Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Arlene Schneider, Founder of Schneider Coaching, Group, LLC., located in Bellaire, TX, USA.

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

I am a Certified Professional Life Coach with a background in counseling/therapy. My clients range from ages 16 and up. In coaching sessions, we work together on any issue that hinders them from being the best version of themselves.

Tell us about yourself

I worked as a psychotherapist for 14 years and then took some time off to raise my children. Life coaching seemed exciting to me, and I went through 7 months of intensive training, and I was hooked! What motivates me every day is sharing with my clients how to have a perspective in life that enables them to feel accomplished, happy, and healthy.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is that I even started a new career in my late 50s! I had no intention of doing so, but life coaching transformed my life, and I knew I had to share this energy with everyone I possibly could.

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

I am a solo practitioner. Being alone without anyone to consult with or talk with on a daily basis is difficult. As a therapist, I was used to working on a team or with other professionals. Not having that support is an adjustment.

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

  1. Believe you can make it happen.
  2. Listen to your inner voice, and be very cautious of taking advice from other people.
  3. Honor who you are and stay true to yourself and your values.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Thank you for the opportunity to reach your readers! If anyone reading this is serious about taking the next step to level up in life, please contact me via my website.

Where can people find you and your business?


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