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Game Changer Interview: Leanne Cochrane

Game Changer Interview: Leanne Cochrane

Name of Your Business

The Honey Dos.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I help transform homes and lives- through decluttering, organizing and decorating.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

I have a number of different clients- those that are “right”sizing, those that are moving and require decluttering / staging, those that are tired of their space and want a room makeover, but my IDEAL client is a mom. Typically a working mom, she is busy caring for her family and feeling overwhelmed with her home and the many responsibilities it carries. She is wanting help in De-cluttering the things she and her family no longer Need, Use or Want, to create space in the home through organizing. Feeling her home is “tired and dated” and is need of a ‘refresh’, she reaches out to me to help De-clutter, Organize and Decorate her space, so she can love it again.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Re-SET CLEAN: this is a one time (or occasional) clean intended to re-set your home. It is a combination of cleaning and light organizing of a space. Starting at $250

DE-CLUTTERING: We help you purge anything you no longer NEED, USE or WANT. Starting at $149

ORGANIZING: We test to determine your specific Organizing style (there are 4) then organize your space based on your style. Starting at $149

DECORATING: .Freshen up your space- turn your house into a home with re-styling and decorating. We help you find your ‘style’, and create a space you will be proud to call your own. We will bring function and beauty to your space. Starting at $149

ALL services start with an in-home consultation. Consultation is $149. You will receive a step by step instruction guide for next steps and implementation suggestions.

De-cluttering / Organizing $349 per half day session Decorating varies

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My mother. She was a working mom of 3. Her home was well maintained- always clean and organized. She was calm and patient as a mom, and taught me to think outside the box, and to always be a helper.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Punta Cana.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Eating well- dining out with family and friends.
2. Massage / Facials / Manis / Pedis.
3. Trips to the ocean- beach picnics are my favorite.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Through the work I do. Being an Interior Decorator allows me to tap into my creativity.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

She means business- that anyone CAN create a business. a business.

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Lake House- I love a good romance.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

My name is (insert name) and I do hard sh*t.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

My son- being a single mom, it took a village to raise him. My business- seeing the needs of MY family and other families, and creating a business to help in their homes.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

We are all doing our best.

Advice to Younger Self?

Save. Invest. Diversify.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I am empathetic, trusting and caring- we all need a little kindness.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

The sisterhood of supportive, encouraging and loving women of SheBreathes is unlike any other group I have ever been a member of.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Do more of what makes you happy.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

Introductory Offer: In-home consultation – $99 (Reg. $149) 1 hour consult to discuss the specific needs of your home, whether De-cluttering, Organizing or Decorating. You will receive a step by step instruction guide, customized to the needs of your home, with step by step actionable items.

OR

$100 towards the service of your choice- Cleaning, De-cluttering, Organizing or Decorating.

Game Changer Interview: Laura MacDougall

Game Changer Interview: Laura MacDougall

Name of Your Business

Home Plate Advantage Personal Chef Services

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

By cooking for my clients and offering variety daily.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Couples, singles and empty nesters, dual income or retired who either have no time, no desire or no ability due to health to cook for themselves, or prefer to enjoy their entertaining without being in the kitchen.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Weekly meals services that are customized for each client as well as dinner parties, brunches, in home dining experiences, cooking lessons.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My dad, as he worked hard, but always put family first. He was kind, patient and business saavy. He knew how to laugh, loved life and taught me to have no fear in the kitchen.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Quiet, beautiful, great food locales, either beach mountains or international locales. I need somewhere to unplug completely to recharge, but like to stay somewhat active.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Massage.
2. Boxing.
3. Great communities of supportive friends and fellow small business owners.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Cooking!

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

For fiction I have been into Lisa Jewell who has the ability to tell a story on two timelines, then masterfully brings it all together in the end. Business books include Mel Robbins, Profit First, and a book about the psychology of color and how it affects our choices in life.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Birdcage with Robin Williams because it ALWAYS makes me laugh.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

This may be rude, but “suck it up buttercup” can snap me out of a “can’t do” or “poor me” funk. We all need to take a breath and keep going as business owners, and my sarcastic humor appreciate this phrase and makes me smile enough to move forward.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Growing my business through the recession and recently covid.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Listen! We never know where pearls of wisdom will come from, what tid bit or interesting person will enter your life and teach you something new.

Advice to Younger Self?

Be brave and just do it. It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, you are stronger than you know.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

Calm under pressure, professionalism. This is a trait that has served me well through business and so many have said it is so relaxing to have me cook for them. My friends know I won’t judge or get mad, that I appreciate honesty and can see the positive in almost any situation.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

As I am brand new, I am still learning about the community, but this is a different style of networking for me and already feel it will be beneficial. SO my advice – be open to new ideas, new opportunities and go out and meet someone new. Again you never know where life will take you.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I look forward to getting to know you, learn how we can work together, and certainly gain a better understanding of the services available at the Collaborative.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I am happy to offer free consultations for any service you might be interested in, as well as menu planning services and celebration.

Game Changer Interview: Mary MacDonald

Game Changer Interview: Mary MacDonald

Name of Your Business

Collaborative Astrology.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

One look at my bookshelves reveals that I have been a lifelong student of spirituality, world religions, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, mythology, and folklore. The challenge for me was how to pull these interests together into a meaningful role. Then I found astrology. Astrology is a practice that draws on much of what I learned through my years of seeking and became the vehicle for me to serve others. Once I began my astrology practice, I experienced the comfort of putting on my own “skin.” It put me on the path to living my calling and a more joyful and authentic life.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal clients have a sincere interest in exploring the qualities that make them who they are and the possibilities for growth that their lives offer.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Through the interpretation of the Birth, Transit, and Solar Return Charts, I help clients to meet their authentic selves, clarify their values, identify areas of growth, recognize gifts, open to new possibilities, and direct their attention to themes that may be at work in their lives. I do this by using the charts to prompt an on-going guided dialog about the meanings in the charts and their application to the clients’ lives. In addition to single session chart readings, I offer the Birth Chart Immersion Program which offers clients the opportunity for a deep dive into their Birth Chart and the way astrological energies play out in their lives. It also is an introduction to how astrology works. The Birth Chart Immersion Program takes ten to twelve weeks to complete.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model growing up was my mother’s good friend. When I was a child, and well into adulthood, when I spoke she focused all of her attention on me, as if I was the only person in the room. She made me feel as if what I had to say was important and valuable and that I mattered. I hope that I can bring that kind of presence to my clients.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

My favorite place is the beach. Watching the ocean, feeling the salt on my skin, and deeply breathing in the ocean air gives me a fresh perspective on life.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. I guard my daily morning time to myself when I journal.
2. Meditate.
3. Take walks.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I express myself creatively by writing, hooking rugs, and bringing beauty into my home.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The last memorable book I read was Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown. She provides a clarified and extensive emotional common vocabulary that is key to understanding our feelings, communicating them to others, and being better understood by our listeners.

Favorite Movie and Why?

My favorite movie is The Secret of Roan Inish, based of the folktale of the Selkie.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

On the in-breath I say “here” and on the out-breath I say “now.”

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

I am most proud of being a mother of my three adult children and a good life partner to my husband of 35 years.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

It took me time to learn not to worry about what others think or what expectations they may have of who I am supposed to be. Leaving that concern behind lead me to a far more fulfilling life filled with possibilities.

Advice to Younger Self?

I would tell myself to pursue my dreams regardless of self-doubt, perceived disapproval, and concerns about the practicality of what called to me.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I love my authenticity. What you see is what you get.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Do it! You will find yourself surrounded by the welcoming company of women from diverse backgrounds with a variety of gifts to share.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I am grateful to have found this community of open-minded and welcoming members and practitioners.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

As a thank you for the warm welcome that I have received, I am offering $25 off of a Birth Chart reading if booked by July 4, 2022. Contact www.collaborativeastrology.com