Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Don MCCOY, Founder of Mindful Interventions LLC, located in Fairfield, CT, USA.

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

I am a professional counselor, and my clients are people needing to find their journey through life again.

Tell us about yourself

My first experience with counseling happened after I became disillusioned by my previous career as a Graphic Artist. I have worked in a variety of placements, group homes, treatment centers, and psychiatric hospitals. After many decades of working for others, I chose to begin my counseling practice with the intent of helping people find their true journey through mindfulness and understanding.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Of all the accomplishments, I have been fortunate to have witnessed happiness and success in many of my clients after they decided and the work they have accomplished in finding their true path to happiness.

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

For me, clients that have chosen not to work on their issues and refuse to do the necessary work to move forward. It is usually due to their fear of the unknown and the intensity of the work, at times, required.

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

  1. Ask yourself if the work you want to embark on is truly what you desire. Creating a business solely to make money seldom is successful.
  2. Realize that the first three years are about building and establishing your business and brand identity.
  3. Advertise, advertise, advertise. Using a professional to help create your brand is important; you know your work pays off when you begin to get word-of-mouth clients.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

And one more thing, don't forget to breathe...

Where can people find you and your business?


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