Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tia Graham, founder of Arrive At Happy, located in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My company is called Arrive At Happy, and we help organizations grow through a culture of engagement and happiness! Our customers are executives/leaders in organizations that want to increase their own happiness & well-being and elevate productivity, and morale. My new best-selling book, Be a Happy Leader: Stop Feeling Overwhelmed, Thrive Personally, and Achieve Killer Business Results. We offer virtual and in-person keynote talks, leadership development programs, consulting, and retreats.

Tell us about yourself

I have always been a positive and optimistic person & people have asked me how I stay so happy. Just like most people, my life has been full of ups and downs. My first career was in the hospitality industry. I was a Director of Sales and Marketing for hotels and resorts for 14-years in the United States and Europe. When I went back to work after having my 2nd daughter, I was deeply unhappy. I was overwhelmed, stressed, angry, anxious, full of guilt, and I knew that I needed change. I hired a life/business coach and told her about my dream to create a happiness company.

At this point, I began to re-educate myself and learn about the science of happiness and happiness at work. I became certified as a coach and got certified in neuroscience, positive psychology, and teaching positive psychology. I also became a Certified Chief Happiness Officer for happiness at work.

What motivates me every day is the inspiration and impact that I am having on people. My work is full of purpose and meaning.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Publishing my bestselling new book, Be a Happy Leader.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Balancing business growth and operating the business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Find an industry/service/product that you are really passionate about and interested in.
  2. Use the Profit First business model.
  3. Keep a Growth Mindset and always continue to educate yourself.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

The science of happiness will change your life and career - everyone needs it! It is proven that happy people are more successful.

Where can people find you and your business?


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