"Meet the WE Magazine Woman in Business Kristie Kennedy "Meet Kristie Kennedy, Certified Professional Coach, Speaker and Author

Tell us about your business (what product or service you provide and who your target audience is)

I am in the business of coaching/consulting individuals in four primary areas: Mindset Renewal, Motivation, Momentum and Maximization of Potential. My target audience consists of professional business women who currently operate in leadership capacities that believe they have plateaued in their careers, abilities and skills.

Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place?

To own is defined as more than having possession it means taking full responsibility for caring and nurturing that which has been assigned to you.  As a business owner I have the privilege of creating products which never before existed and have the potential to impact nations.  Maybe being an only child influenced me more than I‘ve realized. I am an independent and strong willed individual who enjoys the freedom of thought.  As an entrepreneur there are no limits to what my mind can conceive and they definitely don’t have to cut through a bunch of red tape and corporate bureaucracy.

What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?

To be honest countless books, life, authentic leaders and Google.  I was told that the secret to wisdom was to be curious.  I am open to learning something new each and every day from every person and any situation.

What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date? Seeing innumerable articles appear in noteworthy publications.  At one time in my life, I was too afraid to share my thoughts on any platform public or private. A quote that I have come to cherish by Maggie Kuhn states, “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” It feels great to embrace freedom of speech.

What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers? “One day someone will pay you for your ideas.” And never allow money to dictate what you can or cannot have, can or cannot do.”

What have been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business? In my experience consistency, conviction, creativity and clarity.  When I share my message continually through a variety of mediums expressing unique flair with a crystal clear message the word spreads fast and opportunities begin to overtake me like a tsunami.

What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years? The key to maintaining momentum is deciding never to lose momentum. You must be relentless in pursuit of your passion and purpose no matter how difficult the climb.  Yesterday the valleys, today the hills and tomorrow the magnificent mountains.  Never give in, never give up and never give out.

Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business? If yes, please describe (and include links if available).




Do you have any new projects coming up (or have you just completed a big project ~ reached a milestone, etc.)? If so, please tell us about it.

My focus in this New Year is to continue to develop informational products and obtain my next life coaching certification in health and wellness. I am on the tail end of re-branding my business along with the development of an e-commerce website.

What do you do for fun/relaxation?

I enjoy walks in the park, reading, instrumental music, playing with my dog Co-Co Chanel and board games.

What is Number One Business Goal you plan to accomplish over the next year?

To develop solid business systems and automated streams of income that will create greater time freedom in my life.

You want to write a book on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Educating and empowering aspiring entrepreneurs on the challenges of starting, running and building your own business along with the sweet dividends of persistence.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Don’t delay it, slay it! You have an extraordinary gift of greatness on the inside that beckons for you to boldly untie and share it with the world.  Dare to dream BIG, dare to be BRAVE and dare to give life your BEST every single day!

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