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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Diana Larisgoitia

Posted on 5/26/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News
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Diana Larisgoitia is the owner and CEO of Buenos Aires Counseling Center. At Buenos Aires Counseling Center implements effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Diana Larisgoitia to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

(1) LAEDA: Entrepreneurship is a very challenging path to take with many different possible directions. What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?

I am an independent worker and would like to enjoy the freedom of accommodating my own schedule as well as  working with a variety of clients.

(2) LAEDA: Why did you choose your industry?

I wanted to be a psychologist since childhood due to issues of illness in my family of origin.

(3) LAEDA: Tell me about your experience while attending EDTP. What have the major takeaways been from the program? Have you had any “Ah-ha!” moments? How did the program help you?

The program helped by giving to me an overview of the items that I needed to address or be aware of with regards to organizing my own business. It also allowed me to view the particulars of the mental health services from a financial perspective.

(4) LAEDA: Tell me about your journey on the road to business start-up. What have been some of the challenges, successes, failures, etc.?

The challenge is simultaneously trying to organize a new business while working full time for other providers in order to have enough income to support myself.

(5) LAEDA: Could you tell me a little about where your business is today?

I have become well known by several lawyers in Pennslyvania, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding counties because I am a bilingual professional and can communicate with the clients in their native language.

(6) LAEDA: Do you have any advice for future (or existing) entrepreneurs?

Get trained and get going. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience.

Congratulations to Diana Larisgoitia for completing EDTP and recommitting to her journey on the path of entrepreneurship .To get in touch with Diana Larisgoitia, you can email her at buenosairescounselingcenter@gmail.com and/ or give her a call at (267) 467-0520. Also, consider visiting the website  https://www.buenosairescounselingcenterphilly.com/.

The Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) is a free, nine-week business skills training course offered in Camden, NJ in the Spring and Fall each year. Qualified entrepreneurs receive 72+ hours of training from industry professionals, business planning, and one year of technical assistance. Apply online at www.LAEDA.com.