Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Laure Sabini, founder of Full of Kindness, a benefit company teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
At Full of Kindness, Laure teaches mindfulness to children and adolescents. Children today have busy schedules, feel pressure to excel, and live in a world that is moving faster and faster.
Did you know 1 in 5 youth has a diagnosable mental health condition? (Mental health Commission of Canada, Children, and Youth).
Mindfulness can help them regulate their emotions, which in turn helps them be ready to learn and grow in an optimum way.
Tell us about yourself
Hi, my name is Laure, I'm from France, and for the past 15 years, I've lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I've been looking for ways to heal my own childhood trauma for the past 20 years. I've tried many healing modalities.
When I discovered mindfulness, I thought, "this is it; this is what I've been looking for!" I was looking for a way to heal deeply and a technique that would be universal, that everyone could benefit from. Working with children has always been natural to me, so it came naturally to teach this life skill to them. It's so empowering and rewarding to see them learn mindfulness and hear them say it helps them deal with their emotions, deal with stress, and sleep better.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Last school year, over 100 teachers asked to do my mindfulness programs with their students. I did not expect this much enthusiasm at once. This got me to start my business and know that I'm on the right path.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Being an entrepreneur is so much freedom (you make the decisions, you make your own schedule...) that sometimes it can be its own disadvantage. It can be lonely at times. I miss working with a team, having a little fun throughout the day, and bouncing ideas off other human beings.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
I believe everyone should start their own business at least once in their life. We learn so much about ourselves and business.
The top 3 tips I'd give are:
- Be passionate about what you're offering.
- Be confident and believe in it.
- Take every "failure" as a learning opportunity.
Where can people find you and your business?
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