I’m joined today by the fabulous Donna Hann, who runs a business coaching business and is host of the inspiring podcast She’s in Business. Donna’s work empowers and supports women, primarily Mums, who either want to reshape their existing business or start a business from scratch without burnout. Essentially, she helps female entrepreneurs from burnout to thriving through private and group coaching, speaking and workshops. What a superwoman!
Given the last two years, burnout is really front of mind and Donna shares her journey into and through burnout. This is Donna’s fourth business - she has such a wealth of knowledge to draw on. We discuss the challenges when your family doesn’t quite get your business and the ways she navigated her marriage when her third business led to burnout.
Donna also shares with us the beauty and upsides of working in a regional town, and how she serves her client remotely, which allows her to work with women as far away as Scandinavia!
In our conversation, Donna shares that it’s really about finding what lights you up, and then putting the business skills around that. We also discuss intentionality and the value of personal and professional development.
The juggle of parenting is real, and Donna shares such a grounded, realistic and inspiring perspective on how you can run a business, support your family and find pockets of time for yourself.
Whether you’re a mum in business, thinking about children one day or just finding the juggle of small business all too real, this conversation will provide you with some inspiring nuggets to help you find the balance and thrive!
[00:38]: I’m joined today by the fabulous Donna Hann, who runs She’s in Business. We met each other through Her Empire Builder. The way we work is total polar opposites, which is why I’m excited to chat to her today. Mum’s building businesses are superwomen!
[1:32]: Donna is a business coach who empowers and supports women, primarily Mums, who either want to reshape their existing business or start a business from scratch without burnout.
[2:46]: Donna helps female entrepreneurs from burnout to thriving through private and group coaching, speaking and workshops.
[4:00]: Burnout is front of mind after the last two years is so important. This is Donna’s fourth business, and she has run businesses pre and post-businesses.
[4:41]: Donna explains how she ended up where she is today from uni, theatre to working in construction.
[6:13]: Donna worked in training and development in construction and her participation in a leadership program seeded her fascination with leadership, training and development.
[7:03]: When Donna started a family, she recognised that she wanted to work with women.
[8:11]: We learn who is gelling with her vibe and harnessing Donna’s story. She shares that the power of being in a regional area is a beautiful sense of reciprocity. She also works remotely with clients.
[10:15]: Donna shares that it’s about finding what lights you up, and then putting the business skills around that.
[11:08]: Finding the self-confidence to take the leap into business can be hard. Our family members often don’t always get it. Donna shares how her businesses has impacted on her marriage and how they came out the other side.
[132:28]: Donna explains that a big turning point for them was her moving out, so that she could get clear on her values and what their family unit needed.
[14:31]: It’s about getting clear about what you want, how you can make it work for your season of life and how you can be flexible around that. Donna was very intentional with setting up her coaching business.
[15:37: It’s about being courageous in speaking what you feel in your heart and having the kind of partner that can hold space for you, which can be tricky sometimes.
[16:36]: I really resonate with needing space and break from the day-to-day churn. Having the time and mental space to think about the next piece, pausing, that’s where the magic happens.
[18:59]: Having a big-picture view of what the next 12 months to five years looks like is really helpful. However, you really need an extra level of patience when you have little people around.
[19:50]: Having the courageous energy to step outside of your comfort zone is key. What’s keeping you small?
[21:34]: Intentionality is so important to making things happen as efficiently and effectively as possible. Donna is a big believer in personal and professional development.
[23:44]: Donna has an online workshop called Reflect, Reimagine and Plan for 2023 on the 10th November 2022. This provides a business health check, provides a holistic Wheel of Life Review, and help with forward planning for the year ahead.
[25:29]: If you’re just starting out, I’d really recommend checking out Donna’s event.
[25:50]: Donna’s energy reminds us to think that anything is possible, with life and with kids.
[26:12]: Donna shares how nice it is to share out superpowers, thoughts around business and how we can amplify what we do to help people.
Connect with Donna Hann:
Donna’s online Workshop 10th November - Reflect, Reimagine & Plan for 2023
Donna’s 8 step guide: Optimise your time and accelerate your business goals
- Website: https://www.donnahann.com/
- Podcast: https://www.donnahann.com/podcasts/she-s-in-business
- Instagram: @donna_hann_sib
- LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/donna-hann-au
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