Carol Greenaway, Greenaway Consulting Services, Vancouver
“Being her own boss was the right choice for Carol Greenaway as she wanted to create a business that was aligned with her values. As she says,“If you want to accelerate your growth as a human being, try running your own business. There’s nothing like it.” Along with her business partner, sheacquired and expanded a child care agency in Alberta which she successfully operated and sold profitably.
Her quest for knowledge led her to join University of Alberta and then become a senior manager and leader in the voluntary sector. She combined her interest in human and business development by certifying as an Erickson Certified Professional Coach in Edmonton and Book Yourself Solid Coach in Vancouver.
With more than thirty years of professional experience, she was ready for another transition. Seven years ago, she launched Greenaway Consulting Services Ltd. in Vancouver, BC. She helps small business owners with business development, including marketing and sales. Her business focus is on women entrepreneurs with either very small businesses or professional practices.
Her advice to women entrepreneurs is not to be afraid to ask for help from people who have the right information. Her business partner was a great source of support to her. As a mentor with Women’s Enterprise Centre, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with other women entrepreneurs. “We’re better together. Sometimes the smallest things can make someone’s journey easier.”