women business owners

Leaning back vs. Leaning in

I can be MISERABLE to travel with because I’m so go-go-go. I feel so bad for my favorite Irishman sometimes. Like last fall when we landed at Gatwick airport. I was so busy charging through, trying to catch the very […]

Posted in: Thought Leadership

The *pray while you smoke* approach to get what you want

There’s a scene in “The Two Popes” where Cardinal Bergoglio tells Pope Benedict a story about two seminarians who like to smoke. The first one went to his spiritual director and asked if it’s permitted to smoke while praying. The […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

I totally screwed myself out of a deal (and I’m actually proud of it)

On Friday the 13th, a potential client turned the tables on me. At the end of our conversation, she asked, “how do you measure YOUR success, Carolyn?” And I instantly responded: By the success of my CLIENTS. But it’s not […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

The pivot after the pivot (after the pivot)

I’m attached to certain things. My naps, for example. Or at least the OPPORTUNITY to take a nap. Because having “nap time” blocked off in my calendar every day helps me to show up as my best self for my […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

Sticker Shock 🏷 (I had no clue!)

While my favorite Irishman and I were drinking beer with friends in Boston last weekend, I learned something that blew me away. There’s a brewery in Massachusetts called Tree House that charges $96 for a case of craft beer. One […]

Posted in: Business Model Design

How my best friend could’ve died over jalapeño margaritas

I’d never realized how much a minute matters. (Stick with me.) Every 6 weeks or so, I meet a bestie at our fave local Mexican restaurant for humongous jalapeño margaritas, the spiciest guacamole they’ll make and quality amiga time. But […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities, Thought Leadership
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

inside my therapy appointment

So I’m sitting there in my therapist’s office, perched on the edge of a high-end vegan leather sofa straight out of an Anthropologie catalog… Having an existential crisis about my business. And the answer to the question “and how does […]

Posted in: Business Model Design, Mindset & Priorities
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Loving the flow (and ebbs) of business

Lordy, I’m at a new level of appreciation for the ebb and flow of business. Hard to believe 8 years ago I hosted my first event in New York to an over-capacity crowd. (People even showed up who didn’t have […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities

3 prongs or 4? (aka “doesn’t have to make sense”)

A few weeks ago, I had a few colleagues over for a mastermind sesh on my patio to take advantage of the last bits of nice fall weather before NYC turns into an ice cube. We were dishing up our […]

Posted in: Mindset & Priorities

This guy wanted HOW MUCH money??

One of my besties owns a house in the Hudson Valley. I spend 1-2 weekends there each month and treat it like it’s my own home. So when she didn’t want to pay her lawn guy his “ridiculous” fee to […]

Posted in: Thought Leadership
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