Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amanda Ring, Owner of Seven Feathers Healing Arts, located in Mahone Bay, NS, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Seven Feathers is a portal for Empowerment and Consciousness Coaching, woven with Energy Healing. I am a transformational thought leader, consciousness and empowerment coach, spiritual guide, and therapist. I hold a background in traditional Occupational Therapy for 20 years and counting and am the Owner of Seven Feathers Healing Arts. My customers are predominantly women on the journey of self-love, personal power reclamation and who are yearning to return home to their authentic selves and awaken to their true potential. Those drawn to Seven Feathers are on the path of self-realization. They are interested in exploring mindset, belief systems, energy, intentional living, divine feminine, and nature-based spirituality. My clients are both curious and open to the path of transformation through the gateways of love and consciousness-raising experiences, which help her clients discover, nurture, and trust their own inner knowing.
Tell us about yourself
I am a mother of two beautiful teenagers and lives in rural Nova Scotia, Mi'kma'ki. I began my business part-time a decade ago while transitioning out of a marriage and deep in my own personal healing process. I had a lifelong connection with spiritual energies and was drawn to the metaphysical my whole life. When my marriage and life path, as I knew it, fell apart, I made a vow to follow my heart and true soul purpose as I created my life anew. Through that process, I discovered, healed, and reclaimed who I truly am on the soul level. All of the healing modalities and training experiences restored my trust in the divine, awakened my personal healing abilities on a very deep level, and inspired me to walk as many other divine sisters and brothers, home to themselves, as part of my work as a therapist and healer. I am motivated daily by the illusion of unworthiness, self-sacrifice, and pervasive patriarchal societal imprinting that perpetuates people to believe they must not trust their inner authority, their inner knowing, or dare offer themselves unconditional love and permission to live the life they desire.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I created my business from scratch and built it gradually over the last decade, during the most deeply transformative healing period in my own life as a single mother of two amazing children. I work in person and virtually. I carry a waitlist for 1-1 client sessions (local and international). My group events and retreats have been hosted locally and internationally in Costa Rica. I'm planning my next retreat in Ireland this coming July 2023. I created my first evergreen online course called Wise Women Awakening, which has grown to offer three different options and is a self-paced course for empowerment and healing. I collaborate with other like-hearted female entrepreneurs to support collective healing. I now have a virtual assistant, and my business is growing! My biggest accomplishment through all of this, and what is yet to come, is that I have followed my heart and intuition each step of the way - even when logic and fear reared it's heads and tried to distract me from my path. Maintaining my courage, self-trust, and faith in my journey to walk my own unique path of creation while supporting and inspiring hundreds of other women to do this same - is the biggest accomplishment!
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things is time management and the evolving balance between working in my business and ON my business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Take your time.
- Follow your heart.
- Get support and expert help when/where you need it.
Where can people find you and your business?
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