In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Curtis Danskin-Ainslie: Helping Entrepreneurs with Virtual Assistants & Life Purpose Coaching.
In this lively, open, and candid conversation, we cover quite a bit – so be sure to listen in.
Curtis started his career in music as a became musical director of a church. He lived oppressing his own identity to fit in marrying his best female friend. He came out as gay at the tender age of 42. He started the virtual assistance business to help other entrepreneurs focus on running and growing their business taking on many of the back-office tasks for clients. He also provides entrepreneur coaching. He has several contractors with various skills around the US that he leverages to support entrepreneurs in many aspects of their business. Entrepreneurs are typically not great in all aspects of running a business. OCR Virtual allows business owners to as needed add incremental help. 72% of small businesses fail within the first 3 years trying to do everything themselves. Often, small business owners will look at the cost of getting help failing to realize hiring someone who is an expert at those tasks can do it better and that frees up the business owner to focus on customer/client growth. Curtis says to bring on support when you feel all things are crazy. They can help to give the business owner relief.
In his life purpose coaching, he helps people find their place in the world. As an ordained minister, and having lived in the closet for many years, he knows what that feels like and trying to reconcile faith and identity. In his life coaching, he focuses on helping LGBTQ+ people come to terms with past religious-induced rejection and trauma. Curtis believes that what happens to us shapes us and we can put things in the past into perspective and draw strength from it to grow and prosper. We chatted about setting boundaries with others and living in self-love.
To connect with Curtis find him on OutBüro here. https://outburo.com/profile/orcvirtual/
Join Curtis’ Group on OutBüro titled Entrepreneur Mindset Support: https://outburo.com/community/groups/entrepreneurial-mindset-support/
Join me and Curtis on OutBüro, the LGBTQ professional and entrepreneur online community network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, allies, and our employers who support LGBTQ welcoming workplace equality-focused benefits, policies, and business practices. https://www.OutBuro.com
Would you like to be featured like this? Contact the host Dennis Velco. https://outburo.com/profile/dennisvelco/