Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in sports and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kelly Fillnow, Founder of Fillnow Coaching, located in Charlotte, NC, USA.

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

I have a coaching company with the mission to inspire people to reach the greatness within them. We work with a wide range of clients. Some are elite athletes trying to podium at the World Championship events, and others are lifestyle clients who want to find consistency in their daily routines. We seek to help each client reach their personal greatness.

Tell us about yourself

I have been a professional triathlete and business owner for over ten years. I set a goal to combine my passion into a career. I wanted to wake up every day doing what I loved while inspiring others along the way. I am motivated by my passion to make a difference in this world. I have seen the value of patience, hard work, dedication, and self-efficacy in reaching places I never dreamed would be possible. I seek to instill these qualities in my team of athletes.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is turning my passion into a career. I also love how I have provided opportunities for other coaches to do just that. I wake up every day, loving what I do. I have created a team of athletes who support each other, push each other, want the best for each other, and are like family.

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

The hardest thing about being a business owner is realizing I cannot do it all!

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

  1. Don't be afraid to delegate. You cannot do it all.
  2. Be a lifelong learner. Never stop thirsting for knowledge and growth opportunities. This will enable you to become an expert in what you do.
  3. Ask for feedback. Listen to the feedback. Make the changes. Become better.

Where can people find you and your business?



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