Meet Hailey Yatros who is a millennial life coach, entrepreneur, author and speaker.Creative Folk, Entrepreneurs | March 13, 2018
It all started with a goal to chat to entrepreneurs over 60. Then out of curiosity we decided to chat to entrepreneurs under 30. We believe these two very vast generations can learn and grow from each other.
This week we visit the United States to chat with Hailey Yatros who is a millennial life coach, entrepreneur, author and speaker.
Can you tell us a little about your business and what you do?
Well, I wear multiple hats and titles but my business is designed to enhance the quality of life for the people in my generation: millennials. I am a millennial life coach, entrepreneur, author and speaker that works with aspiring coaches to help build their own life coaching practices.
Another portion of my business is giving millennials the tools they need in order to succeed at any age. I work in groups and in one on one sessions with clients. My team and I have worked with thousands of young adults from multiple countries.
What motivated you to start your own business?
I’ve always had a sincere love for other human beings. I truly hate to see others suffer and will relentlessly give anything I have to help that individual. I think this stemmed from a lot of pain in my childhood. I always had a deep sense of knowing that there was more for my life, that I didn’t have to live under the false disempowering beliefs that I grew up with.
I searched endlessly to try to find a company, a niche, a nine to five job where I could utilise my full plethora of strengths and abilities. I couldn’t find it, so I started my own business. In came entrepreneurship. I truly couldn’t work for anyone anyway, I value my freedom way too much.
What were some of the struggles you faced when you first started?
I started coaching when I was only 19 years old. It’s hard to believe, but entirely true. I was coaching adults in their forties and fifties when I first started out.
That came with a lot of criticism and people not taking me seriously. I’d constantly doubt myself and my voice of inadequacies often ran the show. I also had moved out of my house I grew up in when I was 17 so I had to have multiple side jobs to pay my bills and I was also in school full time.
I honestly don’t know how I did it all but I am such a firm believer in when you truly love something it pulls you, calls to you, speaks to you, there is no way you can live without it.
I eventually saw my business as a part of who I was. I’d ask myself, “Is there anything else I wish I was doing right now?” The answer was always no, so I just kept plugging along.
What do you like most about having your own business?
Being able to connect with so many different people. I love working with so many different people but then realising that we all have the same issues, insecurities, and are all human.
I love helping others. To me, there is no other way to live. As an old friend once said to me, “Hailey, I was born naked. Everything else is a profit.” I know that I came into this world with nothing and I will leave with nothing so I try to make every moment a moment in which I can touch the life of the person standing in front of me.
There is no other way to live.
Who is an older person that you admire and why?
Am I allowed to say my husband? He’s older than me! I admire him so much. He is everything I aspire to be, really.
He has patience like I’ve never seen before. He has a sense of deep calmness and a knowing that everything will always work out in its time. As a restless, type A, entrepreneur – he is exactly what I need in my life.
He has a steadiness about him that is unwavering and he’s been in full support of my business since the day we met. Out of everything I have accomplished, he is my biggest blessing.
If you could jump into a time machine what era would you visit and why?
The fifties. I love technology, but I love people more so it would be really nice to experience what it was like when you actually had to be standing in front of someone to connect with them.
No matter how much time has passed, the experience of being completely present with another and being able to touch them, feel them, be near to them will never be outdated. It’s the most precious thing ever.
Besides, I feel like those people were just born with patience because they really had no other choice.
Anything else you would like to add?
Everything we experience on earth is relative, it will eventually pass away. I know its deep, but its true. So, I always try to instil this lesson into my clients – make your life the best play ever, make it exciting and fun and beautiful but also don’t cling to anything because it will all fade away so have a lightness about life. Live with a deep sense of ease and flow knowing that everything is always working out in its own time. Especially for my millennials: You have time.