Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Carly Reinkeluers, Owner of Realign Wellness Centre, located in Peterborough, ON, Canada.

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

Realign Wellness Centre is a mental health and wellness hub that offers a variety of services to individuals of all ages.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Board Certified in Neurofeedback. Supporting clients as they learn about themselves and grow into who they really are, is what drives us to show up every day. We are all human, and being able to witness others transform and realign with their purpose is an honour and why we do what we do.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We opened our business during the pandemic and grew to now have close to 20 health and wellness practitioners running their businesses out of the clinic space.

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

Being a business owner during these economic times is challenging, particularly throughout the pandemic, in navigating changing mandates and requirements for us to continue to operate.

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

  1. Feel the fear and do it anyways. Every big success I have experienced was because I took the risk and made big decisions without waiting for the fear to subside.
  2. Network as much as you can. I would reach out to random other practitioners in the area and meet up casually for coffee to connect. Everything will align with business when you have a community of support around you.
  3. Get the support you need. You cannot do it all yourself. I used to try to do everything and ended up burning out. I then hired an assistant and started paying third parties and other businesses to support me in continuing to develop and grow.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Life is short. Follow your gut, use fear as fuel and take the leap.

Where can people find you and your business?


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