We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyla Martin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kyla, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important lesson that I’ve learned from my business and career is that our belief systems and our fear are the only things that prevent you from “Living the Life You Imagined.” And, if we can understand — and navigate — our belief systems and our fear, we literally can pursue any dream we can imagine. I used to believe that entrepreneurs were born (vs. made). Now I know that is simply a belief system. I became an entrepreneur simply by overcoming my limiting beliefs and fear.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Kyla Martin Coaching is the manifestation and culmination of overcoming my own fear and limiting beliefs, and that’s the reason I’m incredibly honored and proud to coach others to do the same. My passion is helping my clients to both uncover and activate their dream careers. I do this using a 3-step process: 1. Uncovering their career “zone of genius.” 2. Understanding and navigating their fear and belief systems. 3. Creating an action and accountability plan to go get their dream career.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My perfect couple of days in Dallas would include: – Contemplating the conspiracies at The Sixth Floor JFK Museum – Catching a cutting-edge thinker during the Tate Lecture Series at Southern Methodist University – Listening to my favorite author discuss their latest novel at the Arts & Letters Series at The Dallas Museum of Art – Creating my own foodie stroll through Trinity Groves – Grabbing an afternoon ice cream from the Food Trucks at Klyde Warren Park – Spending a romantic evening with my husband (and steak and popovers) at Kenny’s Woodfired Grill in Addison – Singing along with local singers/songwriters Jackopierce at The Rustic – Grabbing a Mambo Taxi and chips/salsa for a late-nite snack at Mi Cocina
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband and family truly are my biggest cheerleaders. I grew up in an amazing family where we were encouraged to use our voices for the betterment of society. I also have an extraordinary husband who believed in me and supported my entrepreneurial dreams long before I did. Another key guiding force is the Ellivate Alliance, which provides “women business owners with the inspiration, practical know-how and like-minded community to accelerate their growth.” Being an entrepreneur sometimes can be lonely, but these sisters lift me up, support me, challenge me and always provide a safe space for me to continue learning and evolving.