Welcome to Feature Fridays: Women in Business!
Every Friday, we are excited to shine a spotlight on the incredible women making a significant impact in the business world. From entrepreneurs and innovators to small business owners and industry leaders, these remarkable women are breaking barriers, inspiring others, and carving a path toward success.
Today I would love to introduce Anisha Angella who is the CEO of The Early Childhood Coach. Which is the voice of Early Childhood Educators, empowering educators and ECE professionals to lead the next generations and provide the best education possible. We provide ECEs with everything they need for success at any stage in their ECE journey, fostering creativity and passion and delivering their most authentic selves so they can thrive professionally, personally, and spiritually. We do this by dynamic workshops, training, keynotes and coaching for the early childhood community and beyond - because early childhood education IS the future.
What inspired you to start your business? Having worked for many years in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE), I observed a significant gap between society's demands for ECE services and the ECE professionals who play a crucial role in our community. These individuals often feel undervalued and discontented with their contributions. The profound disconnection between the societal need for ECE and the acknowledgment of its importance prompted me to step into the role of a "coach" for the industry. I aim to serve as their advocate, empower them, and be the support they need – reminiscent of the support I longed for during my time working in the field.
Looking at where you are now what would you tell your younger self?
A few things:
-Trust your POWER within
- Surround yourself with love
- Your voice really has power
- Take your TIME and enjoy your journey
What is the biggest challenge you faced being a woman in business?
Not being taking seriously when setting my price! It always felt linked to my worth! Now I am in a place where I can confidently name it because I truly see the value I bring to the table.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about, and how does it drive your business forward?
The fact that the words I saw to audiences and people I coach NEEDED to hear that at that moment. A timely message of encouragement or timely info to help set goals is what pushes my business forward because I know I am on the right track to continue to fulfil my purpose on this earth.
What advice would you give an aspiring female entrepreneur who are just starting their journey?
- You have to start somewhere to grow - so do it NOW
- Surround yourselves with those on the same mission as you or support your vision
- Getting support and help is a superpower (we sometimes feel needing help is a downfall)
- When you take up space after feeling like you should play small you WILL get people who want you to continue to play small because they fear playing big themselves. Do not let their fear interrupt your growth and progress.
What do you wish more people knew about YOU?
Oh gosh LOL That im nice, but I dont play about MY BUSINESS I have built LOL
I wish people knew the background of what happens on my end to get to where i am at now. There is ALOT.
How do you handle setbacks and failures in your business, and what have you learned from them?
Developing a growth mindset is key. A failure is a learning experience not "the end" I continually ask myself "what is this hurdle teaching me?"
In what ways do you believe woman can uplift and empower each other?
Through networking, sharing our stories (the good AND the bad), seeing eachother as collaborators NOT competitors
How do you maintain self care while running a business? (Any specific strategies or tips you would like to share)
- Time block in my google calendar for "me time" and time with friends and family
- Setting boundaries with clients from the beginning (kindly and with grace)
- Have a shut off time in the week (Dont normally work after 5/6)
Thank you for taking the time to read this! Take a moment to do something extraordinary: follow Anisha Grossett and express just how incredible she is. A little encouragement goes a long way, and we all could use some positivity from time to time.