Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dallisa Hocking, CEO of Spirit & Spark, located in Austin, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Are you ready to reduce stress, refocus your priorities, and experience self-love like never before? Spirit & Spark® helps people remove blocks from their personal path through guided meditation classes, development workshops, and one-on-one private sessions.
About our CEO, Dallisa Hocking: Before she became a nationally recognized mindfulness expert and intuitive business consultant, Dallisa led a very different life as an executive in the casino industry in Las Vegas. She has made matters of the heart, living authentically and teaching people how to elevate their own joy, her core mission. She created "Spirit & Spark," which over the years has grown into a global virtual company devoted to connecting individuals and groups with top spiritual and wellness service providers.
Tell us about yourself
Dallisa is a 5th generation Psychic Medium and works with clients to live happier, more fulfilling lives! Through a miraculous turn of events in 2015, she left her "9 to 5" job soon after to pursue her work as a clairvoyant and healer. Dallisa is motivated to work with clients around the world because she can see their mindset shifting, and they begin to achieve their biggest dreams with greater ease. She feels like she's making a difference, and that keeps her going!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Dallisa headlined her own live Las Vegas stage show called "Psychics & Spirits: The Live Show." She conducted live readings with audience members. Although it was closed due to the pandemic, it was an incredible accomplishment!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Going through the pandemic and navigating the changes in the business were a challenge. What was once an in-person company had to pivot to one that was virtual. Even though the entire business landscape changed, we've been able to thrive!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Know your "WHY!" Why are you doing the work that you are doing? Who are you helping? How can you make a difference, and why is that important?
- Timing is important! Is the public/consumer ready for your service or product? Why should they buy it? If it's hard to describe your offer, and people aren't adopting it during a pilot or beta test, you might want to go back to the drawing board. Throwing spaghetti at a wall and expecting it to stick is not a good long-term strategy!
- There are no shortcuts. It takes time, patience, and persistence to be successful! Who are you partnering with? What media outlets will run a story about you and your product? Are you working on your business every day? Are you following up with every client and lead that comes your way?
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Your intuition is your superpower, and it can be incredibly helpful when navigating your life and businesses! Dallisa offers 1:1 Zoom sessions where you can look at your ideal pathway moving forward, saving you time and frustration.
Where can people find you and your business?