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Purpose driven business with Independent Living Care Founder Bénigne Kalikela

My guest today is the inspirational Bénigne Kalikela. Bénigne started her own business, Independent Living Care, when she was only 19 years old and in a very traditional industry. Her bravery and passion paid off to build a unique, person-centred business that helps customers enjoy high-quality life.

In this episode, we’re exploring how purpose has informed the decisions Bénigne has made in her life and business. Bénigne is very intentional with every decision she makes running her business, from the staff she hires to removing uniforms to encourage building relationships between staff and customers.

Bénigne’s bravery in starting her own service business when she was so young is truly remarkable. She talks about her journey to starting Independent Living Care and how her parents inspired her to help people and pursue entrepreneurship.

Bénigne is multi-passionate and is even writing her own book to be released later this year. She talks about how finding her purpose has allowed her to break free in her life and now she wants to pass it on to everyone.

I’m very grateful to have Bénigne on the show today. She will fill you with inspiration and purpose to make intentional decisions in your business and live a life of abundance.

Topics We Covered:

[2:25]: Bénigne shares her journey to starting Independent Living Care.

[3:14]: When Bénigne found her purpose, she found freedom, resilience and it led her to design a business model that impacts many lives.

[4:25]: Bénigne is very intentional with the decisions she makes running her business.

[6:15]: Finding purpose removes the ‘just going to work’ thinking for Bénigne’s staff.

[7:50]: In your current season, you may really like something but it doesn’t mean you have to stay with it. To serve a business well, you need to come to a place of abundance.

[9:42]: Bénigne was very brave in starting Independent Living Care when she was 19 years old.

[12:15]: Bénigne stepped into her next version of herself and presented herself as that person in meetings. Check out my previous episode with Kerrie Carucci below.

[14:03]: Bénigne’s parents gave her a passion for helping people and educated her on ownership.

[17:23]: Bénigne is writing a book and is launching it this year! It explores how finding her purpose has allowed her to break free in her life.

[20:13]: Bénigne’s inner voice and guidance came from the Holy Spirit.

[20:52]: Bénigne is starting a business as a business coach and is excited to share her expertise and skills.

[22:26]: The sky is the limit. You can do anything you set your mind to. Surround yourself with the right people and you will achieve your goals.

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About your host, Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.


I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum. 

As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.


Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!

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