Wednesday 30 May 2018

Boss Women: Kärt

It's been a hot minute, but today I'm back with our next boss woman!
I'm thrilled to introduce you to Kärt, a holistic wellness coach, business coach and yoga teacher. This kickass boss babe is not only a fellow immigrant who made BC her home, she also runs her own business and loves what she does so much, she actually likes Mondays (say whaaaatttt?!).

Take it away, Kärt!
Q: Tell us about your business! What do you do?
A: I coach women on how to live a life full of health, wealth and abundance ❤ My business has two sides to it: on one hand I coach the busy woman from nowadays on how to reach her health goals in a natural and sustainable way, and on the other hand I mentor future boss babes on how to create a secondary income through social media whilst helping others become their happiest selves. 

Q: Who is your ideal client?
A: A woman who has lost her way, who has gotten so busy with all of her obligations that she's forgotten to fill up her own love cup for way too long, and has now realised that this isn't sustainable, but also knows that she can't change it alone and would love some guidance and support. A woman who is tired of living a mediocre life and who deep inside knows that she can have it all, and that this doesn't mean having more than the woman next to her. She's ready to step out of her comfort zone in order to step into her greatness. 

Q: How did you find your way to coaching other women?
A: I had been on my own holistic wellness journey for a while, battling depression and other issues. I had found my way to yoga and started teaching it, which gave me great fulfilment, but doesn't pay the bills. I was stuck being a waitress and hated the direction my life was heading. I knew something had to change. A friend of mine had been working with The Healthstyle Emporium  for a while and approached me about the opportunity, and after an initial no I decided to just go for it. I'm so glad I did, it has completely changed my life!

Q: You are also a yoga teacher. When did you start your yoga journey?
A: I practiced for the first time in 2008 I think, but that was a one-off class lol! I then started practicing again in 2015, still not very regularly, but then in 2016 I made it a weekly thing. That's when my mind, body and soul started changing and when I decided that I needed to share this gift with others. And in January 2017 I got my certification 🙂

Q: What style of yoga do you teach?
A: Mainly Vinyasa and Ashtanga, but also a little bit of yin and restorative. 

Q: How do you keep motivated to practice?A: I'm not gonna lie - it's not easy. I have days, sometimes months, where I don't find my way to my mat (besides when I teach). I gave myself a hard time for it in the beginning, but then realised that it's just life. And yoga is so much more than the physical practice, which allows me to practice ona  daily basis without having to be physically on my mat. I have talked to a lot of teachers about this and it seems to be a normal occurrence, the physical practice just comes and goes for everyone, you gotta love the ebbs and flows of it 😉

Q: What does a typical day look like?
A: Haha! I don't have a typical day lol! But I always make sure to start my morning with my rituals - meditation, journaling, affirmations, visualisation, yoga. I then normally get a little bit of work done and in the afternoon either take myself for a walk or meet up with a friend. I then often go and teach a class and in the evening I catch up for some international business meetings. Since I am my own boss, creating my own schedule has been the most fun part of it. I really get to choose what I want to put my focus on.

Q: You got married recently. Congratulations! Tell us about your awesome, unusual wedding. Was it a spur-of-the-moment idea, or did you always want to get married like that?
A: Oh yeah, that was super fun! I guess you could say it was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment idea haha! I never would have guessed that I'm gonna get married this way. I have been with my husband for close to 5 years now and we've travelled around the world together. Unfortunately, some formalities wouldn't allow us to keep on doing our thing, and we knew that marriage would make it easier. We had been talking about it, but never really seriously. We were at a friend's wedding in Austria last October, and when we got hom from the night he knelt down and asked me to marry him. It was a pretty comical situation (we were both drunk and naked haha), but it felt right.
We then returned to Canada and decided we weren't gonna tell anyone about this. I think I told one girlfriend because I knew that she was in a similar situation. We then decided to share it with our parents and thought why not do it this winter. 
We chose a date, told 2 witnesses about it and that was it. We had an epic morning snowboarding on the mountain - it was a powder day - and in the afternoon we headed downtown and drove to the river to have our "ceremony". We were still wearing our snowboarding gear and the mountain resort was the backdrop of our photos. 
It was very special. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. We then started telling other friends and family about it and they were a little made at us, but also loved the way we did it haha!

Q: You are Estonian, have lived in New Zealand, and are now living in BC, Canada. Tell us how your ended up moving around, and are you planning to stay in Canada?
A: Well, when I finished university in Estonia (I have a law degree), I decided to take a gap year and move to London, UK. I had a great time there and it changed me as a person. I then wanted to go and spend a winter season in Austria. Well, one season turned into 3 years! I met Scott, my husband, in Austria (he's from the UK). Together we had started travelling around the world for holidays, which was great! New Zealand had always been my dream and I always knew I wanted to go. I told Scott about it, and at first he said he wouldn't come and we would need to break up (he was really comfortable in Austria), but after a little while he changed his mind. We left everything behind and decided to leave. 
New Zealand was amazing. We didn't know what would happen after our 1-year Visa would be up, but while we were there, we got approved for our Canadian Visas, so it was a no-brainer that Canada would be next on the list.  
To be honest, I didn't expect to fall in love with BC the way we did. We know that this is meant to be our home, .the people are so friendly, the local community here in Revelstoke is to die for, and we have our favourite backyard - the mountains - all around us. Again, a no-brainer. 
At the moment we are working towards our permanent residency here, which will hopefully be approved by the end of the summer! And then it's time to settle down, buy a house and a dog haha!

Q: Any advice on how to live your best live?
A: Just follow your dreams, don't let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do. If you want something badly enough and believe in yourself, anything is possible! 
We live in an abundant universe, so make sure to bath in this abundance on a daily basis and be grateful for what you have and for what is to come!

Thank you Kärt!

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