Leadership, Organization Events, Continuing Education

Career Academy 2023: Are You Sure? Common Fears about Starting a Business


Let’s be real. There’s no such thing as a fearless business owner or entrepreneur. Instead, these individuals get to know their fears and discover how to move through them, especially to establish, grow and effectively lead their businesses.

Learn to navigate the common fears and challenges that come with starting a business and, hopefully, decide if it’s right for you.

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Questions We’ll Discuss

  • Am I “good” enough? (i.e. imposter syndrome)
  • Will I make enough money?
  • How do I tell people about my business?
  • Do I know who I’m serving and how to reach them?
  • Can I take healthy risks?
  • And any additional questions you may have.

Meet the Hosts

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Alex Young, South Carolina, has over 10 years of experience designing and delivering leadership curriculum to high-performance organizations. She works with organizations to assess, strategize and develop leaders and teams for growth. As a trainer and facilitator, Alex has presented to a wide variety of audiences across the country. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina. She went on to receive her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

Leanne Matullo
leanne matullo

Leanne Matullo, Pittsburgh, is a perinatal yoga therapist, women’s health mentor, birth doula and creative entrepreneur. She seeks to improve the perinatal outcomes for women and their babies. Leanne has worked with hundreds of individuals via her women’s health curriculum. Her consulting work, strategy creation and writing include collaborations with the Seattle NICU, the University of Washington, Expectful Inc., Yoga Girl, Motherly, Foster Forward and more. She holds certifications as a birth doula, infant/child sleep consultant, and yoga teacher educator, and she has over 2,000 hours of training as a yoga therapist in Ayurveda. She has founded two businesses.

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