About a decade ago, Lara Galloway was a stay-at-home mom aiming to become a work-at-home mom by starting her own business. The trained life coach found that she needed the help of a business coach and then came to the realization that starting a businesses is not something someone does on the side.
"There was no way I was going to work 60 hours a week to get it off the ground," Galloway says. "That's why I left corporate America."
Instead the Bloomfield Hills resident launched Mom Biz Coach
, a consulting firm that helps other women blend work and family. She says she often helps women who are building businesses that have grown quickly.
"They are growing beyond themselves and they need teams," Galloway says.
And mentors. Galloway is a firm believer in the idea that mentorship makes everyone better. It's also why she is launching her own book this month, Moms Mean Business: A Guide to Creating a Successful Company and Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur
. Galloway describes the tome as a DIY coaching tool.
"We know that everybody in businesses can benefit from a mentor or a coach," Galloway says. "But not everybody can afford to hire one."
Source: Lara Galloway, founder of Mom Biz Coach
Writer: Jon Zemke
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