From childhood through university and into adulthood, Christine has always been a dancer. Although she’s a self-professed introvert, she loves the stage and performing. Needless to say, the traditional 9-to-5 job was never for Christine. Life as a performer often required a lot of side gigs, but she loved the flexibility.
After getting married and having kids, Christine thought she’d be a stay-at-home mom, but life did not turn out the way she thought it would. A painful divorce taught Christine just how strong she really was, and how much change she was capable of withstanding. It was this event that was the catalyst to changing her life, allowing her to pursue her dream of opening a barre studio. We are chatting about what it takes to open a fitness studio, how women-led businesses operate differently, and what you can do to find your own business passion.
TOPICS EXPLORED IN THIS EPISODE:
What Christine’s parents encouraged in her that many others don’t [ 2:45 ]
What travelling around the world imparted in Christine about happiness [ 6:14 ]
What a “Joe job” taught Christine about female leadership [ 7:34 ]
How Christine’s divorce was the catalyst for changing her life [ 10:14 ]
One of the most important life lessons to finding happiness at work [ 17:47 ]
How Christine pivoted from employee to entrepreneur [ 19:39 ]
How Christine consciously branded Cbarre from the beginning [ 23:07 ]
How to start small as you build your business or fitness empire [ 29:58 ]
Why transparency with your team gives them more personal ownership [ 33:54 ]
How women-led businesses teach a different way of succeeding [ 38:49 ]
Christine’s biggest struggle in building a business [ 42:33 ]
“You have got to expand and own your own worth.”
I was an otherwise intelligent woman, except for the fact that I kept myself small.
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