In this series, ActionCOACH Mary Ann Hauser (MAH) and team virtually sit down with business owners to learn how they are working through COVID-19. Check out their inspiring stories for tips on how to cope with and successfully recover from this pandemic as well as ideas on how to avoid making common mistakes. And be sure to look at special offers from these businesses – we can all use a little extra help right now!
BKN: Coach Beverly Kiser-Nutt
DD: Damon Dickinson, owner of Heart of Success Life Coaching
DD: I have been doing heart-centered life coaching for 15 years in the Asheville area. I naturally help people align and clarify their life.
BKN: Who is your best customer?
DD: My best customer is someone who has just sold their business and is burnt out, doesn’t really know what is next. Or, someone who is super successful, at a place of no joy / something is missing and experiencing burn out.
BKN: Biggest impact of Covid-19?
DD: Covid-19 has resulted in being busier than ever, helping more people, enhanced business direction. So many people have been in need of support.
BKN: 1 or 2 actions you've taken because of Pandemic?
DD: I became more of a leader in taking role of President of BNI group when the current president resigned mid-term. This put me in a position of reaching out more to others who needed support, getting the support I needed, creating a frame work for group interaction and finding new ways to create genuine connection with the limitations of Zoom and virtual meetings.
BKN: How are they working?
DD: I've been able to see the bigger view of the crisis and look for the opportunities to grow – knowing that we either expand or contract in these types of situations.
BKN: Biggest learning since you've been a business owner?
DD: Widen your radar on what is happening both nationally and globally, and navigate through things better. Know the potential benefits in saying yes. We are moving into a completely digital world, currency especially, and we need to get ahead of the curve – keeping on the bleeding edge of what’s happening in the world around us.
BKN: Any offers to include in the newsletter?
DD: I'm offering the gift of a two hour heart-centered strategy session – also known as a miracle session.
BK: What is most inspiring to you today?
DD: When shadows are the darkest, the light is the brightest. Love Wins. We need to love more than ever.