Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in coaching but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Claire Grevedon, Founder of Claire Grevedon Coaching, located in Montréal, QC, Canada.

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

I'm an anti-fog. Through one-on-one coaching, my mission is to help people see the light through their internal fog, one conversation at a time. I particularly help high achievers and perfectionists to find meaning, pleasure, and balance in everyday life and anxious people to find confidence, peace, and serenity.

How do I do this? By allowing them to reconnect with themselves: their body, their emotions, and above all, their intuition to take action towards the right goal. Why am I doing this? Because I believe the more we connect to ourselves, the happier we are and can contribute to a more respectful and caring world.

Tell us about yourself

I decided to develop my coaching services... thanks to coaching! Haha! I got help at a time in my life when I no longer found meaning in what I was doing every day. Thanks to coaching, I understood that I could offer more to the world by focusing on my strengths and passions. I realized that I have the gift of allowing anyone to instantly feel in the space of trust and security and to see things from a different perspective. What motivates me every day to do what I do is to see each person grow and blossom a little more after each coaching session.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My greatest accomplishment to date is being able to gain the trust of 20+ clients in less than five months, in an area where it can be difficult to feel confident enough to talk about intimate matters, especially with a coach with little experience.

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

The hardest thing for me as a new business owner is learning to work alone and mostly count on myself. In my previous professional life, I managed a team of 5 people and worked with many people on various projects, so when you are used to this, working alone can be difficult some days.

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

  1. Don't stay alone! I quickly understood that being a business owner could be lonely, which is why I immediately sought to develop collaborations with business partners who offered complementary services to the mine.
  2. Network. I think there is no better way to find new clients when starting a business than by networking. Don't waste time building a beautiful website or money on advertising at the beginning. Get out of your house and talk about your project or services around you; you are your best advertisement.
  3. Make time to clear your head. It's so easy to work 24/7 when you're self-employed; it's crucial to keep time to decompress. Meditate, do yoga, go for a run or just a walk in nature. And ideally, give yourself one day a week for a real break. We all need to do something else, even when we are passionate about our job.

Where can people find you and your business?


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