I am a Global Clarity & Success Coach and Mindfulness Consultant to aspiring female entrepreneurs. I am on a mission to champion the introverted, emphatic and intuitive women starting in business or taking their professions by storm, to ensure they step up to be seen, and heard.
I am passionate about sharing my experiences with mindfulness and how this has helped me in business and life. I want to make it tangible and practical for inclusion in everybody’s lives – it has changed my life completely and I am so excited to share the impact this has had on me with women across the globe, bringing Conscious Creation, Self-Awareness and Mastery into the mainstream.
– Alison Callan
What made you take the leap into entrepreneurship?
The catalyst to launch my own business came following the birth of my first child, Max. I was working in the corporate world and when I announced my pregnancy I was met with negativity and views which contradicted how I envisaged motherhood would be. I chose to ignore these opinions and instead lived mindfully during my first year as a new mum enjoying every single second. Having gained this new positive mindset, I realised that I wasn’t living life to the fullest; I hadn’t found that elusive soul tingling purpose and ultimate fulfillment through my career.
So, after much soul-searching and recalling all the positive aspects of my careers I kept coming back to the same conclusion – coaching. I loved coaching and was incredibly passionate about the mindfulness techniques I had learnt since becoming a mother and wanted to use this to inspire and help others.
During my maternity leave with my second child, Liam, I gained my Associate Certified Coach accreditation, hoping to coach as a side business when I returned back to work. However, when I was due to return to work part-time, I was greeted with the news of a restructure meaning part-time wasn’t possible. This felt like a message from the universe telling me to take the plunge into entrepreneurship and launch my own business full-time and I am eternally grateful I followed this path.
How do you differentiate yourself from others in your field?
I’m not about the hustle, or faking it till you make it. I’m all for flow and alignment. I believe you can and should build your career and business in the most authentic way to you, instead of following all the usual frameworks that everyone else is doing.
I also believe self-mastery is key to a well-rounded life and that having clarity of what success feels like, instead of just wanting money, is far more powerful than anything materialistic. Self-mastery is all about understanding who you really are and what you truly want from life.
I empower people to authentically and passionately live lives they love and deserve with clarity and purpose through mindfulness, coaching and conscious creation. We have infinite potential, we are creative, resourceful and whole. This is the time to believe in ourselves and command a reality we choose.
What do you do to recharge when you are feeling drained? or What is the one mantra that you live your life by?
When I feel drained, I try to switch off. I absolutely love working and my business is such a passion of mine, but I know that I can’t work 24/7. I try take some time out for myself and my family – spending quality time with my children and husband is the best thing I can do to recharge.
The mantra I use daily is ‘something magical is happening today, something magical is coming my way.’
What advice would you give to someone asking for advice about becoming an entrepreneur?
My one piece of advice would be to get a coach. When I established my coaching business and wanted to learn more about what it takes to run a successful business, especially an online business, I hired a coach who helped me get into that space mentally and exposed me to all of the things I needed to become aware of to be the very best I could be in my field.
Having a coach is great for accountability, it’s the best way to stay on track, stay motivated and ensure your energy is focused where it should be.
I have created a free 7-day accountability challenge to help successfully implement the ultimate mindfulness & productivity ritual into your day. This is a great tool you can use to kick-start your journey and remain on the right path, with or without a coach.
For more information, please visit www.alisoncallan.com/