Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in professional development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ann Marie Rogers, founder of Blue Labrador Consulting & Coaching, located in Frisco, TX, USA.

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

I created my business with the intent of supporting female leaders on their leadership journey, helping to support their leadership mindset. Leadership is a different journey for all of us and is truly about self-development and learning how to support others as well.

Tell us about yourself

I'm a leadership coach that blends pragmatic, real-world coaching with mindfulness to foster authentic and compassionate leaders while still driving kick-ass results.

I have a full-time job in corporate America, but I found it unfulfilling, quite honestly. I have always had a team of people, and one of the things I pride myself on is connecting with my people. I wanted to take that skill and build upon it, leveraging my passion for leadership as well as well-being and stress reduction to help women find success and more happiness.

Over my career as a single working parent, I've also realized work/life balance is a myth. My goal is to help women find their own sense of centeredness - forgetting the pressure of work/life balance and finding a unique rhythm to them to help them succeed.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Not giving up yet!

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

Perseverance. Staying motivated when tired and the results just don't seem to materialize.

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

  1. Have at least one or two people you can bounce ideas off of.
  2. Understand your business idea will evolve and solidify as you work with people.
  3. Don't think results will happen overnight - it takes time, energy (and money) to get momentum.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don't be afraid to take a risk. Your knowledge is meant to be shared - do it authentically and from your heart!

Where can people find you and your business?


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