LeNae Goolsby, JD is the founder/owner of www.LeNaeGoolsby.com and is the Practice Administrator of www.YourInfiniteHealth.com. And, like most women, she wears many hats in her roles as wife, mother, friend, lady boss, entrepreneur, as well as artist, writer, and an intuitive empowerment oracle of the pragmatic persuasion. Read our interview with the lovely LeNae below…
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
I have had an entrepreneurial spirit for as long as I can remember – it is, I believe what made it challenging for me to accept the employment status quo in my twenties. I have been the administrative and business development arm of my husband’s private medical practice since we married in 2003. And in fact, it was a catalyst event in that business that ultimately set me on the path to create www.LeNaeGoolsby.com.
Tell us about your business.
As an intuitive life coach and oracle, I partner with men and women across the globe who are ready to push past limiting beliefs and/or blocks and reclaim their personal power in in order to achieve success and abundance in various aspects of their lives including relationships (with themselves and others) finances and health, etc.
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
Absolutely! LadyBossBlogger readers are invited to accept the following offer by emailing me at LeNae.Goolsby@gmail.com using the code: LADYBOSSBLOGGERDEAL in the subject line of the email. Receive one complimentary 50 minute coaching session when you purchase one 50 minute coaching session for $150. Sessions may be conducted via telephone, Skype, or in person if residing in either New Orleans or Lake Charles, Louisiana.
- Duke University Integrative Medicine Leadership Development Program
- Published in The Voice of SWLA, Inspired World Magazine, PsychCentral.com, & www.YahooBeauty.com
- YourTango.com Expert
- Christie Marie Sheldon Intuitive Life Coaching Program
- Quantum Success Coaching Academy
- Tulane University Law School
Where is your business based?
Coaching, readings, and energy clearing services are offered globally. In person coaching sessions are available for those persons residing in the New Orleans and/or Lake Charles Louisiana areas.
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
In addition to gaining proper training and then becoming confident in that training, intentional daydreaming (aka visualizing) was paramount to getting my business up and running, and integral in creating clarity in mission, vision, purpose, branding and marketing.
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
Social media, blogging, article writing, and network marketing and cultivating collaborative partnerships have been the most effective (and cost efficient) ways of raising awareness of my business and gaining new clients.
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
I am actually my biggest challenge. Getting hung up on perfectionism, second-guessing myself, self-doubt and self-criticism are opportunities to overcome and push forward everyday.
How did you overcome these challenges?
Overcoming these challenges is merely a daily choice to embrace authenticity over “perfection,” to choose to move in the direction of what feels right, and to consciously shift my mindset from self-criticism to self-love.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
Sometimes the best thing to do during difficult times is to literally just take a break, back away from the demands of the day and engage in self-care. This may be as simple as a bubble bath with aromatic candles and champagne, or a bona fide road trip. When I am able to step into that space of allowance… of non-resistance, that is when the inspiration, the re-ignition of creativity and even solutions are free to come forth.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
I actually believe that competition is an illusion, that the universe is abundant and there is enough for all of us. As we are all energy vibrating at various frequencies those who resonate with who I am and what I offer will be attracted to me. I am not here for everyone and that is good and okay.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
The best advice that I have received recently was from my husband, my biggest fan, who, when I was lamenting about feeling overwhelmed reminded me that it is okay that the house is not cleaned, that it’s okay that we’re temporarily pulling clean clothes out of the laundry basket, and that maybe it’s even okay that my self-imposed deadline is not going to be met… basically that it’s okay to cut myself some slack!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Ladies, it is safe and good for us to be selectively social. To mindfully surround ourselves with those who lift us up, encourage us, and help us to grow, who encourage us to shine. These people can only show up when we create the space for them by releasing those who criticize, second-guess, condemn, nay-say and/or guilt and shame us.
What is your favorite business tool or resource?
One of my favorite business tools and resources is BNI (Business Network International) I am a member in a highly successful chapter, GNO Elite in New Orleans and that has been instrumental in pushing me out of my comfort zone, honing my public speaking skills, and of course allowing me the opportunity to put the laws of giving and receiving into practical application.
What social media outlets do you use? List them below.
Hashtags #WorthTheLove #TakeYourPowerBack #SelfLoveIsSoulLove
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
I am presently reading “The Daily Stoic,” and “Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace In A Frantic World.”
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
I am presently learning about how to create high-ticket digital coaching courses and webinars, as well as how to leverage Instagram.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
Over the next few months, it is my intention to launch both my first digital self-coaching course, as well as self-publish my first book. Simultaneously, I intend to co-launch “Motivational Medicine”™ also a self-coaching program, and its companion book, all the while continuing to develop brand awareness and patient-partner growth in New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana for Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center.