Friday, March 6, 2015

BOSS Spotlight Meet The "Life-Empowerment Coach" Dr. Mimi Johnson

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Dr. Mimi Johnson, is Divinely and Purposefully Empowered to teach others Life-Empowerment skills. She is an ordained minister with a Doctor of Ministry Degree, a life-empowerment  coach, and motivational/inspirational speaker. She also has a M.A. in Educational Administration with a  background in Elementary and Special Education. She is married to an awesome husband David, with two fantastic children Quiana Joy and David Aiden II.


The BOSS Network: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?
Dr. Mimi Johnson: An obstacle that I faced in the beginning process of starting my business was that I tried to do everything so perfectly.  I wanted a perfect website, perfect business cards, perfect videos, and so on.  Perfection was causing me to not move forward in a timely fashion.  I had to learn that I needed to start somewhere.  You have to crawl before you walk.  I have learned to balance not sweating the small stuff while looking at the bigger picture.
 
 BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

MJ: I was inspired to break into the coaching industry when I began to live an “Empowered” life.  I wanted to share this passion, revelation, and information with others so that they too would live the life they craved!  People came to me for advice and I had a positive impact on them.  Personal growth is extremely invaluable.  I am able to envision great potential in people while emphasizing strong relationships and a balanced life with many interests.  I don’t mind doing the work because I have a gift that I need to share.

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

MJ: I balance my personal and private life by remembering my core values of what is top priority in my life.  I always take time for myself.  My family knows that my business is important so we prioritize our family time and events around the business.  My nine year old son told me that it was important for me to attend his first and last basketball games.  I agreed because this was important to him.  Half way into the season, he decided he wanted me to attend another game.  I checked my schedule and worked that middle game in as well.  
 
BN:  What is an inspirational quote that you live by?

MJ: The inspirational quote that I live by is:  The mind is everything. What you think you become.”– Buddha

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

MJ: Some influential people and mentors that helped encourage me along the way are:  My Mommy - who taught me strong determination, Joel Osteen – whose messages encouraged me after I lost my job of 28 years, Dr. Wayne Dyer – who taught me to become more Spiritual, Iyanla Vanzant – whose work embodies great life coaching skills, and Oprah Winfrey – whose Super Soul Sundays fill me to overflow.

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

MJ: My must haves to keep my career going are definitely my Spiritual practice, a Positive Mental Attitude, my tribes and networks, laptop, I Pad, IPhone, clients, and momentum.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?
 
MJ: My definition of a BOSS is what the Bible describes as a Virtuous Woman.  She shines her light brightly amongst all who cross her path, as she handles the affairs of her family and business.  


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Dr. Mimi Johnson for products and services visit Website:
wwwyoursoulsister.com.
 
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOSS Spotlight Meet The "Transition Coach" Althea McIntyre

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Althea McIntyre, Owner of The Best Career For Me, is a leadership development and career transition expert who works with business owners, executives, and professionals. Since 2005 Althea has coached hundreds of individuals, helping them change careers, launch new businesses and increase their income doing meaningful work that they love.

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

Althea McIntyre: I wasn’t clear of my innate gifts, strengths, unique value and what distinguished me from other executive coaches. Because of this I undercharging for my services and wasn’t getting paid what I was worth. Once I recognized that my coaching helped my clients achieve radical career goals and increase their incomes by 25k and 35k+, more quickly than they would on their own, I adjusted my pricing. I lacked a professional network of other business owners and entrepreneurs. My network were professionals working in corporate, since I spent 9 years working as a corporate CPA prior to launching my business in 2005. I knew very few people who had launched their own business. It wasn’t as easy to find as it is today with social media.

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

AM: I’ve always wanted to do the work that God designed for me to do. I love helping people succeed and thrive. I was initially inspired to work in the field, early in my accounting career, when I took a volunteer training project in the consulting firm that I worked for. Without any guidance or support I developed an in-house training program for the firm’s consultants that I was heavily praised for. It was easy, fun and energizing work. At that moment I knew that it was possible to do fulfilling work and that God had gifted me in this area. However, it took me 9 years later, 5 other positions (within 3 other organizations), a masters degree in Organization Development and Leadership Development from Loyola University Chicago, and professional coaching training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute for me to make the radical career change.

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

AM:I focus on the areas of my life that are most important to me and by making them a priority. For me that’s my Christian faith, my family, my health and well-being and relationships. It’s not always easy. I’ve learned to be easy on myself, ask for help, say no and to manage my and other people’s expectations. Overall, I just focus more on the quality of my life, versus focusing on having a balanced life.

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

AM: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Thoreau.
 

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

AM: There are so many coaches, mentors, colleagues, team members, friends and family who have helped and encouraged me along the way. However, my family has been the most influential. I’m a first generation American of Jamaican heritage. I come from a long history of God-fearing, visionaries, trailblazers and leaders who refused to allow their current circumstances or situation to dictate their future. I come from a family who is hard-working, loving, humble, unstoppable and believe in having a positive impact on others. Whenever I reflect on the challenges and sacrifices of my family members moving from a Ipswich, Jamaica to Kingston, Jamaica and then to America, I’m reminded of the shoulders of which I stand.


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

AM:1. Know your unique strengths, value proposition and what distinguishes you from others in your field. Focus on them. 2. Know who your ideal clients and customers are.Provide the products and services that they are asking for. Serve them. 3. Surround yourself with other successful business owners and professionals within and outside of your field and industry. Learn from them 4. Hire people who are gifted and skilled in areas in which you are not. 5. Be open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Be flexible, agile and adaptable.6. Focus on what works best for you. Stick with it. Look at what brings you the most amount of money easily. Identify what best helps you attract and convert your ideal clients. 7. Be patient with yourself. Never, ever, ever give up.8. Never stop learning, taking risks, and getting outside of your comfort zone.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?

AM:Someone who knows their value and worth. They are comfortable in their own skin. They do not compromise themselves. They are grateful and humble for the blessings that God has given them and do not take them for granted. They are committed to doing their best and being their best. They put their trust in God. They operate from a place of excellence and have a high-level of integrity. They confidently go after their dreams.



Connect with Althea McIntyre on Twitter and Instagram @AltheaMcIntyre and Learn more about products and services at www.thebestcareerforme.com
 
 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSS Spotlight Meet The "Professional Networker" Quinline Glasper

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Quinline Glasper launched a Professional Network for Influential Professionals from all
Walks of Life to be able to Connect and Network Together for the purpose of Success and Effective Leadership. Quinline was empowered to make an impact in the lives of our youths of today. As a leader and professional in her career field  she feels the need to invest in the next generation of great
leaders and professional. Being a leader is an important role, but leaders were once followers also.

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

Quinline Glasper: The obstacle that I faced in the beginning process of my career and
business was really finding out exactly which career industry that would fit my skills, talents and my passion the most. It took time for me to find out what I love doing because God has overflowed me with many great skills that I love so much. I am a very skillful and talented
Businesswoman. I have had the benefit of working in a few difference career industries like Social Media Marketing and Promotions, I started my own janitorial service at 21yrs old and I Launched a Professional Social Platform { Socially Cued Pro-International Black Enterprise Inc.} back in June 2011. Glory Be Unto God!

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

QG: My creative skills and God given talents is what inspired me to break
into this industry. I made the decision to make my passion my purpose
in life and in my career journey. It took a few years to determine what
my special skills and hobbies are. I finally pin pointed my Passion Point
in my career industry.

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

QG: I must say that through regular prayer and planning that it helps me to
balance out my personal and professional life. Through God all things
are possible. I take out time to schedule my personal time and as for my
professional life I try to organize a great business schedule. Family time
is very important to me so I need to have that balance set in place. My
family is who inspired me to do what I love doing the most.

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

QG: "Be watch-full of how you live your life!"
"Watch your thoughts; they become words."
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BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or
encouraged you along the way?

QG: Oprah is one of the women that impacted my life with her struggles and
she empowered me with her success.  She overcame the obstacles that
she has endured in her youth. An pain that she endured through both
physical and sexual abuse. She is a very powerful woman that is
empowering other women to success no matter what obstacle may stand
in the way. She is very encouraging leader and she is what I consider to
be a great leader in her career profession.

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

QG: My must haves are God-time, Prayer-Time and Family-Time. These are
the most important things in my life. They keep me Empowered, they
keep me Inspired and they keep me Strong.  The Power of God
strengthens my life and career. Prayer gives me answers and
understanding when I’m lost and confused about a life situation. It gives
me wisdom and knowledge needed for life’s journey. Family gives me
sweet/unconditional love, brings me joy and gives me peace when in
need of a gentle embrace.  These 3 things I must have……

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?

QG: My definition of a Boss is he or she is a leader, a hard worker and a
person of great influence in their career industry. They are individuals
that have made great impact in their business field. Most Bosses are
intelligent, well organized and disciplined individuals with a passion for
great success.

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Quinline Glasper on Twitter  and for products and services visit Website:www.thehechtmangroup.com

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