Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Hilde Wiemann, Founder of Loving4Life Learning Center (known as Generational Healing), located in Hagerstown, MD, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My customers are mostly parents who want to improve their relationship with their adult children who suffer from issues like depression, anger, and addictions and are hard to reach and don't want to go to therapy. I help parents become the "coach," heal some of their own childhood issues, learn skills, and restore many moments from the past which caused hurt and detachment. My program is called: Finding the Key to Your Child's Heart.
Tell us about yourself
We have a lot of relationship issues in our society, high divorce rate, lack of spark for life, children who feel like a victim, and blaming and accusing something outside of themselves. I find the parent-child relationship as one of the core issues for having inner peace. I had wise and older parents who I adored; they filled my love tank to a high degree. I married a man who did not have that, which became a big issue several years into marriage, and my journey for helping to heal and learn skills began. First, I listened to similar stories of our friends, then I volunteered as a mentor at a family therapy office and did more of my own healing; soon after that, in 2002, I became a coach, certified by the International Coach Federation.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
It took me a lot of years to find a "shortcut" to working with parents. I wrote a parent manual of 100 pages as an easy guide for parents to understand the healing journey. After they are prepared enough, I fly to my clients for family intervention as a communication coach and help each person to have the courage to speak their truth with each person in the family and share their experience growing up. We design a new family structure as needed, and each person chooses aftercare to keep learning and practicing new skills for bonding. I have a non-profit, and I am moving towards teaching young people about Relationship Readiness, striving to get grants and train others in doing so.
My latest program is one for Women, called Crystal Within, to create a platform for personal growth, support in every area of life, finding friendships, and creating pride in being a Crystal Women for life, like the "girl scouts" in the old days.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
To learn to delegate, not do things others can do, and learn to spend money on that. Wearing too many hats is for sure something I did for too long until I stopped and hired a coach. I treasure the planning and accountability, support, and creation of a team around me.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Find people who are willing to brainstorm with you, all of the different expertise, whatever is needed in your business.
- Hire a coach.
- Start small and test grounds, focus, excellent self-care, balance, and more.
Where can people find you and your business?
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