Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Neliza Patterson, Founder of Inner Tranquility, located in Dunedin, FL, USA.

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

My transformational healing services cater to driven and ambitious women who are looking to overcome burnout, imposter syndrome, sleep deprivation, lack of time for self-care, and balancing work and family that prevent them from achieving their full potential. With my expertise in RTT and hypnotherapy, I guide successful career women who are striving to maintain a healthy work-life balance while pursuing their goals and motherhood. Whether they are in their prenatal or postnatal stage, I help them achieve optimal health, well-being, and peace of mind through birth, providing them with the support and guidance they need to achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Tell us about yourself

My journey began as a successful career woman facing a high-risk pregnancy, struggling with the harsh realities of postpartum depression, and grappling with a lack of support from medical professionals and loved ones alike. I was lost, confused, and desperate for a solution. It was during this tumultuous time that I found myself trapped in a toxic marriage with a partner who emotionally and mentally abused me, causing me to lose my sense of self and identity. As the weight of my mental anguish and physical symptoms continued to bear down on me, I was forced to confront the harsh reality of my situation. It was then that I found myself on a quest to seek help, finding hope in the power of therapy and the wide range of specialty treatments available. Through a combination of talk therapy, EMDR therapy, and EFT therapy, I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I discovered the remarkable RTT method and, with it, a newfound sense of purpose and direction. With each passing day, I found myself feeling more and more like myself again, armed with the tools and knowledge to confront all the fears that had held me captive for far too long.

As I emerged from the darkness, I was driven by a powerful desire to share my experiences and help other mothers who had been where I was. I knew that I had a unique opportunity to give back, to pay forward the kindness and compassion that had been shown to me during my darkest hours. And so, I embarked on a new career path fueled by a passion for service and a deep love for my two beautiful sons. I knew that I had found my true calling, and I was ready to embrace it with open arms. I am driven to find my own path to healing and embark on a new career to help others because of my two wonderful boys, who deserve nothing but the best. I aspire to be the mother they deserve and to provide them with guidance to comprehend their emotions and flourish as extraordinary men.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helping others find their purpose and embrace abundance in their lives.

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

Time… As a stay-at-home mom, business owner, and homeschool teacher, I have found it challenging to effectively manage my time. The absence of support from others has made it even more difficult, and at times, I feel guilty for trying to juggle everything on my own.

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

  1. Consistency is key - even when you hit obstacles or feel like giving up, keep pushing forward and stay focused on your goals.
  2. Overcome limiting beliefs by persevering and continuing to move forward. Remember that you are capable of achieving success, and don't let self-doubt hold you back.
  3. Prioritize self-care and self-love. Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally to stay motivated and energized as you work towards growing your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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