Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BOSS Spotlight: Navigating Life With Confidence

Yvette Gavin, founder and Chief Strategist of Yvette Gavin Consulting is a certified John Maxwell coach, trainer and speaker. An alumna of Oral Roberts University, Yvette is a blogger and author of two books—Recalibrate! Navigating the Job Market with Confidence and What to Do After You Say I Do.

1. What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?
My biggest obstacle was overcoming my fear of failing financially. I had become accustomed to a high-paying corporate America salary and the thought of not knowing if I would make the same or higher income running my own business was scary. I knew I would be exceptional at delivering my services but I wasn’t sure about how to get paying clients.  Nevertheless, my fear of not achieving my dreams became bigger than my fear of losing my comfortable corporate America check. So, I developed a growth plan and began to study networking techniques and sales strategies.  This lead to my business and marketing plan and it wasn’t long after that that I was executing my exit plan from corporate American and launching my prospering consulting firm.

2. What inspired you to break into your particular industry?
Encouraging others is something I have always enjoyed doing. But it wasn’t until several friends reached out to me for help with their job searches and or with their marriages that I fully realized that the impact I was making in the lives of others.  I absolutely love coaching, training, speaking, and consulting because this industry allows me to support others in my most authentic way!

3. How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance?
I consistently start my day with devotion and meditation regardless to what is going on professional or personal.  It helps me to stay focus, maintain peace, and keep my priorities in order.

4.What is an inspirational quote that you live by?
“Don’t ever give up your dreams and never leave them behind.” Elisa Costanza

5. Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?
My husband (James), son (Jamison), and my mother (Lois) are my greatest encouragers.

6.What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong?
I must have integrity, faith, and peace to keep my business going strong. 

7.What is your definition of a BOSS?
An influencer who leads with candor and care.

8. Provide us with two words that describe you? Ex. "Success Coach" "Beauty Expert."
Strategy Coach


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  2. Thanks for sharing Yvette Gavin! I look forward to supporting you, and learning more from you! GOD Bless.
    #Candor&Care #BOSS#YESSSS

    -KeOne Dixon

  3. Yvette Gavins books are a must read!