Each of our entrepreneurial journeys is unique, but as women in business, the heart of our stories is often the same.
As a Believer, Wife, Mother of Three, and Small Business Owner who embodies an entrepreneurial spirit, I am passionate about sharing knowledge, experience, and insight with other women.
In 2010, after devoting a decade to raising my children as a full time stay at home mother, I began to pursue my lifelong passion for photography. My first and top priority has been and will always be my family. I began very slowly to portfolio build when the last of my 3 children was just a baby. My goal from the onset was to maintain the careful balance of devoting myself to my children and husband first and foremost while creating the business of my dreams and feeding my creative passion. The process of transforming my hobby into a viable, thriving business; what is now Andrea Gallagher Photography was an often lonely and tumultuous road littered with many mistakes, valuable lessons learned, as well as successes and moments of enlightenment along the journey. I quickly realized that maintaining balance in my life, as a mother and wife, and as a successful business woman was vital to my success and happiness.
I found it physically, emotionally, and spiritually impossible to splice my life; separately compartmentalizing was not only impossible for me, it felt wrong.
Everything was connected!
I wanted the important things in my life to be as beautifully multifaceted as they could be. Not only am I a small-business owner, but also, and more importantly, a Christian, a mom, a wife, a daughter, and a friend ~ all at the same time.
The Art of being Beautifully Balanced
During my journey I was organically connected to other women who were passionate about their field of expertise, driven, and desperately seeking to create a balance between their work & life. As Andrea Gallagher Photography became established, more and more businesswomen reached out to me for advice and support. I quickly discovered striking commonalities: no matter what their field, they all had very similar struggles, desires, issues, and questions. These women were like me desiring to beautifully and artfully, albeit, at times imperfectly, master the demands of a meaningful business and a thriving busy personal life and this united us in the journey.
Over time, helping remarkable women pursue their God-given talents and creative passions became a significant part of my life. Along the way, I discovered a newfound passion: seeing women succeed.
My hope is this, that by sharing my journey and being transparent about what I have learned; that in some small way that will help other women to fulfill their dreams and create the Beautifully Balanced life desire.
The Better Business Babe and Our Mission
The heart of our mission is to see women succeed—in business and in life! The Better Business Babe is a multi-faceted online community of women who aspire to see the growth of all women in pursuit of their dreams. We are dedicated to helping, supporting, and encouraging women both personally and professionally as they endeavor to find strength, balance, transform themselves, and enrich every facet of their lives.
We engage our community through Business, Lifestyle, & Balance-engaged posts written by women who are experts in their field. We value honesty with each other about our experiences and see it as a powerful tool. This courage to share, support, and encourage through our own stories and “tell all one’s heart” is the foundation of the Better Business Babe. We are so happy that you are here and we are excited for your to get involved; wherever you are in your journey!
Through the Better Business Babe our hope is to create an online platform to help, support, and minister to women not only in business but in life so ~
Build what your heart is telling you to build, follow your dreams, pursue your passion. The Better Business Babe is here for you!
Andrea Gallagher xoxo <3