Erin Esch is an Elite Mompreneur member based out of Milton, Ontario and is the founder of Total Wellness Milton. As a Wellness Coach, Erin helps families lead healthy lives through fitness and nutrition by running online support groups and workshops, along with monthly family outings to showcase family friendly venues and activities. We are thrilled to be sharing Erin’s Success Story!
What is your “WHY” behind your business/being an entrepreneur?
Both my husband and I grew up being active. We went to school and both moved into careers (teaching and engineering) but realized keeping our family healthy and active was a job of itself. Both having had traumatic injuries that required months of rehab, we knew others must be struggling to make it work like we were. We started our business to help others discover the happiest and healthiest version of themselves, which I am happy to say my husband and I are now!
What’s the best part about owning your own business?
I get to make my hours (often very early in the morning), which allows me to spend time with my girls. I get to model a lifestyle to them, one that I hope they will continue when they are older. I also get to build relationships with others in our community, both individuals looking to incorporate more health and wellness, and businesses that promote it.
What impact did other people/experiences have on you, and how did they help you get to where you are in your business today?
Maria! The lady herself who was a soccer mom friend up until a year ago when we decided to put our actions into a plan… kind of backwards, I know. Tracy Poulin who is a business partner of my dreams! Without Rob’s broken spine and my concussion we might never have been forced to slow down enough to notice what our life was lacking, and what a learning experience those injuries were.
What values do you believe in and live by?
- Lead by example.
- The more the merrier.
- There is always room at the table.
- There is always a little pain in the gain.
- You owe it to yourself.
- Never break a promise to yourself.
- Show up everyday.
What are you most proud of when it comes to your business/being an entrepreneur?
My girls ask to work with us, and I have friends that ask us about our business, knowing us from our original jobs where we both are doing very different things .
What does the future look like for you and your business?
We continue to grow our community. Our tech side of things is growing by leaps and bounds at the moment (I was banned from screens during my concussion recovery).
Any tips for other women thinking of starting a business?
Write it down… every idea, every potential challenge, every person that shows interest that you can follow up with. Be willing to take advice. Remember by an inch of a mile, progress is progress. Don’t plan to avoid failure, but to grow your potential.