Women Who Create / Trisha Barker
Welcome to this fortnight's instalment of the WWC interview series! This week I am thrilled to introduce you to Trisha Barker, imposter syndrome coach and inspiring business women! You can also find Trisha's recent podcast episode linked at the bottom of this article which is filled with wonderful advice and tips about empowering your business and keeping those gremlins in check!
Tell us a little about your background...
I spent over 20 years working in HR in the corporate world so I have always wanted to help people but the further I climbed the corporate ladder the further from helping people I go. I knew I wanted to be doing something different so I found myself a coach and it led me on this new path that saw me leave my corporate job over 2 years ago to set up my own coaching and consultancy business with a mission to help women thrive and flourish in business and life. I also help teams with mindset, communication and performance.
Do you have creative habits or rituals within your work that help you stay focused and happy?
Working on my mindset each day. Alls well that starts well so I start the day writing in my journal, reading part of a business or personal development book and either walking Milo or getting on my yoga mat to get me in the right headspace to start the day.
What two things can't you live without?
Wow only two? I think if I had to choose it would have to be books and journals/notebooks.
What is your biggest source of inspiration?
I find nature has a huge impact on my inspiration. When I am out in nature I find ideas for posts, blogs and programmes flow.
What is the meaning of 'creativity' to you?
For me creativity means allowing your ideas, thoughts and emotions to flow out of you into something that can then be shared with others.
If you could collaborate on a creative project or idea with anyone... who would it be & why?
It would have to be Sara Blakely the founder of Spanx as I just love her energy, sense of humour and obviously her business brains.
Do you have a favourite piece of equipment that inspires your day to day process?
It would have to be a creative diary/planner
What is the best thing about running your business?
It would have to be the freedom that allows you to design your life around your business.
And what is or has been the most challenging?
Definitely managing my own time can be a challenge. As an entrepreneur, there are so many things that you do that you didn't have to do as an employee.
What is your proudest creative moment in the journey so far?
It would have to be designing, creating and launching my first physical product which is a pack of coaching cards designed to help empower women to build self-belief, self-confidence and self-love.
What one piece of advice would you share with fellow women who create to help them on their business journey?
Work as hard or harder on yourself than you do on your business. You need to make time to work on your mindset each day and recognise this is a business activity as you need the right mindset in order to build a successful business.
Find more of Trisha's gifts and inspiration via the links below!
shop for cards https://www.trishabarker.com/shop/coaching-cards
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/trishabarkercoaching/