The Interview Series: Spotlight on Kaleigh Pettis

Tell me a little about you and your company. 

I love working with Mompreneurs who are passionate about being moms and equally passionate about their careers. My passion for helping women create the life of their dreams is what keeps me going every day!

I currently run two businesses, I’m an online Mindset Expert + Coach for Mompreneurs who need help working through self-limiting beliefs and fear in life and in business. You can have all the tools to be successful, but unless you feel like you are worthy of success and know you have massive value to give to the world you will always question whether entrepreneurship is right. So I help women to see their true value and uncover their gifts so they can design a life they love!

My other business is a group private practice where I work as a Behavior Therapist with autistic kids and their families who are at risk of being placed outside their home due to severe behavior challenges.

How long have you owned your own business? 

I have owned my business for a year and a half.

What made you decide to start your own business? 

I always knew I wanted to start my own business and when I found myself getting laid off from my job with a local non-profit I decided to make the leap. At the time my daughter was just 6 months old and the pressure was on to make it work out! Failure wasn’t an option. 

What really pushed me to get away from the 9-5 and into my own business was the ability to make my own schedule and be at home as much as possible to raise my daughter. I love that I get to work three days a week and be home with my family the rest. I don’t have to worry about asking for time off or missing important milestones and that was what I really wanted. 

What was the best advice you received when you started your career? 

The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself, be consistent, and keep going! It takes time to build a business and a following, but if you stay consistent there’s no way you can’t succeed.

What do you wish someone had told you when you started your business? 

To just go for it! I spent so much time being scared and holding myself back in the beginning. You just have to go for it and face your fears head on! Not everyone will like what you’re doing and they will question it, but if you’re passionate about it then keep going and tune out everyone else.

What are the three skills that new entrepreneurs need in order to succeed? 

  1. Drive

  2. Resilience

  3. A great mindset

What routines do you have in place to help your days run smoothly? 

On Sunday’s I like to plan and prepare for the week, so I’ll get my content ready, make my to-do lists, go grocery shopping, and set myself up to have a great week! The more I can get done ahead of time the better! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are my work days so I schedule all my work during those three days. For project management, I use Asana and Buffer for posting to social media.

How do you find balance as an entrepreneur?

Oh man, I don’t balance anymore! I try to prioritize as best as I can and not beat myself up if I don’t get to everything. My top priorities are myself, my family, and my business. I make it a priority to take care of myself, spend time with my family, and really do the things that bring me joy.

What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?

The freedom! I am very adventurous and I love to travel so being able to take time off whenever I want is the best feeling. I also love that I’m being a good role model for my daughter and showing her that anything is possible. If you want something you just have to go for it.

What do you do to unwind? 

I love getting outside and going for a walk to the lake by our house, getting out of the house by myself, going for coffee and shopping or to get a mani/pedi. On the weekends it’s so fun to get a babysitter and go dancing or to see live music!

What is a project you are working on now or just finished?

I’m currently working on a couple webinars, one on money and one on self-worth. A lot of women struggle with self-worth in the business world and many women have struggles feeling worthy of making money, so I’m going to share practical tools that moms can start incorporating in their every day life.

How can people contact you?

You can find me in my FB Group The Mom Boss Life: https://www.facebook.com/groups/237787756607672/

Snapchat: Kpettis3

Instagram: KaleighPettis

Pinterest: Kaleigh Dawn

Website: www.kaleighpettis.com