Um, do you know that I’ve coached hundreds of women since I started offering dream career guidance in 2008? And that these women are freakin’ rock stars, leaving soul-sucking jobs and traveling the world and launching creative, grown-up businesses and simply doing work that fits their lifestyle goals? Well ya do now – and you’ll hear their stories firsthand in my Client Case Studies series! I’m so excited to feature Kathy Hubler the day before her official business launch, yahoo! A 90 Day Business Launch grad, she’s now the founder of Ladies Against The Grain, where she works with women in the hospitality and service industries who are disconnected from their own lives. You’ll soon see how she helps them discover who they are, what they want, and how to get there – both as a certified coach, a yoga teacher, and someone who did just that for herself!
Why did you decide to work with me?
I had tried starting my coaching business on my own before but with little success. I had to put my business on the back burner during some big moves in my life- literally, I moved from the east coast to the west coast by myself and then learned how to re-establish myself in an area where I knew no one and knew nothing about. Not just once, but twice in less than two years. When the urge to start coaching started coming up I knew it wasn’t something I wanted to do on my own. I’d been there, tried that and wanted more. I know and understand the power of coaching. I felt like working with a coach would help me become successful, bridge some gaps I wasn’t connecting on my own, all while having the support to move forward- everything I needed to establish my new coaching business.
What were you doing work-wise when we started working together – and what are you doing now?
I work in the hospitality industry. I finally feel like I’m at home in the restaurant I am in- something I’ve searched for throughout my entire career working in restaurants. It’s a wonderful place to be while building my business because it’s supportive, nurturing, and inspiring. I work part-time in the restaurant and part time for Ladies Against The Grain. I would love to work full-time for myself/LATG one day.
What was your biggest takeaway from our work together?
Having confidence in myself to do the work I’m doing. Learning I can take coaching outside the box based on my coaching background and expertise in the hospitality & service industries.
Think of someone who is currently in the shoes you wore when we first started working together. What advice do you have for her?
Invest in yourself. Follow your heart. And Invest in YOURSELF! It’s a pipe dream if all you do is sit around daydreaming about it. When you take the initiative to do something about it, things start to become real. And it’s scary, right? Having a coach helps. It subsides the fears, gives you guidance, and increases your confidence when you start to see the progress you are making!
Is there anything that’s been a game-changer for you when it comes to your business that you can share? We’d love a good resource or a mindset/productivity tip!
JUST DO IT. No really, just do it. It’s so easy to convince ourselves that we aren’t ready, aren’t good enough, don’t have enough skill, or whatever. But just start to do something, put yourself out there, and do it. It’s always going to be scary, so why put it off when deep down you know you can do it and it’s the unknown that is holding you back, not your skills/abilities/capabilities.
What’s on the horizon for your business? We’d love to hear about any upcoming offerings or goals!
Ladies Against The Grain Launch! Relaunching my coaching business with my refined and more defined target audience in mind. I’m kicking off the launch with the 5 Days Against The Grain Challenge, an opportunity to help you get out of a space that feels stuck and unclear into a place that has a little more freedom mentally. Soon after that I hope to use my experience as a Yin Yoga instructor to offer 15-20 minute stretches to help you feel better. I hear it all the time- our bodies in the service and hospitality industry HURT because of the long hours on our feet. The exhaustion leaves us feeling like we don’t have the time or energy to do anything about it. If I can offer up some stretches and techniques in less than 20 minutes that help someone I’m gonna do it! It makes a difference in our mental and physical health. And suddenly, one starts to feel hopeful again because their focus and attention shifts to the wonderful possibilities in life when they feel good.
Where can we find you and your work?