Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Calley Hewes, Co-Owner of Brazen Coaching for Women, located in Portland, ME, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I specifically work with women business owners or side hustlers that want to find realistic ways to ensure that they're supporting their health and happiness. Self-care for business owners is so crucial because burnout is a very real and ever-present issue - particularly for women.

Tell us about yourself

From my background as a functional wellness nurse practitioner, I am really passionate about helping women realize that small changes can have a profound effect on their well-being and happiness, as well as their businesses.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I love being able to see women make real progress in creating a life of balance while still achieving their biggest business goals.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Practicing what I preach. I often tell clients that "you can have it all, but you can't do it all." I have to remind myself that it's okay to skip the laundry and prioritize self-care sometimes.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Make self-care a part of the business from the beginning. When you're establishing your work culture, factor in your wellness priorities.
  2. Pay attention when you slip into people-pleasing mode - this can be especially draining and doesn't really benefit your business. Stay true to your goals and vision.
  3. Set healthy boundaries from the beginning - this will preserve the love you have for your work but also ensure that you and your relationships survive the business crunch times.

Where can people find you and your business?


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