Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michael Harris, PhD, Owner of Renegade Transformations, located in Fort Worth, TX, USA.

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

I have an elite 1:1 and hybrid coaching group. My customers are those individuals who have always done what they are supposed to do, i.e., had the career, the marriage, kids, the vacation home, etc., and are still unhappy, unfulfilled, or have completed the "to-do" list and don't know what to do next.

Tell us about yourself

I started my career by accident. I took an NLP communication course and was immediately hooked by how simple communication with yourself and others is and how it can be used to improve your life, career, family interactions, etc. I quit my job and have been helping people ever since. It's been going on for 30+ years now.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment, of late, is converting my business to totally online. Prior to the pandemic, most people thought of coaching, therapy, etc., as something you "went to an office" to receive. With the societal conversion to online EVERYTHING, my business has exploded.

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

For me, it's marketing. I'm great at conversations, phone calls, and other media. The day-to-day grind of creating content, videos, and automated email sequences isn't my happy place.

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

Find out what your BIG WHY is and work on it daily. Additionally, get coaching. Most people who are really good at what they do have never run a business, which is a completely different animal than just doing what you do.

Where can people find you and your business?


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