We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Coradin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to be in control of my finances and time. When I left corporate I knew that I wanted to be more present for my daughters and help others on my terms.
What should our readers know about your business?
I run 2 businesses and I love them both. My main business is Luxurious Experience Academy where I coach women who have done some great stuff in the world and are successful in their own rights but have never put themselves first. These women come to me exhausted, burnt-out and know they want to do things for themselves. Together we figure out what beliefs are holding them back, we figure out what they truly crave and we create a plan to make it happen without guilt or shame. The second part of my business is my handmade organic aromatherapy soap. This started as a hobby and I’d give my clients soap as gifts to compliment the therapeutic coaching we were doing together. They started asking to buy more and after some deep thought I started selling. Before COVID I’d go to events, conferences, workshops etc. They were always a hit and I got coaching clients because of all the networking. Building (I’m still building) has not been easy, it’s been lots of hard work, lots of getting uncomfortable and lots of trial and error. I’ve failed in some projects but the key is that I’ve taken tjose failures as lessons and have even been able to help my clients navigate situations that I learned from the hard way. A few lessons I’ve learned along the way: Nothing comes easy Stay the course, it’s not a sprint Slow down to speed up Make decisions quickly fail fast Don’t compare and don’t compete I am extremely passionate about helping women live a life that they’ve designed. We tend to allow life to guide us but my mission is to snap women/moms/wives out of the fog of being guided by life and instead actually taking the driver’s seat and creating a lifestyle that makes them happy from the inside out.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This one is hard for me because I’m a homebody give me a good book and I’m happy. But there are a few places I love driving up to Marco Island just for the clear water beaches. I’d take them to Key Biscayne Rusty Pelican is a fave. We’d definitely end up in Las Olas for drinks. Wet willies is the only reason I ever go to South Beach (Attitude Improvement is always a good drink idea). The Walls of Wynwood fascinate me so it’s a must and lastly if a person doesn’t do a little shopping in the Miami District were they even here?
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes there are a ton of people deserving of my million of thank yous but today I’d like to shout out Michelle Y Talbert owner of Her Power Space (@herpowerspace)
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