Elisa Balabram is an Intuitive Business Coach and the Author of Ask Others, Trust Yourself: The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Key to Success and Mending a Broken Heart: Lili’s Magic Journey. Her main mission is to share her own self-discovery, spiritual, healing, out of her comfort zone, challenging at times and magical journey with women to empower them to achieve their full potential, start their businesses, and pursue their dreams and life’s purpose. In addition to providing one-on-one business coaching, Elisa Balabram hosts webinars, 7-week programs, and in person workshops to help women uncover and pursue their full potential.
She founded and published an online magazine for women business owners from 2003 to 2012, archives of the interviews can be found at Womenandbiz.com. Between 2004 and 2012 she was the director of the SBA Women’s Business Center: in the Bronx for three years and in Brooklyn for five years. Through one-on-one business coaching, workshops and long-term training, she assisted aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with starting businesses, creating their goals and vision, moving beyond their fears, overcoming barriers, writing business plans, securing loans, winning business plan competitions, developing and executing marketing and sales strategies, and with growing their businesses. The NYS Entrepreneurial Assistance Program she also ran in Brooklyn received the Excellence in Business Award in 2010 and in 2012 from the Empire State Development Corporation.
Ms. Balabram was named the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District 2008 Women in Business Champion of the Year. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College, teaching entrepreneurial and Family Business Management classes to undergraduate BBA students.
Prior to moving to New York, she assisted in running her family’s business (Coffee shop and chocolate business) in Brazil.
She holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship Management from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, CUNY, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Through her own self-love quest, she worked with therapists, coaches and mentors, she became a Reiki Master and she continues to grow and focus on self-love on a daily basis.
You can follow her on Twitter @womenandbiz