Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Leslie Gordon, PhD, a speech coach based in Athens, GA, USA.

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

I help individuals transform their expression through speech, voice, and accent training specialized to their unique needs and gifts.

Tell us about yourself

I have been passionate about speech and language learning all of my life! I have always been the person that helped others speak with more confidence, modify their accent, or meet other speech-related needs, and it was always very natural and rewarding to me. So I decided to commit to speech, voice, and accent coaching full-time in 2022.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making the decision to leave my previous successful career path in order to grow my business and nurture my clients.

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

Learning what I must do alone and what I need to have assistance with. I know I cannot do everything alone but turning over details about "my baby" is difficult!

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

  1. Listen to your inner voice when it constantly whispers to you about that "thing" you must do.
  2. Trust yourself. You know more than you think.
  3. When you speak your purpose into the world, doors will open, but you still have to put in the work and knock!

Where can people find you and your business?


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