Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Julie Schaller, Owner of Career Growth Coaching, located in Bellevue, WA, USA.

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

My business is a career and leadership growth coaching company. My customers are leaders in tech or tech-related corporations who are ready to advance to the exec level.

Tell us about yourself

My career pivot started on the back of a bar napkin. :-)

That bar napkin moment ultimately evolved into my biggest win, which has been Career Growth Coaching. It’s the vehicle that allows me to realize my mission. To make a positive impact in people's careers.

Simply said: I help leaders get great jobs.

My mission and what motivates me every day is to inspire and empower people to make a positive difference in their careers. I absolutely believe that you can do work that energizes you and make a lucrative living doing so.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Leaving a legacy that I've made a real difference and positive impact in my clients' careers - and lives.

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

Being a great CEO and coach simultaneously.

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

  1. Know what is most important to you professionally and how you can make the biggest impact.
  2. Surround yourself with smart people who have done it already and can teach you to grow.
  3. Take consistent action, learn from it, and keep improving what you deliver.

Where can people find you and your business?


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