Author Archives: Kristin

Episode 116. Use Mindfulness to Recover from Burnout

In today’s episode I get more personal than I have in a long time on this podcast – you’ll hear me share what I’ve been experiencing lately and how it’s affected me, and also how it relates to today’s episode. Mimi is a pet pro who is struggling with personal and professional burnout. She has…

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Episode 115. How to Hire in Your Pet Business

In the last podcast episode, I worked with a coaching client on hiring and we’ll dive a bit more in depth on that topic today with a different coaching client.  My coaching client today is Shannon, a pet sitter and dog walker from Pennsylvania. Her business has grown so quickly that she’s had to scramble…

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Episode 114. How to Hire and Expand Your Pet Business

Mallorie is a pet sitter and dog walker in Dallas, Texas. Her business has grown quickly, and she’d like to expand even more without compromising the quality of care she’s committed to providing her clients.  She asks me the chicken-or-the-egg question that so many pet business owners ask me: “Should I hire first or advertise to…

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Episode 113. How to Create Company Culture in Your Pet Business

Susan Kaplan from BeLoved Pet Sitting is a pet sitter in San Diego. In her coaching session today, she is bringing up a question that I’ve never been asked before on the podcast: How to create positive company culture.  Company culture is something that is often discussed in a lot in tech companies but rarely…

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Episode 112. Create Policies and Procedures to Save Time, Money and Energy

In today’s coaching session, I’m working with Tina, a pet business owner who feels like she’s constantly putting fires in her business. She has 5 part-time staff to help her, but she gets a lot of last-minute calls from them asking for time off which causes her to have to jump in and be the…

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Episode 111. Dealing with Depression and Anxiety as a Pet Business Owner

In today’s coaching session, I’m working with Cora, a pet business owner who sometimes struggles with occasional bouts of depression and anxiety. When it hits her, it causes her to suffer – and her business to suffer. When she’s not experiencing depression and anxiety her energy level is high, her response time to clients is…

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Episode 110. Create a Business Schedule You Love

Today’s coaching session is with Donna, a pet sitter and dog walker in Tennessee.  She has owned her business for a few years and she’s struggling with creating a schedule that works for her and her full personal life with family and many pets. (Donna wins the award for the pet business owner I’ve coached…

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Episode 109. How to Deal with Pet Sit & Dog Walk Client Keys

Val Goren is an Atlanta-based pet sitter and dog walker who has a quickly growing pet sitting and dog walking business. Like many pet pros who provide home-based pet services, Val is having challenges managing the vast amount of client keys she and her staff are responsible for.  In this episode you’ll hear how she…

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Episode 108. Get Over Your Fear Of Hiring

Do you have a fear of your employees taking your clients? Do you struggling to keep employees for as long as possible, but they often leave within a few weeks or months?  The dog walker and pet sitter I coach on this episode was struggling with those questions and other challenges, most of which involve changing her…

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Episode 107. How to Run a Pet Business When You Have a 9-5 Job or Another Business

Marie has a dog products business on Etsy and she also wants to start a service-based pet sitting and dog walking business. She’s wondering how to go about creating a service-based business in addition to her existing dog products business.    Marie has a lot of questions about the startup process including how to start…

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