Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jen Yundt Coles, Founder of The SIBO Coach, located in Sacramento, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am The SIBO Coach. I not only survived and overcame chronic SIBO myself, but I have also spent years researching digestive disorders and different types of dysbiosis in the gut. I help creatives and Type A's heal their guts and get back to thriving vs. surviving. I believe in personalized support and guidance, creating better health, one bite at a time.
Tell us about yourself
I am a mama first, Functional Medicine Health Coach, writer, gluten-free baker, and home renovator. I have many plates spinning at one time. I have many interests, and among them are research and digestive health. I enjoy educating others and sharing important pearls about one's healing journey that they may not have considered. Because I have struggled with digestive issues for decades, I have real empathy and understanding for my client's plight. My frustration with the conventional medicine "one-size-fits-all" protocol for SIBO treatment is what gets me up in the morning. I'm on a mission to change the way people receive treatment and heal themselves!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Great question! I think the biggest accomplishment is creating an approachable model. Fellow practitioners and prospective clients feel comfortable reaching out and sharing their struggles with me.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing about being a business owner is setting boundaries with your time, energy, and expertise. It's so easy to work longer hours or over the weekend when you're the boss, but that's exactly why you shouldn't. Be the CEO of your entire life, not just your business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Hire out for the help you need. Delegate everything that either you don't know how to do or don't want to do.
- Set boundaries with your employees, clients/patients, and stick to them.
- Give yourself grace. It's not always going to be easy or feel perfect, but keep making incremental progress; you'll get there.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have owned my own businesses for the last 20 years. I think it's important for us entrepreneurial types to share our gold, success, and lessons learned. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Where can people find you and your business?
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