Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Christina McKelvy, Founder of Colibri Counseling & Consulting, PLLC., located in Prescott, AZ, USA.

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

I work as a mental health provider (a Licensed Professional Counselor) and own my private practice. Besides doing therapy, I also consult with other mental health professionals, do mental health training, and freelance as a writer.

I maintain a blog, too. I use my mental health experience to inform my writing and training. Most of my clients are children, but I also focus on working with caregivers and parents, focusing on self-care.

Tell us about yourself

I wanted to have autonomy. I enjoy being able to have a flexible schedule and routine. I am also mindful of what services I provide. My love for helping others is my main drive for working as a therapist.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment was starting my business! It was daunting, but I found ways to organize my time and tasks so that my goals became attainable.

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

I think the absence of a "boss" can sometimes lead to less accountability. I have to set reminders to do the "non-fun stuff" of business ownership, such as financial organization, paperwork, etc. I also make sure I have other business owners as mentors and supports.

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

  1. Find a mentor. Reach out to someone to see if they can provide insights into starting a business in your industry.
  2. research the rules and laws of your state/country to ensure you are doing everything correctly.
  3. Be okay and accepting of failure.

Where can people find you and your business?


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