The first time I heard about Cat Golden was from my very first business mentor. She was in a little business tribe with Cat and she would talk about how Cat was a nurse who was trying to start a little business called Nurses Inspire Nurses. At the time, I was really just trying to get The Posh Shop Co started as well so I loved hearing about my mentor and Cat and how they were doing exactly what I wanted to do with my business. However, it wasn't until the day that my mentorship group had a bonus call on mindset in business that I realized how very special Cat truly is. Cat came on that call, not knowing any of us, but somehow speaking directly to our souls. She inspired something inside me so much that I can honestly say from that point I knew two things: 1) Cat was an inspiration and 2) Cat was going to be something amazing.
Cat started her business like so many of us do while still working her regular job and in her spare time creating products in her home. She had a little website made up where she sold her items. She also did these things called Coffee Talks for her nurse friends where they would meet in local coffee shops and talk about being not only nurses but humans in nursing. She started with just a few people attending, just a few items being sold, just a few followers on social media. Fast forward to now, 2020, Cat Golden, Owner of Nurses Inspire Nurses, took her small and humble business and created what I can truly refer to as an empire. She now has a community over over 50K followers (between her personal page and Nurses Inspire Nurses Page), she has a warehouse full of her constantly evolving collections of apparel, accessories, home goods, office goods, and fun things for nurses, and she has a TEAM of people who work with her.
As if Cat didn't seem impressive enough just by looking at a glimpse of her business, she also has an extremely successful nurse mentorship program called Leap Land Live to help nurses live a life that they can be obsessed with! Within Nurses Inspire Nurses she has also created an amazingly supportive community where people share and continue to have those Coffee Talks we mentioned earlier. And, lastly, Cat is a talented public speaker who has traveled to speak to nurses, women's groups, and more.
Cat the business owner is a dynamo...that's for sure. But the single best thing about Cat? Her amazing heart. Cat started everything she started with the premise that she wanted to give back to people who give so much of themselves to others. She has succeeded in so many ways whether it being giving nurses a community and friendships, giving them mentorship to better their lives and make changes that may be necessary, and, sure, giving them some adorable things to buy along the way! But Cat's giving nature doesn't end there...she also loves to give back in fun, surprising, and heartfelt ways. When COVID 19 became prevalent, Cat reacted. She saw that nurses were out working in a tiring and frankly scary situation. She started asking for donations for care packages and with that successfully received enough donations to create care packages for so many in the nursing community.
Check out Cat's business and Instagram for all things inspirational and please consider supporting her this holiday season by sending some of her items to your nurse friends and the ones that love them! Read below for more fun information on Cat and the Nurses Inspire Nurses movement!
What is Your Website? Insta Handle? (Or However Else We Can Find You!)
www.Nursesinspirenurses.com @nursesinspirenursese @catgolden.inspires
Why Did You Decide To Start Your Business?
I wanted to help support nurses as humans first, nurses second. I was a tired nurses myself and I saw so many nurses putting their own needs aside for everyone else. I knew I had done it myself and it made me sad. I knew there had to be a better way.
Do You Have a Blog, Podcast, or Youtube Channel? Tell Us About It!
Youtube Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYY3WZecEI1-ErKl1cpZNg?view_as=subscriber
What Is The Best Advice You Can Give to A Woman Starting Her Business Venture?
Keep taking messy action. Once you take one step forward the next step will be revealed. Stop being worried about step 100.
What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You?
I was homeschooled for 5 years. 3rd - 7th grade. I'm so extroverted most people never believe me.
What Does Your Typical Day Look Like?
I'm super big on morning routines, so coffee and Cat time always first thing before checking my phone. I'm huge into fitness so I workout 4-5 days/week. Then emails, meeting with my team, and usually lots of calls.
Who Are Some Women That Inspire You? (Globally and Locally)
Sara Blakely, JLO, Gabrielle Union, Oprah
What Was One Huge Business Flop or Problem That You Had to Endure and How Did You Handle That?
I started a subscription when I first started my business. I thought it would be awesome but had no clue how much work it would entail, it was mindset videos paired with a physical item in the mail and it was successful but actually cost me money. I did it for six months then knew I had to stop it. I just wrote a letter to everyone saying thanks but that we were going a different direction.
What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
Moving to Colorado by myself when I was barely 22. Breaking off an engagement after I was divorced. Selling my house when it wasn't logical. Building a 7 figure business in under two years.
What Do You Do For Self Care?
I'm huge into exercise so that's a non-negotiable for me. I love to read, be outside, play with my dog Sir. I journal almost daily.
What Jobs Did You Work Before You Created Your Business? Tell Us Your Journey.
OMG A MILLION! haha Everything from blogger to health coach to nurse. My first big girl job was doing statistics for a nonprofit. I've done everything!
Give Us Five Fun Facts About You!
1) I've never broken a bone
2) I love peas
3) I went to Space Camp in 4th grade
4) I have two college degrees + hate school
5) I've been to Africa 4 times
What Sign Are You? Are You Into Astrology?
YES! Taurus baby.
Do You Know Your Enneagram? If So, What Is It?
I"m a 2... helper, no surprise lol
What One Word Represents You Most.
What is Your Favorite The Posh Shop Co Product?
The mugs FO SHO! "Rich as Fuck" YASSSS