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.
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.”
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.
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
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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin or her Website
Have a wonderful day x