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Nov 18, 2019

Emily Harman, host of Onward Podcast, interviews Natasha O'Banion, Owner of Walk with Renzo and Ruby Inc. Natasha discusses how family challenges forced her to grow up quickly. She shares how she worked her way up in the automotive industry, experienced burn-out, and then transitioned from the automotive business to starting a dog walking business. At age 33, Natasha is location independent - able to run her successful business from anywhere in the world. Natasha also opens about how she handled a sexual harassment incident she experienced earlier in life while she was studying ballroom dancing.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Emily Harman and Natasha O'Banion when they first met and connected. 
  • Natasha talks about early family issues and working in the automotive industry. 
  • How did Natasha start her own business and become location-independent? 
  • How many clients does Walk with Renzo and Ruby, Inc. serve? 
  • How has Natasha handled self-doubt?  
  • How did Natasha learn the core elements of business? 
  • What have been the biggest challenges in running her own business? 
  • Natasha shares information about her dancing hobby.  
  • How did Natasha’s brother’s drug activity affect her life?
  • How has Natasha benefited from counseling and coaching? 
  • Natasha talks about the traveling she has been doing with her family.  
  • How did Natasha select her daughter’s name? 
  • How does Natasha maintain her clients and stand out from the competition?   
  • Stay the course with whatever you are doing. 

3 Key Points:

  1. At the age of 33, Natasha O’Banion owns a successful business and is location independent.
  2. How people treat you is their burden to keep. Acknowledge what happened and move on. 
  3. Counseling has enabled Natasha to move onward.


Tweetable Quotes:

  • What I realized that is very powerful is that everyone’s life choices are just that, they are their life choices.’” – Natasha O'Banion
  • “I thought I needed all these stats in my head before I could get started. But then my husband brought me back to ‘just keep it simple stupid,’ he says, ‘no, they don’t have what you have. You are the client.’” – Natasha O'Banion on starting her successful business. 
  • “I always tell people, ‘just keep it simple stupid.’ Take care of people. Treat people how you want to be treated. Be consistent. If you say you are going to do something, do it, and once you do it, follow up.” – Natasha O'Banion on running her successful business.


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