Kim Kuhljuergen of Coconut's Fish Cafe
After 23+ years in management at a Fortune 500 company I had achieved a certain measure of status and success. However, it was not without a cost. Excessive travel and relocations took it's toll on relationships and made it virtually impossible to establish roots and a connection with my community. Dissatisfied despite my success, Tara helped me to explore my values and gain perspective and an understanding of the things that I hold important.
Torn between leaving a career of status and tenure for more personally meaningful pursuits, Tara was able to walk me through a process of discovery that helped me to recognize what I truly believe are the most important elements in life. It was evident that my career was the cause of a great deal of internal dissatisfaction. I also feared the regret that might accompany not pursuing alternative opportunities. Logical and analytical by nature, Tara encouraged me to follow my heart. Ultimately, I left the company to explore other options.
While on vacation in Hawaii in the summer of 2012, I ran across a small fish cafe that I thought would offer a fantastic and unique dining experience to Scottsdale. I have since opened the first mainland location, to great success, in N. Scottsdale and have plans to open several more. It is hard to imagine achieving success in my current venture without Tara's help in clarifying my values, providing encouragement to take the jump and succeed, and her support in dealing with the stresses along the way.