Real Life = Work Life + Mom Life
In this week’s small business success story, we highlight Executive Leadership Coach and sole proprietor Amber Setter. Amber is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who works with executives and other professionals to help them navigate life transitions.
When the stay at home order was issued Amber’s mom-life and work-life collided. Like many parents, she was suddenly juggling work and family 24/7. She found that many of her clients were experiencing the same problems and her services were needed more than ever.
Amber says while her clients vary, she’s hearing a common refrain. “Our illusion of control is broken. People are being more self-reflective for a moment,” said Amber. She says clients are starting to prioritize and look at what they can and cannot live without.
As for Amber, she’s come up with a game plan for how she handles the stay at home order. Because things are changing so quickly, Amber reevaluates her business needs every week. She knows that being open to flexibility and anchoring back to goals is key to managing in the new normal. She makes every effort to work smarter, not harder.
Amber makes it a point to take care of herself. She sleeps a little more and sets aside time to make decisions during moments of stillness, away from outside influences.
Most of all, Amber hasn’t changed the overall game plan of her business just yet. She keeps her eyes on the horizon, while still being cognizant of the present.
To find out more about Amber, check out this article she wrote for CalCPA aimed at early career professionals.
For a look at some of the other small business professionals we know that are thriving during these difficult times, check out our features on Killroy Pest Control, Wine and Liquor Mart, and Sift+Pour Bakery.