Exeleon Magazine

Coree Sullivan: The Mindful Entrepreneur

This profile of Coree Sullivan is part of her Cover Feature in Exeleon’s latest issue of Women Entrepreneurs to Watch featuring The Iconic Women from Everyday Women.

As a best-selling author, speaker, and certified Life Coach specializing in Mindful Coaching, Coree Sullivan has dedicated her life to helping others find their authentic selves and lead fulfilling lives.

Born and raised in Northern Colorado, Coree resides in Windsor, Colorado, where she guides individuals on their personal journeys through her company – This Restored Heart Ministries.

Finding Herself

Coree’s journey began with her own struggles. As a single mother raising two daughters, she found herself lost in the chaos of providing for her family and navigating unhealthy relationships.

It was this realization that led her to seek guidance and embark on a path of self-discovery. Despite attending counseling sessions and seminars, she felt that something was still missing. Until she stumbled upon the concept of mindful coaching.

Skeptical at first, mindful coaching became the transformative approach Coree needed to reconnect with her true self. She recalls, “As I explored this new concept, I began to discover a beacon of hope, shining its light on a path for my transformative journey towards self-discovery and genuine connection to my authentic self.”

Little did she know, this exploration would lead her down a path of profound awakening, where each mindful session became a sacred space for self-reflection and the discovery of her true self. This method of mindful coaching went beyond traditional coaching techniques by emphasizing deep awareness of the present moment and the journey that led to the current state.

The coaching method allowed Coree to unravel the layers of pain and wounds that had obscured her identity for years.

Restoring Hearts

For Coree, her entrepreneurial spirit has been a driving force throughout her life. With over 30 years of experience, starting in marketing and eventually owning and operating a successful construction and roofing business, she has always sought to help others achieve their goals.

In January 2013, Coree launched a Divorce Recovery program, “Destiny After Divorce,” which has since helped hundreds of individuals find freedom from the pain of divorce and embrace a thriving, full life. Her best-selling book by the same name, along with a workbook, has become an essential resource for those navigating the challenges of divorce.

Building on the success of her Divorce Recovery program, Coree founded “This Restored Heart Ministries.” This organization is dedicated to helping divorced men and women heal from their past wounds and the trauma of divorce, guiding them toward spiritual, economic, and relational restoration. Over the years, Coree has become a source of hope and healing for countless individuals seeking to rebuild their lives and discover their true paths.

Building a Supportive Network

Coree understands the importance of creating a nurturing environment where women can thrive, share their experiences, and grow both personally and professionally.

She believes that genuineness and transparency are crucial in building a supportive network. By being open and honest in her interactions, she creates a space where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This level of trust is the foundation of any strong community.

Active listening is another key strategy in Coree’s approach. By paying attention to the words and actions of others, she validates their feelings and acknowledges their perspectives. This not only helps in understanding their unique stories but also fosters meaningful conversations that are essential for community building.

Coree also leverages social media to facilitate her community. She emphasizes the importance of consistency in presence and engagement, which helps build trust and reliability. By creating content that encourages participation in activities, discussions, or events, she fosters a sense of belonging and involvement among her clients.

Celebrating achievements, both big and small, is integral to her strategy. She mentions “I always like to recognize and celebrate both big and small achievements of all my clients. A journey is made up of small and big steps which all deserve recognition and celebration.”

This approach not only motivates individuals but also strengthens the sense of community.

An 8-Step Advice for Women Entrepreneurs Starting their Journeys

  1. Believe in Yourself: Confidence and self-belief are essential for success in entrepreneurship. Trust your instincts and be open to taking calculated risks.
  2. Align with Your Passions: Choose a business that resonates with your interests and passions. This alignment will make the journey more enjoyable and increase your chances of long-term success.
  3. Stay Curious and Committed to Learning: The business landscape is constantly evolving. Staying informed about industry trends, new technologies, and strategies is vital for staying competitive.
  4. Develop Resilience: Entrepreneurship is filled with challenges. Cultivate resilience to navigate tough times, learn from failures, and use setbacks as opportunities for growth.
  5. Understand Financial Management: A solid grasp of financial management is crucial. Know your numbers, create a budget, and manage cash flow effectively to ensure the sustainability of your business.
  6. Set Clear Goals: Define both short-term and long-term goals for your business. Break them down into manageable tasks and celebrate achievements along the way.
  7. Network: Networking is a powerful tool that can open doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and partnerships.
  8. Manage Your Time Efficiently: Prioritize tasks and focus on what truly matters. Delegate responsibilities when possible and learn to say no to activities that do not align with your priorities.

The Mentorship Angle

Coree views mentorship as a critical component of success for women entrepreneurs.Following in the footsteps of other successful, Iconic Women, is an effective way to avoid the pitfalls of so many things.”

With the rapid advancements in technology, it’s easy to get lost in ineffective programs and tools. She believes that having a mentor who is actively using successful strategies and tools is invaluable.

Not to mention, Coree takes immense joy in helping other women succeed, recognizing that mentorship is not just about imparting knowledge but also about inspiring and empowering others.

A Delicate Balance

Coree understands the delicate balance one needs to keep between entrepreneurship and personal life. According to her, “A truly successful life is a well-balanced life.”

Coree emphasizes the importance of setting aside time for personal and family relationships, proper nutrition, and exercise. She acknowledges that maintaining this balance requires great focus, and any imbalance can lead to a loss of one’s authentic self.

“I try to always be sure that I am setting time aside for personal and family relationships as well as eating properly and exercising. It takes great focus to accomplish these areas of my life but when one is lacking, I find that a part of my true self is suffering. I’m not my authentic self,” she explains.

A practical approach for Coree when it comes to balancing her professional and personal life has been integrating her work schedule with her personal calendar.

Future Growth

Coree has a clear vision for her future growth, both professionally and personally.

From a personal standpoint, Coree states “My health is always important to keep up so that I have the energy and focus to thrive in every area of my life as is setting time aside to be with friends and family. I try to set aside at least 3 of these interactions a week.”

These connections provide her with the energy and focus needed to excel in her professional endeavors.

On the other hand, her professional aspirations involve expanding her programs and increasing her visibility in the field of mindful coaching and personal development. She understands the importance of staying current and effective in her work, which is why she is committed to continuously updating her knowledge and skills.

By staying abreast of new materials and programs, Coree ensures that she can provide the best possible support and guidance to her clients.

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