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BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute - Barbara Vercruysse

I support individuals worldwide in leading a fulfilled life, creating a positive impact in the world by living and leading with love.
BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute - Barbara Vercruysse

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Barbara Vercruysse, Founder of BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute, located in Avelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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

I am the founder of the 'BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute,' an internationally recognized Business & Personal Growth Coach, as well as a Mental Health Thought Leader and Public Speaker. I support individuals worldwide in leading a fulfilled life, creating a positive impact in the world by living and leading with love. Also, I bring a message of powerful kindness into organizations and corporations because I am convinced that the world desperately needs more kindness and compassion. I enjoy the distinction of featuring as #1 of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders & Influencers on Mental Health by Thinkers360 in 2021 and 2022.

Tell us about yourself

Since my parents were construction business owners, I started my career running my own construction business. Simply because that was what I knew best and had the entrepreneurial vibe in me. At the age of 32, however, as a mom of 2 toddlers and a baby, being happily married for 5 years, I was diagnosed with stage 4-skin cancer, which made me think about my purpose and my legacy.

After surviving cancer, I was dedicated to following my passion and leaving a positive legacy. That's when I started a coaching and consulting business that is fully in alignment with my passion and talents. Bringing a message of Powerful Kindness is my mission. Building a positive legacy in this way inspires me to get up every single day :)

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Growing my revenue (and profit) for the past 5 years while doing what I love. Also, having a Talk last Summer at Harvard University about Powerful Kindness was one of my biggest accomplishments.

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

The tough decisions always have to be made by you. A lot of responsibility is involved in running a business.

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

  1. Be very clear about your why and your message. What is it that you want to bring into the world? Who and what will it serve?
  2. Be patient. Always make decisions that benefit you long-term.
  3. Make the necessary calculations. Become financially literate.

Where can people find you and your business?

Website: https://www.barbaravercruysse.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startthelifeofyourdreams/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbara.vercruysse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarbaraVercruy1
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-vercruysse-431027113/

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