Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Overflow Coach" Priscilla Q. Williams

Priscilla Q. Williams, RN - Author, Speaker,  Health & Wellness Expert, and Certified Coach. Priscilla is the founder of Priscilla Q. Williams, Inc.(www. An organization that provides education, wellness, and women's empowerment both locally and nationally. Priscilla has created other women empowerment programs such as Lifestyle Fitness For Women Who Lead, and Rock Your Royalty. These programs promote women's health, wellness and life empowerment. Priscilla has hosted a number of Women's conferences, and leadership events to encourage other women. Priscilla has been featured on FOX, WCIU, CBS News, WVON, PCC Network, TCM Radio, Chicago Sun-Times, Girlfriend's Health Guide, HOPE Magazine, and the Priscilla Williams Show. Priscilla is a game changer in her industry and looking to help change the lives of women around the world.

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

Priscilla Q. Williams: In the beginning of my business I faced a lot of doubt and insecurities, because I was afraid of what other people might think or say. So this held me back from really living up to my full potential and doing the things that made me happy. Now, I have the confidence to do what's best for me and my business no matter what others think.

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

PW: My entire life I have loved caring for people. I wanted to be a nurse since the third grade and never wanted to do anything else. Once, I became a nurse I knew that there was more for me then that. I loved my job, but I knew there was something else I was missing. I made a decision to join a coaching program in 2011 with my coach Monique Caradine and my life completely change. I begin to see my full potential and what was possible for me, and the rest was history. After a few years of coaching and having massive breakthroughs in my life, I knew I had to help other women. That is when I knew I was called to be a coach and help other women create success in their lives.

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

PW: There is never 100% complete balance in my life, but I do make a conscious effort to create as much work/life balance as I can. I am blessed to have a supportive husband and son who makes it easy for me to work and not feel pressure at home. I make sure to schedule time for myself. This can include a spa day, reading a book, having a glass of wine with my girls, or traveling for fun. I am also very mindful about making sure I eat a healthy diet, and exercise at least 3- 4 days a week. This is very important in keeping me together. 

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

PW: An inspirational quote I live by is "I'm not a product of my circumstances. I'm a product of my decisions. "By Stephen Covey I live by this, because it doesn't matter what circumstances I'm in or going through, what matters is the decisions I make to change those circumstances. Not letting those circumstances define
who I am.

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

PW: I have been blessed to have some really great mentors in my life. I'm thankful for Cynthia Williams, an influential business women in Chicago who took me under wing to teach me everything she know. My coach and mentor Monique Caradine who helped me get to this point in my life, and now I get to do this amazing work along side of her. I am also grateful for Cameka Smith, the founder of the Boss Network for mentoring me and teaching me what it takes to become an influencer and build a national platform.

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

PW: The must haves for me is my relationship with God first and foremost. So I start my day with prayer and meditation to help keep me centered for the day. Next, I must have a coach or accountability partner to help me see past the blinders. Lastly, I must have a a plan for myself and my business. This is very important to help me stay focus and on point for the year. I start out the beginning of the year with a map of what I want to accomplish by the end of the year.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?

PW: My definition of a BOSS is a person that is game changer and influencer standing in their power. A BOSS not only knocks down the doors to success, but she reaches back and help others come through the door. That's why I love Cameka Smith and Boss Network for creating a space for business women of color to grow and succeed.

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