Alena Edmondson Executive Life Coach and TrainerJerome Edmondson Business Strategist


   Alena Edmondson                                                                                                                         Jerome Edmondson

Welcome to EDN Abundant Life Coaching. We are so glad you are here. It has been said, “Success is where Opportunity Meets Preparation”. So what does it take to be prepared for those opportunities? What does Success look like? How is it measured? EDN Abundant Life Coaching processes will prompt you to answer these questions and guide you through the preparation process.The world is full of paradigms crumbling, cultures shifting, and transformation rising.

Small businesses are America’s backbone. The Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that America’s small businesses (those with less than 500 employees):

√ Are responsible for half of the nation’s non-farm private gross domestic product (GDP).
√ Created approximately 75 percent of the net new jobs added to the economy during the last decade.
√ Pay about 44.3 percent of the total private payroll in the United States.
√ Employ 39 percent of the nation’s high-tech workers (e.g., scientist, engineers, and computer technicians).
√ Comprised 97 percent of all U.S. exporters in 2001.
√ Employ half of all private sector employees.
√ Supplied over 23 percent of the total value of federal prime contracts in 2003.
√ Produced 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large firms.

Studies show that small firms produce twice as many innovations per employee as large firms. Some attribute this to the adventurous spirit of the small business, other to the ability of a small firm to move and change more rapidly than a large, bureaucratic company.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

√ Entrepreneurs will change the face of our world.

√ More and more Americans are quitting their jobs and enjoying the liberty of working for themselves and doing what they love. 

√ 47% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years because they don't have a plan for success.

√ Women entrepreneurs are building businesses one and a half times faster than men. However, Forbes research shows that women are failing faster as well.

Life Work Balance

In today's busy world, prioritizing between your personal life and work can be a huge challenge. 

√ Living with purpose takes balance and commitment.

√ Living a joy-filled life characterized by freedom and love is the first priority.

√ Resilient people bounce back from hardship and create their best lives. 

√ What are the consequences of Life-Work Imbalance?

Many people are so busy working that they never experience the life they want. Think about what you would do with your life if you did not have to work. The achievement of Life-Work Balance begins with taking the first step. Studies show that a poor life- work balance can result in unhealthy levels of stress, unhappiness, and even reduced productivity. 

Meaningful work and a balanced life are deep-rooted human needs. These needs can be repressed or ignored, but sooner or later they're going to assert themselves.  

If you know it's time for a change in a specific area of your life, but you aren't sure how to make it, subscribe now to receive your personal Wheel of Life. The first step towards creating balance is awareness of the imbalances in the core areas of life.