CLAIRE VAN HOLLAND
THE CV LEDGER INC, PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Boutique accountancy for creatives - business operations, bookkeeping & strategic planning
Claire Van Holland is a true 50% left brain, right brain split. She fell into the world of financial planning & analysis over the course of an extensive career in corporate media. After co-founding a furniture design business with her husband in 2011, she realized she could provide greater impact by using her analytics experience to help other creatives.
Los Angeles, CA
Q & A
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND FREE TIME?
On any given day, regardless of my mood, I love taking quiet, meditative walks in the Huntington Gardens. I will pick a specific section, throw on some headphones and walk slowly and intentionally, stopping to take in the sites, the movement and the textures of the garden's beauty. Sometimes it almost feels like a mini vacation from my day to day and I always leave afterwards feeling recharged.
WHAT IS ONE (SMALL OR BIG) THING YOU ARE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR BUSINESS THIS YEAR?
Before the year ends I will finally be able to truly walk my talk and fully embody all of the things that I work on with my clients. The last several years I have refined who my ideal clients are, gradually building my practice as organically and intentionally as possible, quickly learning from the challenges along the way. With several years now behind me, I have a very clear picture of exactly how to scale and am working to finalize all of my own internal business systems & processes to support that vision. This was an endeavor that I set out to complete this year and I'm proud to say that the finish line is in sight! I am thrilled to go into next year ready to level up my practice in a way that I hasn't been possible in years past.
WHAT DOES BEING LIBERATED MEAN TO YOU?
Liberation starts with a mindset. We have the power to make the conscious decision about how we choose to travel our path. Not everyday is going to be wonderful and easy, and it is expected that there will be many frustrating and downright crushing moments throughout our journey. It is in the dark moments that we can choose to liberate ourselves from becoming prisoner to the negative circumstances that surround us, pushing forward to fight for our dreams and desires.