Kathy Rushing, Entrepreneur Marriage Coach
Over the course of her 30+ year career as a marriage counselor, Kathy noticed that few resources exist for entrepreneur couples. In her own marriage to an entrepreneur, she often wished she had a playbook for the unique set of challenges they faced as business owners. The health of the business was a presence in their every conversation and lifestyle choice, and she observed the same in other entrepreneur couples. In fact, divorce rates are higher among entrepreneurs. This led Kathy to develop a specialized coaching program and resources designed to help these couples recognize and work around their differences, and to aid conversations about and outside the business.
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4:25 Why focus on entrepreneur couples
7:40 Best & worst moments in Kathy’s marriage
11:00 Childhood tendencies you bring into a marriage
12:40 Risk-taker vs. risk-manager
13:00 Business crowds out other needs
15:00 Need to appreciate each person’s roles in a marriage
15:50 Are divorce rates higher among entrepreneur couples?
21:00 Topics you typically fight over
21:45 “If I had a magic wand…”
23:00 Tools Kathy uses > DISC profile
31:00 Ability to label behavior w/o getting emotional about it
33:30 How to find Kathy
35:00 Rapid-fire questions
39:55 Why flipping someone off is a sign of affection in Kathy’s family!