36ºN member Kirby Andersen is the founder of Choose Health, LLC. The goal of his business is to help others become better versions of themselves at home and work- to not only weather life’s challenges and positively impact their world, but also to raise their children to do the same. In short, Choose Health exists to help people live better, love more and leave a legacy. Kirby also serves his company as a life coach and strategic goals coach for local churches.
How, where and when do you get your best ideas?
Usually after an extended period of solitude and especially when surrounded by natural beauty like a body of water and woods.
What's a work tool or ritual that you couldn't live without?
My morning routine. The best time to tune the instrument is before the concert. I can never be at my best vocationally (or for those I love most) if I start my day rushed.
What skill would you like to master?
What advice would you give to someone seeking to launch or grow a business?
Seek out a trusted outside voice (or voices) to coach you along the way. And read The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
What's a big "win" you experienced in the past year?
I created my first online video course- hopefully the first of many!
What are you most looking forward to in the year to come?
To help four times as many people and churches achieve their goals than I did last year.
Why 36 Degrees North?
I get tired of myself when I’m working at home! As much as I enjoy regular periods of solitude, I love being around energetic, positive people. I thoroughly enjoy each member of 36 Degrees North, rooting them on through challenges and celebrating every victory, no matter how small. And I'm definitely more productive here!
Do you want to give any shoutouts?
I love each staff member at 36°N! It's not easy to create and sustain such a great environment and culture. The facilities are fantastic, but they wouldn't mean a thing without this staff!