I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, niece, friend and confidant to many.
My mission is to inspire entreprenerial women, including mumpreneurs, to rise up and take their place of influence in life and business ...
A Little History ...
The idea for The Influential Woman was conceived over a decade ago when I launched my "Women of Influence dot com" website, a domain I've now sold.
Whilst trying to position Women of Influence online, I unintentionally (as recommendation by my mentor at the time) made it a Christian women's site. Once the site was established, I found it difficult to backtrack. You can read all about my journey by clicking this link.
So What's Different About The Influential Woman?
For a start, it's not just dedicated to christian women, though my spiritual principles are Biblically based, and we have a fantastic spiritual category on the site if you're interested. 🙂
But the most important difference is that this site is all about what Women of Influence, should have been and never became ...
A resource to empower and equip women to find and live their purpose, to help them find their voice, unleash their potential, rise up, and take their place of influence in life and in business.
But there's also another big reason I've created a site dedicated to women ...
Balancing Life And Business
Wearing the many hats of an entrepreneur, professional, mother, daughter, homemaker, ministry leader etc, can sometimes wear on us as we often feel less than fulfilled and often overwhelmed and becoming stuck as we try to balance home and business.
And that's the reason we've gone beyond creating a site purely about business and decided to have the real conversations that affect women as a whole, including family, spiritual, health & fitness and lifestyle.
In essence, we take care of the whole woman, body, soul and spirit, and I hope you find this site a resource that will help you live an authentic and fulfilled life ... on purpose.
Here's How It All Began For Me ...
Pregnant And Ready To Move On ...
I remember it well ... standing in my corner office having cleared out all of my personal belongings before my maternity leave ... just in case I didn't return. The truth is, I didn't want to return. I'd had enough, but I knew I had more to give.
As I stood looking around my office I prayed silently ... "God, I don't want to come back here and I want to do something that involves coaching and computers."
Having no idea what that "something" was, I left on maternity leave some weeks later and gave birth to my baby girl in February that year, 2002. I tried to make myself want to go back, but one day at as I sat in the sofa at my mum's with my baby girl in my arms, a selfish feeling came over me as I looked at her and my heart shouted, "no one is going to raise my baby except me." And her father of course.
I had three excellent babysitters ready to look after her, including my mum, but this was my job, my privilage, my right! And I wasn't about to give any of those rights and privileges up.
I'm happy to report that I've never been back to the corporate world since.
How I Fell Into Business Coaching
Having left the corporate world, I pleaded with my husband to allow me to become a life coach and work from home. He reluctantly said yes, and so I went about trying to get my website built. It was a nightmare. I soon realised that most designers had little clue about marketing and were more focused on "look good" rather than "get found."
So my husband suggested I build my own site, to which I responded, "that's what tech-heads do and I'm not one of them." Long story short, I became a tech-head. I fell into marketing coaching after months of frustration trying to get designers to give me what I wanted - a site that could sell my services while I slept, rather than a site that just looked good.
I've attracted and worked with clients from all over the world, many of whom found me through my blog and social media. When I'm not consulting, inspiring and coaching inside The Influential Woman Coaching Academy, I am usually found working privately with a select few clients helping them get more visibility for their message online.
I'm happily married to Mr Tall, Dark and Handsome, aka Chris, and we share one oh so beautiful daughter. Oh and by the way, forgive my spelling, I'm British and I love my Queen!
I Told You He IS Tall, Dark And Handsome! And That She IS Beautiful ...
Why Entrepreneurial Women?
Well, if God told me I had only 24 hours to live, but I had to do something awesome in those 24 hours, I'd grab a huge human magnet, lift out every unhappy entrepreneur from their corporate employer's office, put them in a huge stadium and show them their potential. All this before releasing them into their greatness. So there you have it, I love working with passionate entrepreneurs, professional women leaders (corporate leaders who have an entrepreneurial spirit), ministry leaders, solo professionals and small business owners who are ready to make a difference through their message.
And I particularly love working with women because I love to get real about what women really want ... to feel as though they're living a life fulfilled, being able to unleash their potential and and get paid to do what they were born to do.
I'm a storyteller and heart, and I believe storytelling to be one of the most powerful marketing and transformational tools on planet earth. I therefore teach entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners how to market their message using real-life stories, and to use social media platforms to effectively deliver their message.
What I Offer
You can have me coach you one-to-one, you can hire me to speak at your next event, or if you're a woman on a mission with a message, you can apply to join the The Influential Woman Coaching Academy. Once you complete the short application form, we will schedule a call to establish whether The Academy would be a good fit for you. Once you join, I show you how to craft your most compelling story, exact your message from it and turn it into a product you can sell to your market. My encouragement to you is that you "teach what you love" and you do that by putting a demand on your God-given gifts - in other words, doing more of what you do naturally.
My Marketing Process
I use a two-pronged marketing approach to ensure the most cost effective and efficient reach of your message, and needless to say, if it can be automated, I automate it so I can have more time off to spend with those two lovely people above, the rest of my HUGE, loud, gregarious family and my friends. I'll help you similfy your business in the same way.
My Delivery Process
No, I don't mean the baby - that was 17 years ago now. But I use mainly videos, podcasts, blog articles and social media sites such as Facebook to get my message out to my audience and I use some SEO (search engine optimisation) to get traffic to my website. I help you choose the right delivery platform and medium for you.
Nope, don't sing, can't sing, but when I speak and when I write, I'm authentic ... I'm me. And whether we're having coffee, or at a mega important formal function, "I just got to be me ... free ... FREEEE!" You gotta sing that for me right, because remember, I can't sing. 😉 I encourage you to do the same ... give yourself permission to use your own voice. This one thing will increase your influence and your impact more than any marketing strategy in the world. Yes, I am so very passionate about people owning their voice.
In this training, which consists of a PDF Guide, I outline the importance of finding your voice and why it's key to you tapping into your potential.
Your voice is key to increasing your influence, sharing your story with poise and power, and making a worldwide impact. Click the button below to access the training and I will see you on the other side.