Growth Mindset Podcast

73: Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs and their Strengths - Heather Dominick

November 27th, 2019

Heather Dominick is a coach of what she refers to as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSE), interestingly; she is the only coach in this angle of life on the planet. She is the founder of the HSE program which is targeted at improving and encouraging the lives of sensitive people to go into business and actually excel. She is a survivor of the 9/11 attack.

Heather is the winner of the 2015 Best of Manhattan Coaching Award and creator of the 2014 Stevie Award winning virtual event 'A Course In Business Miracles®: 21-Day Discovery Series' that attracted close to 6,000 official registrants from all around the world including: Iceland, Nigeria, Russia, Asia, South America, Australia, Europe and the U.S.

She has appeared on Lifetime Television and has been published in numerous books including Stepping Stones to Success alongside Deepak Chopra.

This is a fascinating and equally highly educative conversation into the life of a survivor, trainer, coach and successful entrepreneur. We explored, learned and covered a whole lot about Heather Dominick and of course some intelligent lessons which are noted below;

  • Being creative instead of complaining
  • How to work differently for those with highly sensitive nervous systems
  • How to transform the highly sensitive traits to strengths
  • Surviving 9/11
  • Not being a perfectionist
  • Being productive

Heather Dominick and her projects

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** 2:00 - Life story**

  • Grew up in New York
  • Graduated from NYU
  • First career was a high school drama teacher
  • Survived 9/11
  • Started first business two years after 9/11
  • First business was a nutrition and wellness coach
  • Married for 13 years

3:01- First Business as a nutrition and wellness coach
Built first business to full capacity in nine months time.

*4:45- Childhood *
She was a quiet and shy child, as a matter of fact, she was an only child.

6:09- Growing up
As a teenager, she was different

** 7:35- Work **
What she does is to teach a lot of highly sensitive people to be creative and not just cope.

*8:52- HSE shadows and strengths *
One of the greatest strengths of highly sensitive people is that they are deep listeners.

9:15- The stranger incident
Strangers from subways, stores, parties feel comfortable divulging their inner deepest secrets to you and just are on their way.

11:36- HSE definition
According to research, HSE’s have a sensitive nervous system designed to take stimulations at a higher level or degree.

** 20:52- 9/11 effect**
It had a major effect (traumatic) but it also moved to her to being self employed. 24:59- Teaching job
It’s a natural talent and she enjoyed and loved her students the system not so much. 29:05- Mother’s death
It caused embarrassment because she wanted to remain in her shell.

30:36- First business idea
The energy of9/11 and the feeling of frustration was a major factor.

34:55- Process, building and changing things
She works with operate with creative solutions over perfection

42:27- Highly sensitive people and climate change
Learn to access the strength of empathy and choose an action

45:50- Feelings as an HSE
Because you feel it doesn’t mean you are responsible for it

50:01- Early memories
Trying to reach out to the sun, apartment moving backwards, curtains and windows.


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