Reading: #174 When Injury Leads to Innovation (Ivy Slater)

#174 When Injury Leads to Innovation (Ivy Slater)

September 20 2022

Ivy Slater always wanted to be a dancer. She earned a degree in dance and went on to become a professional dancer, something many young ballerinas don’t achieve. But at 23 years old, an injury brought her dance career to an immediate halt. Heartbroken, Slater knew it was time for a reinvention. Living in New York City with no idea where to begin next, she went through several reinventions, as an exercise instructor, as executive assistant to the powerhouse woman behind a global athleticwear brand, and more. At 27, Slater entered into the hardest negotiations of her life – with her father. In this conversation with CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour, Ivy Slater discusses what it was like to reinvent from the wreckage of tragedy to build a multi-million dollar company. She explores her midlife crisis at 45 and the secrets for success that led to her newest reinvention, Slater Success Coaching, a firm that helps women scale and grow their businesses. A truly resilient force, Slater gives listeners insights into tapping into their power and taking ownership of their lives and careers.


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Ivy Slater is an entrepreneur, internationally-bestselling author, speaker, podcast host, and professionally-certified business coach. As the CEO of Slater Success, Ivy works closely with C-Suite executives and upper-level managers to advise and create clear strategies that provide instant and longterm impact on businesses. From generating team synergy and launching new sales initiatives, to holding mastermind retreats and corporate trainings on communication, finances, or strategic planning, Ivy is an expert at cultivating and facilitating relationships that are the hallmark of any successful business.


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Time Stamps

3:00 – How her parents inspired her to believe that anything was possible
7:00 – Losing her career at 23 after an injury
11:30 – Becoming the right-hand assistant to business owners
18:00 – Asserting herself to become a partnership in her family’s business
20:50 – Navigating a midlife reinvention as an empty nester
22:18 – Finding your “what”
28:00 – How to stand out in the coaching industry


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