Friday, July 22, 2016

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Self-Love Coach” Dalia Smith

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Dalia Smith, The Self-love and Life Empowerment coach. Dalia has a passion for helping women take their lives to the next level. With a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering those who struggle with self-worth, Dalia embodies love and confidence, extending compassion to every woman she works with.Her abundance of experience in the caring professions along with an M.A in Counseling Psychology enables Dalia to help women effectively on both a personal and professional level. She is devoted to their empowerment,  encouraging, encouraging women to build lasting confidence and thrive in their relationships

TheBOSSNetwork:  What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?

Dalia Smith: I did not have any experience in business or marketing so starting a new business was challenging for me at first. I had to really put myself out there and get as much training as possible. I did a lot of reading, completed some webinars, and hired a marketing coach.!

BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

DS: Over the past year I've undergone a lot of life changes, mostly with regard to my outlook and what I want in life. l have learned to let go of self-limiting beliefs, stand up for what I believe in, and embrace my imperfections. After a broken engagement, I experienced a rebirth and realized I was put on this Earth for a divine reason: to help other women who are and were in my shoes realize that heartbreak is not the end. No matter how bad someone hurt you, life does go on. Once you hit rock bottom, there's only one way up.

BN:  How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?

DS: Maintaining work-life balance is crucial to both success and overall well-being. I try my best to tackle my tasks by priority. I’ve realized that you should not always put your needs aside and focus on the needs of others. It’s important for your own health and well-being that you find some time for yourself. You must take care of your own basic needs before you can attend to the need of others. When you take care of yourself, you will have more love to give to those around you!

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?

DS: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ― Maya Angelou!

BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?

DS: Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins, and Oprah were all very influential people in my life.

BN: What are your “must-haves” to keep your career or business going strong?

DS: Ambition, passion, and perseverance.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?

DS: To me, a “BOSS” is a strong, independent woman, who is unapologetically herself.




Be sure to follow Dalia Smith on Twitter @the.imperfectly.perfect and check out her products and services  www.theimperfectlyperfect.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Photo Lady" Tiffany Redden

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Tiffany Redden, LadyRedd Creations Photography opened in December 2009. Since then, Tiffany has taken photos at several events, to include weddings, portraits, boudoir photos a book launch and more. But while pursuing a degree at the Art Institute of Washington, she has discovered a new passion for capturing the beauty in the moment.
 
TheBOSSNetwork:  What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career? 
 
Tiffany Redden: As a US Army Veteran, I have a strict sense of priorities, to include God, Family, Friends. In the beginning , the finances and the time was not particularly on my side to pursue my own business. My husband and children needed me in a different way then, but now, things have changed and the kids have grown up just a bit, so now I have more time to go after my dream and build my business, one photo at a time.

BN:  What inspired you to break into your particular industry? 
 
TR: As a child, I always wanted to be a "Super Hero"; once I discovered my love for photography, I found my "superpower"! I can "Freeze Time"! That special moment, I can make it stand still.

BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?
 
TR: Being married to my wonderful husband, makes me so happy; he keeps me grounded and balanced between my business and my personal life!

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?
 
TR: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me" from the Bible, the World English Bible version.

BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?
 
TR: My family has always supported and encouraged me, as well as my friends, Tanya Barnett, Marcie Leggett, among many others. Professionally, my mentors, Wanda Lewis and Trey Copelin are amazing. I've also had some phenomenal teachers at the Art Institute of Washington.(they really forced my creativity to go beyond the limits)
 
BN: What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong?
 
TR: I have a strange "must have" for a photo shoot... I must have Wrigley's Chewing Gum! That, along with my camera gear and great lighting.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS
 
TR: BOSS: more than just a leader, but the head, the top, the cream of the crop of what they do all while constantly striving to improve, grow and dominate; one who can be their best while encouraging others to reach their personal best as well.

 
 
 
Be sure to follow  Tiffany Redden on Twitter @ladytredd and check out her products and services at ladyreddcreationsphotography.org
 
 

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Concept Mentor" Yvetta Thompson

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Yvetta ThompsonFounder of Youthful Resources, Inc., Youth Resource Coalition, and Thompson Resources, LLC. Being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and confidant.She manages to  balance that time with being a volunteer, life coach, and supervisor. A CEO, an a lover of life filled with faith and believer in our purpose in life. 

TheBOSSSpotlight: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career? Some of the obstacles that presented themselves at the start of my business were my fear of talking about money and financial planning, being a full time employee while raising a family, and not knowing where to go to get the business started and launched. Self doubt regarding what I could offer to inner city youth and their parents also plagued me at times. That very same doubt became my fire and motivation to move forward to believe that I could achieve anything I set my mind to do.strive to create synergy between my personal and professional life. Having a plan and/or routine in my personal life allows me to be equally successful in my professional life. The synergy surely did not happen overnight! Everything might not always go as planned, but you quickly know how to maintain the momentum and keep the ball rolling.

BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

YT: I was inspired to start the non profit business after being a volunteer with several youth groups in my hometown. I said,I don't know about money, good health, or goal planning, there has to be others that don't know some of these core values of life also"I thoroughly enjoy helping youth believe in their dreams and creating a roadmap to success.

BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?


YT: I strive to create synergy between my personal and professional life. Having a plan and/or routine in my personal life allows me to be equally successful in my professional life. The synergy surely did not happen overnight! Everything might not always go as planned, but you quickly know how to maintain the momentum and keep the ball rolling.

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?


YT:  Zig Ziglar ­” I have too many flaws to be perfect, but I have too many blessings to be ungrateful way”

BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?

YT: My grandparents and my mom were influential in my life. As an adult I was able to ask questions that helped me move forward to build a legacy for my children and my children's children. My husband is my mentor and wants the best for me.

BN: What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong?


YT: I must have: A positive, Productive tribe, a great mentor for my personal growth and lastly, I need my Daily Greatness Journal and daily devotions to help obtain a spiritual and visual connection to my passion and purpose in my day to day life.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?

YT: My definition of a BOSS is someone who can make a positive impact on her peers and others during her lifetime, enjoy learning and sharing information to help others prosper, also professional, confident, and classy while delivering their products or services and believes all things are possible for you and for herself!




 Be sure to follow  Yvetta Thompson on Twitter: @ygtresources & Facebook: Youth Resource Coalition