Alla Petcheniouk was born in Russia and grew up in Germany, then moved to the U.S. in 2010. She moved to NY in 2012 after a divorce, and began her spiritual journey. This is the point at which she considers her life to have truly started.
Entrepreneur Interview Q & A
1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do?
Alla Loves is the name of my business. I’m a soul whisperer and spiritual guide. Currently I’m coaching clients 1:1, and I’m working on a meditation guide. I always said I’d never have a big program, and then in February, I got a big download about doing a program. I worked on it for several months, and then decided it was too big. So I chose to do a module – which is how I decided on the meditation module.
2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?
I didn’t really have a choice. It was when I came to New York, and I didn’t know anybody, I didn’t have a job, and I didn’t have anything. I started just after my divorce; I was living right across from the George Washington Bridge, and when I started thinking that the bridge was high enough to jump off of, I decided that wasn’t what I wanted to do. I started my emotional de-cluttering after reading Gabby Bernstein’s book, and people around me started noticing. So I moved into coaching people.
3. What have been your biggest challenges?
I think that the biggest challenge is to believe in myself, and believe that I can do it. There are some people who have confidence in themselves, and they know that they can do it. But for me, the biggest challenge was believing in myself, and in this thing. I don’t want to say “gift”, but to allow myself to be guided.
4. What has been your greatest reward?
I think the peace of mind. I rarely worry. I don’t speak out. I’m flowing through life. I don’t have to worry.
5. If you could change something, what would it be?
I would have grown faster. I don’t really know what I would change. I’m very happy right now.
6. If you could give a new entrepreneur advice, what would it be?
Listen to yourself. Listen more to yourself than to others. For me, it was a big deal making the switch from listening to others to listening to myself. I was especially insecure. Listen to yourself, and allow yourself to be guided by your inner voice. The sooner you start listening to yourself, the better. Then maybe you won’t need to follow a 5-step program.
7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?
Absolutely yes. Choose your social media. What is it that you connect with? I tried Twitter, but I didn’t connect with it. I was on Facebook and Instagram, and now I’m on Periscope; that allows me to connect live with people.
8. How do you market your products?
So far I haven’t been. It was word of mouth from my 1:1 clients. For my meditation program, I will talk about it, and use Periscope. I will market through my list, Facebook groups, Instagram posts, and maybe Facebook ads. I’m spreading my message.
9. Is your business a service or a product? If you are a product, how do you handle production?
10. What is unique about your business?
The unique part is that I know that we are all One. My job is to heal by feeling the greatness. I started coaching because I see the bigger picture for everybody. By helping clear the branches in the way, and encouraging everybody. “You can do this… if you want to.”
11. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website/Contact information?
They can find me on:
- Facebook: AllaLoves
- Website: Allaloves.com
- Instagram: @ allaloves
- Periscope: allaloves