Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Laura Ferrer, Founder of Laura Ferrer & Associates, located in Boston, MA, USA.

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

We are a team of Psychologists and Coaches working across the US and Europe, helping people move toward their goals for growth, healing, and wellness using evidence-based therapy and coaching strategies.

Tell us about yourself

I realized early in life that connecting with others is a real passion of mine. I had a few meetings with a psychologist as a child when my family went through a hard time, and it opened up a new world for me in terms of how I might be a help to other families. After gaining a wide range of experiences across my training, I found a niche I love, working with individuals motivated to grow. Seeing their joy, and hearing about how their lives are affected by our work together, keeps me motivated daily.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I'm thrilled to have established a community with word-of-mouth referrals sustaining my business for more than 20 years and to have recently expanded my team with excellent colleagues so that we can better meet the need for mental health care in our communities.

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

I think it's critical to hold a life balance that works over time. My business thrives when I am planning my schedule to include rewarding work clients and regular time for administrative issues. Beyond that, a good balance for me also includes continuous learning and time to grow personally and in relationships, whether that be at lunch with friends or colleagues, outdoor time with family, or quiet meditation alone.

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

  1. Choose a kind of work you enjoy that gives you satisfaction and a sense of purpose (these three ingredients are the formula for happiness in life).
  2. Consider how much you need to earn in a year to be reasonably comfortable and figure out how your business can meet that goal or how to add other work to supplement it.
  3. Hold a long view for success, giving your business time to grow with good stewardship.

Where can people find you and your business?


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