I believe in a world where we have permission to pay attention to our own needs, even as we nourish those around us and work to make the world a better place. I want to see a future where the guilt, perfectionism, and urgency, that drive so many of us, fall away so that everyone can figure out what’s important to them and create lifestyles that are more joyful and sustainable. This is the reality I try to embody in my personal life and in my business – it is possible! And I love showing people how they can get there.

What lights you up about your business? 

My clients! I love watching them transform over our time together. Whether it’s through a one-time Breakthrough Session, a workshop, or a longer one-on-one coaching program, I see such powerful moments of change – both in mindset and in action. I know that the programs I offer are a big part of this transformation, but it couldn’t happen without the willingness and curiosity of my clients. 

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

I get to use all of the parts of my brain. I get to use my creative powers to make content, my math brain for the business side of things, and my empathetic and analytical skills in the coaching itself. Being a one-woman show is not always easy, but I love how much it stretches me.

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

I practice non-judgment with people every day. By giving others the benefit of the doubt (as long as I set the boundaries I need to), I walk through the world with an extra dose of compassion, which translates itself into my approach to myself and my business. Non-judgment of others really helps increase self-compassion too!

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

I would say that I am living an intentional lifestyle. I don’t do whatever I want, whenever I want – even the self-employed have to do things we don’t want to do sometimes. But everything I do is done with intentionality. I do my best to run my business and my life in alignment with my values, the life I want to live, and the world I want to see. Last week I wrote in my journal, “The limits I choose, free me.” I believe that to be true, and in that way I am definitely free.

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

I am so proud of my coaching offerings and in two years’ time, I hope I’m continuing to put them out into the world, facilitating my workshops and webinars to the broader community, and always finding new people to connect with and learn from. I have a vivid dream of developing and running in-person self-care retreats in the coming years, so hopefully that will be in progress as well.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected?

The trifecta of values that I call upon in all times of transition (especially extended ones like building a business) are gratitude, patience, and curiosity.

Gratitude allows me to see what I’ve accomplished, appreciate what’s in my life and the path I am going down. Patience reminds me that there’s enough time to do everything I want to do. Many of us have this ever-present sense of urgency, but the truth is, most of us have a lot of time to live, and create, and build. So let things take time to unfold. And curiosity is the most magical of all. For everything you feel uncertain about – which I’m sure is a lot – see if you can give yourself room to be curious about what will happen. You have the skills to deal with whatever ups and downs come your way. Instead of spending your energy freaking out about what will happen, see the whole thing as one big science experiment. Make hypotheses, note your observations and learnings as you experiment, and always try again.

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

The quote that inspired my logo is by Dita Von Teese, known as the queen of the burlesque revival of the 90s. She said, ‘You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.’

As a recovering perfectionist, this sentiment is so liberating! You truly can’t please everyone. All you can do is be yourself. It’s okay to let go of the pressure.

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

Join my email list to get monthly blog posts with tips and tricks for a more balanced and intentional life!

You can also find me on my websiteFacebook, and Instagram.

It was wonderful hearing about you and your business on the Entrepreneur Spotlight, Gabriella. Thank you for sharing with us, and my very best wishes to you for the future, Sharon xox

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Amy Hardie

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the freedom-lifestyle aficionado, and Pinterest expert, Amy Hardie.

Hi Amy, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

I’m Amy Hardie from Freedom Mamas. I help coaches, educators and freelancers to market their business and grow their email list using Pinterest.

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

The drive to start my own business first struck me once I had my son six years ago. I wanted to have the freedom to be able to look after him and be around for him, but still do something for myself. Pretty soon afterwards, I decided that I wanted my business to be a vehicle to help other mums to have the same freedom I desired. At the time I didn’t know what that would look like. Pinterest has always come naturally to me, ever since I started planning my wedding in 2010 / 2011. It took me a long time to realise that Pinterest is my zone of genius, and how I could help other entrepreneurs use it more effectively.

What lights you up about your business? 

I love it when clients, who don’t know anything about Pinterest, have a light bulb moment and see what an amazing tool it can be, and the positive impact it can have on their business. It’s such a time-efficient tool compared to other social media platforms, and much more effective at driving your ideal people to your website. I don’t think there’s any better gift than the gift of time, and I love being able to share that gift with people.

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

I get to make decisions based on my own values and vision which is a really empowering feeling. I am responsible for my future, so if I want it to be amazing, I have to be brave and take action.

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

If I’m honest, I don’t have any daily habits. I used to meditate but I have been really terrible at keeping that up recently. The reason I love Pinterest so much is that I schedule my content once a week and it goes out over the course of the week. So, that’s a weekly habit. I am trying to be more consistent on social media platforms, particularly Instagram stories, so that my followers can get to know me better.

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

Yes I would. To me it has always been about spending time with my family, and that’s exactly what I get to do. I work when my son is at school and I plan and schedule my content in advance for the school holidays. We always spend our weekends out exploring the local countryside. I have a lot of gratitude for that.

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

Right now I offer 1:1 Pinterest strategy sessions, but I would like to create an online course to help clients who can’t invest in 1:1. Other than that I’m going to keep my eyes open to what opportunities come my way. 

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected?

That was me – it took me years to figure out what my niche was because I had a serious case of imposter syndrome. If there’s something that you feel you’re good at, start small and build up. Take a course or two if you need to. I took a Pinterest course because I didn’t have confidence in myself. It turns out I knew pretty much everything in the course already, but I needed that validation before I felt comfortable invoicing clients.

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

A quote by Albert Einstein, “You never fail until you stop trying.”

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

You can find lots of blog posts and a freebie to help you get started with growing your email list using Pinterest on my website Freedom Mamas.

I have a free Facebook group dedicated to email list building called the Email List Building Lounge.

My Facebook page: Freedom Mamas and Instagram

And of course Pinterest.

It was wonderful hearing about you and your business on the Entrepreneur Spotlight, Amy. Thank you for sharing with us, and my very best wishes to you for the future, Sharon xox

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brenda J. King

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the wonderful, soul-driven, transformation coach and mentor, Brenda J. King.

Hi Brenda, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

I’m Brenda J King, PhD. I work with women who have a deep hunger to free themselves to do the important work they know they’re meant to be doing. Women who want to make a difference and be uniquely themselves. Women who sometimes get so focused on others, or caught up the the success they have created, that they get lost along the way. I help them get unstuck and expand their capacity to be fully and uniquely them selves. My clients know there’s more and are ready to make it happen.

Through my years of study and practice, I’ve developed a methodology to combine the science of psychology with the soul-based practices of shamanism and energy work. I call it Core Code™ and lemme tell you – it can shift everything when someone is ready to stop sitting on their purpose and are ready to embrace their full capacity to live a rich life.

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

I love my work as clinical psychologist and have been highly successful, but I knew that coaching would allow me to bring in energy, intuition and shamanic practices and support change and growth in a much more powerful way. Their is a paradigm change happening and helping women heal and claim their magic supports healing the world as a whole.

What lights you up about your business? 

My husband always tells me I sparkle after a coaching session. I love seeing a client’s world explode into new possibilities, as they recognize their worth and discover their gifts in new ways.

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

Play with energy…  Really, I get to do the very thing I want for others.  I get to use all my gifts and abilities, continue growing in my own journey, and bring some amazing women along with me.

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

Meditation, journaling, and tracking my actions towards my goals.

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

I am living my version of a freedom lifestyle– I’m my own boss and am able to do the things I love doing on a daily basis!

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

I’ll continue to grow my membership program ‘Power of Being”, celebrate wins with my 1:1 clients, and have a book published. My business will be supporting a lifestyle that allows me to give even more of my time and money to life changing projects.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected?

Stay focused on your own path and invest in yourself. 1:1 coaching and mentoring has been my most powerful resource to accomplish the things I desire.

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ H.S. Thompson

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

You can find out more about me and my services on my website

You can also find me over on Facebook and Instagram.

It was wonderful hearing about you and your business on the Entrepreneur Spotlight, Brenda. Thank you for sharing with us, and my very best wishes to you for the future, Sharon xox

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tracy Hooper

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the wonderful, personal stylist, Tracy Hooper.

Hi Tracy, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

My business name is Tracy Jayne Hooper Personal Stylist. My speciality is helping female entrepreneurs to get the right image to represent their business. I help women show up as the most polished, professional and authentic version of themselves.

Business owners these days need to be visible. Video and Live Video has become a popular way to market yourself online, so it’s important the clothes you wear give the right message to your audience. I’m passionate about giving female entrepreneurs the confidence they need to get out there and be visible.

 

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

My big “Why” is I just love to see women grow in confidence and become all that they can be! I love to see women grow and flourish. Once I gained confidence in my own appearance, that’s when my own business became successful, so that’s why I love to help others do the same.

 

What lights you up about your business? 

What lights me up about my business is the result of my “Why” I guess. When I’ve worked with somebody and see her grow in confidence and status, as a result, I just love it! Although I love to see other women grow and flourish, it also feels great when I do that myself!

 

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

This is quite a tricky question for me as I haven’t done a 9-5 for about 25 years! Before I had my business, I was a Beauty Therapist and I was pretty successful, however, I was working about three evenings a week and Saturdays, as well as weekdays. I had little time for the things I wanted to do…even housework! Now I have more time for leisure, and if I want a day to do something, in particular, I can. On the other hand, if I’m working on an exciting project and feel like just getting on with it, I can do that too. So in a nutshell. I guess the answer is I have the freedom to live my life the way I choose.

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

I’m actually not a great daily habits kind of person. I would love to be, but I’m not that organized or disciplined. The things I like to do on a regular basis, which keep me healthy both in body, mind, and spirit are: exercise to keep my body healthy and mobile and get the old endorphins going. I particularly like the gym and pilates; time for me, which is mainly horse riding. I absolutely love horses and the outdoors, they are both good for my soul. I’m also improving my riding skills, which is an amazing boost as well. Spiritually, I like to spend quiet time with God, either in prayer or bible reading. My goal is to do this daily, but I’m not quite there yet.

 

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

I guess I am living the freedom lifestyle. I get to choose what I do and arrange my own diary. However, I’m a way off where I’d like to be. My dream freedom lifestyle would involve time in the morning to do my morning rituals, and then some exercise before settling down to work for a few hours. In the afternoon I would love to be free to do the things I love to do…time with my horse or family or maybe just relaxation. My big dream is to travel. I’d love to doing all of the above whilst visiting some places in the world I’ve not seen yet. I will get there, but just got a bit of work to do first.

 

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

In two years’ time, I’d love to see my business set up with my courses, packages, and membership group all working well. I’ll be doing my ongoing marketing to keep the work coming in and I’ll be delivering my services to my loyal and wonderful clients, but the hard work of writing the programmes/courses and packages will be mainly done. I’ll be blogging regularly and making new connections all the time through my various networking activities, online and offline.

 

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected?

I’d say to have realistic expectations about how long it’s going to take, and that it’s going to take some investment of time and money. When I started up I expected I would bring an income in a few months, but that wasn’t my experience. I don’t believe it’s realistic. So if you know it’s going to take time, you can be prepared for it. It’s well worth the investment, but you’ll need another source of income until your business gets going.

 

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

I have two favourite quotes/mantras. One is “I can and I will, watch me.” and the other is “The fortune is in the follow-up.” Following up is not something I’m great at, so it’s up on my wall where I can see it regularly to remind me.

 

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

You can find over on my website, on Facebook, on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Thank you for sharing your business wisdom and vision with us on the Entrepreneur Spotlight, Tracy. Sounds like you have exciting times in front of you. All the very best for the future, Sharon xox

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Helen Rebello

Entrepreneur Spotlight focuses on amazing ladies who are rocking their online businesses.

This week we have the magical, mindful mentor, Helen Rebello.

Hi Helen, What’s your business name and what’s your business all about?

My business is in evolution – I created The Tranquil Path to empower soulful women to find their path to living & working in a way that feeds their soul, expresses who they came here to be, and impacts positively upon the world. I brought the different elements of my work together under my own name in March 2018, so that I can serve more women than I’ve been able to before.

I’ve worked 1-to-1 with hundreds of lovely souls over the last 15 years and over time I realised they all had similar issues underlying their stress. Essentially they weren’t fully honouring who they were or living in alignment with that – instead they were over-giving, pushing, striving and breaking themselves to try and fit into a box that didn’t suit them.

I’ve developed my own signature M.A.G.I.C.A.L process, which takes them on a guided journey to discover who they are, what they’re here for, and then discover how they can create small daily steps towards the life they came here to live.

I like sharing spiritual concepts and self-optimisation solutions in a grounded, realistic, applicable and achievable way. The M.A.G.I.C.A.L process blends my eastern and western wellness training with movement, mindfulness, meditation & mindset tools. There might also be a little extra sprinkling of magic 😉

What was your “Big Why” that drove you to start your business?

I used to be a quiet, stressed-out, unfulfilled perfectionist and people-pleaser and as a result I followed my head and ‘shoulds’ into a career I hated almost instantly. As a result of not honouring what I really wanted to do, I got to the point where I was so depressed and anxious, I couldn’t face another Sunday night dreading Monday morning – so I created an escape plan.

That escape plan somehow magically evolved into my business. I call myself an ‘accidental entrepreneur’, because I didn’t consciously decide to start a business. I simply started following my heart by first training in Shiatsu… and then further training followed, which helped unlock my inherent gift of seeing other people’s unique light. The business side came much later, once I realised I was missing a few fundamental foundations!

I’ve lost two people in my life that died too young. This taught me that life is too short to spend it living in overwhelm, heading unaware to a destination you didn’t consciously set – and this started my mission to help 100,000 women live a fulfilling life they love.

What lights you up about your business? 

I love giving people lightbulb moments – it makes my heart smile I also love creating a calm, safe space that enables women to explore, find deep connection, inspiration, and clarity within themselves. I love being a catalyst to help people see how awesome they are – helping them see their unique brilliance by holding up a virtual mirror to them that projects their potential right back at them.

I love the transformation that occurs when you work with someone that knows they’re destined for more, but have no idea where to start accessing it, and they suddenly see the potential and possibility within them. Once the light has been switched back on, they can’t go back – and then you simply sit and watch as their whole world opens up for them. It’s an incredibly rewarding thing to be able to do.

What do you get to do in your business that was not possible in your 9-5? 

I get simple pleasure from things like having my hair however I want it (in the NHS my hair had to be ‘sensible’!), wearing yoga clothes all day, drinking coffee when I want and being able to make a fresh smoothie at lunchtime. I get to go out walking in the hills whenever my day allows, write, indulge my creativity, use my intuition when I work with clients, say yes and no to things as I choose, and construct my day as I want to.  I surround myself with positive, uplifting people and rarely have to deal with angry or aggressive people!

What daily habits do you without fail, that make a positive impact on your business day?

Meditation is my number one positive daily habit. I’ve also been doing morning pages since November 2016 and I cannot recommend this highly enough, especially for creatives. It really keeps your mind focussed and it also ignites inspiration and ideas for posts, videos and courses.

I also do daily EFT and positive affirmations. I try to move my body daily – but if I’m honest, this is still a work in progress (even though I’m a trained yoga teacher!).

Would you say you’re living the “freedom lifestyle” and how does it look and feel to you?

I would – and having spent years working shifts and on-calls, I am hugely grateful for it. It took us a while to get here; both my husband and I are workaholics because we’re passionate about what we do, and not being able to have kids means we have no limits on our working days if we’re not careful. Consequently, we’ve now redesigned our work around what we want from life, after we both boxed ourselves in with too much work in the past. A year ago, we sold our house, his business, and relocated away from my 1:1 practice to live in an area that we both love.

We still work hard so that we can take big chunks of time off to travel each winter, and we also try to take short breaks throughout the year. We keep our lives as minimal as we can, so that we can go away when we want to, and we endeavour to design our working day around things that nourish us and keep us productive.

Where do you see your business in two years’ time?

I’d like to create a body of work, books and an online sanctuary space that helps women worldwide to live their lives wholeheartedly, with lightness, self-compassion, awareness, presence and joy, and do work that lights them up. My business will be location-independent and all being well, I’ll be co-teaching workshops and retreats alongside my lovely husband, as well as sharing my voice and messages as a speaker.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d like to give to a woman who’s considering starting a business, or who’s finding the initial set up of her business longer or a little trickier than expected, what would it be?

Firstly, make sure that they are building the right business – one that makes their heart smile – because if they are, they can trust that they’ll find the energy, patience and resources they need to succeed. They will also attract more clients when they’re working congruently.

They can test this by closing their eyes, placing their hand on their heart and asking themselves: ‘Am I on the right path?’ Our energy system knows what is right for us, so there’s no need to overthink this. If the answer is yes, they will feel a sense of expansion – if no, they will feel tightening or compression.

The right foundations are crucial – and they start with being true to yourself and what you want, before listening to external advice. Once you know you’re building the right thing, then you start getting the other pieces in place… but give yourself time and patience because it doesn’t happen overnight!

What’s your favourite motivational phrase/quote/mantra?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”

~ Marianne Williamson

Where can we see more about you and your delightful offerings? 

You can find out all about me on my website or through my social media links:

Facebook and Instagram are my favourites and I love connecting with other heart-centered women!

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Thank you Sharon for all that you do

Thank you so much for taking part in the  Entrepreneur Spotlight, Helen. Can’t wait to read your forthcoming book, which I’m sure will be a great success, My very best wishes to you for the future, Sharon xoxo

If you want to grow your business, check out this blog post: How to get the mix right for your winning business recipe