Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Maeva Althaus, Founder of Hypno Doula Maeva, located in New York, NY, USA.

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

I am a childbirth educator and birth doula specializing in hypnosis and mindfulness techniques for labor preparation. I teach an online course called Confident Birth, and I also offer a three months Virtual Doula membership called The Baby Wagon!

Tell us about yourself

I have been teaching childbirth education and have been attending births as a doula for the past ten years. Nothing makes me happier than to witness babies and mothers being born in a supportive, caring, and empowering atmosphere.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I am so grateful to be doing something I truly love, and that allows me to spend time with my daughter, who was born in 2019.

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

Being a solo-entrepreneur and a mother has been a great exercise in flexibility and organization. I learned real fast how to compartmentalize my time in order to be most efficient.

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

  1. Have a clear vision of what you want.
  2. Learn to prioritize.
  3. Give yourself some grace! It may take a while ( just like labor), but you will get there!

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

You can do anything you set your mind to!

Where can people find you and your business?


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