Kerri Anne Kedziora
A teacher, a mentor, a coach, and an entrepreneur with a longing to make change – Kerri Anne Kedziora is on a mission to lift others up and help them succeed. She’s the founder of A-Team Accelerator, which helps cleaning businesses scale to six and seven figures. Now, while Kerris’, successful cleaning business is run by almost 50 employees, she spends her spare time doing what she loves by helping others overcome obstacles to finding their success not only in business, but also in life. Kerri’s purpose is much more than running a cleaning business – her focus is on hiring women in need, people with mental, financial, family, physical and also personal challenges and empowering them to overcome obstacles through gainful employment.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
You are not a failure when things don’t work out the way you plan and you’re not a success just because they do!
When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
As my business evolves and growth happens, I have come to realize that there is no such thing as being ready. I had a longing for something more and realized the only person that would be able to give me whatever it was (honestly, I didn’t know what I wanted at first, I just knew I did), was me! So, I started where I was and continue to move forward.
What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
My family; especially my children. They keep me grounded and offer guidance in times where I feel I am lost in “the forest” they point out “the trees” and remind me to stay humble.
What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
This year I am focussing on marketing myself as a brand. My goal is to have clients pursuing me rather than the other way around!
What do you have going on that you’d like to share?
I am excited that I will be featured in a movie being produced in the fall called “Wild Woman Awakening” and will also be on a billboard in time square! (It doesn’t feel real; but it is true!)
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years, I will be travelling the world to be on stages. Empowering others to overcome obstacles and be successful. I will have a foundation that helps people in recovery find suitable housing and employment with compassionate employers.
How do you envision your future?
I envision a life less tired! I will be able to hire the staff I require to take care of the logistics of my business so that I can focus on the people I serve.
What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
At this point of helping cleaning business owners grow their business by creating systems and processes and hiring A-List employees, my soul is happy! I do not feel the chains of the childhood trauma that kept me down for too many years!
Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by?
What is it?
Do Good, Be Good and Good things will happen.
What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
To always be doing my work with good intention full of love and positivity.
What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
I still feel as if I have some making up to do. I spent 27 years chained to alcoholism. I wake up every day feeling that I am still a few steps behind. There is much work to do, and I wasted a great portion of my years not serving my soul’s desire! I will catch up though. It’s not far away!