What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
I was motivated to begin my own business after spending more tha 17 years as a psychologist in the private and educational sector. I was left feeling unfulfilled. My cup was empty after giving so much to so many. There was nothing left for me. I eventually lost sight of who I was. I all but forgot my dreams and entrepreneurial aspirations.
I am also motivated to live a fulfilling life on my own terms without another entity telling me when to eat, when to vacation, and determining my financial worth.
I was inspired to start my own business by my 12 year old daughter. I wanted to show her that anything is possible when you are willing to work hard and are determined.
Tell us about your business.
I feel like I have the best business on earth: I build people up and help them unfold into who they were placed on this earth to be! I am a Business/Life & Mindset Coach. I love assisting my clients to live their dreams, reach their goals, and bring tasks and projects into fruition.
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
Currently, I am offering free mini-coaching calls. Hop on over at kathypierson.com, and complete the Let’s Connect page for a complimentary clarity conversation.
I am also accepting applications for The Clarity Seekers Academy. It is an academy established that:
- Provides clients clarity on their big goals.
- Promotes specific strategies & techniques to bridge the gap from idea to execution.
- Explains how to position, promote, and get paid for your product, advice, talent, and wisdom.
- And much, much more!
I was assigned as a lead psychologist on the Foster Care Resiliency task force, which was implemented in over 100 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
I also have certifications in the following:
- Cognitive Behavioral Science
- Resiliency Counseling
- Positive Psychology
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Behavior Support Plans
- Cognitive Behavioral Assessments
Where is your business based?
My business is based in Los Angeles, California. However, information from the academy and other programs is accessible worldwide via the internet.
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
The first steps I took were getting a business coach and an accountability partner. I will have both for the rest of my life, because they assist enormously in bridging the gap between idea and execution.
Then I eventually established a website. My most recent step has been the creation of my podcast Let’s Get Clear! With Kathy Pierson Clarifying Conversations for Your Life & Business.
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
Networking and utilizing social media platforms.
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
My biggest challenge has been consistently marketing my business. I am only one person, and finding the time to market consistently can be a challenge.
How did you overcome these challenges?
These challenges are honestly still a work in progress. I maintain a posting schedule, go live on Facebook multiple times a week, post mindset moment videos on Instagram, and try to attend organizations and conferences in my field to keep my business in the forefront of the public.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
I keep motivated by remembering why I do this work and the broad impact it will have on another person. Individuals such as Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, and Oprah have impacted me. And I know I have the potential to impact others as well.
I don’t want to act based on feelings or emotions. I strive to bring awareness behind my emotions and feelings through remembering the goal of my work.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
I distinguish myself by my unapologetic honesty and determination to always remain true to who I am.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
Success will soon follow when you are able to stay open to what others feel and not what they think!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Always use fear as the fuel to your success, and take bold and inspired action in the face of fear and adversity!
What are your favorite business tools/resources and why?
- My passion planner helps me to remain organized.
- Garage Band makes podcasting so super easy.
- Evernote helps with good for organization.
- Zoom for video conferencing.
- A virtual assistant (VA) or any assistance received that increases the rate of execution.
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
- How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold—great for shifting money mindset
- Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian
- The Book of Awakening by Marc Nepo
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
I am learning so much about myself and how I deal with difficulties and how I work best. I am learning about my distractors and most importantly how I best can thrive and execute projects and ideas.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
My goals are simply to grow my business as large as possible and impact as many lives as possible. I also want to continue my personal growth in every way possible: mentally, physically, and financially.
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