Episode 45: Turning Your Life and Business Around Through Vulnerability, with Sara Clarke

Sara Clarke is a wife and a mom of four boys and has over 20 years experience in the accounting field. She carries degrees in Business Management and Bookkeeping and is now working towards an Accounting Degree. She founded Martin Clarke & Associates in 2001 and has since processed over 33,000 hours of bookkeeping. She works alongside Roger, her husband of 15 years, where their firm works with multiple accountants and agencies across Canada.

Sara has been a guest speaker and workshop presenter at the London Small Business Centre, Western University, and The Ivey School of Business, and she also speaks throughout North America teaching business owners about bookkeeping, taxes, business development, money mindset and her favourite topic, mompreneurs. Sara is the recipient of the 2014 ‘20 under 40 Business Award’ with Business London Magazine, and 2014’s ‘Who’s Who Among Women in Ecommerce’ with WE Magazine.

Sara is excited to feature Mompreneurs® in her hometown of London and its surrounding areas, as well as being the Community Manager for the Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor-Essex regional chapters of Mompreneurs®. Sara has a passion to help women in business succeed so that they can continue to be their own boss, set their own hours, and be there for their families.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Sara’s personality trait that made her realize she was unemployable and how that led her to be an entrepreneur
  • The “mompreneurs” group that helps female entrepreneurs grow their business and raise their families at the same time
  • A trait that allows people to really connect with you
  • How Colin helped Sara realize what was holding her back from growing
  • Vulnerability and how embracing it can really help you move ahead in life and business
  • Examples of how vulnerability has changed different aspects of Sara’s life
  • Why you need to focus on making one thing successful before you jump into a bigger pot
  • How to have a deeper connection with your clients
  • Sara’s story of being vulnerable with her weight and how it helped her become healthier and feel better
  • Being vulnerable and how it usually leads to more support
  • How honesty and vulnerability can improve your mental health
  • Why you shouldn’t try to hide things and do everything on your own
  • A tip Sara gives about adjusting your mindset
  • The importance of thinking about how you invest your time in the 24 hours you get each day

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