Episode 6: Gatik Chaujer’s Transformational Journey: From Fear to Freedom

Overcoming Stage Fright and Building a Business

On the “Grow Your Damn Business” podcast, host Scott Goodrich interviewed Gatik Chaujer, co-founder of TransformMe Learning and Leadership. Gatik’s journey is an inspiring tale of overcoming his biggest challenge – public speaking. His fear, rooted in childhood experiences, evolved into a powerful drive to help others conquer similar fears. Gatik shared a pivotal moment from his first job, where his future wife and business partner, Sandra, encouraged him to apply for a trainer position, marking the beginning of his transformation.


[00:01:50] Overcoming fear of public speaking and transformation.

[00:06:20] Overcoming fear with determination and hard work.

[00:12:23] Progressive career growth leads to complacency.

[00:14:04] Distanced from purpose leads to frustration.

[00:18:46] The beginning of the journey met with focus, growth, decision points, and temptation.

[00:20:35] Challenges faced when scaling a business.

[00:25:47] Entrepreneur loses focus, seeks guidance, then grows.

[00:29:12] Focusing on the 4 pillars of transformation.

[00:31:52] “Get good, challenge yourself, love it.”

[00:35:36] Discover purpose through passion.

TransformMe: The Business of Transformation

TransformMe, co-founded with Sandra, is dedicated to helping individuals navigate their fears in leadership and storytelling. Gatik’s business journey reflects his personal transformation, underscoring the importance of growth through continuous effort and discipline. He emphasizes the significance of acknowledging one’s weaknesses and tirelessly working to improve them.

The Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Scaling a Business

Gatik’s entrepreneurial journey was not without its challenges. One significant hurdle was learning to scale the business without losing focus on what he excelled at. He faced the tough decision to certify other trainers in his “Art of Storytelling” program, allowing him to focus on higher-level tasks and further growth opportunities.

Finding Direction and Purpose

TransformMe’s growth led Gatik and Sandra to occasionally lose sight of their original purpose. However, they used these moments to refocus and realign with their core mission of leadership transformation. Gatik credits his business mentor for helping him maintain clarity and avoid getting caught in the monotony of routine tasks.

Future Goals and Focus

Looking ahead, Gatik sees TransformMe focusing on top leadership team alignment, storytelling, and women’s professional development. He is open to new challenges and opportunities, acknowledging the need for continuous evolution and adaptation in the ever-changing business landscape.

Personal Insights and Life Lessons

Gatik shared his insights on passion and purpose, emphasizing the importance of experimenting with various passions to find one’s true calling. He believes that frustration can be a more potent catalyst for change than motivation, driving individuals to seek out their true purpose.

Connect with Gatik Chaujer:

To learn more about Gatik’s work or to connect with him, visit TransformMe.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/storytellingcoach/?originalSubdomain=au

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Meet our Host

Scott has an entrepreneurial spirit that’s been burning since his teenage years. Back then, he was mowing lawns, managing paper routes, and selling greeting cards door to door – always finding different ways to put some cash in his pocket! After graduating college, Scott had a successful career in sales and operations leadership, but his desire to be a business owner was never far from his heart. Seven years ago, he and his wife, Jenn, took the plunge and started their own business. Like many others, they spent all their time on the struggle bus – dealing with cash flow, payroll, and questioning whether their doors could even stay open. Ultimately, they persevered and learned some incredibly valuable lessons along the way.

Now, Scott is dedicated to helping others avoid the pitfalls he faced, fulfilling his purpose as a coach, and helping owners and teams achieve their dreams. When he’s not guiding businesses toward success, Scott can be found hitting the gym, on the golf course, or racking up miles on his Peloton.

As an EOS Implementer, Scott is passionate about helping business owners build a solid foundation and clear vision, empowering them to achieve growth, balance, and financial freedom – all while enjoying the ride.

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