Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jackie Rioux, Owner of Ladybug Wellness, located in Prince George, BC, Canada.

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

I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and an energy balancing practitioner certified in several energy healing modalities. My business is Ladybug Wellness. I am blessed with numerous clients all over the world. These clients are committed to their own personal growth and healing journey. I am honored to be a facilitator and mentor in their journey.

Tell us about yourself

I had been in a good corporate job for many years. Back in 2008, through a series of events, I realized that was not my calling. I went back to school, taking psychology courses. Once you take a step in the direction of your purpose, the Universe conspires for you. I retired early and now enjoy life living my passion as an energy practitioner.

My motivation is my clients and family and knowing I can shift energy to create our best lives. It is so rewarding to see miracles unfold every day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I published my story in 2017. I am still writing a memoir for my family as well. Also, in 2017, I followed my inner guidance and shared some newly discovered information with a favorite practitioner forum. That simple act inadvertently launched the Court of Atonement to the world and made Amy Jo Ellis a common name in all my practitioner forums. I use the COA technique with everything I do now.

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

Filing paperwork and techie stuff. Not my favorite task, but necessary when running a business. Thankfully, once I catch on, I fly and now have systems that make the processes less frustrating.

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

  1. Take some courses to learn some skills in your area of interest. Use discernment and respectable boundaries in choosing your teachers and mentors.
  2. Find an open-source community to share and grow. Toastmasters and Story Athlete have been the best communities and sources of growth for me, as well as certain practitioner forums.
  3. Remember that how you do one thing is how you will do everything. Keep yourself in a place of integrity and respect; that is what you will align within your path.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Your worst experience in life is often the key to your life purpose. Shine a light on your past wounds, heal yourself, then show others the path. Sharing your story of becoming your heroic self can be inspirational to others.

Where can people find you and your business?


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