We had the good fortune of connecting with Iris King and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Iris, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I find that when I allow myself to play and to be truly and unapologetically who I am – that’s usually when the magic happens, both in the content I produce and the lasting and meaningful relationships I make along the way.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Growing up, I would always be drawing and playing out skits with my friends. But I always considered myself to be a “behind the scenes” artist, like doing set design for our high school musicals. I went on to learn photography, surface pattern design, print design, hand lettering and web design. When I started my business in Oct. 2020 to help women experience better health by making healthy eating simple and delicious, I delved into the land of content creation on social media. I started with learning food photography and then I did my first IGTV! I felt like I wanted to dig a hole in the ground and disappear because video was totally out of my comfort zone! I am SO happy that I did that and that I am always doing things that scare me because through that, I discovered a love for short form video content creation! To the point where now, I am partnering with brands I love and am well on my way to making a full-time income for my content creation services! I am blessed that even though I started my journey on TikTok only a year ago, I have garnered a following of 875,000.

Doing things out of my comfort zone is never easy nor is does it feel great in the moment, but I feel a tingly kind of excitement knowing that on the other side is growth and more possibilities! As a recovering perfectionist, I can now say taking messy, imperfect action is where it’s at! Just do it and steer as you go!

In the earlier part of my life I went through some significant challenges, but I see those things as having happened for me rather than to me. I would not be the person I am today without everything that I have lived. I would love to be known as someone who leads with love, excellence, humour who loves to make the complicated, simple

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?
Oh man, I’m a recent empty-nester and then the pandemic happened so I haven’t really experienced much yet in this city. I do know that there would be a lot of hiking as we have beautiful mountains here, kayaking, going downtown to check out all the amazing restaurants – Montreal is so full of amazing ones. We’d definitely go to the Old Port as it has such a nice European vibe there. And for sure Mont Royal to see the view of the city from up there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

Shoutout first and foremost to God who is THE most amazing content creator and artist. He’s the one who inspires me and guides my footsteps daily.

Next shoutout goes to my loving and supportive husband, Kris, who believes in me, encourages me to be all that I can be, and who is in the trenches with me – coaching me, providing practical help like setting up (and cleaning up) my studio space, feeding me, and is just the best life partner for me!

Andrea Beaman, my health coach and mentor, who helped me get from feeling so bad from all my health issues to having the energy I need to pursue my passions and create an impact in this world!

Sabrina Loyer, my creative coach, without her guidance, I’d probably be so burnt out from content creation by now! She has helped me bloom as a creative, all while making sure I am approaching it from a place of love, joy and rest.

There are SO many others. I am very very fortunate to be surrounded by such a high caliber of amazing family, friends and colleagues who lead with love and excellence in all that they do.

Website: https://www.irisking.ca/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/life.with.iris.king/

Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@life.with.iris.king?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

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