Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stephanie Weber, Holistic Transformation Coach,based in Chicago, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My name is Stephanie Weber, and I’m a holistic transformation coach, 200-hour registered yoga instructor, mindful meditation facilitator, and sound healer. As a coach, I empower unfulfilled women to uncover their purpose and create a soul-aligned life they LOVE! My mission is to help women who are feeling stuck to elevate their mindset and step into their power so they can fearlessly follow their dreams.
As a sound healer, I lead deeply restorative sound baths designed to help bring my clients into a state of relaxation, calm, and alignment. I have led hundreds of meditations, both in-person and virtually, and am available globally for private sessions, corporate events, workshops, retreats, ceremonies, and more! I am also the host of The Inner Sunshine Podcast, which is dedicated to helping women embody their most authentic selves, live mindfully, cultivate abundance, and shine their light from the inside out!
Tell us about yourself
I graduated from college with a degree in Marketing and went straight into the 9-5 corporate world out of school. However, I realized rather quickly that the office job life was not for me. I went through a difficult period in my early 20s where I was very depressed and felt completely lost. I had no idea what my purpose was on this earth, but I KNEW I was meant for more than sitting on a cube farm doing repetitive, mind-numbing work for the rest of my life.
About five years ago, I had an awakening when I hit my personal rock bottom. I was extremely burnt out, and it started me on my journey to find deeper meaning and connection to life. I have spent the past several years investing in myself, continuing my education, and healing both physically and mentally. I eventually left my soul-sucking corporate career to pursue my passions full-time.
Since then, I have received three separate yoga teacher training certifications (Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Hot), my meditation teacher training certification, as well as my mindfulness coaching certification. I also became a certified sound healer and went back to school to pursue my dream career path in holistic health coaching and nutrition! I started my soul-aligned coaching & sound healing business, and I now work with clients all over the world to help them elevate their mindset and live in alignment with themselves.
My healing journey completely transformed my life, and I have dedicated myself to helping other women do the same. That's why I decided to become a coach & holistic wellness practitioner – I want to help my clients uncover their passions and create their own path to happiness! Mediation and sound healing also played an integral role in my transformation, and I love being able to share these powerful holistic modalities with my clients and community.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is witnessing the incredible transformations my clients have experienced since we began working together. I have seen my clients start soul-aligned businesses, gain self-confidence, get raises at work, leave their soul-sucking jobs, become more mindful, overcome mindset blocks, and so much more! There is truly nothing more rewarding for me than seeing the incredible women I work with stepping into their power and following their dreams!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Honestly, one of the hardest things about being an entrepreneur is overcoming your own mindset blocks. It’s not always easy to put yourself and your offerings out into the world. I experienced a lot of self-doubt and fear when I first started my business – especially around failing, judgment from others, and not feeling “good enough.”
I always share with my clients that 99% of the challenges in life come from our own minds, and that is certainly true for me. Becoming a business owner transforms you in so many ways. I have grown SO much over the past few years, and I’m excited to continue growing and evolving!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
First, know that there will never be a “perfect” time to start a business, and you will never feel “ready.” Sometimes you just have to feel the fear and do it anyway. Also, know that there is no such thing as failure - just lessons learned. Every mistake, every mishap, every “failure” is just a lesson on how to do better next time. Everyone has missed the mark or failed at some point in their journey, and they are often wiser because of it. The important thing is that you keep going and never give up!
Second, ask for help! It’s okay not to know all the answers all the time. My life and business changed in the most incredible ways when I found mentors, teachers, and coaches who helped me uplevel my thinking and become the next-level version of myself. When you choose to invest in yourself and your business, magic happens.
And last, find the strategies that work best for you. There is so much noise out there from people that will tell you that there is only ONE way to be successful in business. That their way is the right way to run and market your business and that if you follow their exact steps, you will be successful too. What I have learned over the years is that just because something works for one person does not mean that it will work for everyone. Find the things that resonate with you and leave the rest.
Where can people find you and your business?
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