Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Meridith Grundei, Owner of Meridith Grundei Coaching, located in New York, NY, USA.

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

I am a public speaking and presentation skills coach, and I work with six-figure business owners who want to elevate their brand through speaking. I also work with organizations in tech and medical to deliver presentations that educate and inspire.

Tell us about yourself

I love my work, and I love helping my clients achieve their heart-centered desires to educate and inspire others. I started Grundei Coaching, LLC because, even though I had been on numerous stages as an actor and improviser, I was still terrified of using my unscripted voice in public.

I was afraid of the judgment of others and felt that my story didn't matter. I have learned over time, however, that this is not true.

When we start sharing our stories, we awaken others to do the same. We see each other's commonalities, and this is where empathy lives. This is where change happens.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being a business owner in and of itself is a huge accomplishment. Ha, being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. I feel like when I started to truly understand what it meant to really own a business. This was my biggest accomplishment.

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

Sometimes I forget to trust. Trust that the clients will come and that the right clients will come at just the right time.

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

Find your support. Find the people who believe in you and who lift you up! If there are people in your circle who don't do this or who doubt you, then move on from them. Find a coach or mentor. Ask a lot of questions and fail often!

Where can people find you and your business?


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