Interview With Founder of Holistic Coaching Solutions – Roderick M. Mason
Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Roderick M. Mason, an Empowerment Speaker, Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, and D.I.S.C. Consultant. He is also a Certified Primal Health Coach and former personal trainer.
PLEASE TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF
I currently reside in Chicago. Lived here all my life except when I went away to college in Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am married with a sixteen-year-old son. I have always wanted my own business.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO RIGHT NOW? PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY.
I took a LONG route in getting to where I am now. I had several retail jobs. I owned a high-end stereo store with a partner (Loved the store). The partner and I parted ways because we didn’t share the same vision, and he thought selling a pair of 30k speakers should be a daily occurrence.
I had my own personal training studio that was going phenomenally until I suffered a ruptured appendix. As I was mending up, my aunt (my mom’s twin sister suffered a stroke, a month later, my dad went into the hospital and passed away.
I started a commercial cleaning business on a suggestion from my wife. I hated it. I found meaning in hiring special needs adults and seniors who needed to supplement their income
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I’m inspired by learning new things and helping people realize their purpose. With my cleaning business, I had employees that I could tell wanted more. These were usually the best employees. I would talk to them about their goals and dreams. One wanted his own catering company we talked about how to start small, I bought meals from him. I had set up a Facebook page for him, and the rest was history. He tried to work for me until I told him he had to go, his company came first, not mine.
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY
The name of my company is Holistic Coaching Solutions. I formed the company in 2017, and I have been working to acquire additional certifications and licenses to better equip me to be the most comprehensive corporate trainer I can be and possibly the most comprehensive in Chicago (maybe the country). The focus is on happy/healthy employees. They are more productive, they call in less, it cost less to insure healthy employees, happy employees are more engaged with their work.
To know more about Roderick M. Mason don’t forget to follow him on social media, he is active on LinkedIn @roderickmason, Instagram @holisticcoachingsolutions, Twitter @roderickmmason and Facebook @roderick.mason.5