Meet Chantelle from Resilience Gymnastics
Resilience Gymnastics College Inc. are a team of professional coaches and dedicated volunteers who understand the benefits of healthy minds and bodies for all. We offer classes from Kindergym 2-5 years to Adults and Special needs students. Our goals range from a healthier community to realising Olympic Ambitions.
What does being a business owner means to you and why you became one in the first place?
Being the CEO of Resilience Gymnastics College Inc. means that I can share my vision and passion to the community. Gymnastics is for everyone and develops the fundamental movement and strength that all ages and abilities will benefit from. I started my Journey because I love being part of our students development and watch them achieve their own goals. They are building confidence and learning a healthy way of life in our College and of course have fun at the same time!
Tell us about your business
We offer Gymnastics classes to all ages and abilities from the very beginning. Fundamental classes are designed to develop the basic gymnastics skills and develop the strength to progress into other levels. From the fundamental program Gymnasts have the opportunity to progress in a Competitive or Non Competitive program, in which both streams offer the full Australian Levels Program skills and progressions for Boys and Girls.
Our Adults program is designed to offer a different fitness program by using gymnastics skills. You would be surprised how quickly your fitness and strength develops by doing basic gymnastics skills alongside fitness.
We offer school groups and special needs groups a fantastic program in the college which allows students to see what Gymnastics is all about and again have the opportunity to achieve their own goals. Whether it be overcoming fear of walking across a beam or swinging on a high bar each student is important and each have different goals.
What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?
I have an incredible committee of management who volunteer their time and professional skills to myself and the college. They each bring a wealth of knowledge in different areas that allows me to grow and learn. They each inspire me aim high and stay focused on the Resilience goals.
What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date?
I would say having the courage to step up and say that I want to run my own Gymnastics school. The role comes with so many challenges and is forever changing and pushing me in different directions. I am proud of how far we have come so far offering our services to over 500 students in 2015 and I will continue to learn and develop new professional tools to bring into the college.
What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our the readers?
The best advise would be to treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Whether it is a staff member, customer or gymnast we are all human, we are all constantly learning and changing so we need to respect each other. We can always find a solution. I tell my staff that our goal is not only to teach and mentor our students but we need to ensure that when they are at Resilience they feel as though that is their happy place.
What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business?
The most effective so far would be our Facebook page and our website. We have tried other initiatives in the past yet find the social media and word of mouth is the most effective.
What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! There are great people out there willing to help.
Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business? If yes, please describe (and include links if available).
I am currently starting a new learning and development strategy with an amazing company called 3rd Level consulting. They have incredible tools that have opened my mind to changes I would not have thought of and these changes and am looking forward to implementing them into the business.
Do you have any new projects coming up (or have you just completed a big project ~ reached a milestone, etc.)? If so, please tell us about it.
Resilience are excited to announce they will be moving to a brand new facility in the near future. We will be part of an incredible new sporting and education precinct. We are also expanding on our school program for primary and secondary schools and branching out into other special needs schools. We have had such fantastic results and feedback from out work in the past so we are pumped to offer our new programs to more of the community.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Fun for me is spending time with my beautiful family. My girl is 9 months old so anything we do together is amazing.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Patience, Integrity, Genuine
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
My greatest fear is letting people down. I manage that by offering help any where that I can.
What makes you happy?
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A social life (hahahahah)
I won’t use the word sacrifice because I love what I do. I think the best way to describe this is to say it is a juggling act as so many people to everyday. We all work hard to be the best version of ourselves at work, home and as a mum or dad.
Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
I admire all businesses and schools that work with Disabilities. They are changing lives and offering an incredible service.
Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
I can see myself with more beautiful children ( I love being a mum) and I can see Resilience Gymnastics College Inc. in a new facility offering amazing opportunities to the community.
What book has inspired you the most? (OR What is your favorite book?)
My favourite book is Many Souls Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss
It describes how we come to be the way we are and opens our minds to incredible possibilities.
How do you measure your success in business?
By the people you are inspiring
If you have children, what is their favourite activity to do with you.?
I have a beautiful Girl Allegra! She loves swimming, playing and reading. She is now beginning to explore the Gymnastics equipment and is loving swinging on the rings!
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