2009 Session:

Session Description – Entrepreneurial Endurance for Work & Family

Entrepreneurs are risk takers. They see an opportunity and jump on it. They feel internally motivated to do something and they must do it. However, the adrenaline rush that often helps to kick-start a business cannot last forever. Effective entrepreneurs need a formula for long-term endurance and follow through.

In addition, any imbalance or disruption in the family can undermine even the best business pursuits and vice versa. To be effective, an entrepreneur needs to develop complementary endurance skills to achieve their company's growth stages AND maintain a healthy home life.

The often overlooked key to business success is in understanding the unique overlap of business and family and cultivating methods to help you achieve long-term success in both areas. The result is better endurance, happier relationships, clearer thinking and focus, and healthier growth in every part of your life.

This session is for anyone experiencing exhaustion from working around the clock every day, getting complaints from a spouse or partner about their work, or losing motivation because they aren’t achieving the company growth that was intended.

Part of the Women Entrepreneurship series sponsored by Austin Women Entrepreneurs.

About the Speaker

Kimberly Key

Encompass Work & Family, Owner

Kimberly Key is founder of Encompass Work & Family, an Austin-based coaching and training company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs achieve entrepreneurial success and work-life balance. A national certified counselor (NCC) and certified mediator, Kimberly is also a former environmental scientist and entrepreneur that has successfully launched businesses and taken a product to market. She draws from these skills and experiences to help entrepreneurs and clients achieve their own goals. She has a Master of Arts in counseling and educational psychology and marriage and family therapy (CACREP accredited) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association, board member of the National Employment Counseling Association, blog contributor to Club E Network, and author of Ten Keys for Staying Empowered in a Power Struggle.