Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ashleigh Miller, Founder of Amplify Excellence LLC., located in Silver Lake, OH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am an executive coach who serves 'people' in their professional worlds. I help professionals remove obstacles that are holding them back from achieving their goals. I work with people to have a higher level of self-awareness, which translates to better communication and the ability to influence and create a strong professional brand that increases confidence. I work with people to shift their mindset into a more positive and productive space to put them on a path to greater success.
Tell us about yourself
I started my business after a pretty nasty layoff from an organization for whom I worked for almost 20 years. It was a huge transition for me that came with a loss of identity and direction. After months of reflection, personal development, and, frankly, fear, I decided that my purpose was helping people. I absolutely love coaching and find it to be a noble profession. I'm motivated every day by serving people and living for those 'ah ha' moments that fire in peoples' minds.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Adopting a strong level of resilience, perseverance, and living uncomfortably. My own personal journey helps me to serve others better. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I see my clients grow, shift, and reach their goals.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest part of being a business owner is the uncertainty and being responsible for the success or failure of the business. I went from having 270,000 colleagues to being a solopreneur, and it's not for the faint of heart. At times, I suffer from imposter syndrome, wondering if I'm actually serving at the highest level possible.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
- Be prepared to do things that scare you daily.
- Learn to accept and grow from rejection and allow it to fuel you to work even harder.
Where can people find you and your business?
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