After 12 years of working in the hospitality industry, Naomi found herself burnt out, unfulfilled, and needing a change. Though she had worked her way through successful leadership positions, She often found herself being the only woman at the table.
After shifting her mindset and investing in herself by focusing on self-development and leadership. Naomi eventually decided to start my own business where she could use her knowledge and skills to make a real change.
Today Naomi helps women feel more empowered and less stressed while they embark on their journey of self development, Leadership and entrepreneurship. Naomi guides women through Launching businesses, avoiding burnout, setting boundaries, and building confidence as they step into leadership roles.
Naomi believes that we need more women sitting at the head of the table in leadership roles and with Naomi’s Coaching and Consulting, she aims to help get more women leaders there.
Where did the idea for Naomi’s Coaching and Consulting come from?
I have a passion for helping people and seeing people achieve their goals. when I was in the hotel field as a Manager I pretty much coached and developed my team and majority of them went on to become mangers themselves in the field and even held high level positions. I also struggled at meetings I usually was the women in most of my meetings and had to always work twice as hard to prove myself. Respect never came right away like it did for others. This is where my true passion for women empowerment and coaching came in.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I usually wake up pray, say my affirmations, look at my vision board as a reminder of my goals and get dressed for the day make a cup of French press coffee, check my emails, post something positive on my social media. Then look over my task for the day might be what clients I have that day, projects I need to work on, follow up call’s with clients. I always make a list of my task the night before so that I know what I am doing each day that really helps!
How do you bring ideas to life?
I have a very creative mind it comes up with so many things LOL. I have tons of journals and notebooks for everything so if something pops up in my head, I don’t just act on it right away I write it down and look over everything that I wrote down for the day and circle the ones that really stick with me then I start researching and go over the pros and cons if it’s really something that fits with what my business offers.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Plant based meals!!
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Writing everything down and going back to it when things slow down
What advice would you give your younger self?
JUST GO FOR IT stop overthinking things.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I most of the time say something that makes you think twice 🙂
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Keep redefining yourself and your business don’t think you have to stay stagnate and do the same thing try new things in your business
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I try to connect with people and make the interaction feel as if they are talking to their friend
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I tried to offer too much and ended up burning myself out and unable to deliver. I looked at things that I truly love doing in my business and cut it down to those items. I cut down on the services I provide, and it made a big difference.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Sign up for a freelancing site to filter new clients.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Amazon Echo Plus, it’s a personal assistant seriously Alexa is awesome!!
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I use Acuity. It’s what I use for all my client’s bookings as well as blocking off time where clients can’t book if I have to do something like attend a training.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
All the women in business you should read. “The Most Powerful Woman in the room is You”. It really helps you with how you see yourself as a Businessperson and how to really market yourself once you have the proper group of people that you are trying to get to buy your products.
What is your favorite quote?
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others – Gandhi
- Always stay humble, you will go far with perseverance and the right mindset
Mario Schulzke is the Founder of ideamensch, which he started a decade ago to learn from entrepreneurs and give them a platform for their ideas.