I joke that I save owners from their business and businesses from their owners.
Hey there! My name is Kai Alday, but everyone just calls me Kai. I'm the mother of 3 beautiful girls and I have a crazy supportive husband. I'm Coach Kai aka The Business Confidante. I've spent the last couple of decades in non-profit, corporate and in our family's restaurant business and, oh, the education I got. Considering my background and being raised by entrepreneurial women, it's a wonder I didn't start my business sooner.
After watching my mom go through some very stressful times in her business I knew I couldn't just talk about things needing to change, I had to be a part of it and so, The Business Confidante was born.
If I'm being honest I never would've left corporate had it not been for my mom and her need for help at our family business.
Don't get me wrong, corporate isn't the enemy, but had I paid attention sooner I probably would've realized that I am not a corporate kind-of-girl. I like to say what I mean, I hate politics and want to create huge social change now with or without the title. I've always beat my own drum and was losing myself having to dance to someone else's. That being said, I don't regret any of it. Your whole life is an education and my career was an amazing education. Non-profit taught me leadership with heart, corporate taught me business and our family's business taught me hard work. I met people who inspired me - some because they were amazing and some because they were that horrible - and I am grateful to every one of them.
I am a huge believer in small businesses and entrepreneurs.
I've watched as:
As a mom, I saw the effects of my unhealthy work ethic seep into my own home and affect those I loved most. They got what was leftover of me even though they deserved only the best.
It was my firsthand experience that taught me just how much an unhealthy business or work ethic could create an unhappy life. It donned on me that it worked the other way too.I made it my mission to create change and that's what I do through The Business Confidante.
I help you build a business you love and start living a life as big as your dreams. When we thrive our families flourish, when small businesses thrive communities prosper.