Successful & Smart Business Coaching transforms the mindsets of ambitious women solo business owners to operate in a state of abundance. This enables them to expand their visions and operations, make the impact they desire, and finally put an end to playing small living within what they think they should do.

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Hi, I'm Julia Katsivo Carter, a Holistic Business Coach and Founder of Successful & Smart Business Coaching.

If you're stuck or desire growth, I bring awareness to what's happening inside and help you identify, name, and decide your move based on what you uncover.

I help you face and overcome the patterns that have kept you stuck and playing small, allowing you to step into something bigger and better for yourself.

And I help you create a personalized blueprint for a healthier, easier way to grow your business without sacrificing freedom.

I bring several advanced mindset coaching certifications and over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, systems and process development (constant learner here, anyone else?)

In 2014, I left my comfortable Federal government job at the Canada Revenue Agency to do this full-time, and doing this work is one of my happy places.

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All The Tools You Need To Build A Successful Business (Anything, really) Start With Your Thoughts.

How to grow your easeful six-figure business without sacrificing freedom "doing all the things"

Are you a female solo business owner who wants to grow her business because you're passionate about helping even more people with your skills and personality?

The thing is, you experience a few struggles that make it seem impossible, right?

  • Like working and not seeing enough fruits of your labour.
  • Doing "all the things," but no one is biting.
  • Maybe you are confused about what will work and give you the results you want.
  • You may desire a clear plan that compliments you, one you can understand and follow but don't know where to start.

While you are generally optimistic and grateful about your life, you feel like you could do more (even when there is too much to do already) and wish you saw more results from yourself (even as you play the patience game and know you already do "too much").

Honestly, it's a world of not-enough, not-good-enough, and time-running-out, all having a party in your brain without your consent or paying rent (if you can't laugh at this, what's the point).

The most important part about all this (and jokes aside)?

You can do without these feelings of struggle and angst. Because they simply get in the way.

Those overwhelming feelings that make you want to quit? That emotional storm? They are time, money, and energy leaks. They result in giving up, procrastination, start-stop cycles, luke-warm attempts, poor self-care, focusing on the wrong things (10 hours picking branding colours, one hour reaching out to potential clients, $0 income months), inconsistent and unreliable income, revenue growth, and poor self-worth.

They get in the way of good decisions, actions, and progress (Sigh.)

It's no wonder it feels impossible to grow your business the way you desire, and of course, your results will leave you feeling overwhelmed and defeated. What makes this particularly hard for you is that you're not a quitter, and you love to win, to succeed. You're ambitious and a natural-born leader. So you're always going to find a way to make it work. You may have learned to step back, gain strength, and then go back out again to conserve your energy. Unfortunately, this self-preservation way creates feast-famine, start-stop, chill-hustle burnout energy.

The feelings, actions and results that create the same defeating pattern are what we call a self-sabotaging cycle.

Here's what I want you to know.

You can feel strong emotions without making them about your identity.

"I FEEL defeated doesn't have to become "I AM a failure."

You can acknowledge negative feelings without indulging them. "I HAVE failed" doesn't have to become "I ALWAYS fail, and now this means I'm not successful or intelligent."

You don't stop to engage with every dog that barks at you as you walk down the road, right? Why do that with your thoughts?

Because over a long time, you've trained your mind to do so and have made it second nature and sub-conscious, so you can't help but respond this way. And when you feel this way, your mind says, "Ok, this isn't working, you're in great pain, and my mission is to keep you safe, so let's walk away or not make this a success because we want to avoid more pain." So you avoid, procrastinate, act luke-warm, give up, start-stop, you get the picture. 

Because you've chosen (or it chose you) to become an entrepreneur, facing the unknown, failure, risk, hardship, and success is the road. You will always be triggered and feel fear and resistance most of the time. And unless you have the tools and techniques to recognize what's happening, you won't. At all.

All you experience is that you feel X which makes you want to do Y, resulting in Z - and you're stuck. 

If this is you right now in a funk, you probably feel it in your body as an ache or lump. It comes up mentally as a block or fog. Emotionally and spiritually, it feels like you're untethered.

Entrepreneurship is a hard road, and there are many ups and downs, but you do have a choice in the struggle piece. 

That one is a mindset decision.

Here are two examples: Depending on your driving experience, you may or may not panic during the journey in turbulent weather. 

Also, based on your perception, you may or may not let a botched meal ruin your dinner party. 

Your business will come with high highs and low lows, but you can decide how you want to be.

  • The difference between feeling calm and decisive even in the middle of chaos or giving in to negative emotions and overreacting.
  • The difference between letting success or failure define you or not letting outcomes decide who you are as a God-created and beloved individual.
  • The difference between making it to the other side in gratitude or arriving full of bitterness and resentment for the journey.

Suppose you know who and how you want to be on the other side of your growth journey. You know how you want to grow your business and how you want it to look. 

You are done with the mental fatigue and physical run-around trying to do "all the things" to make your business and parts of your life work. 

You could use some help with mental clarity, stepping up your confidence, and fitting into your God-given dreams (rather than sliding in and out of them, creating this unsafe, unreliable relationship with self-trust and healthy expectations around goals and outcomes).

You want more, you know what you want, you know why you want it.

That's where I come in.

I have skills, techniques and processes that help you align your whole being to the mind and manners of that person, the one who wants to live (and not have fleeting visits) in abundance.

You can sidestep struggle and angst, opening you for more easeful growth experiences.

You can get better, faster, and more defined results without sacrificing your freedom and let's be honest; you don't feel free when you struggle.

Change your mind, change your life.

Yes, it can be that easy. And yes, you deserve it.

Making money, being happy with your life - doesn't have to be complicated.

I've helped women (and men) entrepreneurs figure this out for close to a decade, and when they fly off when we're done, it's because of a shift in perspective, a new or solidified belief, and a plan that excites and doesn't repel because it isn't doable. 

My approach is simple.

I bring awareness to what's happening inside and help you identify, name, and decide your move based on what you uncover. I help you face and overcome the patterns that have kept you stuck and playing small, allowing you to step into something bigger and better for yourself. And I help you create a personalized blueprint for a healthier, easier way to grow your business without sacrificing freedom.

 I spent decades on a painful self-growth journey stepping out of my itsy bitsy shell of a hiding place. This path transformed (and continues) every single aspect of my life. I've also invested thousands and thousands of dollars and thousands of hours learning from the best mentors and masters in the personal development and entrepreneurship world (I still do). My investment in myself has enabled me to boldly step into my gifts and desires. I now live a life where once upon a time, I'd cry myself to sleep wondering if it would ever come about. I now live that life.

Thanks to God, I now wish to spare you so much of the unnecessary pain and self-worth-hitting mistakes I've overcome. Because doing what you are created to do and love is where you'd rather be, and I get that. Staying stuck is a powerful tool of the enemy who would rather you not be the influential person you are. When you delay working on shifting your mindset and aligning your behaviours to match your goals and outcomes, you play small and into the devil's game.

That is why you need to take action now, today. 

When we work together, we transform your mind to operate in a state of abundance, which allows you to expand your vision and operations. You make the impact you desire and finally put an end to playing small, living a life within what you think you should do. You deserve it, and it can be easy because it's already yours for the taking.

Imagine yourself doing work you love that pays well, spending time with those you love, and enjoying the life you have created for yourself. Imagine helping others feel this way. Imagine having this, now and always. 


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