Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nikki Eisenhauer, Founder of Emotional Badass, located in Denver, CO, USA.

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

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a one-on-one life coach, a business entrepreneur, and the host of one of the top 10 Mental Health podcasts, Emotional Badass: Where Moxie Meets Mindful. I'm a passionate mentor, teacher, and healer who transforms head knowledge into heart knowledge to help Seekers move from surviving to thriving. My clientele includes highly sensitive individuals, seekers, dreamers, and badasses.

Tell us about yourself

Through Emotional Badass: Where Moxie Meets Mindful, I vulnerably share my recovery story as a mentoring healing tool to empower highly sensitive people (HSPs) to embrace who they really are in this one precious life. My inspiring story has helped me build a global healing community. My entrepreneurial spirit started with a babysitting business at 11 years old and has led me to become a meditation and yoga teacher, a former yoga studio owner, and a truth-speaking host of the podcast.

I was recently featured as a mental health professional on the nationally syndicated TV show, ‘The List,’ as well as featured in the Podcast Magazine. You can find me at home, surrounded by plants, my kitties Merling and Sofia, show mascot Gusto the Standard Poodle, and hanging with my best friend, husband, and producer of the show, Chris. I love reading fiction and non-fiction, creating pattern art, laughing, and cooking. When not in home-body mode, I'm likely on a hike or backpacking in The Rocky Mountains that called me to make Colorado my home. I currently work with people 1:1 or in groups, and I am passionate about teaching The Boundaries Course every fall to participants all over the world.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The success of my podcast and continuing to evolve with new iterations of my business.

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

Work/life balance. Setting boundaries around my time and energy. I'm a professional counselor, which is essentially a professional healer and helper, and space holder. Between covid and political upset, these last few years have been an energetic challenge.

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

  1. Believe in your vision.
  2. Embrace failure and all there is to learn toward success.
  3. Have patience. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Where can people find you and your business?



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