Welcome to our next installment of #LikeABoss - where we feature people who follow their "why" and win! We are happy to present to you Dallas Sauer - owner and beauty director of Dallas Beauty Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA. She is on a mission to educate and level up other stylists, and help womxn to embrace their confidence and find their inner badass through her services and creative vision.
Meet Jessica Trainor - a classically trained singer, voice teacher, and Career and Life Coach. She used to underpin this trifecta with a day job. But, she realized that if she kept treating her passions as a hobby (underpinned by a toxic work environment), she would not hit the goals she had for performance and teaching career. She ditched the traditional career path, hasn't looked back for almost a year, and just travelled for five weeks and worked remotely during that time. Here are some initial insights from her time away!
Today, I'm excited to share the 2nd in a series of interviews about coaching, featuring my former client and now apprentice, Jessica Trainor. Jessica is not having your shit, and I love it. She is a whip-smart, fiercely loyal, crazy talented, and a seriously fabulous brain-based coach in the making. A year ago, she was working as an office manager. Today, she is freelancing full-time as an opera singer, voice teacher, and much more while simultaneously training to become Rowan Coaching's next coach. I'm so proud of my clients, and Jessica is no exception! Since I've been training Jessica, I've been really interested to see her perspective transform from client to coach - which is not only something that inspires me, but something from which I learn! In that spirit, I had a few questions for her...
Last night, I signed on to Skype for my monthly mastermind meeting with other female solopreneurs. This month, it turns out we all had something similar on our minds: we are too damn busy. Some say it is the entrepreneur's natural state. I refuse to accept this. Beyond the fact that this idea is fundamentally out of alignment with one of my core values, quality of life, I sincerely believe that what's actually occurring is not a crisis of productivity, but a crisis of available mental space.
This is the second article in a new series from Rowan Coaching called, "Managing Your Own Business and Depression." Check out the first article, "Unraveling the Stigma of Depression to Get Sh*t Done," and tune in soon for more posts in the series!
I was super excited to present a new interview skills workshop at the French American Chamber of Commerce's Young Executives Workshop this month. In case you weren't able to make it, I'm posting the presentation, which contains the key points I want to share with anyone trying to own their next job interview. Enjoy, and don't be afraid to hit me up with any questions!