We had the good fortune of connecting with Anza Goodbar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anza, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Nothing is ever final. There is always an opportunity to pivot and change the direction of your business.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I run a virtual business services company. Four years ago, I added coaching to my line of services but it never really caught on. Try as I might, I just wasn’t attracting sustainable clients. When when COVID hit, I decided to pivot and go with a new title of Life Design Strategist. Having lost my own business in 2008 when the mortgage industry collapsed, I knew first hand what it felt like to have your financial stability ripped out from underneath you with no warning. As a single mom, I had a lot of pressure to figure out my next move. Now, more than ever, women need to have options to replace lost income as well as flexibility to earn money around virtually schooling their kids. Life is tough and women need strategies to cope with the stress while creating a sustainable happy lifestyle. Now, I work with women who have been displaced or are at a turning point in their lives to help them design a life and business strategy that will allow them to create a sustainable income while living out their purpose. I help them reverse engineer the process by asking them how they want to feel in their business, who makes them feel that way, and what activities produce that feeling. Based on their responses, we create a business that suits their lifestyle.
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?
Day 1 – Shopping and dining in Lodo Day 2 – Pikes Peak Railroad Day 3 – Ballroom dancing at the Turnverein Day 4 – Hiking in the Garden of the Gods Day 5 – Pro sports game – football or hockey Day 6 – Concert at Pepsi Center Day 7 – Strolling through the Art District with Ethiopian Food
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?
My kids have been the driving force behind my motivation. Without their love and support I’d be lost!