Entrepreneurship Talks with Kerrie Phipps
At today’s Academy of Entrepreneurs’ #EntrepreneurshipTalks – we’re featuring our interview with Kerrie Phipps – Speaker, Leadership Coach and Author of best-selling book Do Talk To Strangers – How To Connect With Anyone, Anywhere.
Kerrie Phipps is an inspiring and energetic communicator whose passion is connecting and empowering Difference-Makers and Leaders, from BHP, Shell and Microsoft to young, brave social entrepreneurs.
A chronic illness and burning question… and defiance of doctors assumptions.
The question “How do I most effectively help people?” was what I was asking myself when doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to work for “5-10 years”. I knew I was on the planet for a purpose – and while I wasn’t clear about it – I knew I couldn’t spend a decade not doing anything of value. I wanted to help people move forward with their life goals so we’re all able to make a bigger difference.
I discovered that life and leadership coaching was the answer to my question. It propelled me forward as I worked with a coach on my own goals, including health and wellbeing – and immersed myself in to every coach training (accredited by the International Coach Federation) that I possibly could.
Within a year of the doctors negative decree, I was a certified coach and working with clients who were achieving amazing things.
Building a business is challenging. What advise do you have for first-time entrepreneurs?
Try it out.
Networking, meeting people, can be stressful if you’re trying to get clients, but if you let go of that pressure, and the pressure to impress, and simply be present with people, curious and willing to be open to serve, you find yourself making powerful, authentic connections. They might not become a client, but a great friend or awesome referrer.
Thank you Kerrie, for your sharing your insights and for telling us the story behind your entrepreneurial journey. ❤️
We love having her around at Academy of Entrepreneurs! In fact, watch this video of one of her talks in our campus:
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