We had the good fortune of connecting with Sheri Colosimo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sheri, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Night and day difference from the start of my career. I used to push through my work. That style had a lot of rewards for me as I naturally like to take action and was able to produce a lot of results for myself and others. Over the past few years, I have felt a strong desire to re-examine why I work. A lot of answers that I found related to wanting to prove my worth. Now, I am learning how to believe in myself more and find more flow in my life. That looks like giving myself permission to fully take care of myself during the “work week.” I create my days around all parts of my life that I love: my work, movement, being outdoors, time with friends, rest, learning. I find more fulfillment when I prioritize my whole self vs. just a piece of who I am.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I provide leadership and personal development coaching for women led businesses as well as individuals. I love helping clients bridge the gap between ideas and thoughts into action oriented goals. Creating space for women to get curious, take action and create momentum towards living life to the fullest – no apologies, no judgments, no regrets – is, without a doubt, my biggest aspiration.
Another part of my company is education. I host women’s retreats and facilitate leadership trainings across the US. For each of these events, we give 10% back to local non-profits.
For me, the life of a business owner is not always easy. The work that I do every day is to strengthen my belief in myself. As a soloprenuer, It is challenging to self-motivate every day. It is human to have self-doubt and wonder if you are on the right path when you have setbacks. When I am low on energy or have had a stressful day, I sometimes question whether it is all worth it. Yet just when I need it the most, I get reminders from clients, colleagues, friends + family that I am making an impact. Just a little nudge goes a long way.
My advice for other women, whether you are just starting this journey or are seasoned, is to find a mentor. Whether it be a coach, a colleague at work, an organization you join or a trusted friend… everyone needs someone in their corner who can listen, offer encouragement + accountability as well as expand your viewpoint and help you see past your own patterns and barriers.
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?
My ideal day in Denver would start with a movement practice. I have so many favorites, it is hard to pick just one.
The River Yoga
I would then meet a good friend for coffee or a smoothie at Nurture. This is my go-to place for meet-ups, grabbing a healthy bite and of course checking out all the amazing practitioners.
Next I would head to the Botanic Gardens for a leisurely stroll and then some grass hang time with friends.
We would finish the night with a delish cocktail at Room for Milly and dinner at Safta.
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 am grateful to have so many people who show up everyday to offer me encouragement, to provide compassionate feedback and partner with me to bring big ideas to life.
Cara Ferrick- my retreat business partner + best friend
Priscilla Luckhurst- my creative partner for business expansion
All my clients who believe in me and trust our work together
Bailey Smith- who shows up exactly when I need her
Rob Colosimo- my life partner who believes in me especially when I do not
Danielle Barbeau- my community building inspiration
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