“I enjoy seeing my clients succeed and the freedom to create my own business.”
Throughout history, dance has been used as an expression of freedom, something that Bronwyn Williams of What’s Next Life Coaching with Bronwyn is well aware of. As a professional ballroom dancer, she started her career running a successful dance studio.
Yet during those 14 years, Bronwyn realised a passion to encourage growth and transformation not only in her students’ dancing, but also in their lives. So in 2018, she sold her studio and retrained as a life coach.
Currently, Bronwyn coaches women to break through barriers and create a life of fulfilment through one-on-one coaching. Taking inspiration from her dance lessons, Bronwyn focuses on small improvements to implement larger life changes. Her hope for the future is to reach even more clients.
To do so, Bronwyn has joined the HerBusiness Network. The support and advice from like-minded women has kept her focussed and on track to scale her business. And as she continues on this journey, Bronwyn’s next business goal is to start her own podcast.
Outside of an interest in self-development, Bronwyn is still passionate about dance. But when she isn’t dancing, she can be found exploring nature with her border collies and spending time with her family and friends.
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur and why?
Mel Robbins – She is so authentic and motivational growing a great company with those values.
Why did you start your business and what gave you the idea?
I have been a dance coach and dance studio owner for many years and I have always been interested in personal development.
I could see that life coaching is something that lots of people need in their lives so I sold my studio to recreate myself as a Life coach.
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
I enjoy seeing my clients succeed and the freedom to create my own business.
What three pieces of advice do you wish you’d been given when you started?
- Keep notes about what is working well for your business from day one, and don’t keep trying to reinvent it if you get bored. Work your system.
- Listen to people, but do what you feel is right anyway.
- Don’t be an island and do everything yourself. Reach out and create connections.
What advice would YOU give someone thinking about starting a business?
Be prepared to work hard with long hours, running your own business has amazing rewards but it becomes a lifestyle.
What skills and knowledge areas would you recommend those starting out in business get acquainted with quickly?
Getting business and financial skills so you can make sure you are running a profitable bottom line and not working hard for no returns. It’s easy to feel like you’re busy making money when in fact you need to be charging more or cutting costs.
What does your IDEAL business look like? Even if you’re not there yet, what would it look like if your business was ideal?
I have clients waiting to book in with me. I have full classes with lively conversation. I’m learning and developing my skills. My clients are creating changes in their lives.
What problem does being a Member of the HerBusiness Network solve for you and your business? And, how?
Working with inspirational women is very interesting. The zoom meetings are keeping me focused. I also don’t feel so alone in my solo business.