Katie Silverthorne

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

I’m Katie Silverthorne. I was born in London but I now live in Portishead, just outside Bristol – which I ADORE. My business is Memory Zoo.

2.What is your business about?

At Memory Zoo we make keepsakes for people from their precious clothing to help then remember a special person, event or time in their lives.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

I started the business entirely by accident. I made a keepsake bear for my daughter when she was about 1 as I couldn’t bear to put all her beautiful baby clothes into the attic and never see them again. I wanted a more visual reminder of her baby years so used her clothes to make a bear. I put pictures of her bear onto Facebook for my friends to see and very quickly people started asking the question, ‘Can you make me one?’ And Memory Zoo was born.

4.What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

Eggs! I get up and eat three scrambled eggs for breakfast. Everyday without fail. I don’t have a more complex routine than that! Although after I drop my daughter at school I usually go for a run (health permitting) – even just a few km – which really gets my blood moving, brain functioning, stress out of my system and my whole being ready to work. I am a little grumpy if I miss my run!

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5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

I have two things that have always resonated with me. The first is, ‘People massively overestimate what they can achieve in a year but massively underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.’ This helps me to remember that everything doesn’t have to happen right now this minute! And working towards a big goal does take years. There’s no such thing as an overnight success. Everything that we have ever done and every decision we have ever made have led us to this point in time. I aim not to waste a single moment of my life and my learning.
My second one is the acronym – F.A.I.L. – First Attempt In Learning. I LOVE this and hold it dear to me when my crazy ideas don’t work out or take root the first time. I put them down, refresh the vision and try again. Everything is about learning. I aim to be a better person tomorrow than I am today. When I am lying on my death-bed I do not want to look back and think, ‘I wish I had been braver.’

6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?

I have so many books that I love! Can I have more than one please?! ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Haraji; ‘Real Artists Don’t Starve’ by Jeff Goins and ‘Still Live With Woodpecker’ by Tom Robbins. The last one is one of my favourite books of all time and was given to me by a complete stranger on a train when I was 17. I should also mention ‘Pyramids’ by Terry Pratchett. This was the first book that I actually chose myself (wasn’t told to read by an adult) and I laughed so hard I cried. I realised in the moment of reading it that I would have a life long love affair with books, writing and words.

7.Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

I don’t have any offers but I will be releasing some new products very soon so keep your eyes peeled to see what they are. I don’t ever discount my Memory Zoo keepsakes as each one is a bespoke, hand-made item and people have to join a waiting list to get them. The waiting list is currently 7 months long and growing constantly! I do offer a £5 discount though to everyone who orders two animals at the same time. There is also no waiting list if you would like to have something made in honour of someone who has passed away. I understand how instrumental the keepsakes can be for dealing with grief and it’s unrealistic to make people who are suffering emotionally to wait such a long time for their keepsake.

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8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

RUN! That is my go to. If I can’t do that then I listen to motivating songs, take the dog for a walk, do some jumping jacks or stand in front of the mirror and give myself a motivational speech! Really! 😀 Sometimes I feel that I need to have a gentler word with myself and in those moments I shower myself with loving words. I allow all pain, grief and illness to pass away from me whilst I bask in the feelings of self acceptance and love. I am also deeply keen on personal affirmations.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

It’s such a honour to have been trusted to make so many hundreds of keepsakes over the years for so many people, in many different situations. Many of those people are having a keepsake made because they have lost someone dear to them and the clothes they are giving me are the last reminders of that person. It’s a joy to be able to help people process their grief and loss through my skills.

10. Your favourite quote?

‘When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.’ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Thank you so much Katie for sharing with us your business and your story, if you would like to hear more from Katie please go to FacebookInstagram, or Twitter

Have a wonderful day x 

Debbie Marks

1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from? 
I’m Debbie Marks, Founder and owner of Qube Events & Productions, based in Bury, Manchester.
 
2. What is your business about?
We Plan, Style & Create Decor for Events.  I’m a wedding and event planner and event stylist.  We’re all about creating an experience for guests and making an event planners life easy.  We specialise in Corporate event decor and parties, Wedding planning, decor and floristry and luxury private parties.  We also have a huge range of decor to hire for events.
3. What made you get into this line of business? 
I did my degree in event management.  I wanted to work in a job where I got variety from the different types of clients and events I would work with.
4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
I get up as I know my personal trainer will be waiting for me in the gym at 7am every morning.  I’m usually there for 30/45mis.  I then like to come home and make myself breakfast (usually poached eggs, avocado and salmon, and bagel thins) and then if I have time soak in a hot bath while listening to a business/motivational book. (Also alot of my MOF4 chapter was also written in the bath!)  I then take my kids to School.
 5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Believe you are bigger than you are and you will grow into those shoes,
6. What is a book you would say everyone must read? 
Profit First
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
We create bespoke packages tailored to every clients requirements and budget. We can also offer 5% discount to all MIBA members.
8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly? 
Remembering everything I have achieved so far,
9. What do you love most about helping others? 
Seeing them take your advice and implementing it.  The fact that I can talk from experience.
10. Your favourite quote? 
Believe in Yourself and Sparkle
If you would like to see more from Debbie then you can find her at WebsiteEvent hire websiteInstagram and Facebook

What is new with She Steps Up.

I know it has been a while since I sat down and actually wrote anything to you lovely people.. I have been a busy lady as you will see.

A lot has been going on that I need to tell you about, so brace yourself… here goes!

First piece of news is that I am going to be a Co-Author in a book!! Yes, an actual book. The book is the fourth and final book called Mumpreneur On Fire 4 which is the story of 20 amazing women, and their rise through life and business. I am so excited for this and slightly scared it was a very emotional process but I am pretty proud to be a part of this. The other three books have all been bestsellers on Amazon, I have no doubt this one will be too.

You can check out the other books in the series at Amazon

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My next bit of news is that I have grown She Steps Up into a Podcast too! It is going to be slightly different to the blog but it is a chance for me to share these amazing women with you on a different platform and to a different audience. You can check it out at Anchor – She Steps Up Show.

December on She Steps Up the blog will be all the Co-Authors of the book as Women of Wisdom.

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My next news is super exciting and a great offer to all business women. I am doing a FREE Masterclass on how to grow your social media and bring in sales. So if you are a total bossbabe wanting to take your business to the next level then you will want to be a part of this. You can access the details here 5 Steps To Step Up Your Social Media And Bring In The Sales$

 

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I have so many cool and exciting projects happening at the moment, and this is just the start of what will be an amazing time in my business it is going from strength to strength and I really want to thank you guys, and the women who have been featured in Women of Wisdom for making this all possible. Without you, I would just be sat here talking to myself so from the bottom of my heart thank you.

My plans are to carry on growing the blog, sharing more writing tips, how to become an author, business women, and grow into that high-powered business women you want to be. I also plan to find more and more amazing women to interview so you can all be inspired and we can all learn and grow together.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Michele x

 

 

Teri Gosselin

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Teri Gosselin

Business Title/Name:Transformational Strength Coach + Healer/ Teri Gosselin Coaching

Location: Maryland, USA

  1. What is your business about?

As a Transformational Strength Coach + Healer,  I help women who have suffered great loss (whether it be loss of a loved one, loss of self, loss of passion) truly embrace their authenticity at their soul essence, enabling them to discover their strength within to persevere and heal from the inside out.

I want to help as many women as possible feel safe to share their authenticity, receive the gentle encouragement and guidance they need, and understand that they are stronger than they know, that hope is possible and that they can truly live a beautiful life after loss!

  1. What made you get into this line of business?

After enduring the sudden loss of my brother, three weeks before my wedding day, I soon lost who I was, consumed by anxiety and overwhelm, and deep sadness. My ten-year long healing journey has been a long and bumpy one, and after years of therapy, intense inner work with coaches, and exploration and expansion of my soul, my spirituality and my gifts, I am so grateful to be able to help other amazing women on their own healing journey.

My goal is to help women embark on their healing journey much sooner than I was able to, to rediscover who they are, what lights their soul on fire, and that they are meant for a beautiful life after loss, and all on their own divine timing. Healing work is very deep, sacred and personal – I don’t take that for granted, and appreciate the trust so many women have in me to support them on their own journey.

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  1. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My kids, usually 😉 They are our alarm clocks!

However, the thought of a new day to inspire, to motivate, to give hope to those who feel hopeless, is what gets me up and moving!

My morning power routine usually includes some quiet time listening to podcasts or ebooks for further development, and gratitude. A life full of gratitude allows a conscious presence in the moment, and that is where the magic of life happens!

  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice that I was ever given, and I still use each day for myself and my clients, is “To Be Gentle With Yourself.”

This statement may sound simplistic, however when I received this beautiful sentiment from a former boss after I had lost my brother, it spoke volumes to me.

It gave me the permission I needed to feel into the grief I was enduring.

To know it is more than ok to have these feelings and understand what they are.

To love myself through it anyhow.

That these feelings are due to the great loss I had experienced, the loss of my past, my present and my future.

That to be gentle with myself was all I could do in that moment, and that was enough.

To this day, I think of this gift of advice often. I share this regularly with my community and clients as reminder to bring themselves back to the present, to give themselves permission to feel what they are going through, and to remind them how much strength it takes to do so.

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  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

Brene Brown’s “Braving the Wilderness” spoke to my soul deeply. Like an intimate call to show up more vulnerable and courageous, all while connecting with others, which in turn has been a significant component on how I have grown my business. I give my community and clients permission to do this, all the while, I am actively doing the same.

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes! My new six month 1:1 program has launched, and I am so thrilled to share it with you!

If you are:

Ready to dance with your shadows and uncover the stories of your past, your grief, your trauma, so that you have a conscious awareness of old patterns and can actively work to release those emotions and truly embrace your self-worth and value in this world.

Ready to realign your energetic connection through opening any blocked chakras (emotional blocks) so that you can reignite your truest essence and heal from the inside out.

Ready to lead with your heart, allowing you to love yourself after loss, and serving as beacon of hope to others that a beautiful life can continue after loss.

Ready to eliminate guilt by setting healthy boundaries with personal and professional relationships, career, time and social life so that you can priorities YOUR needs, wants and desires, and create the inner peace you seek so deeply.

Ready to release the pressure to be perfect so that you can live a fuller life and discover the pieces of yourself that have gone missing, particularly in the form of play, happiness, and contentment.

Ready to give permission to and of yourself to own who you are, and what you want in life, speak your truth and know your story is worth loving, and will bring you a sense of freedom.

Ready to recognise and embrace your own inner strength and resilience on your healing journey to not only persevere but to thrive and live a purpose-driven life.

Ready to truly honour the journey you have been on so that you can shift and reconstruct your thoughts and perceptions, and open your mind and heart to expansion and opportunity.

Ready to reignite the passion and fire within your soul so that you are inspired to dream again and take action on creating this into your reality.

Then *The Journey to Inner Peace* is the program for you!

Just as your journey is personal, so is this program!

It is customised to your needs, your wants, your desires…to YOU!

This six month program includes the following:

🌱 2 – Zoom calls a month. I have left a week in between sessions to really dive deeper on your own, without added stress. (Total: 12 calls)

🌱 M-F Voxer Support – a coach in your pocket! (24-48 hour turnaround)

🌱Customised resources and tools to you and where you are on your healing journey

🌱Lifetime access to a Google folder with our zoom calls, and notes from our session and any resources, homework, etc.

Of course, I love bonuses!

Bonuses:

🌱Self Love Mirror Meditation

🌱A gorgeous journal designed by my friend, Christa Anderson

🌱One extra 30 minute session guided by Angel/Oracle cards to be used during our 6 month mentor-ship

  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Deep breathing! I can centre myself back to the moment, drop into my body, and allow myself to simply just be. This does wonders!!

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

Can I say everything? It warms my heart when I see women breaking through the shadows, their fears, their past, in order to find themselves again. To come back to love!

It takes great strength and courage to embark on a healing journey, and when women show up to do so, it is the most beautiful event I have ever witnessed. The unbecoming of ourselves to become ourselves is truly the greatest gift one could ever give themselves.

  1. Your favourite quote?

“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.” – Brene Brown

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Thanks so much Teri for sharing your story and awesome business with us, if you would like to see more from Teri please go to FacebookInstagram  or email terigosselincoaching@gmail.com

Christine Lavulo

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
My name is Christine Lavulo and I am the owner of Christine Lavulo Coaching. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been married almost 21 years and have 5 sons ages 9-27. I also have a grandson who just turned 4 today.

2. What is your business about?

My business is about helping women overcome the blocks, sabotages and fears that hold them back and creating custom strategies they can easily implement to create their most beautiful life.

3. What made you get into this line of business?

I got into this business by sheer divine inspiration. 8 years ago I decided to separate from my husband and it was a year-long journey that taught me about myself, about people and how to truly have peace and successful relationships. I especially realized that I had the power to create what I wanted to experience. It seems women especially tend to lose themselves in serving their families and meeting the demands that are placed on them through work, family and charitable things we feel called to. And its important that if we lose ourselves, we find ourselves again.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I am working on being more consistent with my morning power routine (Power Hour or Miracle Morning). When I’m on the ball, I get up at 6am, read scriptures and say a prayer, expressing gratitude. Then I meditate to receive inspiration. I do a short yoga DVD and if time permits I read some other inspirational book. I work to also do a quick affirmation and visualisation session in the morning.

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5.What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I have ever been given is to take 100% responsibility for my life. I create/cause my world. I can choose to think happy, positive thoughts or be stuck in negativity and that choice will create my experience.

6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?

I think the #1 must read for absolutely everyone is a hard one because I have so many! However, I loved “Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting” by Lyn Grabhorn. This was life changing for me at the time I read it because it was my first introduction to the law of attraction. It was an easy read and I felt it made it more tangible-easier to understand. At the same time I have to say that The Success Principles is life changing for sure! And those basic principles can truly change your life in a big way when implemented.

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Right now I am working on new offers so while I can’t say I have one right this second, I could definitely come up with one in a short period of time. 🙂

8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

My #1 thing I do to change my mindset instantly is apply E+R=O. That is always on my mind and when I find myself sinking I just ask myself what I can take responsibility for and start telling a new story.

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9. What do you love most about helping others?

It’s selfish but I love the way I feel when I know I’ve positively impacted someone’s life. It feels good to me and it’s incredible satisfying. When you see someone making progress and you know it’s because of something you did or said, it’s hugely rewarding!

10. Your favourite quote?

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be”. _Goethe.

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Thank you so much Christine for sharing your business and story with us, if you would like to see more from Christine then please got to FacebookInstagram, or Twitter

Have a wonderful day x 

Sam Evans

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from? 

I am Sam Evans, I am a Breakthrough Coach and Brand Strategist and I am based in the UK, just outside of London.   I work from home around my 2 boys – well three if you inc my husband!DSC_2505

  1. What is your business about?

I work with online entrepreneurs and coaches who are just starting out and really struggle to step into their power online albeit lack of belief, fears of failure, and with no strategy so they are literally hustling online hoping for a sale. I help clients create their personal brand identity and have an online business strategy within their business so they become authentic in Mind, Brand and Business, creating time and financial freedom, using emotional intelligence, NLP and Timeline Therapy ™  .

  1. What made you get into this line of business?

My business is something I never dreamed that I would ever have. As an entrepreneur, especially a mumpreneur, you really want to connect with who you were, before kids, and become this incredible leader.  But something blocks you.  You forget what you have or not acknowledge what you have, and get more stressed out when really you don’t need to be.  When I first started working for myself, I had no idea the skills and mindset that was required to build a business off-line and online. I started my own childcare business investing over 10k into the business, and sold it for 1500.

I then got introduced to NWM, and I thought YES this is it! I am going to be super rich super fast and I will pay back all I spent!  But it didn’t work like that.  I had so many limiting beliefs and negative emotions holding me back, that I knew I had to work on my own mindset.  Thanks to NWM I was introduced to it, but I had no intention of becoming a coach! I loved leading, but I never had the skills to actually help me step up online.  Through several coaches of my own, I realised I had a nack of bringing the best out of people, I realised that people came to me and felt inspired and encouraged themselves to take action, but I knew that there was more to give and more to the mind.

So I became certified in NLP and TLT ™ and boy did I have to go through my own journey.  No coach can coach unless they go through the process or how else can you help others, if you cannot help yourself and I feel honoured that I have the empathy and grounded personality to help people do the same.   I then hired a business coach who helped me create my own automated system and I found my passion to help entrepreneurs be unique in their identity, and their business.  We are allowed to be authentic!  So from being a follower to holding people on a pedalstool  and being in victim mode, I let go of my own BS stories and now help many entrepreneurs do the same.

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  1. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

I am a big believer you just have to get up and go.  If you feel the urge to want to listen to an audio or calm the mind first thing, then you have a lot of internal work to do.  I used to massively rely on audios but if I didn’t listen to them I was still a snappy mummy!  I had to do the internal graft to want to get up.  I was a lazy snoozer!!! Now, I just say, I am having an extra 10 minutes because I am going to have an incredible day today!  I set my alarm for 5.30am and I am up ready for the day ahead.  I plan my week on a Sunday and soon as I drop the kids to school I journal and be thankful in my gratitude book every day knowing that my work is going to change the lives of so many people.

  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Stop being a pussy and step up.  I know it seems harsh right?  But we have every right to step up and be our authentic selves without having the need to seek approval from anyone.

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  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

The universe has your back by Gabby Bernstein it is absolutely amazing!

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes actually I do at the moment, I am offering 4 people, a chance to start my new 5 month program which is reduced by 2000 until 1st December.  The reason why I am offering it as a gift, is because I had two packages and now I have extended it, and collaborated both packages together.  It’s going to be mind-blowing plus I am offer an additional month absolutely free to them!

  1. What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Because I have been through the process of eliminating the root cause of my own negative emotions, I understand and am fully aware when my mind tries to make me want to sabotage myself.  When an incident occurs, i tend to recognise it. Acknowledge it and then work on letting it go.  You can’t be hard on yourself and get stuck in these mental ruts, it’s about facing to the challenges and become aware of your own abilities to step up.  We can all do it.

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

I was so born to help others. I just always knew!  The one thing I love the most is seeing them just be themselves. Seeing them breakthrough their BS stories, and when they think they know what the problem is, and it’s actually not it’s something else.  They have this penny dropping moment a’ha! OH I get it now!! And I love that feeling… the mind is a gift and I love helping them see just how beautiful their mind is.

  1. Your favourite quote?

It has to be do or do not there is no try.  No excuses. No BS.  Just do it! We all have a choice.

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Thank you so much Sam for sharing with us your business and story, if you would like to hear more from Sam please go to Website or Facebook

Have a wonderful day x 

Melissa McDaniel

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

Hi! My name is Melissa McDaniel and I am the Founder of Love, Melissa Ann and the author of  “Who will love me? A holistic approach to building meaningful relationships after sexual assault.” I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Washington. After a few international travels and a graduate degree on the East Coast I have made my way back to my home state.

 

  1. What is your business about?

I am a Personal Empowerment Coach who supports women in moving beyond a life of loneliness and isolation and into a life of meaningful relationships after sexual assault. Drawing from my own transformational experience, I give women the tools- and permission- to heal in ways they never knew were possible. Together we laugh, cry, and most likely will say a few WTFs on her journey to lovingly take back her power, trust her inner voice, reconnect with her body, and build meaningful relationships.

 

  1. What made you get into this line of business?

After being sexually assaulted I found myself continuously wondering, Who will love me? I felt as if I was living two lives, the one I thought I needed to portray and the one I hid behind closed doors. Never fully connecting with others because I did not feel I had the ability to be my true authentic self. As I transformed my life from loneliness and isolation into a life of abundant relationships I was called to help others sexual assault survivors do the same. When they ask the question, “Who will love me?”  I always let them know, Melissa Ann does and will.

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  1. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

Ha… so typically my rabbit, Gypsy, wakes me up around 5:30 a.m. trying to burst out of his cage for a morning dance party. Once we dance, tea is made and one of my favourite guided meditations is turned on. Gypsy is also a fan of meditation and joins in the morning ritual most days. After the meditation I go about showering, eating, etc.  Hanging on the back of my front door are my weekly affirmations. I recite each affirmation out loud before I leave the house. One of my favourites right now is, “With love, I will make the difference I am destined to make.”

 

  1. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Once I had someone say to me, “Melissa, has anyone ever told you, you are enough? Sitting in an empty room, bare ass naked, doing absolutely nothing, you are enough.” At that moment the biggest weight was lifted off my shoulders. Wait?! What?! I can be doing nothing and still be considered enough?! For years I masked the pain of being sexually assaulted by becoming an extreme perfectionist and overachiever.  One more academic degree, one more country travelled to, one more failed hobby would surely cure the pain. This new idea of, “I am enough,” helped me to heal on a deeper level and love myself fiercely.

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  1. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

This is such a tough question for me. Books are my life.  If I have to pick just one I would say Paulo Coelho’s the Alchemist. It reminds me of the beauty and magic that happens when you trust your inner self. Knowing to follow your own personal journey, even when the path is less travelled.

 

  1. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Currently my book, “Who will love me? A holistic approach to building meaningful relationships after sexual assault.” is available for pre-order on Amazon for $.99. Amazon

  1. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

Such a great question! Lately, when I need a mindset change instantly I have been using the affirmation, “I choose to see love instead.” It helps bring me back to the real reason we are doing this thing called life, to love and be loved.

  1. What do you love most about helping others?

To me, the best part about helping others is the ripple effect that occurs. Seeing women go on to fiercely love and support other women on their journey to healing after sexual assault is beautiful.

  1. Your favourite quote?

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to be silent.” Madeleine Albright

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Thank you Melissa for sharing your story with us and your amazing business, good luck on the book I know it will be a massive success. If you would like to see more from Melissa then please go to Facebook or Instagram.

Have a wonderful day. x

 

 

Kristie Kennedy

Kristie Kennedy, is the owner of Queenfidence Image Consulting, LLC who was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. Currently resides in the Capital City, Tallahassee, Florida with her loving husband Lamont Ward and two dogs, Queenie and CoCo.

What is your business about?

Queenfidence is the premiere choice for leadership development and executive image enhancement consulting. We aim to empower emerging, established and enterprising influencers through four components of change: Mindset Mastery, Massive Momentum, Magnetic Messaging, and Potential Maximization. Our unwavering goal is to dismantle doubt, ignite confidence and provoke transformation. Statistics show that countless women suffer from a lack of confidence not a lack of competence. We are committed to equipping women with confidence keys to think profoundly, speak powerfully and live prosperously.

What made you get into this line of business?

Our unique life experiences often beckon us forward to be the superhero someone has been waiting for. After all of the pain, confusion and countless setbacks one day we decide to rise up and become the blazing light we desire to see. For over half of my life I personally battled low self-esteem. As a child my mother placed me in pageants and talent shows to build my self-confidence. During high school years, I was the ugly duckling and managed to survive being bullied for having braces, glasses and for what they called “carrot legs”.  Deep inside my heart I never want another woman to feel less than beautiful. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I say yes to glass slippers and no to glass ceilings.

Over the past twenty years, I have dedicated my life as a student of personal development. I’ve taught modelling, obtained a license in image consulting, became a certified personal fitness trainer, executive coach and mental health recovery specialist.

Four years ago, I received a pink slip and turned it into Queenfidence. We are constantly presented with opportunities to elevate our mental state from good to great.

As a pioneering trail blazer, I have a moral responsibility to ignite new flames of fire.

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What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning routine?

Without a doubt a massive vision to create global impact keeps my blood boiling. I am constantly reinventing myself and on my home office wall I have 16 vision boards. I have 4 vision books that remind me of my personal goals, values and passion. Currently, I am on the tail end of completing the fourth vision book and the theme is powerhouse woman. As I prepare to speak on global stages in the coming year, this is a part of my mental conditioning.

I am a visionary leader who believes strongly in inspired action. Every morning, I make sure I invest time in activities that fill my cup to the overflow. Creatives do not like monotony but discipline is necessary. Daily you will find me reading, meditating, speaking affirmations, journaling, exercising, taking nature walks, listening to empowering videos and audios. I rarely watch television because I am completely immersed in the fulfilment of my life’s calling. I believe you must embody your message if you are going to pierce through the masses and be heard.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Advice: I share this often, one of my first mentors told me to never allow money to dictate what I could or could not have and what I could or could not do. In the words of Albert Einstein, I realised imagination is truly more important that knowledge. This world is our canvas and she who holds the paintbrush holds the power. On a lighthearted note, I can be a bit extreme and intense. I will never forget the simple words from my girlfriend who has known me the longest, “Kristie just have FUN!” Life is too short not to have a good time!

Affirmation: Recently, one of my closest friends from Africa who has seen my diligence over the past fifteen years wrote to me, “I wanted to say how I have always admired the fact that you stood on your principles, your vision, your faith, your purpose and most importantly your plan. You always demonstrate the strength and courage that is needed to succeed. You stopped focusing on the deck of cards that were dealt to you and started thinking about how you’re going to play the hand moving forward.”

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What is a book you would say that everyone must read?

I am a voracious reader and I bathe in books. When I first started being intentional about self-development the literary work that was foundational in my growth was James Allen, “As a Man Thinketh.” It is why I am unwavering in my commitment to mindset mastery. Research shows that 93% of our behaviour is driven by the subconscious mind which means endless re-programming must be exercised on a daily basis. Here is an excerpt from the 72 page book, “Achievement, of whatever kind, is the crown of effort, the diadem of thought. Victories attained by right thought can only be maintained by watchfulness. Many give way when success is assured, and rapidly fall back into failure. All achievements, whether in the business, intellectual, or spiritual world, are the result of definitely directed thought. He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly. The dreamers are the saviours of the world. Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your minds and the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be.”

What internal transformation technique do you use to change your mindset instantly?

Read my Kudos to Kristie book of remembrance. I have a compilation of compliments received throughout the years to remind me of the beautiful impact I’ve made in the lives of others. Secondly, dance to an empowering song. It is my happy place. When we learn how to change our physical state our mental state will properly align. If you sit slumped over in a dark room feeling depressed you will stay that way until you decide to do something drastically different. Turn on the lights, put on your little black dress with a pair of stilettos, paint your face and walk out the door. I guarantee you will shift from pitiful to powerful instantly.

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What do you love most about helping others?

I live for seeing the light of hope shine bright in the heart of those who decide to shift from stuck to unstoppable. A few on my favourite comments from my tribe, “If I could carry Kristie with me for at least .5 of 24/7 I wonder who I would become?”; “You keep me going.”; “You are the definition of motivation, thanks for getting my day pumped! I’m off to rock this job interview!”; “Your posts are life-giving.”

Your favourite quote?

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” ― Erin Hanson 

Does your business have any offers at the present time?

We have a 90 day Massive Momentum Self-Empowerment Program to conquer procrastination and perfectionism which are typically the top two reasons women stay stuck at start. It’s time to get out of NO-MOTION and get into  GO-MOTION! Kristie Kennedy Program

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Thank you so much Kristie for sharing your story and your amazing business with us, if you would like to see more from Kristie then please go to FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin or her Website

Have a wonderful day x 

Jenna Faye

1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
My name is Jenna Faye! I am the founder of the Sacred SHE Sisterhood and am a business coach and strategist. I am originally from Calgary, Canada but have been travelling full-time for the last year and a half!
2. What is your business about?
I am help visionary female entrepreneurs scale their business and step up as a next level leader to create more impact, income and freedom without the overwhelm or burnout. My methodologies are a merging of both soul and strategy in business to create movements that help to create collective shifts.
3. What made you get into this line of business?
Honestly I have always wanted to help people. I have made multiple pivots in my career to find the right way to do it. From working in corporate doing employee relations and coaching to personal training and life coaching and everything in between. The journey led me to business coaching as it was always something I was passionate about because I believe that business has the power to create massive shifts in our world. It lights me up helping other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life and help others who need what they have to offer.
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4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
I’ve created a life that excites me! I am genuinely excited every morning to wake up, be in gratitude that I am alive and to jump into my work for the day. My morning routine is getting up around 6 AM and spending an hour waking up, journaling, saying my daily gratitude’s and prepping for the day ahead. I have a daily morning cacao ceremony with my husband and we go for a morning walk or drive every day and have a morning workout.
I usually dive into my business around 8 AM each day!
5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To KEEP going. Be consistent and take action even if it feels messy or scary. Taking inspired action in the direction you want to go.
6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?
Hands down the Big Leap By Gay Hendricks!
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7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
Absolutely. I am always working privately with clients on their businesses and I am very excited about the Sacred Business Immersion that I have coming up. It’s a 6 month Group Mastermind Coaching program that is designed for female entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their business to the next level in a sacred space with other female entrepreneurs. There will be live in-depth training calls on my signature framework – aligned, strategic profitable as well as sacred sister circle group coaching calls where we will be doing a mix of ritual, sharing and business coaching in a supportive space.
8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
I go on a gratitude blitz! Literally. I start naming everything I can think of that I am grateful for in that moment and my mood instantly shifts.
9. What do you love most about helping others?
The things I love the MOST when it comes to helping others is the moment that things click and I can see my clients feel totally aligned and confident with what they are creating and the path in how it’s going to happen.
10. Your favourite quote?
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. – Steve Jobs

 

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Thanks so much Jenna for sharing your business and story with us. If you would like to see more from Jenna then please go to InstagramFacebook, or her Website

Have a wonderful day x 

Nina Szewczak

 

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

My name is Nina, my business name is Goal Diggers by Nina Szewczak and I’m originally from Poland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago.

2. What is your business about?

I help women to set up their own businesses.

There are a lot of women with skills/experience/qualifications and passion who know that they are capable of much more, but don’t know where to start. I truly believe that we can all create our dream lives so I help women to do it through creating their dream businesses – allowing them the freedom, financial freedom, time and fulfilment they crave.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

Passion for helping people and 13 years of gaining skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications in the area of business management, leadership, coaching & HR.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My WHY gets me to jump out of bed and my routine is: goal setting, writing gratitude list, meditation and or/visualisation + reading something inspiring for at least 15 mins. I don’t touch social media until my routine is done as this is my time to set my mind up for success for the day.

5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Create your own opportunities

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6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

‘Anne of Green Gables’ is my favourite childhood book and although it’s not a business book it contains a lot of wisdom.

From Business books I love “ #girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso & “What’s got you here is not going to get you there” by Marshall Goldsmith

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes, we will be running group coaching program (starting in November) that will help women who dream of their own business to set it up before Christmas! Basically get yourself the business you have been dreaming of for Christmas….Christmas gifts don’t get better than this! 🙂

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8. What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

I use gratitude to change my mindset instantly.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing people succeed and surpass their own expectations of what they can achieve

10. Your favourite quote?

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

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