We had the good fortune of connecting with Meg Stolt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Meg, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I am laughing at this question. There was no thought process. I just did it. You see, I did not want to work for other people anymore. I found joy when I was able to manage my own schedule. And as a result, I have a business. It started as a summer swim lesson business. Now, I have two triathlon teams. It has definitely evolved.

What should our readers know about your business?
I get to help people achieve the impossible. In coaching triathletes, I find many struggle with the swim. I believe everyone should have a great swim. And I love seeing the elation when they do that. My business began as I taught swim lessons at people’s homes. I taught toddlers through adults how to swim. Honestly, my ambition wasn’t to found a business. It evolved. As I encountered different obstacles working for others, I created opportunity for myself privately. It wasn’t until 2021 that I was able to support myself through coaching. The process has definitely been an adventure. I have truly learned about my fortitude and willingness to try new things. Sometimes, I wanted to cry. Others, I am with joy.

I have founded the OtterTriTeam and Pink Otters through my company. Otters are Youth and Women’s Teams. We train, we race, we laugh, we play. Our tag line is — Work Hard, Dream Big, Never Give Up. My goal is to share my love of triathlon and swimming with others.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Where do I like to be: As a Leo, I love my sanctuary. I have spent a lot of time building it. I would prefer to be home than galavanting. BUT….. I love the zoo. We have elephants, and otters, and tigers and lions. A trip to the shore is in order. I have found some of the best places to go shelling. Otherwise, I love walking in various places where there is street or wall art, and some random museums.
To eat, I enjoy Bollo Pizza, The Phoenix, and Dandelion Cafe. Honestly, I love to cook at home.

One of the most interesting places is the Japanese Garden.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom. Without her challenging to reach higher and chase down my dreams, I would not have gotten to where I am now.

Website: https://msjathletics.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachbatmeg

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/triathlon-swim-strength-coachmeg/

Other: Pinterest: https://www.Pinterest.com/surfchik2367

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