In today’s Vendor Interview Series instalment, we’re going to get to know a little bit about Rosemary of Heart Powered Coaching.
But first, a little bit about the Vendor Interview Series….
When started to plan our inaugural Women’s Expo, we wanted it to be more than just another vendor’s market and workshop event.
We wanted to create a sense of community. To create connections and get just as excited about each others businesses as we are about our own.
We planned a pre-event meetup so that the vendors could get together and get to know each other before the ‘big event’, and we tasked them with some ‘homework’ that they have probably never had to do before when participating in a vendor market style event, (this Interview Series being one of their tasks).
It was our vision that with the information that they provide us with, we do as much as we can to showcase, and highlight these hardworking women, not only the weekend of the Women’s Expo, but as often as we possible could in the weeks leading up to it.
Balancing life and work is hard and we are so honoured that they are choosing to spend some of their time with us <3
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get on with the interview!
Rosemary Heenan of Heart Powered Coaching
This is what Rosemary had to tell us when we asked her about her and her business:
In my business as a transformational life coach, I help women release their limiting beliefs so they can powerfully create what they truly want in life. I help women see their divine perfection and inspire them to embrace their feelings and trust they really can have what they desire.
In addition to coaching, I also provide a scientific Hand Analysis reading for clients. This reading is designed to Inspire and validate clients as they learn their Soul Purpose, a blueprint for their lives. With this blueprint, clients are more prepared to go for what they want because they believe in their Soul urgings.
How did you choose what you wanted to do?
I would describe it more as “It chose me’. When I was very young, I loved playing teacher and I have always been the person that other people go to with their problems. I became a community college professor of early childhood education and loved that career for many years. One of the most enjoyable aspects of working with my students was listening to them, supporting and believing in them and helping them when they asked.
When I met the late New York Times best-selling author, Debbie Ford, I found a woman who modeled genuine acceptance of others. I studied with Debbie for about five years, certifying in her coaching methods and mentoring others in her programs. I worked on growing my business in the summers; however the demands of teaching would always stop me during the academic year.
I had my own hands analyzed in 2007 to discover who was my ideal client-group for coaching. As I listened to the woman describing what she found on my hands, I knew I had to retire and develop my coaching business. She validated that my strengths were a significant part of my Soul Purpose, and that my greatest challenge was all part of my design. I was fascinated with how accurately my reader described me, even though we had never met, and that inspired me to learn how to analyze hands so I could do that for my clients.
Tell us about any formal education that you pursued related to your business?
I certified in two coaching programs through the Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching in California. I also certified in the Hand Analysis Intensive with Ronelle Coburn.
I have also completed many less formal education program related to hand analysis, coaching, and growing a business, social media marketing and the like.
Do you work alone or do you have team members/employees? Expand on your answer by telling us when you grew, or when/if you have plans on growing your team.
I am currently working alone. I did use a virtual assistant several years ago and would do that again when necessary.
What has been your biggest surprise, so far, about being a business owner?
I had no idea when I began that being a business owner was going to be the greatest personal development program of my life. I learned so much about my strengths and areas I needed to develop. To become better at helping others, I needed to take the utmost good care of myself.
What do know now that you wish you had known when you started your business?
I know that I must listen to my own inner wisdom and be in integrity with myself about strategies for growing my business. I listened to and followed advice that may have been the current trend, and was just not right for me. I also wish I had pursued my own vision of what I wanted to say about my work instead of stifling that to follow what others said was “marketable”. Be true to myself Is my motto now.
How do manage work/life balance?
Being fully present is the best way I know to balance aspects of my life. If I stay present, I am focused on what I am doing and who I am with at the time. I get to the other things when I can.
One fun way you deal with stress? How do you unwind from your work day?
I love to play duplicate bridge, a hobby completely unlike my business. I unwind by playing bridge online.
I think people might be surprised that I am pretty competitive and determined to improve my bridge skills.
What is your favourite inspiring or motivational quote?
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung
What is the best book you have read for business or personal growth? Or, what are you reading right now?
Break Your Self Help Addiction by Brian D. Ridgway
What vision do you have for the future of your business?
My vision is to reach thousands of women and help those who are interested in knowing they are an infinite, unlimited being, powerful beyond measure.
What advice would you give to another woman just starting her own business?
Find a mentor who has accomplished what you want to create and who understands you and your business. Test her advice for yourself and do not do things because they are the latest “bright shiny object”.
Thank you so much to Rosemary for taking the time to answer our questions.
If you are in the area, be sure to stop by the Women’s Expo to say ‘Hi!’ to Rosemary.