Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ilka Pinheiro, Founder of TheIlkaPinheiro, Incorporated, located in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

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

TheIlkaPinheiro, Incorporated is a private practice specializing in Executive Function coaching, creative consultations, animal communication, and metaphysical counseling focused on personal and collective liberation.

Tell us about yourself

I am a writer, meditation designer, and metaphysician specializing in liberation practices with over two decades of experience. My private practice, TheIlkaPinheiro, Incorporated, has offered access to mental health tools since 2017. I'm a graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University. I currently live in Panama.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Assisting people from all walks of life expand and strengthen their intuition, critical thinking, and executive function skills.

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

As a provider of "alternative" wellness services, my biggest challenge is helping people bypass the stigma attached to esoteric services as a pathway to support their mental health.

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

  1. Prioritize work/life balance.
  2. Maintain alternative steady income streams.
  3. Get a trustworthy accountant.

Where can people find you and your business?


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