Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Claudia Baillargeon, president and founder of KarmaKin, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I help women between ages 30-50 optimize their daily health habits related to training, nutrition, mindset, and recovery so that they can perform at their best with confidence both in their personal and professional lives. I do this through my online coaching business KarmaKin.
Tell us about yourself
I've been coaching my whole life! From figure skating coach assistant to working in gyms, giving group classes, one on one personal training, nutrition coaching, doing conferences, traveling and working in different countries, with different types of clients and goals, etc. It has always been a passion! I love seeing women literally transform their lives and reach their health and fitness goals through a holistic, progressive, and enjoyable approach.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Starting my business from scratch 100% online five years ago and thriving year after year.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It never ends! There is always something to do. Putting boundaries around my work schedule and making sure to prioritize my own personal life is always a challenge. It's hard to step away from work when we are super passionate, but it's important to do so for our own life balance and mental health. Definitely a challenge!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons for you (passion, life mission, etc.)
- Don't be afraid to ask for help and support along the way (hiring coaches is a must!)
- Be consistent. Everyday actions and habits, no matter how small they are, create a compound effect that can bring a lot of success to your business.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Being an entrepreneur is a hell of an awesome ride! Get ready for waves, rollercoasters, growth, and freedom!
Where can people find you and your business?
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