Meet Propelle Co-Pilot: Emily Levenson

Razor sharp. Idea machine. Super fun. Grounded. Crafty. Classy.

Yes you guessed it, I’m talking about Emily Levenson.

I’m so glad to have Emily in my life. She’s guided me through some of my toughest business dilemmas and made them feel like the easiest decision. She’s inspired me to make healthier choices (I’m a huge fan of her green smoothie recipe). We also share a love for fantastic foot-ware—don’t be surprised if you see her rockin’ some leopard print pumps! Prrr...

I admire her ability to have fun amidst her many goals and incredible work ethic. I couldn’t ask for a better business partner (and that goes for Carrie, too!).

I just can’t get enough Emily Levenson—and I’m sure you will feel the same way, too! Enjoy her Q&A.

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Introduce yourself and business as if you were speaking from the cockpit.
Good morning. This is your Captain, Emily speaking. Not only will you be experiencing a change in altitude today, you will also be experiencing change in your life. Through hard work, introspection, and a little cloud surfing you will arrive at your destination happier, healthier and perhaps a few pounds lighter. I invite you to sit back, learn to relax, and enjoy the next 12 weeks. It's going to fly by!

When did you earn your wings?
My entry into the world of entrepreneurship came in 2005 when I launched a craft-focused business called Subu, Inc. I was immediately hooked. And dreamt of a time where I would make a living through my own hard work and determination doing what I loved.

If you could name a nail polish color after yourself or your business, what would it be?
Blue My Mind

Admittedly, I borrowed it from OPI. They have the GREATEST names. And that one just said it all about what the process of coaching is all about. It's also perfect for my personal experience with food, migraines, and learning how to take the best possible care of myself. I look back on that journey and often feel like my mind has been blown!

Not all flights are smooth. Tell us about how you handle turbulence in your business.
I firmly believe that life sometimes has other plans for us. And while our current path might be filled with turbulence, it's only to show us that there is a better {ie - smoother} path.

I think that giving yourself permission to fall flat on your face is a prerequisite for going into business for yourself. When you are willing to take risks, to take the bumpy road, to burst a few clouds on your way to success, the turbulence will naturally just disappear. It's when we fight something or feel like we should be somewhere other than we are, that the turbulence gets worse and worse.

Who is the wind beneath your wings?
Meghan Telpner is a health coaching rockstar. And has been someone I've looked up to since I first came upon her site. I am also a huge fan of Martha Stewart. Mostly because she has found a way to combine all of her passions {cooking, crafting and health} into a bazillion dollar industry.

And of course, I am inspired on a daily basis by some of my favorite ladies: Carrie and Kate.

Advice to other women as they navigate the business world?
Leap and the net will appear.