We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Caroline Iscovitz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Caroline, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Balance changes based on the phase of life were in and/or our circumstances. Personally, what I felt was balance has evolved and shifted throughout the years. What has changed for me is that I am able to really tune into what my priorities are, along with my values and beliefs. Balance in life can be challenging. However, I believe the root is to have healthy boundaries and how we communicate them. When we are clear and aligned with what balance looks like for us, it creates more space to have it.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Yes, my business revolves around helping women entrepreneurs that are overwhelmed from balancing their business, their family, and their health. Then through one to one coaching they are able to be in control of the decisions they make, the relationships they nurture, and most of all taking care of themselves without guilt. It’s such a privilege of working with my clients and being able to see them transform as well as thrive after they have been struggling to make everything work for so long. I do believe with my personal experience and my doctorate in psychology, it has given me such an insightful awareness of the human mind, behaviors, and emotions and how it relates to my approach with clients. It’s definitely been a journey to get to where I am today. When challenges would appear and still do I don’t give up. I leaned into my immediate support system, the community I have created for myself with other empowering women, and my coach who continues to help me evolve. The lessons I have learned in my entrepreneurial journey started with understanding that patience, persistence, consistency, and determination are key. You can’t hold the weight of others’ opinions. It’s important to continue to check in on yourself, so adjust, modify, and reevaluate as necessary. What is most important for others to know is you can prioritize and love yourself, set boundaries, and have a life that is balanced for you, while having meaningful relationships.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite places to go include walking on Hollywood beach and bike riding in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Some of my favorite parks are Tree Tops Park, Markham Park, Vista View Park, and Secret Woods Nature Center. Great places to visit Vizcaya Museum, Miami Art Design District, as well as Wynwood Walls and Art District. My go to coffee shops are Roasting Buddies, Ella Cafe, BREW Urban Cafe, Ann’s Florist & Coffee Bar, and Lady and the Mug. The best brunch places are The Alchemist, Vienna Cafe & Bistro, Bulegreen Cafe Yard, and The Foxy Brown. Restaurants that are a must are Ushio sushi, the Beverly Hills Cafe, Shooters Waterfront, Casablanca Cafe, Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Boatyard, Rocco’s Tacos, and S3.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Payal Beri, one of my best friends and one of the first individuals that encouraged me to start my business.