Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Kalpana Sundar, Founder of Navigate with Clarity, located in West Palm Beach, FL, USA.

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

I am a Professional Speaker and Certified Life Coach for women in medicine. I partner with women to them to help them find fulfillment within their careers and create integration between their work and personal lives.

Tell us about yourself

I have spoken professionally for almost two decades. I now enjoy being able to communicate a more authentic message to women in medicine about self-care, setting boundaries, and how to create a life they really love. The desire to help my colleagues in a way that is useful to them motivates me every day. Physicians need to be emotionally balanced so that they take better care of their patients.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner was starting my own Ear, Nose, and Throat practice and medical spa immediately after completing my residency. I was a solo practitioner and handled seeing patients, surgery, emergency room call, managing employees, and the administrative tasks of the practice.

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

The hardest thing about being a business owner is setting boundaries with myself. I have to set a strict stopping time so that I can focus on hobbies, spend time with friends and family, and have time to unwind after a long day.

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

  1. Make sure you set realistic expectations for yourself.
  2. Set aside time not to be productive. Some of my best ideas and inspirations have come from quiet time.
  3. There are always moments of self-doubt that an entrepreneur faces. Learn to quiet the voice of self-doubt with positive self-talk and one positive action towards your future goal.

Where can people find you and your business?


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