Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Danielle Braun-Kauffman, owner of Re.Pose Therapy, located in Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is a multidisciplinary mental health organization that seeks to present many access points to healing. We specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma; we seek to meet them in the most safe, capable, and compassionate way.
Tell us about yourself
My story is different than many business owners as I didn't set out with an elaborate business plan and grand opening. I started as a small private practice out of my home and worked as a clinical supervisor with students training to be therapists. Organically over time, students wanted to keep learning from me and working with me, and so I expanded my practice. Then as I began to learn and experience more about how the body is central in healing from trauma, we added Trauma Informed Yoga into our organization, and then mindfulness, a wholistic nutritionist, and an RMT. What motivates me each day is to find more and more access points to healing for people who are suffering.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I would say my biggest accomplishment as a business owner is making it a priority to not only care for our clients but also our team, that my team of helping professionals feel connected to each other and well supported in the hard work that they do. We practice what we preach with each other.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest but most rewarding things is continuing to have hard conversations about what we miss, and how we can do better. In this taking full responsibility for the safety and hearts of the humans in my care.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Don't compromise the depth of your vision to gain width in followers, customers, or clients. Staying with the depth will lead to the width.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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