Pantea Kalhor is a Certified PTSD and Fertility Coach who is an expert in helping women who are struggling with fertility issues and recurrent miscarriages or are diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She supports them reset their mind and body connection and find the underlying health issues by an integrated holistic approach and unleashing their reproductive functions even over forty of age.
In this interview, Pantea Kalhor shares her inspiring journey, success secrets and key actions that you can learn from.
Izdihar: How did you start your Entrepreneurship journey?
Pantea: I used to be an IT project manager but then I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and after more than 2 years unsuccessful IUI, IVF and other conventional fertility treatments, I could finally have my baby girl naturally conceived. Then I started to write a book “Naturally Conceived” about my journey and then I thought its much better to interview fertility specialists inside my book and create a bridge between conventional and holistic medicine. My book Naturally conceived hit the bestseller two times in amazon once in pre-reorder and once after publishing and I was blessed to have 22 contributors to share such valuable information inside the book.
I discovered that if our mind and body are not aligned and if we have some underlying health issues which have never been diagnosed, then taking any fertility medication or conventional fertility treatments are never going to help us get pregnant and stay pregnant.
Izdihar: Who inspired you to start your business?
Pantea: When I hugged my daughter for the first time in my arms, I promised myself to help other women who are struggling with the same issue and share the message of hope by creating a book, YouTube Channel, podcast, and interviews.
Izdihar: What type of services or products do you offer?
Pantea: I offer 1-1 coaching, masterclass, and a 12-week premium course.
Izdihar: What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?
Pantea: The best part is the creation something from the scratch. I feel fulfilled when I create books, trailers, posters, podcasts and shows. It means one idea can practically turn into a valuable book, a poster, an interview, or a well-edited show. Every day, I need to be creative enough to add some value to my business. Nobody has forced me to do this, this is my own creation and I enjoy promoting others along the way. I believe by promoting others and making others happy we help our world become more harmonized. One happy client, one happy interviewee multiplies my feeling of accomplishment. When I see my clients announce their pregnancy, I feel accomplished. I have dedicated my time between my family and my business and that feels great. I do not need to commute to office, and I do not need to work for any other companies.
Izdihar: What is the most challenging part about being an Entrepreneur?
Pantea: There is no paycheck, I need to make my own income and I have my own deadlines. I am all by my own. However, I still love to write books with others because creating things by contribution like-minded people multiple the feeling of success and add values to my book.
Izdihar: What are your biggest lessons about being an Entrepreneur?
Pantea: My biggest lessons are…
- I do not need to be perfect. Done is better than perfect. If I wanted to be perfect, I could have never written a book, start a business from the scratch or create a YouTube Channel.
- All previous education and skills helped me grow my business even if it was something totally different from what I am currently do. I was a developer, so I usually solve my technical issues, design my own website, and edit my own shows. My project management skills helped me manage fertility summits and create a few other live group talks. Teaching in college and PMP bootcamps helped me run live shows and podcasts. Project management also helped me manage my tasks and plan more organized. I must wear different hats, but I can manage. Time management be committed to deadlines and be loyal to the growth of my own business were other success factors.
- Money comes second. I worked free for a few months to build a strong foundation for my business; I still interview some of my shows for free. Before giving service to my customers, I need to work on my product quality. Some wish to have easy and fast money but building a strong business foundation, needs investment, patience, planning, intelligence, and hard work.
- We are human not the machine. So, my purpose is to help my clients to get the best result first. I listen to them and put myself in their shoes. What would I do if I had the same situation as theirs?
- Making connection and connecting to like-minded people was the best part of my business growth. Make the right connections.
- Promote your business only to your targeted audience and have a narrow niche to serve better.
- Be consistent. I have interviews almost every day and every week except holidays and weekends.
- Be patient.
Izdihar: How are you different from other Entrepreneurs in the same industry?
Pantea: My formula is a combination of conventional and holistic medicine and has been built based on my interviews and simulation of successful case studies. There is no other program to be built as valuable as this program based on more than 22 fertility experts experience. It is a full package of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, mind and body connection, naturopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, PTSD treatment approaches and a few more.
Izdihar: What are your top 3 advice to other Entrepreneurs?
Pantea: My top 3 advice are…
- Be a continuous learner. Knowledge is power. Every client has a unique situation, and one specific advice may not work for others.
- Do not get stuck in certification loop. Its great to learn but sometimes we get so fussy to become perfect. People who make good money only focus on one narrow and specific niche. You do not need to know everything.
- Have a clear vision and see yourself where you would like to be. I tried this technique to immigrate and live in different countries, in job transition and creating my own business.
- Do not force yourself to start a business based on other people’s idea. If you are not passionate about your business, you give up early.
Izdihar: What is your secret to balancing your family, business, and ME time?