Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Julia Sen, Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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

I am a clinical and counselling psychologist with a special interest in parenting, connecting with our inner child, and fertility. I run group transformation programs and provide individual and couples counselling. I am also the creator of The Habit of Heart practice.

Tell us about yourself

I have been seeing clients for over 20 years and began my practice primarily working with couples going through infertility and, later, parenting. My practice became full, yet I wanted to continue to serve the community, so I created group transformation programs related to the inner child and parenting.

Parenting and re-parenting ourselves is my passion, and I wake up each day excited to connect with my amazing growth-oriented clients. I want the next generation of children to feel seen, soothed, and safe with their parents, and I believe that happens when we ourselves learn to reconnect with our own inner children, creating a foundation for security and belonging from within.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have always been someone who invests in personal growth. During the pandemic, I pivoted my practice to be online. However, I also felt it was important to reach more people, particularly at a time when access to care became difficult to find. I joined an incredible group of heart-centered entrepreneurs called Archangel, where I was guided and inspired to create group transformation programs. I feel my business has grown to positively impact many more people in meaningful ways.

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

Keeping boundaries between work and personal life is challenging as a business owner, yet I believe it is one of the most important pieces to being successful. As a business owner, even when my day of clients/groups is complete, there are other areas to manage that can easily take up all my time. I am still navigating this process, but setting clear limits on when my work time ends and my personal time starts has been critical.

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

  1. Join a mastermind of like-minded business owners.
  2. Set clear boundaries from the start on what time you work and what time you're off.
  3. Delegate the pieces of the business that are not in your zone of genius by hiring someone who is an expert in those areas that you are not.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I am extremely grateful to have a business where I connect with absolutely incredible people. Being able to work with people who are invested in their growth as a parent and/or as a person is very meaningful to me. Witnessing the deep shifts that take place when we compassionately take the time to connect with ourselves and our journey in life makes each day a blessing.

Where can people find you and your business?


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