Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in career development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Miriam Groom, founder of Mindful Career, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Mindful Career's unique career counselling approach involves state-of-the-art, in-depth behavioural profiling & personality assessments that uncover the career that fits your unique psychological profile. We unveil your ideal job type, your personal work style, your work environment & finally, your ideal career! Once the ideal path is defined, we also assist our clients in comprehensive training with regard to CV re-marketing, an innovative job search process, and skills development. Contact us today to start a life of balance, purpose, and fulfilment!
We service a wide array of clients from all fields, as well as students grappling with which direction to go into. We offer career counselling services internationally via virtual sessions and can counsel in person from our Montreal and Toronto locations.
Tell us about yourself
I am proud and grateful to have founded Mindful Career in order to transform people's lives who are unfulfilled and suffering from anxiety, sadness, isolation, and dread when it comes to their careers. My passion has always been to make a true and long-lasting impact on people's lives, and I couldn't think of a better way to do so but to amalgamate my extensive experience in counseling, natural therapy, corporate recruitment & talent management and offer it to the people who need it most.
My own experience with severe burnout prompted me to create a revolutionary behavioural career coaching process that unveils a person's ideal career (something I needed desperately at the time!). I used leading strategies from the preeminent corporations in the nation and reverse-engineered them to create Mindful Career's revolutionary behavioural career coaching process. This process allows us to uncover your unique strengths, abilities, interests, optimal work environment & finally, your ideal career!
Feel free to book a session with me below. I provide a Naturopath receipt for insurance purposes. Check out my Linked-in Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriamgroom/
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
That I have been able to help thousands of people change their lives, find their purpose and create a life of balance and fulfillment. See our success stories here: https://mindfulcareer.ca/success-stories
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The hardest part is knowing that there are people out there that need your help but can't afford it. Having to turn people away due to cost. That is the hardest part by far. This is why we are working on a charitable side of our business that helps single mothers and fathers get back on their feet :) News to come!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make a website and don't spend thousands. Do it yourself; it is fun. Go to GoDaddy.com and build your own website, it is cheap, and they look amazing. That's how mine is built!
- Don't forget to optimise on google. Meaning finding out the keywords people use to search for your service or product and litter your website and blog with them! This will allow you to pop up on searches on google when individuals are looking for your service or product! You can also pay for google ads. Https://www.cyberpublicity.com/ is great for managing these campaigns, and they do it for free!
- Make a google locations page and get reviews up on there!! This has been a huge, huge, huge asset to us. Since we did this, our phones haven't stopped ringing! You can do this for all your locations.
Where can people find you and your business?
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