Lisa Leit of Happy Whole Human.
Tell us about yourself?
I am dedicated to lifelong continuous improvement as a Happy Whole Human.
I suffered complex PTSD growing up in a family with mental illness and have devoted my life to reconnecting to my inherent wholeness and happiness so that I can thrive and empower others to do the same.
What lessons has being an entrepreneur taught you?
Business growth requires personal growth and tremendous faith. Happy Whole Human has been a vehicle for me confront and overcome my own limitations.
I have had to believe in myself and this business against all odds.
If you could go back in time to when you first started your business, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Don’t expect this to happen overnight. Learn business basics and cultivate multiple streams of reliable income to sustain this vision.
A lot of entrepreneurs find it difficult to balance their work and personal lives. How have you found that?
I think of it as a constant navigation and rely on the Happy Whole Human tools to maintain the balance.
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company?
Happy Whole Human is based on my personal passionate journey, my doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin, and over 12,000 hours of clinical coaching experience.
What do you think is your magic sauce? What sets you apart from the competitors?
Happy Whole Human offers the most comprehensive approach to individual and organizational well-being in existence.
Our approach honors the “‘WE’ in WELLNESS” by helping individuals cultivate their innate capacity for functional interdependence to achieve their personal and relationship potential.
How have you found sales so far? Do you have any lessons you could pass on to other founders in the same market as you just starting out?
Sales is just now getting easier. I recommend that founders think in terms of creating partnerships and strong allies.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far in your business, and how did you overcome it?
After an acquistion, we lost a corporate collaboration partner and a great deal of momentum.
We overcame it by going into deep bootstrapping mode and continuing to build Happy Whole Human services and offerings.
What do you consider are the main strengths of operating your business in Texas over other states in the US?
Texas has always been an amazing place to build a business.
The main strengths are the Texan can-do “Get ‘er Done” attitude, the openness to innovation, and the supportive tax structure.
Are there any disadvantages of operating our business in Texas?
No Texas is an amazing state for business! We are very grateful.
Texas has a pretty diverse population. How have you found the quickly changing demographics have impacted your business? Have you got new opportunities? Managed to expand your business into new areas?
Yes we are so grateful for the expansion and opportunities.
So many of our Austin-based clients are growing and we are happy to grow with them and embrace newcomers as well.
We are enjoying participating in the Newchip Accelerator (based in Austin) and benefitting from their diverse investor pool.
It is often reported that, in Texas, politics and business are intertwined. Have you noticed this? Has it impacted your business?
In Austin we have not noticed any political enmeshment that has negatively affected our business.
With rising prices across Texas (and the US as a whole) have you been impacted? Do you have a plan for dealing with inflation going forward?
We are all affected by inflation, and our goal is to keep quality high and prices fair as we grow.
What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years with your business?
We want the Happy Whole Human assessment and corresponding solutions to be the most widely adopted resources for agile individuals, families, and organizations as they do what it takes to adapt and thrive.
And finally, if people want to get involved and learn more about your business, how should they do that?
Yes, please reach out to learn more! You can reach out to me directly at [email protected] or 855-494-5483
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