Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Christy Shadowens, Owner of Transcendence Living Inc., located in Denver, CO, USA.

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

My life coach business involves providing coaching services to clients who are seeking guidance and support in achieving their personal or professional goals. I am a certified and trained professional who works with individuals to help them identify their goals, overcome obstacles, and create action plans to achieve success in their desired areas of life. The clients of my business may vary widely, as anyone who is seeking to make positive changes in their life can benefit from coaching services. Clients may include individuals who are looking to advance their careers, improve their relationships, overcome personal obstacles, or simply achieve greater overall fulfillment and happiness in their lives. We also offer business coaching, helping them to improve productivity, teamwork, and communication skills.

Tell us about yourself

I have always been in the service industry and an entrepreneur most of my life. I am an emotional insight coach, life coach, and speaker. I have over 25 years of experience in helping people transform through fitness, image, and inner work. I LOVE helping transform people in one way or another into their better selves! It gives me so much joy!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Good question! I have been fortunate to have had a successful career as a hair stylist, yoga teacher, author, and life coach, which really has helped me provide a well-rounded way of coaching to my clients. So I feel my biggest accomplishment is how I can really help my clients thrive!

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

As business owners, we wear many hats! In my case, I feel my biggest challenge is staying consistent with my advertising and marketing, which is why I am here.

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

  1. Make sure you absolutely love what you do! Because there are going to be a lot of challenges along the way. So you better be passionate about what you do! That will keep you going.
  2. Research. If it is a new industry you want to get into, research to see what is involved. Find business owners in that area and interview them to find out tips, pros, and cons.
  3. Never give up! If you have the top two done and you still want it, don't give up! There are going to be trials and errors. Take the "failures" as feedback because that's how you grow.

Where can people find you and your business?


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