Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Ewing.
Hi Megan, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My full-time entrepreneurial journey started in 2014 when I left my job in Corporate America. I was trying to find family and work balance and commuting to a job, working 9 hours, commuting back, missing school events, having to ask permission to stay home to take care of my kids when they got sick, etc. just became way too much. I knew there had to be a better way. The freedom to be there for my kids, my husband, my parents, and other family has always been my biggest motivation.
I have always had a passion in helping people start their entrepreneur journey and grow their businesses. In 2021, I launched the first Ewing Giveback challenge. We had so many applicants it was amazing. I was able to help entrepreneurs with rebranding, get clarity on what they wanted their business to be, create a custom strategy for each specific business, and also have a branding photo shoot session and video session for promotional videos. After the Ewing Giveback, I knew it was time to officially launch my business doing what I have always done, helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
As a Brand Coach and Strategist, I help new and aspiring entrepreneurs, who struggle with clarity and confidence, become the most powerful leader of their business.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The best things in life usually come with a few bumps. One big struggle is time management, as a wife and a mom of three my time is pulled in so many directions. So in the beginning I thought I just had to work nonstop as time went on I started to realize it’s really about balancing your time and having the right systems in place to assist you.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a business coach and strategist, I specialize in working with new or aspiring entrepreneurs. When any entrepreneur first starts out we tend to let the excitement of the venture take over and just run with it. I help entrepreneurs with bringing clarity to their dreams. Once you have the clarity it opens the doors for more growth by adding the right strategies.
I am most proud of not quitting. When I left my corporate job I had no idea what I was going to do, I was so scared but I knew I wanted to be the one putting my kids on the bus everyday, I wanted to be able to go on school field trips, and I wanted to be able to have control of my time. For me to be able to accomplish that is something I will always be proud of and growing and progressing to keep my lifestyle has been an amazing journey.
The thing that sets me apart from others is my heart. I know all of the good feelings my journey has brought and I want everyone to have that. Most people complain about their jobs, the commute, the schedule, not being able to get off work when they want and I love showing people there are other options. I love that clients open up and tell me their dreams and I get to work with them to turn their dreams into a clear business plan. I’ve been through the journey myself and share all my experiences so that clients know what to expect and know that it won’t always be easy but it is definitely going to be worth it.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I believe risk-taking is necessary with any business. You are exploring the unknown, in my case leaving the safety net of a well paying job, retirement, and a regular paycheck.
I didn’t start my entrepreneur journey as a business coach, I actually ran a company that did paint parties in local restaurants. It was a new concept and there really wasn’t any market research to see if this would be a success and how big of a success it could be. But I believed in it, I knew people need an outlet of fun with work stress, home stress, and life in general. As I had my first few events I saw the joy these events were giving people and just wanted to share it with as many people as possible. To do this I had to hire employees, and hiring employees is scary, you have to hope that they love your business as much as you do and have the pride that you do. As I found my local success I decided to take these events to another state, and running a business in a state where you aren’t may have been my biggest risk. It all worked out and I was running successful events in two states at the same time.
My perspective on how I think about risk is that you have to take the risks, even when they are scary. In the businesses that I have had and still have all of my greatest achievements came from me taking the risks that scared me the most.
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