Tell us about yourself; who are you and what do you do for fun?
I am from a small town and live near an alpaca farm ;o) I’m a mom, wife and step-mother who lives life to the fullest. I have a wonderful support system and my life is not without its challenges, but it is wonderful. I had a rough childhood with a lot of abuse and rejection and over the years, with the help of many, have turned my life around. I live each day appreciating the little things and have so much fun along the way!
What got you into speaking? Is it what you expected?
In my late 40’s I went to coaching school, wrote a book and began speaking via workshops and group presentations. I wanted to share my story of overcoming and give hope to those struggling. I wanted to let them know that even though they might have had a rough start in life, that they have the wisdom and choice to turn their lives around. Speaking is more than I expected. The adrenaline and good feeling I have when speaking is when I am at my best.
Tell us about your hardest moment as a speaker so far.
My hardest moment or moments has been getting the confidence to know my worth. To wait in the uncomfortable silence when I tell someone my fee and to believe that I’m worth it.
What has been your biggest success as a speaker so far?
My biggest success has been that I have heard from many people that my talks resonated with them and helped them shift their mindset. My largest crowd was 450 people and I received so many comments how my honesty and authenticity helped them see themselves in me and gave them hope for a better future.
What was your biggest struggle before finding The Speaker Lab?
The no’s. There were a lot of them and it discouraged me quite a bit. I had been on calls and webinars where the presenter was pitching the 6 figure income in a short amount of time. It bummed me out thinking that other people were achieving success and I was just getting small gigs.
How has The Speaker Lab helped you and your business?
The Speaker Lab helped me realize that there will be rejection and to keep on keeping on. That was critical for my tenacity and endurance. There were times when I wanted to throw in the towel but I kept hearing Grant’s words that I would get rejections, that HE got rejections, but to keep on pressing on. I’m so glad that I did!
What is your number one goal over the next 6 months to a year?
Continue on with my TV show and book more and more presentations. The more I present, the more comfortable I am.