Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in coaching but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Andra Newsham of Awaken You Coaching based in St.Louis, MO

What's your business and who are your customers?

I am a Certified Alcohol-Free coach helping women to quit drinking and find joy in alcohol-free living.

Tell us about yourself

I quit drinking in October 2020 once it became clear during the pandemic alcohol wasn’t serving me anymore. I participated in several stop drinking programs myself and wanted to give back by creating my own.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helping women see that they do not have to struggle with this alone, and there are other options out there besides just AA. We work on your mindset so you’re not just battling with willpower.

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

All the details! It’s not just about coaching - there’s marketing, social media, payments/banking, etc.

What are the top 3 tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

1. Just start. It takes awhile to become profitable but just be consistent.

2. Do something that doesn’t feel like work! I LOVE this stuff! :)

3. Ask for help. Hiring a business coach to help me get started was the best decision.

Where can people find you online?


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