Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Liliana Turecki, founder of LT ADHD Coaching, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a Certified Life Coach with a specialization in ADHD. My focus is on helping 18-plus adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder create systems to improve productivity, tap into the positive qualities of their ADHD, and feel good about themselves.
Tell us about yourself
It’s a personal story. Goes back to 2007 when my son was diagnosed with ADHD and Dysphasia (LD). I refused to believe that his life would be limited by his conditions, as many professionals told me at that time, and I think that roller coaster of emotions and my problem-solving skills gave me the motivation to immerse myself in a quest to empower him to achieve his goals and dreams.
I followed experts and read everything that landed in my hands, covering the subject of ADHD and learning challenges. Having a child with a neurobiological condition gave me the opportunity, among other things, to question my values and beliefs. Education and diversity became top priorities on my list. Without realizing, I entered the fascinating world of coaching and the power of the mind.
Coaching has helped me tremendously on a personal level as well as in family dynamics. Today I am a certified professional, and personal coach specializing in ADHD with ICF (International Coach Federation) approved training centres.
What motivates me each day to do what I do is my belief that we are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole beings. And that a curious mindset is key for long-lasting changes or whatever goals and aspirations we want to create in our lives.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is bringing an idea or an aspiration to life and learning how to navigate its challenging process.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Like many other solopreneurs, I tend to focus on the part of the business I am passionate about and procrastinate on tasks I don't enjoy. Realizing that I need to wear many different hats for my business to grow is sometimes painful.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Spend some time exploring your Why, and write your mission statement. It can work as a motivational reminder when challenges get in the way.
- Manage self-expectations. You don't need to be good at everything. Focus your energy on your strengths and talents and delegate or get support for the rest.
- Be open to feedback. It helps to shape your business.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I've learned that having an entrepreneur mind was not enough for me to feel accomplished. I have had two other types of businesses before finding my call. Now I can say I have my entrepreneurial skills and mission statement aligned. Never is too late to follow your passion.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solo or small business entrepreneur that you'd like to share, then please answer these interview questions. We'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
Turn your craft into recurring revenue with Subkit. Start your subscription offering in minutes and supercharge it with growth levers. Get early access here.