Today we’d like to introduce you to Tracy Kawa.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Tracy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Early in my career, I was tremendously successful in co-creating one of the largest solo practitioner orthodontic practices that exists anywhere to this present day. I then became a stay-at-home mom, dabbling in business here & there. Unlike my earlier success, I had met with quite a number of business failures. This inspired my quest to find out what makes a business person successful. Since no two people are alike, yet many people are successful, what are the ways to harness our own unique business DNA in order to create success for ourselves?
To find this out, I worked with a scientist and developed The Kawa Assessment, a tool based on six different sciences. Taking only 15 minutes to complete, the tool helps to identify a person’s complete Business DNA.
During the course of my research, I have interviewed over 400 successful business people. The knowledge that I have gained from this process has made me realize that my true purpose in life is to help people disrupt the way they see themselves in business and construct a new and higher vision upon which they can build their futures and their success.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
If a road was too smooth we would glide right over it without the ability to realize the growth that comes from the bumps along the way. And believe me, I’ve hit plenty of bumps along my path.
One bump, in particular, pertains to the acquirement of knowledge. You see, in our society, we have a tendency to feel that if we can’t hold a tangible product, then we don’t have to pay for it. Well, intellectual property is a funny thing. Intellectual property is often our “product.” You don’t spend 20 years building a successful business as I did in my earlier days, without learning a thing or two along the way. However, all of that becomes intellectual property that needs to be packaged properly for monetization. In other words, yes, you can charge for something that you can’t necessarily hold in your hand. My advice to young women starting out is that all of your experiences become part of your product, and your product is your intellectual property that may all be contained in your head, yet that can be packaged properly and with the right direction. My second piece of advice is that you get to define your own passion and purpose, not just build someone else’s vision. This ‘someone else’ can be a company that you work for, a spouse, family, a boss, etc. If you’ve got a dream, put the same amount of passion and energy into it that you would in building someone else’s dream for a paycheck.
We’d love to hear more about Kawa Community Partners.
I am passionate about supporting others in identifying their passion & purpose. This process is my air.
With my company Kawa Community Partners, I specialize in helping people determine the highest use of their time and talent. We support entrepreneurs and we support people through career transitions, determining their career path, and excavating their business DNA. We not only help business people to brand themselves, but we help them craft their why, their perfect elevator pitches, and their resumes with which to market themselves effectively.
With our assessment tool, we help individuals disrupt limiting beliefs that keep their visions of themselves small. We replace these limiting beliefs with an objective and scientifically-based awareness and action steps that allow them to move forward and through transitions, into a happier and more fulfilling career.
What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young woman just starting her career?
Be passionate about everything you do. Be aware of the opportunities that present themselves to you. The opportunities are in the details, and only a focused and dedicated eye can discern an opportunity, or possibility, from the status quo. Don’t be afraid to look into your blind spot with assessment tools that can reveal your business DNA and strengths, as well as areas in which you need to improve. Be open to learning and growing. Keep track of your intellectual property and your own processes. Surround yourself with good people and find a successful mentor!
- The Kawa Assessment + 1 hour coaching session – $299.
- Standout Resume Package – $325
- Coaching Packages – $500 – $5000
- Website: Www.kawacommunitypartners.com
- Phone: 561-239-0322
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