Edita Atteck is an Elite Mompreneur member based out of Burlington, Ontario. As the owner of Edita Atteck Creative Living, she works with busy professionals who are looking for a road-map to emotional and mental freedom, and whose desire is to become better parents, partners, and leaders in their lives. Edita’s expertise is in helping people develop Emotional Literacy, overcome stress and anxiety, improve relationships, and unlock their innate leadership. She is a speaker, mentor, and author.
Some of Edita’s offerings include:
- Awaken Your Inner Leader: Transform Stress, Develop Emotional Mastery and Thrive book
- My Wholeness Revolution 8-week e-course and/or short audio recordings
- Live seminars, empowerment group sessions and workshops
- Private mentoring/coaching for executives and leaders
We’re excited to share Edita’s Success Story!
What is your “WHY” behind your business/being an entrepreneur?
My mission is to change our workplaces and families, for the better. This includes helping business owners and leaders develop emotional mastery, build the foundation for their mental and emotional health. The way we define “success” in our world today, seems to come with quite a big price tag. After meeting many “successful” executives, entrepreneurs, etc. who devoted their time to building a business or building a career, I realized it was rare to find someone who was not challenged by at least one of the following: stress, anxiety, sleep issues, digestive struggles, weight issues, chronic issues, or relationship issues including parenting struggles. I want to contribute to a healthier and more compassionate world.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
After I became a mom, I realized that the current economic model we have, was not working for me and my family. I kept asking myself how can I fulfill my mission and passion but not at the expense of maintaining equilibrium within myself, modelling healthy processing of emotions, and supporting the development of my child’s healthy nervous system. Who we are being as human beings is the most important factor in our children’s health. I believe that signing up our kids for numerous activities, supplying them with gadgets and technology, letting them spend more time with their peers than parents, doesn’t support healthy development. I dreamed of creating a social enterprise that will be a change agent while providing a source of income to support my family’s practical and material needs.
What’s the best part about owning your own business?
Sleeping in when I need to.
Never ending learning.
Building something much bigger than myself.
Being around and available for my daughter.
What impact did other people/experiences have on you, and how did they help you get to where you are in your business today?
My clients inspire, teach and challenge me to be the best supporter that I can be. I have the privilege of helping my clients make incredible shifts in their lives, re-frame their perspectives, and succeed. Additionally, I have learned so much from my ongoing studies. Some of my biggest influencers include Dr. Gabor Maté and Dr. Peter Levine among many others. While I learned from many entrepreneurial “gurus” (Tony Robbins, Mike Michalowicz, Seth Godin, Marie Forleo, etc.), I also realized that entrepreneurship doesn’t mean eliminating competition, working insane hours, neglecting sleep, overwhelm, etc. Being in between entrepreneurship and health education, made me realize that we need to redefine what entrepreneurship means to us. To me, it doesn’t mean that there is one winner who takes it all. To me, it means collaboration, community, and creating a change that can be a win-win for everyone.
What values do you believe in and live by, and how do they shine through when it comes to your role as a business owner?
Transparency, honesty, self-care, and compassion.
The only way I can support others is through living my values and daily practice of what I preach.
What are you most proud of when it comes to your business/being an entrepreneur?
Watching my clients transform in front of my eyes. I have received the most inspiring testimonials from my clients that drive my continued passion. Last but not least, publishing my book.
What does the future look like for you and your business?
I plan to continue my business well into my 90’s and beyond, and have no plans for retirement. Being on a mission is very different from having a job. I trust that my work will impact many leaders who in turn will influence those around them.
Any tips for women thinking of starting a business?
Take care of yourself; always.
Start with baby steps if you need to.
Having a supportive partner or a family member is so important.
Define what success means to you.