As featured by Just Us Gals in an article regarding my new book, The Up Level Project: Your Guide to Unlocking Higher Profits While Creating More Freedom, you can read the full article here.
I am both an author and a business coach with a background in finance. I have taken all my experiences from Wall Street and two award-winning businesses and created a formula as a tool to help you achieve the success and freedom you crave.
As entrepreneurs, we often start our business with a dream of creating more freedom, but in reality we end up working more. Below, you’ll learn a little about me and how The Up Level Project can help you to create balance in your career and personal life, for the freedom you’ve been seeking.
What made you want to become an entrepreneur?
I refer to myself as an accidental entrepreneur. I wanted to create a career where I had freedom to do what I want when I want to do it.
Do you think your years on Wall Street prepared you to start your own business(s)?
Yes, working with rich, powerful clients, and people from various cultures, helped me hone my communication skills and ability to build strong connections. Building a successful business is all about building honest and real relationships with people.
What can you expect from reading my book?
My intention in writing this book was to bring a business and leadership book to the market that was real, honest, and went way beyond the dry boring business strategies and facts.
By sharing vulnerable stories, I show the reader all the strategies I used to overcome these challenges. In addition, I also share practical tools to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in their businesses as well. These exercises help readers unlock higher profits and freedom in their companies.
About the Up Level League
As I mentioned earlier, I’m all about creating community and connection. In my Up Level League small group masterminds, I bring together established agency-owners. In this intimate container we focus on personal development and the crucial business strategies that need to be implemented to scale effectively long-term.
How do you balance your career and your personal life knowing you have a business, podcast and are now an author?
I set firm boundaries around my time. I check in with my gut and energy levels often, make adjustments as needed, and strive to incorporate joy as often as possible in everything I do. Furthermore, I work on letting go of the idea that we’re working towards a specific destination and try to focus on making the journey fun and enjoyable. I also accept that there will be sprints, and crazy times when I’ll feel ungrounded and trust that I know how to get back to calm and centeredness.
If you could give one ‘pro’ tip about finding what’s passionate for them to turn into a sustainable business, what would that be?
You don’t need to “find” your passion. It’s not somewhere or something outside yourself. It’s already inside you (along with the “how” to turn it into a sustainable business.) All you need to do is let your practical brain be quiet for a little bit and allow yourself to dream without all the “buts” and “shoulds” that tend to fog up all those great ideas and clarity.