We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Devan Robinson of Developing with Devan.
She is passionate about helping you realize your true brilliance, even during those times when you might not see it yourself. Her wide array of services is designed to equip clients with the transformative tools and strategies necessary to unlock their full potential. With a mission rooted in empowerment, she is committed to guiding you on your personal journey towards greater clarity and unwavering confidence.
Q: What inspired you to start your business?
Devan: "During my previous career, I observed a recurring pattern: women consistently held themselves back. What prevented them from reaching their full potential were the negative thoughts they held onto and the absence of consistent support in their lives. I decided that it was time to do something about that.
I began by researching and understanding the issues that were preventing women from achieving their goals. I discovered that a lack of self-confidence, fear of failure, and a lack of resources were major impediments to growth. It became clear to me that I had to take action and create an organization focused on helping women overcome these obstacles."
Q: Can you describe what sets your business apart from others in your industry?
Devan: “Developing with Devan is truly unique in our approach to empowering individuals. Unlike other businesses that offer generic solutions, we take a personalized approach to every client, tailoring our services to their specific needs and goals. We believe that everyone has unique strengths, and our mission is to help our clients realize and make the most of those strengths. By providing transformative tools and strategies, we empower individuals to unlock their full potential and become the best version of themselves. We are passionate about what we do, and we won't stop until each and every one of our clients feels confident, clear, and empowered”.
Q: What's your best piece of advice for someone just starting out?
Devan: “You DO NOT need to know everything or have your life perfectly figured out before you can start your own business.”
Q: What has been your biggest professional challenge and how did you overcome it?
Devan: “Boldly embracing my authentic self has been the greatest challenge in both my personal and professional life. The fear of rejection, hurting others feelings, and receiving negative feedback on my opinions held me back. Which is why this is now the barrier I aim to shatter for others. To solve this issue for myself I enlisted the guidance of a coach and mentor, delved into and shattered my limiting beliefs, and crafted a process to assist others in achieving the same.”
Q: Any exciting news, future plans, or projects you are working on or would like to announce?
Devan: “Yes, I have my 3rd annual Women's Self-Development Conference coming up on September 29-October 1 in Syracuse NY at the Collegian Hotel. We are spending 42 hours on ourselves, prioritizing our self-growth and refocusing on our most important project: OURSELVES. This year's theme is "It Starts with You" and our sessions will focus on all aspects of personal growth: career building, financial literacy, emotional well-being, healthy relationships and lifestyle balance. I'm so excited to bring together a community of women who are ready to become their best selves! I look forward to seeing you there! You can grab your ticket at bit.ly/elevatesyracuse2023”
Q: What's your favorite non-business activity and why?
Devan: “My off time is spent with my family, writing my fiction fantasy novel, and re-organizing my house. I enjoy having different tasks every day, I'm not big on doing the same thing all the time. Variety is my favorite!”
Address: Watertown, NY is where I am physically located, but my business is mostly virtual