Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ciara Clark, Founder  and CEO of Ciara Clark Wellness, located in Boston, MA, USA.

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

I'm the Founder and CEO of Ciara Clark Wellness, a business that was built with the intention of helping high-achieving women to eliminate their bloat, amplify their gut health, and achieve their goals of bringing vitality back into their bodies again. I achieve this by incorporating the six pillars of my business - mindset, movement, plant-based nutrition, helping clients to reduce their toxic load, self-care, and stress management. By helping busy women to develop a deeper understanding of their biological footprint, we can work together to create a personalized plan around the food and lifestyle choices that work best for them while improving their overall energy, balance, health, and well-being.

Tell us about yourself

My business was born out of my own personal struggles with my health. As a former Scientist by trade, I suffered from years of debilitative digestive distress, which led me on a personal journey to achieving optimal wellness. I've also suffered from horrible acne on my face, thyroid dysfunction, and the occasional bouts of eczema, which are all rooted in poor gut dysfunction. By blending my scientific, holistic, and personalized expertise, I work to create customized wellness approaches, empowering my clients to find strength in healing their own bodies. I utilize an individualistic approach to focusing on their unique biochemical needs to restore the body on a cellular level. I know that there are so many women who could benefit from my support, and this is what keeps me going.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Perseverance! I started to build my business when I was six months pregnant and phasing out of teaching in-studio yoga classes. This proved to be way more challenging than I had ever anticipated, especially with a little one to take care of and without childcare support. Four years later, that perseverance is paying off! I've learned that building a business is really about the experience of the journey. There is so much internal growth and expansion that develops along the way, which has truly been the most invaluable experience during my entrepreneurial journey.

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

Being a solopreneur is challenging; as much as I love to work independently and with the level of autonomy that comes with running my own business, I'm the one that is responsible for managing every aspect of my business. You are the one that is solely responsible for producing and delivering the products and/or services offered to keep your business afloat. It can be stressful sometimes, but this is where the perseverance comes back.

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

  1. Hire a mentor or business coach to support you on your journey. There are so many facets to running your own business, and it can be overwhelming. Working with someone who's just a few steps ahead of you and understands the journey can alleviate the pressure of building a business on your own.
  2. Join a community of fellow entrepreneurs (masterminds, networking groups, coaching programs, etc.). Your friends and family won't get it. Don't expect them to.
  3. Building a business is all about taking risks. Don't be afraid to take them. This is where your expansion begins.

Where can people find you and your business?


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