Boss Mom Of The Week: Sat Wilensky
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Happy New Year! We are thrilled to be kicking off 2016 will amazing content and it seems fitting to start the year off with a powerhouse Boss Mom of the Week!
Sat Wilensky is the founder of Wilensky Consulting and San Diego Mompreneurs. She is a maverick in the social media marketing realm, having quadrupled sales within weeks of implementing plans for her clients. When she’s not chasing after her 2 & 4-year-olds, Sophia & Trent, she also loves building tribes of mom entrepreneurs and helping provide the connections, resources, & practical tools for them to build & grow original businesses that give back to our community and world.
Here is more about Sat, in her own words. I’ve been through Army bootcamp, I’ve been homeless, I’ve been in abusive relationships – but the one thing that has led me through all of that and allowed me to have this incredible, almost fairy tale life is that I see the good in every situation and I find solutions to making things better. I’m sure that a lot of my motivation for creating thriving communities & being successful stems from the fact that I’ve seen the “dark side” of life and I want the best for my children and future generations. Also, my husband and his family have been insanely and amazingly supportive, too.
The idea for starting San Diego Mompreneurs came to me in early 2013 after receiving my degree in Business Entrepreneurship from SDSU – which coincided with the birth of my second baby. What started as a small Meetup group has evolved into a vibrant, growing community of over 200 supportive, entrepreneurial moms who come together every month to share ideas, have hands-on business workshops, and garner inspiration & support from other women who really get it. For me, being a mompreneur is about creating a lifestyle and income stream that allows us to have flexibility with our work schedules so that we can be fully engaged with our children as they grow up.
It’s about nurturing our lifelong dreams & goals when we’ve all but forgotten them. And it’s about recognizing that it takes a lot of support, resources, & encouragement to sustain us as mompreneurs. Sat is our Boss Mom of the Week this week because she is working hard to make it matter. She loves what she does and she loves her family. She’s generous with her knowledge and loves connecting Boss Moms with other Boss Moms. We love to ask our Boss Moms of the Week a few questions because we love reading their responses. Here are Sat’s.
What is your go-to quick dinner for your family? Southwest Quinoa Stir fry with Chicken or Tofu. Mmmmm. Between me having Celiac Disease and my kids having food allergies, I need to get pretty creative with meals.
Tell us your favorite blog to read, podcast to listen to, or Instagram account to follow and why you love them so much! Marie Forleo always inspires me. I walk away from watching one of her videos feeling like I just had a great talk with a best friend.
What are you reading right now? The book on my nightstand is “Welcome to Your Child’s Brain,” (Aamodt, Wang). I’m so fascinated with the science of how our kids develop and understanding their behaviors on a deeper level.
What is one thing you love doing that is really just for you? I’m a bit of a loner, truth be told, despite hardly having 2 seconds alone to myself these days! I love going by myself on an early walk through the hills by our neighborhood – watching the plants change through the seasons, the vibrant colors, the patterns in the clouds. Yep, I’m a nature-loving gal.
What is one piece of advice for other Boss Moms out there who are looking to raise a business & and a family? I’ll give you three because I can’t choose just one 🙂
1. Start or join a local Mompreneur group. We need each other…for support, for understanding, for commiseration, for inspiration, even just for a legitimate excuse to get out of the house without the kids! It can be incredibly isolating to be a mom entrepreneur – especially when you are just starting out – and that’s the opposite of what you and your business need to grow & succeed.
2. Ask for help! Any kind of help you need. Even help you don’t think you need. I tend to be stubbornly proud in this category but if I’ve learned anything it’s to ask for help. You might be surprised how many people want to be there to support you.
3. Be good to yourself. We tend to put everyone else’s needs before ours but then we end up burned out, frustrated, and unable to be good moms OR business people. Take hot bubble baths, read books, do some yoga…whatever relaxes you. Everyone in your family will be better for it. Sat about to launch a “3-2-1 Business Blastoff!” integrated digital marketing promotion for just 2-3 start-up businesses. This will provide them with branding & setup of all social media platforms, along with a comprehensive marketing strategy to build loyal fans around their businesses.
For more information, head to her website.
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In addition to connecting with Sat at Wilensky Consulting, you can also find her at San Diego Mompreneurs.
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