Meet Karin Bohn
Karin Bohn is the Founder and Creative Director of House of Bohn, the internationally renowned Interior Design studio based in Vancouver. Since founding her company in 2009, the firm has grown its portfolio to include a diverse project mix of restaurants, boutique commercial brands, multi-family developments, and luxury residential properties.
In addition to her interior design work, Karin has become a media maven producing content for a number of active platforms. She’s the interior design host of the Netflix show, Restaurants of the Edge, her self-titled YouTube channel features vlogs showcasing her life as an entrepreneur, and the Karin Bohn Podcast celebrates community and showcases the entrepreneurial journey through a series of interviews.
Despite her busy work life, Karin’s most rewarding job is being a mom to her baby girl, Madison.
We sat down with her to uncover how a focused mindset keeps all these moving parts balanced, and focus got her to where she is today.
Q: You mentioned that you believe it’s important to find focus – tell us about that.
A: As a busy entrepreneur, I juggle a variety of projects at the same time. A typical day in the life has me jumping from meeting to meeting, and wearing many different hats throughout the day.
In order to juggle the intense variety that comes with a typical day, I need to stay focused so that I can not only accomplish each task in an efficient manner, but so that I can stay completely present and available to my team throughout the day.
Q: How important is this mindset for what you do?
A: If I wasn’t focused, I wouldn’t be able to accomplish everything that I do. Being intentional about my work life is paramount to me.
Not only is being focused about juggling many things through the day, it’s also about maintaining a clear and balanced energy. It’s easy to become flustered or overwhelmed when there are competing pressures, so staying focused helps me cut out the noise and get only the most important jobs done.
Q: What’s your best tip for when you struggle to keep your focus?
A: Hands down, a great morning routine.
My morning consists of hot water with lemon, yoga, meditation and journaling. The routine is a full hour and I try to start it by 5:30am. It helps me to ground myself, clear my mind, and establish a sense of focus before I tackle my day.
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of that you were able to achieve because of this strength?
A: My baby girl. My daughter is turning one this month. She’s the love of my life and the thing that I’m most proud of.
It’s not easy being a working mom, but I want to be a role model for my daughter, and while having a child has only added extra pressure to my life, it’s also allowed me to have a new super power.
My focus is much clearer. My boundaries are a lot stronger. And my time management is a lot more strict.
Being a working mom is a super power.
Q: Tell us what’s coming up for you this year and what we should be on the lookout for.
A: One of the most exciting projects this year is the launch of The Karin Bohn Podcast!
This is a passion project that combines my love for entrepreneurship with personal development. The show aims at serving the audience by interviewing inspiring entrepreneurs and prolific creatives about their own business journeys.
The show offers practical advice and tactical strategies that listeners can implement in their own businesses, while at the same time addressing blocks and helping to shift mindset so that the audience can reach their highest potential.
It’s available wherever you can listen to podcasts!
Check out Karin’s day in the life video of her focused mindset.
Follow Karin @karinbohn