Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Eliza Butler, Founder of Eliza B.well, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I work as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Breathwork & Meditation Educator. I support people finding belonging within themselves through the embodied presence and trauma-informed somatic practices. I support people who want to find more joy and peace in their lives, people who feel like they're going through the motions and want to be fully engaged, and those who might have past experiences that are keeping them stuck and holding them back from fully feeling like they belong.
Tell us about yourself
I started on my own healing path not by choice but by necessity. I was struggling with depression and anxiety, low self-worth, and a lack of authenticity with who I was. I found it extremely challenging to find the kind of support I needed, which took me on a years-long journey back to my Self. In my pursuit to then share what I had learned with others in an ethical way, I got two Master's degrees, one in Integrative Health Studies and the other in Counseling Psychology. I've received multiple trainings and certifications such as Breathwork Trainer, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and more. Bearing witness to my clients coming home to themselves is what motivates me to continue doing what I do.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
There have been so many fulfilling moments; it's hard to say! Often some of the biggest moments have been watching a client have a breakthrough moment. In terms of entrepreneurial success, I'd say being able to teach breathwork and meditation to Fortune 50 companies and high-level executives has been an amazing experience and accomplishment.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I've found as a business owner, there's no hiding from myself. Vulnerability is key to my success, and remaining integrity is a necessary constant. This can feel really hard and scary at times, but I've come to realize it's the only way forward.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Just START. That's the hardest part. You can always refine and change things as you go.
- Get really clear on your why and return back to it again and again and again.
- Ask for help on both a personal and professional level.
Where can people find you and your business?
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