In today’s Vendor Interview Series instalment, we’re going to get to know a little bit about Karen Amlin of KK Counselling & Coaching/Serenity Seekers Club.
Karen Amlin of KK Counselling & Coaching/Serenity Seekers Club
How did you choose what you wanted to do?
I finally started listening to my Internal voice and stopped worrying If my decisions would be completely understood by the people around me.
What were you most afraid of when starting your business?
In the very beginning, I was most afraid of giving the wrong advice or not being good enough myself. My very first client took away those fears when she told me she was happy to finally be working with someone who she felt was truly “caring” about her. I know now that people, above all else, want to feel worthy…worthy of love, worthy of happiness… and worthy of peace in their lives.
How do you stay organized?
I get up at 5:30 every morning even though my first appointment isn’t until 8:30 or 9am. I use a physical “Law of Attraction” planner as well as an online scheduling system and set reminders on my phone.
Tell us about any formal education that you pursued related to your business?
I have a Bachelor’s Degree In Theology, which Is priceless to me. I have a diploma In Counselling Skills, I’ve taken countless Law of Attraction and communication courses. I am halfway through my certification for Aromatherapy and also enrolled In Neuro Linguistic programming.
What are you most proud of about your business?
I am most proud and feel Incredibly blessed when I see the positive changes my clients have made in their lives. I am humbled and grateful for being on a journey with my clients witnessing their incredible transformations. Nothing will ever be more rewarding for me than knowing I helped someone recognize their worth and inspired them to create a life they love.
What vision do you have for the future of your business?
My business will be taking a giant leap forward In 2019 when I launch an online platform of courses to help people create the life they love.
How do manage work/life balance?
I limit how many appointments I will do in a day/evening and only two on the weekend. I schedule personal family time. I keep Friday night as date night and Sunday mornings as chat time with my husband.
One fun way you deal with stress? How do you unwind from your work day?
I unwind by reading, writing, or watching mindless tv.
What would someone be surprised to find out about you?
They’d be surprised to know I love all Marvel movies and that Rocky Balboa Inspires me on so many levels I could go on for days about him if you give me a green light.
What is the best book you have read for business or personal growth? Or, what are you reading right now?
Best books for business or personal growth are Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich, and Og Mandino’s “Greatest Salesman In the World” .
What is your favourite inspiring or motivational quote?
“If you know what you’re worth, then you can go get what you’re worth” Rocky Balboa
What advice would you give to another woman just starting her own business?
Care about your clients – human connection matters most.
Thank you so much to Karen 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 her.
In the meantime, you can find KK Counselling & Coaching/Serenity Seekers Club online here:
Website: www.kkcounselling.com and www.serenityseekers.club
Facebook: /kkcounselling and /serenityseekersclub
About the Vendor Interview Series:
When we 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 other’s 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