Over the next few months, we’ll be showcasing entrepreneurs that are doing some pretty awesome things on the Internet and in their local communities. This interview is a part of that series.
An Interview with Mich Fredericks
1. Tell us a little about yourself, your company and your passion.
My name is Mich Fredericks, I am an expat who has accomplished her travel dreams and delving into living a fulfilled life as an entrepreneur. My passion for coaching has stemmed since late adolescence and has now flourished into an online coaching business helping 20 – 30 somethings with what’s been coined by Alexandra Robbins.
2. What is your start-up story?
My startup story began on a grim note. After graduating with a Professional Certification in Coaching I did countless research on how I could do it properly. I invested thousands of dollars in establishing an official International Business Company after a flood paperwork then discovered that paypal was finally released in my home country (South Africa). I had to fly back home to set up the paypal account and with the help of Erin and Trina my dreams of having an online coaching business slowly came to fruition.
3. What motivates you to get up and do what you do every single day?
Motivation comes from without but inspiration comes from within. I have learned to keep what’s going inside me on regular check. If that means time out from everything then I do that, if it means doing an extra pilates workout then so be it. What I know I tend to forget is that I want to help and take care of everyone else but neglect myself. Once my life is in check and in order, only then can that exude through my life and business.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success to me isn’t necessarily something that the media portrays and attaches to material things. Who wouldn’t want a Bentley? Success is all encompassing into the areas of life that is seen and the areas that aren’t. It’s the areas of life, body, soul and spirit.
5. Who has been your biggest influencer?
Ali Brown, Anne McKevitt and Erin Blaskie hands down!
6. What has been your greatest business achievement to date?
Launching the website is definitely the greatest achievement.
7. What are you working on right now that the world should know about?
Currently working on an ebook that will be coming soon. It will be announced on my website and in my ezine.
8. If people want to find you, where is the best place for them to do so?
My twitter handle @michfredericks