Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
My name is Evelyn Huynh and I am a first generation Asian-Canadian. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada which is a huge part of my brand and my business. I am a business and life coach and focus on using my EVOLVE method to empower leaders in the fitness, health, wellness, and photography industry to make more money and have more time, by prioritizing their mental, physical and spiritual well-being. I also cover all things strategy, systems and organization, because I am a type A spreadsheet kind of girl and my clients also need that focus so they can evolve as a leader in their space.
Why did you become an entrepreneur, speaker, author, etc in the first place?
I started as an entrepreneur because I realized I could make a living in an industry that I was passionate about. I was taught growing up that passion could not turn into profits. When I realized that my passion was strong enough coupled with strategy it could make great profits. I wanted to live life on my own terms and have that freedom. Family is very important to me and I need the flexibility to be able to be there for them when they needed me. The only career that allowed me to make the money I wanted, have the schedule I wanted and see my family in Canada as much I wanted was to be an entrepreneur. My passion for helping others heal their relationship with their mind and body is the main reason I became an entrepreneur.
Tell us, how do you deal with fear?
I deal with fear by facing it head on. I am not scared by anything and if it is something that makes me nervous, I create a game plan to tackle the fear and come out on the other side. I use fear as a growing opportunity.
Tell us, how do you deal with rejection?
Dealing with rejection is something I have become used to in my past marketing jobs. I was brand ambassador for various companies and a part of my job was to give out samples to people for brand awareness. This is where rejections came all the time. Rejection is something that I have dealt with a lot and have learned that usually it has nothing to do with the person that is being rejected.
The name of my company is EH Fitness. My company offers life, business and fitness coaching for my clients. I help people by using my EVOLVE Method to prioritize their mental, physical and spiritual well-being so they have more energy and time to make more money and live the life of their wildest dreams.
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
The hardest thing I faced growing up was overcoming my mental health issues as result of bullying and body dysmorphia. I overcame my challenges by taking control of my mental state and letting my story be heard. I realized that I was not alone in this and there were others dealing with the same issues in their life. I surrounded myself with a great support system and hired various coaches to help guide me through my journey.
“If you want to go fast, go alone and if you want to go far go together.” – African Proverb
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
The advice that I wish someone gave me at the start of my career is that success looks different for everyone and there is no need to compare, because you will always be in a lane far from everyone else.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
My biggest influences are:
1) My Parents: I admire them because of their work ethic and perseverance to achieve all that they have in their life. They emigrated to North America from Vietnam with little to nothing and now are surpassing their dream life.
2) Tony Robbins: I admire him because of him devoting his life to change the lives of others through his work.
3) Jenna Kutcher: I admire her not only because she is an amazing business owner, but also because she is huge advocate for body positivity and self-love. She devotes her life to remind others that they are worthy of love on a daily basis.
There has been a lot of people that have helped me get to this point but the one that stands out that has helped me in my life journey is my Life Coach Brian Patacca. He has helped support my goal setting, personal growth and behavior modification. Brian has always been there to help keep me focused and stay on track so I can maximize my full potential and achieve all of my goals.
What do you see as your greatest success in life, so far?
My greatest success in life so far is being able to find inner peace and happiness. I was able to overcome my struggle with body image and mental health. As a result I have built a thriving business through my fitness and health story to help transform the lives of others.
How can people contact you?
The best way to contact me would be either through Instagram or email.
What book would you recommend and why?
Rich Dad Poor Dad is the book that I would recommend because it actually teaches people about proper financial literacy and how to thrive in life.
What’s a personal self-talk, mantra, affirmation or self-belief that contributes to your success?
My mantra is “Believe in the Impossible”