Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started using Pinterest!
I am Kathleen Aharonian. An embodiment coach for women with a focus on self love and manifestation. I am a dog mom to three rescue babies Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Coco. I love spending time connecting with + playing with my inner child, going to theme parks especially Disneyland/Six Flags, traveling and visiting cute little coffee shops. I have used Pinterest for many years putting myself in beautiful photos and Pins. Very recently I got this download to start using it for my business and it’s been amazing since! I love seeing my work up where so many people can find and benefit from it for years to come!
What are some of your business goals? How has Pinterest helped you reach your goals?
A few of my business goals are reaching and signing on more aligned clients. I have a few different services like 1:1 coaching, my 6 week container “Vibe With Love,” my 4 month program “Bold Behavior,” and I host monthly Full Moon Manifestation Breathwork Circles. My dream is to reach even more women who I know will benefit and forever be changed by this work. Pinterest has been helping me get even more eyes on my work which has always been a goal for me. The more people I reach the more people benefit and feel supported on their journey. I was able to do a Pinterest TV live which got numerous saves and shares, plus the episode does stay up for more people to find.
Why did you join the PBC / Pinterest TV Creator Community? What have you found that’s been valuable about being a member?
I believe community is so important for growth. We can't do all this on our own and having that support is so beneficial and it’s also what my work is all about. I know I’ve been able to accomplish a lot on my own but I’ve gotten there so much quicker with the help of so many other people. Which I am so grateful for. So if anyone is looking for that support as well on another level, come join my community. I’ve loved being able to post my questions up and getting numerous answers and viewpoints from people who are actually in it! You can always take what works for you and leave what doesn’t. I attended the first breakout session that was hosted the other day for the Creator Community and I found it very nice to be able to meet everyone face to face.
Talk about your experience filming your Pinterest TV episode! How did this experience help you connect with your audience?
I was definitely nervous going into the episode. I’d done lots of IG lives before but I’d already built a connection with a lot of the people tuning in on my IG and knowing my audience there. I wasn’t sure who would show up on Pinterest! But, I don’t let fear stop me from showing up for myself or my desires. I had a friend come on and help me with the comments. I felt it went well overall and I learned a lot about improving any future episodes I may do. It was nice talking to everyone in real time and connecting that way.
What made you decide to apply to go live on Pinterest TV?
I just felt a deep call/nudge to do it so I went for it. I’m always allowing myself ways to break out of my comfort zone and this felt perfect. I also wanted to reach more people and get more eyes on my content.
How did you feel after you went live? What kind of successes did you see after going live on Pinterest TV?
I felt I needed some time to process it. Sometimes we build things up and it goes so quick! But, after settling down I felt so proud of myself for doing it even though I felt a bit nervous at first. I saw my impressions and saves go up instantly after the episode and it helped me gain new followers. The live is actually still being saved weeks later so I’m sure it’ll keep unfolding!
What tips would you share with other creators looking to go live on Pinterest TV?
If you feel called to do it, go for it. Don’t let your fears talk you out of it. If you can have a friend join and help you with the comments that put me a bit at ease. You truly got this and we’re always doing way better than we might think!
If you could request ANY feature for Pinterest, what would be #1 on your wishlist?
I’d love to be able to connect with my audience by posting stories like on IG/FB and share real time behind the scenes in my life etc.