Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rebecca Ahmed, Founder of Energetic Impact, located in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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

I am an award-winning speaker, business consultant, and Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), which is an exclusive training in human energy and how we can experience, express, and expand it in ourselves and others. I am also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I advise companies of all sizes on how to create a motivational workplace culture by transforming the energy and enthusiasm of their teams. I excel at helping companies to:
• Rediscover and accomplish their work with passion and an innate sense of joy.
• Craft a positive culture by inspiring employees to positively influence and uplift those around them.
• Exercise their freedom to express themselves without being self-conscious.
• Shift their focus from dwelling on challenges to innovating and communicating solutions.
• Help employees understand how to control their responses to external factors that tempt them off track emotionally
• Facilitate a greater flow of positive energy levels at home and at work so that each employee has the best chance to excel at their job.

Tell us about yourself

My passion for helping others has been lifelong. At just seven years old, my father took me to his hometown in Pakistan. Walking around a spice bazaar one afternoon, we encountered a beggar with a missing leg asking for money. Curious, I asked my dad what had happened to him. My father explained that since the man had likely been in an accident, he could no longer work to support his family. I asked my dad how much a leg cost, and he told her $100. She asked him for $100 and gave it to the man, telling him it was for his new leg, so he could work and support himself and his family. This childhood incident set me up for a lifetime of compassion for people and evidenced an early, deep desire to help others live their best lives.

My deep real-world expertise derives from a decade plus spent as an HR (People Services) leader at three of the largest casino and resort chains worldwide:
• Wynn & Encore Las Vegas
• The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (Marriott Autograph Collection)
• Pinnacle Entertainment

During my tenure as a People Services leader in Hospitality, I became notable for helping to guide executives through the ~$2.8B merger and acquisition (M&A) to Boyd Gaming Corporation and Penn National Gaming. At Pinnacle Entertainment, I led the team's HR Operations and HR Technology integration for approximately 16,000+ team members.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I gave my first TEDx talk! Building a Motivational Workplace Culture: Reinventing Compensation.

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

Re-defining what success looks like to you and your business and celebrating those successes!

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

  1. Know your values and how to communicate your worth.
  2. Design an action plan that aligns with your value and purpose.
  3. Energize your genius!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I am working on a book right now that will help people discover and understand the impact of their own personal energy. In turn, they can learn to influence and uplift those around them to create a motivational workplace culture within their respective environments!

Where can people find you and your business?


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