Community Spotlight: CamTel Innovations
1. What initially drew you to being a business & transformation coach?
I always knew that I wanted to work with entrepreneurs in some capacity, and not just on their business but also on themselves. I first started out as a Life Coach and was only attracting entrepreneurs, so it was almost a natural progression to shift into the Business aspect of it as well. I love the journey of entrepreneurship because it really forces us to face ourselves, our strengths, our weaknesses, and our mental/emotional blocks. It is one of the few experiences where in order to reach your full potential, you HAVE to do the work on yourself as you work on your business. You can’t transform your business if you don’t also transform yourself! Plus, I love talking business goals and strategy, so getting to do that while also talking about mindset shift, it all just fits!
2. What excites you most about your job?
When I see my clients have a breakthrough. Whether it be in their business, or regarding a block they’ve had for years, that moment when something new clicks for them, it never gets old! There is something really humbling about being that catalyst for transformation in other people’s lives. It reminds me of the real reason why I do the work that I do.
3. What is the best business advice you’ve been given?
The best business advice I’ve received has to be “find your why.” Ironically, it wasn’t really given as business advice, but as a first step when I was a part of Herbalife (a nutrition & wellness MLM company) and starting my fitness journey/business simultaneously about 5 years ago. Your “why,” regardless of if it is to lose weight, start a business, get a degree, write a book, or take on a new job, will ALWAYS be the thing that you fall back on when things are at their most challenging. Your “why” is what will keep you pushing when you’re tired, or keep you happily at the office until 3AM on a Saturday night (yes I’ve done this), or continuing to pitch your business after your 20th no. So, being clear and solid in your “why” has to be the best advice I’ve been given.
4. How did you hear about SharedSpace and what makes it a good fit for your work?
I first visited SharedSpace for a networking event with New2Atl in December or January, and I thought it was super cute. Then, in April, I came in over the weekend a few times with my friend Trena who has a ProDesk membership. The ProDesk membership is perfect for me because when I am working on projects, I am a major night owl. Being able to work in an office environment until 12 or 1 in the morning has been so beneficial. I used to have a membership with another office that required me to leave at 5pm, and it was the worst because my brilliant mind juices don’t even start flowing until 10pm sometimes! LOL I’m pretty sure I would not have finished writing my first book if it wasn’t for the 24 hour access!
5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A lawyer. I 1000% knew that I was going to be a lawyer right up until I took my first Psychology class in HS. That class changed my life trajectory because it sparked my fascination with the human mind and how we each experience life so differently, but also so similarly. I still think I’d make a hell of a lawyer, but there’s no way I’m going back to school for another 3 years! 🙂