Founded by Gayle Wilson, Soul Care Bendigo is a place of community and empowerment, either through group sessions of personal development or private wellbeing consults. Gayle has recently launched Soul Care Bendigo's Podcast - Naked.
Tell us about your business and how it started?
I have been a hairdresser for 24 years which has been incredible and it has been a blessing to witness society in this profession. Lately, something else has been calling me. Something that reaches more people, leaves a lasting impression, and creates a healthier, shinier community for a better future for all of us.
I believe in humans so much, I want to help people get back to simple joys by slowing down and connecting in a sincere, positive and fun way; helping to be healthier in mind, body and soul as well as an improved self-esteem and self-worth.
When we align these factors in the workshop space, we take it and spread it to each person we come across, radiating our light to help lift as many people up as we can.
What challenges have you faced in business?
Certainly it would be the balance between starting a business while maintaining other jobs. Thinking you need to self fund instead of looking into financial assistance. That lead to me burning out.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of owning your own business?
The flexibility to create my own hours. The massive sense of achievement and learning. Also the ability to pivot and change concepts at whim.
What do you love about your service?
The sincerity and integrity behind its message. The way people evolve and peel back the layers. The way people arrive on tense bodies, raised shoulders and then leave floating out - like they are on a cloud. The community of return individuals that are becoming friends.
What inspires you and your creative process?
I'm inspired by the beauty of nature. Water is a huge part of my ideas process. Swimming, sitting and watching water. The ideas just flow from me.
In moments of self doubt, how do you build yourself back up?
I read through all of my testimonials. They are kind of life what might be said about you during your eulogy. They always remind me how much I help others and give me a boost when I start feeling self doubt.
What is the best piece of business advice you were given?
Make sure you are cashed up before you start. It just means you can propel forward as you have opportunities. Do not do it all at once! Create time lines for each step you'd like to achieve.
What are you currently reading and listening to?
I've just finished ‘The happiest man on earth’ and Trent Daltons ‘All our shimmering skies’.
I listen to OAK Magazine’s podcast ‘A Friend of Mine’, and ‘Do you f**king mind’ by Alexis Fernando.
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