Amber Howard is a Business Strategist, Coach and Facilitator who is an expert in helping her clients fulfil on their purposes. She focuses on helping female leaders of socially responsible enterprises to help them to define their future state, understand where they are today, identify gaps and develop innovation solutions to have them fulfil on what matters to them. In this interview, Amber` shares her inspiring journey, success secrets and key actions that you can learn from.
Izdihar: How did you start your Entrepreneurship journey?
Amber: My entrepreneurship journey started in 2017 when I decided I got that working a 9-5 job no longer served the pursuit of my purpose. I wanted the opportunity to express my own vision in the world.
Izdihar: Who inspired you to start your business?
Amber: I was inspired to start my business based on the idea of having the freedom to create my vision for my life based on what I wanted, and the difference I am committed to making for others.
Izdihar: What type of services or products do you offer?
Amber: Amber Howard & Associates offers consulting, coaching, training, and development services.
Izdihar: What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?
Amber: For me being an entrepreneur is about the freedom to live a fully created life of my own design. The best part of being an entrepreneur is having complete say over how my commitment for humanity gets expressed in the world!
Izdihar: What is the most challenging part about being an Entrepreneur?
Amber: The most challenging part of being en entrepreneur is keeping so many balls in the air. At the beginning you have to wear so many different hats it can be a lot of work, and very lonely at times.
Izdihar: What are your biggest lessons about being an Entrepreneur?
Amber: Don’t go it alone. Look for partners, people who believe in what you are creating, and who you can create mutually beneficial relationships with. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, do a realistic gap analysis and look for areas where other’s can support you.
Accountability ensures success, make sure you have the right structures and support so that you are able to fulfil on what matters to you. Being a leader in your life and business means surrounding yourself with people who are committed to your success. Keep in your lane, don’t compare yourself to others. Keep your eye on what you are creating, what you want, and always stay grounded in all there is to be grateful for!
Izdihar: What’s your secret to balancing your family, business and ME time?
Amber: I don’t compartmentalize my life. Everyday I am on the court in my life, creating what I want as a leader, woman, mother, partner, and human being. It’s not about one area over the other, it’s about my own personal level of satisfaction, and the extent to which I am fulfilling on what I say matters to me in every area.
Izdihar: What’s 1 key action that anybody can take today to move closer to their goals?
Amber: Getting clear about what you want is the most important thing you can ever do. I’m not talking about what others think you should want or is best for you. We are talking about the courage to be completely authentic with yourself about what you want. You have a blank canvas, what will you create?
Izdihar: What are your top 3 advice to other Entrepreneurs/your niche?
Amber: Accountability ensures success, make sure you have the right structures and support so that you are able to fulfil on what matters to you. Being a leader in your life and business means surrounding yourself with people who are committed to your success. Keep in your lane, don’t compare yourself to others. Keep your eye on what you are creating, what you want, and always stay grounded in all there is to be grateful for!
Izdihar: Do you have any free gifts to offer?
Amber: Free e-book – Goals Worthy of Our Lives
Izdihar: How can people get in touch with you?
Amber: You can find me at my website, www.amberhowardinc.com or check out the podcast www.whatwouldamberdo.com. You can also book a free discovery call with my team at: https://calendly.com/amberhowardinc/discovery-call
Izdihar: What do your clients say are the best thing about working with you?
“With Amber’s support and value she brings I have made quantum leaps in the launch of my business transitioning out of an 18 year career in Retail Sales & Operations.”
“Working with Amber has been a life altering experience. Her ability to listen for what’s really there, even when I didn’t see it for myself, and then express it in a way that leaves me feeling validated and understood is like no other.”
“Amber has elevated my business game exponentially with her coaching and I am beyond grateful!”
“I had a privilege to work with Amber on several occasions. Amber is a very dedicated individual who always takes her job very seriously. Whenever, Amber was in charge, I knew things will get done right. High integrity individual with an integrated team approach. She delivers every time.”
“I have been working with Amber Howard since 2011 and I can say that she has been responsive, thorough and very knowledgeable in the areas of business processes, business analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery. I have received the highest value and quality when working with Amber! I have and will continue to put trust in her when dealing with my organization’s critical processes!”