BBW VIP MEMBER INTERVIEW: Julia Colantuono, Financial Planner of One Financial Design

What is your name?

Julia Colantuono

What is your title?

Financial Planner

What is your business name?

What is your website URL?

What is your Instagram handle?

What is your LinkedIn URL?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women member?

1 year

Where are you based? How did you end up there?

Hingham, MA - I wanted to live by the water and close to Boston

Tell us more about your company! What do you do and what pushed you to start?

I've been a financial planner for 11 years. After hating my first job out of college in tech, I did some soul searching and realized I loved financial planning (and still do!)

How have you grown within your personal and professional life due to the success of your business?

My entrepreneurial journey has been the best method for self-discovery and personal development. I've learned to let go rather than control, trust that the right people will find me, and enjoy my freedom as a business owner above all else!!

What is your definition of success? How do you know when you’ve reached it?

Success is when I'm living in full alignment with my authentic self. Things just flow, feel right, and meet little resistance.

Tell us about your most transformational moment as an entrepreneur?

I started learning about manifesting, and then manifested a dream client out of nowhere. It was miraculous!

What was one of your biggest challenges in business?

My biggest challenge was having ultimate time freedom over my schedule in the beginning, and not knowing how to handle that. For me, I've leaned into my spontaneous nature and embraced having a less structured schedule, which is what works for me. It's also very contrary to my past conditioning and the way I navigated corporate life, which was to have everything pre-planned and scheduled meticulously.

How has being a Boston Business Women Inner Circle member positively influenced your life + business?

I've met some incredible people and made deep connections with other amazing women. Priceless!

Tell us about your most proud moment in your career.

I'm most proud of myself for starting my business and ``jumping off the cliff``. I took a risk in that I didn't know if it would work out. A year and a half later, I can proudly say it is working- but the real proud moment for me was taking the leap to begin with.

Who is the woman behind your business? What does she like? How does she spend her free time? What does she value?

I love to observe things around me, take things slow, and enjoy the beauty in life. I have a husband and two energetic children who keep me busy. I love spending time with them doing fun activities outdoors, and I also love the time I make for myself to go inward and just relax.

What makes you stand out from others in your field? What do you do differently?

I go to deep levels with my clients to really figure out their goals, desires, and obstacles. I take in ALL information about their financial picture so that I can best guide them. Every client's journey takes on a different form, and I just meet them where they're at and guide them forward.

Where can we keep up with you? What social media platforms do you use the most?

Subscribe to the newsletter on my website or follow me on Instagram!

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