Successful Active Woman featuring the highly motivated Amy Shimek

Amy's Story

My childhood was spent on a sugar beet farm where I developed a hard work ethic. This experience at an early age taught me the value of perseverance and doing a job well. I understood the difference between working until a project is finished and punching a clock at the beginning and end of the day.

With my parents farming business, I witnessed their flexibility and control over their schedules. My parents didn’t miss out on their kids’ activities and we appreciated their support. When I had my own children and I experienced working full time, I realized I wanted to give that gift of time to my girls too. I didn’t want to miss out on their lives, which led me to pursue the life of an entrepreneur.

I began my career as an entrepreneur 12 years ago. Like most businesses start, I had a solution to a problem and wanted to help others struggling with the same problem. I began my career as an entrepreneur with a mobile spray tanning business. This evolved into health coaching and personal training know as Haute Physique. At the time I was also practicing full time as a Nurse Practitioner. Haute Physique was a great way to get my feet wet because it gave me a taste of what it was like to run my own business, to have freedom, and flexibility. When I had my own children I wanted to have that freedom like my parents had.

I began my career as an entrepreneur 12 years ago. Like most businesses start, I had a solution to a problem and wanted to help others struggling with the same problem. I began my career as an entrepreneur with a mobile spray tanning business. This evolved into health coaching and personal training know as Haute Physique. At the time I was also practicing full time as a Nurse Practitioner. Haute Physique was a great way to get my feet wet because it gave me a taste of what it was like to run my own business, to have freedom, and flexibility. When I had my own children I wanted to have that freedom like my parents had.

Since my beginning my brand has evolved and is a combination of our past businesses. Now I serve other entrepreneurs in business. Being an entrepreneur can be a very hectic lifestyle, so my primary focus is on health and wellness. When you are running your own business its hard to stay in shape. I desire to help others stay healthy, by focusing on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices.

Amy's Vision

My vision is to see my business continue to grow and expand. I love business coaching and the wellness component comes easily to me. With my background I am an expert in it, so it’s a great way to use my unique gifts to serve people!

On the business side, I’d like to set up a business-training academy and create multiple six to seven figure income earners. With the wellness part of my business, I’d like to reach as many people as possible. My goals are to create a list serve, along with online training tools, a cookbook, and blog.

In my business coaching, I work with my clients on balance. As far as my personal life goes, I want to have that balance too. I want to be purposeful without being overwhelmed. I want to live a balanced life and also to teach my daughters to do the same. I believe we can all step out in greatness, not letting other people’s opinions of us define our lives. There is a balance of serving others without being overwhelmed.

How is Amy's Business Balanced?

My business is cyclical in nature with seasons of hustle and momentum and slowness. My husband Russ and I used to get bogged down during the down times, but now we’ve learned to embrace those times because we know they don’t last. Our workload is in tune with the season whether that is wellness focused or business driven.

Amy's Motivation-

I know motivation is fleeting, it ebbs and flows. When motivation is fleeting, I remember that I am committed to building my business. This means that day after day I will do the mundane tasks that make small habits that will make big changes.

To get motivated I listen to podcasts from business mentors. I am committed to professional development. This year my husband and I agreed to either be learning as a student taking a course or reading a book.


Amy's Strength

According to the personality color code test, my strength is red, getting stuff done. Reds like to move from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I don’t get caught up in the details, keeping my emotions out of my work. I want to call others out to live out their purpose. I believe others too can step out beyond fear to do what they are divinely and innately designed to do! We don’t have to let fear stand in our way.  You can serve from a place of excitement and fulfillment, but without suffering.

Amy Self Care Routine

I want to lead my clients by example, so I relieve stress by working out five days a week. My girls learn in Sunday school to read their Bible, pray every day, and grow, so I try to do the same by doing daily devotions and writing in a gratitude journal. I am an expert in nutrition, so I take care of myself by eating 80 percent clean foods.

Website-

Our website is www.executivesuitelife.com. We want others to step out in greatness and stay out in greatness. We encourage our clients to step beyond the fear that keeps them from moving on. We help others hone in on their purpose and gifts learning how they can serve others.

One on One with Amy

Russ and I have three daughters. I want to teach women how to get back in a body that feels like themselves again. Women struggle to balance the demands of motherhood and also caring for themselves. It's easy to lose sight of your own needs as a mother, but it doesn't have to be this way. My experience with having my daughters so close together has given me a unique opportunity to lead by example. As a wellness professional, I can use my own experience to guide other moms.

 

What would be your number one advice for a Successful  Active Woman?

My advice for moms is to act as if your children are always watching. At times I get fearful of what others will think of what I post on Facebook. As silly as it sounds, the worry and fear keeps me from posting. But I stop to think if my oldest daughter was watching. would I back down? Would I want her to silence her voice and not serve the people who need it because she’s worried about what others think of her? No. I keep those thoughts in my mind when I get fearful. If you don’t have children, you are definitely a role model for someone, so remember not to live in fear.

What would be your number one advice for a Woman entrepreneur?

As mothers, we are often seen as caregivers. In our communication we are seen as threatening, this may lead us back down. We always need to speak to the truth, using language that is sincere and clear.

Thank you Amy very much for taking the time and inspiring us to find our passion and follow our entrepreneurial heart.

Feeling Alive,

Kelsey