Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Bonnie Wilson, President, and Founder of Xceeding the Mark Executive Coaching & Consulting, located in Sugar Grove, IL, USA.

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

I am in the business of executive coaching and consulting. My ideal coaching customers are salaried leaders with >/= five employees who want to change their actions to align with their values.

Tell us about yourself

I am trained as an RN and healthcare leader. Although I have been coaching leaders for years as part of my job, about two years ago, I transitioned to coaching full-time. I became an ICF-certified professional coach and started my coaching & consulting.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Coaching executives to promotions and leaders to communicate more effectively (which gets their employees more involved and satisfied at work).

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

Being alone and not having anyone to "run down the hall" to bounce things off of.

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

  1. Find a way to "leave work at work," even if you work from home. In the end, your family is what matters even more than your business.
  2. Don't be afraid to ask for help by having your own tribe.
  3. Get your own executive coach - you can't encourage people to use your services if you cannot take your own advice.

Where can people find you and your business?


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