When did you start your journey? I started coaching women back in 2019, I loved being able to make an impact, watching their transformations and confidence ignited just lit me up but I knew I was meant for more, I was really called to impact a collective of people. Building a community quickly became important to me because I saw how quickly I evolved by surrounding myself with like-minded people who had similar dreams and goals as me, or people who were 3, 5, or 7 steps ahead of the game. I took this vision and pivoted into the podcasting world. I launched my Podcast, Stayin’ Inspired which then recently evolved into a TV Show through the Limelight Network.
Do you get any time to reflect on how far you have come? All the time. I find my strength and clarity in getting present, and giving myself the flowers I deserve. I call myself and my community GOAL diggers because we’re always actively going towards that BIG vision, but I would be lying if I said I never had to reel myself in from time to time, stop, and take a look around at what I already created and give gratitude towards my amazing journey thus far. If I didn’t do this I would quickly become burnt out.
What’s the hardest part of your job? Honestly – pushing myself out of my comfort zone to achieve that next-level greatness is probably the only tricky part of my job. I’ve had people who’ve doubted me, people who didn’t support my vision, even to the present day and I’ve had to cut out people and pivot and surround myself with those people that serve, but at the end of the day, the only thing that ever holds me back is the limitations that I place upon myself. It’s hard work but nothing worth doing is easy. Being able to look back at everything I’ve already accomplished by getting out of my own way, gives me the strength to keep doing the thing.
Do you have anything new to tell the upcoming professionals who do what you do? Yes! Make it messy and do it scared. Perfection is BS, it’s a state of being that we place upon ourselves to keep us from doing the thing because we think in our mind that it has to be perfect from the gate but in reality, if we did it perfectly, what wisdom would we have attained to take with us? What would we have learned? How would we have grown? You want to embrace the mess so you can learn and level up. You gotta build your clout in the game not only for you but for the people who are watching, for the people YOU are influencing to step into their greatness. Know that whenever we’re stepping out of our comfort zone and doing something new we’re always gonna be scared, but in those moments you remind yourself of who you are and what you’re here to do. You remember to make it messy, learn, level up, and make yourself known in the space you’re in.
What’s does collaborating mean to you and how does it relate to you and your brand today? Collaborating is extremely important to me because there really is power in numbers, and there is power in joining forces with like-minded leaders who have a similar visions. It’s especially important to me given the fact that community is my goal, collaboration helps create that state of community. It shows others that when you lean into trust and build relationships the possibilities are endless.
Why did you get into your niche? My niche is my story. I speak on my experience and the things I’ve learned along the way and continue to learn. My niche is my vulnerability which is my strength. When I first stepped into the coaching world I tried to make an impact in a place that wasn’t authentic to me because that is what I thought people wanted, and showing up in that space became exhausting. I quickly realized that I needed to show up as me, share MY story, and know that I’m not for everyone, and I don’t want to be because when you are for everyone you become a watered-down version of who you are. Sharing my story authentically is what makes me relatable and encourages other women that hey if this crazy girl from Philly can change her life and do what she’s doin’ then I can too!
Where do you see yourself/brand in the next 5 years? Your girl’s got some big goals let me tell ya! In the next 5 years, I will be hosting big speaking events based on my podcast/TV show community, collaborating with other like-minded leaders in those spaces. Honestly, the sky’s the limit, my glass ceiling is broken, I keep an open mind and work on building myself knowing that is what creates those BIG opportunities..for now, I’m just here doing what I love enjoying the ride.