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Meet Luminary Member, Caitlin Donovan


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Tell us a bit about yourself! How did you get started with your current career path/business journey?

I am an entrepreneur through and through and spent the first 12 years of my business providing acupuncture in Central and Eastern Europe. During that time, even though I loved my job, I experienced burnout that stopped me from being able to live/enjoy my life abroad. My recovery took two years and now, my main mission in life is to #endburnoutculture!

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to and why?

Courage. Being an entrepreneur means putting yourself out there, over and over again and expecting to face rejection. Without the willingness to try, even in the face of rejection, no business gets off the ground. Creating a company is a radical act!

What’s a mistake you made early on in your career, or in your business, and what did you learn from it?

I didn't hire a receptionist when I was overflowing with patients. I didn't realize at the time that more help would increase my income. I only saw the help as a cost and it stopped me from getting the support I truly needed to grow in a sustainable way.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Professional speaking!

How do you invite others to a seat at your table?

I love Glennon Doyle's idea of standing in horseshoes rather than closed circles, so I make an effort to do that whenever I am in a group of people - it's so much easier to approach a group when there is an open slot waiting!

What is one thing that you wish you learned a year ago?

People will actually pay you well to speak and you're really good at it. Toot your own horn, you've got this.

What impact has Luminary made in your career? eg: Community, Business Generated, Revenue, New Clients, Career Connections, Advancement Opportunities

Community is #1 for me at Luminary. I love the people that I've met!


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