If entrepreneurship is like jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down, marrying an entrepreneur can be like jumping off a cliff and not even knowing if there is a plane. It’s a wild ride for both parties- both have unparalleled opportunities, both have unique challenges, and it can be equally isolating for both people. In the context of marriage & relationships, that puts unnecessary strain on the couple.
Some of the most common challenges I see with my clients are:
- battling priorities between work, kids, the couple, and personal time
- equalizing the power struggles that derail intimacy
- managing personality traits that prove invaluable in business but are a challenge at home
- and the ability to connect due to a lack of shared purpose/ ambition
Resolving these issues leads to renewed sense of intimacy and connection, shared priorities, a balance of power and contribution, and the co-creation of a bigger, shared future. Most often, couples come to me at a transition point in their lives. Things aren’t necessarily broken, but they aren’t optimal. They seek coaching as a way to get some healthier habits in place before they get to the point of no return. Where counseling may be a better fit for couples needing to resolve pain from the past, coaching is a phenomenal tool to work toward a better future.
I’ve lived in the uncertain environment of the entrepreneurial household on both sides of the equation- as the entrepreneur and as the partner of one. Over the past 15 years, I’ve coached hundreds of entrepreneurial couples on achieving greater individual fulfillment, deeper personal connections, and reaching a bigger future- together!
There are a few ways you can engage with my work:
- sign up for my weekly e-mail coaching series: Ask Coach Kelly
- join one of my quarterly coaching sprints (designed for female entrepreneurs)
- hire me for one-on-one personal or couples coaching
- book me to speak at one of your events
Most important, whatever brought you to my page, I hope you find connection and encouragement here. I know that entrepreneurial life can be isolating for the entrepreneur and the spouse. I hope you’ve found a space to feel seen and connected here.