Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nicole Leclerc, founder of Tensegrity Wellness, located in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm the owner/operator of a home-based massage therapy business. I offer a wide range of different modalities, Including: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release (IASTM), Cupping therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Sports Massage. I take a holistic approach to my practice, and I always strive to find the root cause of any issue my clients may have. I believe that at the core of any physical ailment, there lies an energetic origin. This is why I also offer Reiki, Sound Healing, and Myofascial Release. I believe that the mind-body and soul must be considered in order to get to the root cause of any physical symptom. My customers are people looking for a holistic approach to their healing. They are familiar with or curious about spiritual practices.
Tell us about yourself
I got into massage therapy because I had a strong desire to help other people. I wanted a career that would be both rewarding and meaningful. I love connecting with each individual and learning about who they really are, what makes them happy, and what they find important in life. When I was growing up, I struggled a lot with anxiety. It was very crippling and made everyday life almost unbearable. I started to look into different approaches that would help me find peace and reprieve from the constant overwhelm that I was experiencing. After a life-changing Reiki treatment with a friend, I decided to learn how to practice it myself. I found Reiki incredibly beneficial, and it helped me find the peace of mind I had been longing for. Although Reiki was great for the energetic body, I wanted something that would also incorporate the physical body. That's when I decided to go to school for massage therapy. I'm incredibly grateful that I chose this path, and I'm able to offer to heal to those who are suffering as I was.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I would say my biggest accomplishment was finally getting over the fear of starting my own business. Starting a business can be incredibly intimidating. A lot of fears come up when you start to plan your business. Ultimately it came down to feeling confident and capable enough. I had been wanting to start my own business for years but never felt ready for it until just recently. So I would say my greatest accomplishment was working on my mindset and core beliefs to the point where I could confidently pave my own path and create a business I could feel proud of.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I think one of the hardest things is having all the onus on you. If something goes wrong, it's on you to fix it. It's a lot of responsibility and can be overwhelming at times.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- "Just do it!" If you've been thinking of starting a business but are holding back because you don't know how I would suggest just jumping in and starting. You will learn on the way, and there are so many resources out there that can help you get started.
- It's not as hard as you think it will be.
- It will be worth all the hard work.
Where can people find you and your business?
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