Welcome to the Mompreneurs in Heels Podcast. On today’s podcast episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing LaRita Wilcher who was a former collegiate coach for 15 years. This is a series of reflections on her lifestyle led her to where she is today.
She now owns a software and recruiting service called Recruit Scheduling Solutions, and does all this while balancing a family life, and fulfilling her purpose in business & family.
What brought LaRita into the world of entrepreneurship/mompreneurship:
She is married and a parent, and has been coaching for 15 years on the collegiate level. After 10 years, she began to question whether or not she wanted to continue what felt to her like a rat race. She began to miss her family and questioned if she was really fulfilling her purpose in life.
Breaking point and transition period:
Her breaking point was when on her son’s 5th birthday, he asked for a suitcase for Christmas so that he could travel with his mother. At this point, LaRita realized she would need to find another way to live her life so that she could have a balance between life and work.
LaRita’s first steps into transitioning happened over a period of a year as she continued to feel the frustration of traveling frequently. She began to have thoughts about leaving coaching in order to pursue a business idea. With her husband’s encouragement, she finally acted upon her instincts and stepped out in faith.
What LaRita does:
LaRita assists coaches in being more efficient and organized with the way they recruit. She helps coaches organize their list of top prospects through software she has created.
All about teamwork:
In order to be successful, we need to work in a team. LaRita has elected people who have similar goals, qualities, and passions as she does. She is blessed to have been able to team up with a lifelong friend from high school (a pilot working for United) who contributes to her business. There are others on her team as well.
How does LaRita balance family and business?
LaRita has decided to homeschool her son in addition to balancing work. The way she balances this is to be very forgiving and lenient of herself.
She gets up super early in the a.m. to run her business. At around noon she works with her son’s schooling, although she also believes that life experience is an educational opportunity. She follows spiritual prompting to know when and how to balance out her life.
LaRita’s company is Recruit Scheduling Solutions and her slogan is We Save You Time. She believes that her business is a part of her overall purpose.
To find out more about what LaRita’s company offers by visiting Recruit Scheduling Solutions.
How about you?
Do you feel that your business is part of your purpose? How do your business and family coincide to help you fulfill your life’s purpose?