Featured Entrepreneur: Kathryn Budig
Interviewed by: Anna De La Rosa
Are you ready to be Inspired and EMPOWERED By this amazing warrior known for her accessibility, humor, her self-acceptance, honesty, and the ability to help her students and readers find true balance.
I’m talking about Kathryn Budig!!!! She is a internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author!!!!!! The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Drama before moving to Los Angeles, where she trained under the tutelage of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. With over a decade of experience in her field, she served as the yoga contributor to Women’s Health magazine for 5 years, writes weekly for Yoga Journal, and served on the Yahoo! Health advisory board as well as contributing regular recipes. She’s a sponsored athlete in Under Armour’s “I WILL WHAT I WANT” campaign, and the founder of her animal project, Poses for Paws. She is the creator of the Aim True Yoga DVD and author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga. Her second book, Aim True, was recently published through William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins
Years ago, I can remember when I was online searching for a yoga instructor and I came across Kathryn on Yogaglo. She was so freaking cuteeee!!!!!! I was like she is the ONE!
MY INTERVIEW WITH KATHRYN BUDIG!!!
Q1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A little bit of everything! A naturalist, an actress, a lawyer, an Olympian diver or speed skater, and the list goes on!
Q2. What made you decide to start your own company?
I’ve been in the wellness world for 13 years teaching yoga, writing books, contributing to publications, writing recipes, and creating content. I prefer to be my own boss whenever possible, and knew creating my own LLC was the ultimate way to maintain creative control.
Q3. Do you have any advice for other women with aspirations to start their own business?
If you want to start your own business, do it! There will always be road blocks and bountiful doubts. Let your will to create be stronger than the voice that tries to slow you down. If possible, surround yourself with a trustworthy and inspiring team, and find a solid manifesto that reminds you why you do what you do.
Q4. What’s next for Kathryn?
People can tune into my new espnW podcast, Free Cookies (on www.espnw.com and iTunes coming April 2017). I’ll start writing my third book this year as well as playing with a new show concept. People can find my classes on www.yogaglo.com and my travel schedule on www.kathrynbudig.com
PS: Also stay tuned for the rest of our amazing interview in my upcoming book.