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! Wendy Conrad is a POWERHOUSE, you guys. She was a Discover Your Dream Business-er this spring who went right into 90 Day Business Launch and proceeded to launch her business in just 7 weeks! What whaaaaat?! Now a Woman of the World (aka full-time entrepreneur) and the owner of Your Happy Workplace, she’s taking my direction to “pitch your face off” to heart. I’m surprised she even *has* a face at this point – but I’m so glad she does, and am even more glad to feature it here!
Why did you decide to work with me?
I found you on FB and recognized you as my people. I then joined Discover Your Dream Business and was WOWed by you and the level of individual attention that was given, even in a group dynamic. I knew I had to continue on with 90 Day Business Launch and it was the best decision.
What were you doing work-wise when we started working together – and what are you doing now?
When I started with Discover Your Dream Business I was stuck at a 9-5 job I HATED as staff photographer/writer/editor. I didn’t hate the work- it was the office culture that was sucking out my soul! Now I am a Workplace Happiness Consultant and founder of Your Happy Workplace.
What was your biggest takeaway from our work together?
It’s ok to feel the fear and doubt, then push forward anyway. I’ve also learned that there is no other me and no one doing what I am doing the exact way that I am doing it, so I need to stop looking around for others like me so I know it’s ok to be me. It’s already ok and I don’t need permission to be myself and work towards my purpose.
Think of someone who is currently in the shoes you wore when we first started working together. What advice do you have for her?
Stop putting off your dreams. Start now. Feel the fear and step forward anyway. We all have unique powers. The time to step into yours is now. The future you will thank you for it!
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!
Recognizing that fear is not something to be conquered. Make friends with the fear, recognize it, experience it, realize where it comes from, then get on with your work. Don’t let it control your life and stop you from changing your life and living your purpose.
What’s on the horizon for your business? We’d love to hear about any upcoming offerings or goals!
I’m working on a 2-hour workshop for women business owners and professionals where we talk about obstacles that tend to be unique to women, how they show up in our working lives, and things we can do instead. One of my big goals is to be on a TedX stage!