welcome to the better business babe!
We are so happy you are here, especially with how much is on your To Do list! As a matter of fact, your hard work is exactly why we started the Better Business Babe: To provide the support and tools that allow you to have more balance in life and business. Because you deserve more dream days.
What was one of your best business days ever?
It may have been booking a dream client. Diving into a project that removed the concept of time and space. We want to help you create more of these days. With our resources and services, you can create your brand and attract the clientele that will make daily life more dreamlike.
Women are told we can do it all and be everything. Unfortunately, this is an unrealistic, guilting message that leads to stress and burnout both professionally and personally. And it’s what The Better Business Babe is here to set you free from. We give you permission NOT to be and do everything.
As a matter of fact, we encourage it. Because when you say no, you make room for more YES! Yes to more balance, growth and happiness.
Even if we want to try, we simply cannot do everything. We cannot become true masters of every service we need - whether it’s graphic design, copywriting, photography, website development or beyond - along with all the other roles we have as a business owner. It just doesn’t work.
And that’s okay. Instead, we can allow people who are already experts to help, which lets us focus on our true skills and core business. This is a beautiful thing.
What a gift that each of us has a unique set of skills, background and story. Let us use this diversity and individuality in a collective way: To empower one another and lift each other up.
If that sounds fantastic, get ready. It’s time to create the most beautiful version of your life. Get a FREE 15 minute call with our fearless leader, professional photographer and business coach, Andrea Gallagher. She’d love to:
- Hop on the phone with you; simply pick a time that works best for your schedule.
- During the conversation, she’ll learn a little more about your business, goals and own unique self.
- Then, she’ll share if and which Better Business Babe resources may help most.
No obligations. No hidden fees. Simply free advice and recommendations.
Hi, I’m Andrea Gallagher, the founder of The Better Business Babe! It’s truly incredible how connected we, as women in business, are. Though unique in our individual journeys, the heart of our stories is often the same.
From picking up a camera to starting a photography business and eventually creating a multi-faceted community, network and brand support business like The Better Business Babe, I understand the struggles and nuances of the entrepreneurial path well; it’s a shared journey that allows us business owners to connect so easily.
It’s funny how most of us didn’t plan to start a business, isn’t it? Before, I was rooted in roles as a Believer, Wife and Mother of Three. Then, unexpectedly, a business owner, too.
Here is how that story began, one that may even resemble your own.
From Full-Time Mom to Full-Fledged Business Owner
After a decade of devotion as a full-time mom, I felt called to launch into my next chapter. It was in 2010 that I bit the bullet and dove into my lifelong passion for photography. In between cuddling my youngest, who was a baby at the time, I began to build a portfolio of work that would become the foundation for my business.
It was time consuming, tricky and - yet - felt flat out amazing. My passion for photography only grew as I honed my skills. In this pursuit, I became nervous about juggling priorities, so I set this goal:
To hone a balance between the commitment to my children and husband and the blossoming business that was becoming more than just a creative outlet.
From there, the photography work blossomed into a full-on business. Though exciting and wonderful, the road from hobby to thriving business was complicated; it was lonely path sprinkled with difficulties and struggles, which felt both challenging and isolating, especially from a home office. I was consistently taking on additional roles, trying to be the accountant, bookkeeper, administrator - and photographer.
In an attempt to be everything to everyone, there were moments of defeat, but those became valuable lessons that drove many future opportunities. Before I knew it, Andrea Gallagher Photography was receiving referrals and becoming streamlined. Rather than swimming upstream, I was started to find the calmer currents.
How the Better Business Babe Went from Idea to Reality
The farther I took the biz, the more I reflected on my initial goal of achieving balance. Business owner. Mom. Believer. Daughter. Friend. These roles couldn’t be compartmentalized; they fuse together to create the person I am in every capacity. This is not unique to me, but many of the inspiring women I have come to know and love. We are multi-faceted creatures and should openly embrace how beautiful that truly is!
As you may be able to virtually hear, I have a deep love of people - plain and simple - and am passionate seeing other women succeed. As I met more and more women, I kept thinking of these women in business trying to balance roles and needing a place to embrace who they are.
This, my friends, is how the Better Business Babe was born.
What if we had a space where we could all work to imperfectly master the demands of our roles? I began to envision a space where we could come together to share aspects of owning a business and simply being women. We have just one life - and it is my goal and joy to help others make the most of it.
This is why I do what I do - empowering women in business with my photography skills, brand consulting, the Better Business Babe community and, of course, business coaching.
My Launch as a Business Coach in San Diego
It was going through the rigorous Co-Active Training, which is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), that got me more excited than ever to help women in business. Drawing from my own experiences and this highly respected program, I love using proven strategies to transform all aspects of women's’ lives - both professionally and personally.
My ultimate goal: Providing guidance that allows you to enjoy more dream days.
Schedule Your FREE 15 Minute Consultation
Let’s see how I can help you live your best, balanced life, whether through photography, branding, coaching or other services. Simply schedule a FREE 15 minute call, where I’d love to learn a little more about you and your business. Then, I can offer strategic advice accordingly.
No obligations. Simply free advice and recommendations.