Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Genieve Morison, Founder of Empowered Living, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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

Integrative coaching and counseling hub supporting deep healing, self-development, and growth. Offering online and in-person services. Private sessions, small group workshops, and supportive resources (Empowered Living Creative Journal).

Tell us about yourself

I grew up as a professional dancer, and one day when I was riding my bicycle to teach a dance class, I got into an accident and suffered a serious concussion. Through this traumatic experience and healing journey, I was thrown into a new direction in life - counseling and coaching, deep healing, and self-development. I was forced to focus on my mental and emotional health for my healing, and it impacted every area of my life. It feels full circle now, helping others on their healing journeys.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

As an entrepreneur, every small accomplishment and step forward is something I am proud of and celebrate. To see my support making a difference in others' lives is something I hold close to my heart. The moment I held the Empowered Living Creative Journal in my hands was beautiful and emotional. I had the idea in my mind for a couple of years, and seeing it in real life was surreal.

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

Wearing all of the hats, all of the time - and then having to intentionally set them all down and be a human with a personal life. Work-life balance.

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

  1. Don't give up. It takes time to establish the foundation of your business. It takes time to understand who you are as an entrepreneur and business owner. It takes time to deeply know and understand your service and product. It takes time for people to see you and get to know you. Hold on long enough and stick with it.
  2. When you're able to - source out. When you have the financial abilities, and there is something you're not vibing with working on your own, find someone to collaborate with or hire out. Your time is better spent on what you enjoy and feel passionate about.
  3. Find other entrepreneurs or solopreneurs to walk the business growth journey with. You don't have to do it alone. Find those who are your most valuable referral partners to help you grow your business. Building relationships and community are most important when starting a business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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