We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelcy Valletta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelcy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I truly just wanted to help people. I had never planned on starting my own business, but as I started having more and more conversations with other women about insecurities, confidence, etc, I realized that there was a big need for support. Like many people, I have had to overcome a lot in order to feel confident in who I am today. I struggled with a scary eating disorder, suffered emotional abuse in a toxic relationship, and said goodbye to a career path I had planned on since I was five years old. When I was at my lowest, I chose to commit to the path of self-discovery and learned a lot about the power of true self-love. It absolutely changed my life. After that, I knew I wanted to help other women do the same. So I started my coaching business to help women learn how to prioritize self-love and feel confident in their own skin… just as they are right now. Now I’m just so grateful that I am able to have my own business while also helping women love themselves more than ever.
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?
Starting a business is never easy, but when you build a business on values and a mission that you stand behind, it makes all the hard work worth it! Honestly, there are a lot of confidence coaches out there, and self-love seems to be a trendy topic at the moment. But what sets me apart from other coaches is my specific goal to help women break free from stigmas and define what self-love means to them, so they can feel sexier in their own skin just as they are RIGHT NOW. You shouldn’t have to change anything about who you are (inside or out) or achieve any particular goal in order to “earn” or be “worthy” of self-love. My clients feel free to show up as they are and value the space I hold for them to simply explore and celebrate who they authentically are. Most women are made to feel ashamed of feeling sexy because there is a stigma attached to what it’s supposed to mean. I’m here to help them break that stigma and redefine what makes them feel sexy. Then celebrate it! One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that you don’t have a business FOR you… your business is for every single person you are able to help.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I truly love living in Arizona. If my bff was visiting, our time together would include eating at some of my favorite restaurants, like Diego Pops in Old Town Scottsdale and Gallo Blanco in Downtown Phoenix. Then we would grab a beer at PHX Beer Co and have a night out hitting different speakeasies around Phoenix. We would also be doing a lot of hiking outdoors! Some of my favorite places are Water Wheel Falls in Payson and anywhere and everywhere in Sedona!
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?
I have to credit two organizations that supported me along the journey to starting my own business: Powerhouse Women and The Foundress. I believe mentorship and community are two very important factors when starting a business, and I am so grateful for all of the support and knowledge that I gained from these communities. If you don’t know of any communities that feel right for you yet, start listening to podcasts or reading books in your field.
Other: Find Your Sexy podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/find-your-sexy/id1485024571 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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