Awaken the Possibilities
Life, Business and Leadership Wisdom For Entrepreneurial Leaders
Join Terry as she engages in lively conversation with successful entrepreneurs and leaders about how they attract prosperity in business and life. Her guests share real world entrepreneurial, leadership, business and lif
Ninon Speaks About Self-Care
Season 1, Ep. 31
In episode 31 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Ninon de Vere De Rosa in “Ninon Speaks About Self-Care” Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Ninon de Vere De Rosa:Award-winning television and internet TV talk show host has a natural affinity for growth and success. Originally from England, is prominently known throughout the world, at present in the Las Vegas arena.Ninon has spent her life engaging in multicultural and multinational experiences ranging from her career as a high-end model in Europe, underwater swimming act in Beirut, an actress in England, Europe and the United States, to the author of “Joyful Volunteering”, a Sonnet writer, real estate Investor, Antique dealer, Television Producer, a Documentary Filmmaker, Internet TV talk show host, with her most recent show Vegas Live with Ninon. Ninon has, been fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of most talented and prestige’s businesspeople in the world. Her life experiences have continually sparked her desire to broaden her diversity, prosperity, passion and power across the world with her Keynote Presentations, Motivational Speaking and One on coaching presentations that share the secrets to her success, Ninon has garnered; The Los Angeles Business Journal Award, Davey Award, USA Presidents Award, The Gracie Allen Award, Top Rank U.S. Executive Award, NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2013, 15,16, The Voice of Empowerment Award. Total number of accolades is over one hundred.Website URL:: www.vegaslivewithninon.comFacebook Page: www.facebook.com/vegasliveninonLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninonspeaks/Twitter: www.twitter.com/vegasliveninonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/vegaslivewithninon/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ninonspeaksvegasliveninon/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSsYTCscLCVbJUox0chRrqg
“Feeling Like a Fraud: Confessions From a Successful Serial Entrepreneur
Season 1, Ep. 30
In episode 30 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Maini Homer in “Feeling Like a Fraud: Confessions From a Successful Serial Entrepreneur” Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Maini Homer:Maini Homer is a successful Business Woman living in Queensland Australia. In her 23 years of business she's ridden the ups and downs, and even had a few "feedback moments" along the way.After almost 30 years of searching, determined to find the answers, she found them. Through NLP, Maini has been able to build herself up and heal what was broken. Maini is now confident, certain, and believes in herself 1000%She’s dedicated her life now to helping others do the same… That way, they can have the life they want and become the person they were meant to be, that much sooner.
How To Thrive in Chaos
Season 1, Ep. 29
In episode 29 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Marques Ogden in “How To Thrive in Chaos” Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Marques Ogden:A little background about Marques, in 2003, he was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman, after 5 years of playing in league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting.At the age 27, Marques founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises. The company had fast growth and in 2010, Marques won The African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in the state of Maryland. Eventually his business went bankrupt, losing almost 2 million dollars on one project in a matter of 90 days.During his darkest hours, he pulled himself together, got a part-time job as a custodian and with hard work and determination became an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others.___________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition
Follow Your Heart: From Medical Doctor To Retreat Leader
Season 1, Ep. 28
In episode 28 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Dr. Sheri Rosenthal in"Follow Your Heart: From Medical Doctor To Retreat Leader.” Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.
6 Pillars To Get Joy, Energy And Your Life Back
Season 1, Ep. 27
Awaken The Possibilities Guest: Annie GaudreaulTO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 27 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Annie Gaudreault in “6 Pillars To Get Joy, Energy And Your Life Back”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Annie GaudreaultAnnie Gaudreault's career spans 25 years in the public relations, design & branding industries servicing Fortune 500 clients such as Nestlé, Molson and McCain Foods.Embodying a contagious zeal in living life to its fullest, she practices what she preaches. An accomplished endurance athlete, Annie has completed over 10 marathons including the prestigious Boston Marathon as well as 3 long distance triathlon Ironman competitions. She has done so while living with Cystic Fibrosis, genetic disease that affects the pancreas and the lungs.To further her passion in the health and wellness area, she recently graduated as a holistic nutritionist. As such she founded VEEV, dedicated to support the health of middle-aged women live with vitality and strength.Website URL: veev.caFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/veev.ca/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniegaudreault/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veev_wellness/_________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition____________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPT100:00:02.340 --> 00:00:14.099Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to awaken the possibilities Podcast. I'm your host, Terry will determine, you know, every once in a while, we come across someone who does extraordinary things.200:00:15.059 --> 00:00:26.640Terry Wildemann: My guests all have done extraordinary things and bring with them their insights their values and power for powerful stories.300:00:27.120 --> 00:00:35.430Terry Wildemann: To help you make leap in whatever that is holding you back and trust me. Today's guest is no different.400:00:36.240 --> 00:00:49.170Terry Wildemann: This is a lady who has such a powerful story of how she overcame health challenges to help her become a remarkable person who supports women.500:00:49.680 --> 00:01:02.430Terry Wildemann: And the aging process is that piqued your interest. Well, and certainly piqued mine. When she reached out to be on the show. I like to introduce you to an ego drone that I pronounce that correctly. Any600:01:02.820 --> 00:01:03.780annie Gaudreault: Beautiful.700:01:03.810 --> 00:01:05.550Terry Wildemann: Thank you. Yeah, I did it again.800:01:06.090 --> 00:01:07.020annie Gaudreault: You did.900:01:07.800 --> 00:01:20.310Terry Wildemann: And his career spans 25 years in the public relations design and branding industries servicing fortune 500 clients, such as Nestle Molson and McCain foods.1000:01:20.820 --> 00:01:30.810Terry Wildemann: embodying a contagious zeal in living life to its fullest. She practices. What she preaches. And isn't that refreshing people1100:01:31.740 --> 00:01:44.670Terry Wildemann: And accomplished endurance athlete and he has now completed over 10 marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon, as well as three long distance triathlon Iron Man competitions.1200:01:45.150 --> 00:01:57.810Terry Wildemann: She has done so while living with listen to this, folks, while living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the pancreas, and the lungs.1300:01:58.320 --> 00:02:08.340Terry Wildemann: To further her passion in the health and wellness area. She recently graduated as a holistic nutritionist and she founded Wiig that's V e VI.1400:02:09.030 --> 00:02:21.390Terry Wildemann: Dedicated to support the health of middle aged women live are to help support the health of middle aged women live with vitality and strength. Welcome to the show, Annie.1500:02:22.650 --> 00:02:24.480annie Gaudreault: Thank you for having me.1600:02:25.200 --> 00:02:38.730Terry Wildemann: Well, you know, when I read that you have cystic fibrosis and that you are a runner, as I ok i'm going to know how she does that, I want to know.1700:02:39.270 --> 00:02:52.620Terry Wildemann: First of all, your story of how you were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and how you were able to use sports and athletics in your athleticism to help you be the strong vital amazing woman that you are today.1800:02:54.900 --> 00:03:14.760annie Gaudreault: Well, I was diagnosed as a baby and and following a few months of clearly showing some symptoms and this was in rural Quebec in north of Canada and my parents moved to a bigger urban center, which had proper hospitals, so that I could receive treatments.1900:03:15.960 --> 00:03:19.890annie Gaudreault: In a way, you know, faith already had decided that2000:03:21.000 --> 00:03:34.410annie Gaudreault: This disease was not going to be the focus of the family because unfortunately my mother was suffering from bipolar disorder. And back then, we knew very little about mental illnesses.2100:03:35.550 --> 00:03:46.410annie Gaudreault: And it was a little bit. Well, first of all, you kept you know you brushed under the carpet and you know everybody received value them. And were you were sent on your merry way.2200:03:46.530 --> 00:03:47.400Terry Wildemann: Yes, you are.2300:03:48.090 --> 00:03:53.310annie Gaudreault: Right. And of course you know that's 52 years ago now.2400:03:53.400 --> 00:03:56.580Terry Wildemann: Diane was really big drug when we were growing up.2500:03:56.910 --> 00:04:01.560annie Gaudreault: Yes. And, you know, either you are not on it or you are completely passed out.2600:04:02.070 --> 00:04:03.150annie Gaudreault: It was it was2700:04:04.290 --> 00:04:07.830Terry Wildemann: Not like candy is what gotta be kidding me.2800:04:08.550 --> 00:04:18.900annie Gaudreault: They had no tools, no education really to treat these types of conditions right and I'm not even sure that back then, she was really diagnosed properly, to be honest with you.2900:04:19.320 --> 00:04:30.060annie Gaudreault: So, you know, moving forward, there was little capacity for self indulging often when you are diagnosed as a person.3000:04:30.450 --> 00:04:44.370annie Gaudreault: It becomes the entire focus, you're no longer a person that happens to have red hair you becoming the red hair and that's a lot of what happens. I believe in the psychology of disease.3100:04:44.490 --> 00:04:45.870annie Gaudreault: Right. Um,3200:04:46.740 --> 00:05:02.820annie Gaudreault: And of course, I know you're very familiar with that. So I did not understand that at the time, but this was a gift in disguise. You know, I had yes some issues and i i certainly was a lot a kid that was a lot more sick than other kids.3300:05:03.960 --> 00:05:19.920annie Gaudreault: But I really kind of had to pick myself up and I really had to focus on what can I do, how can I overcome this and really never really talked about it, even when I was going through difficult times.3400:05:20.580 --> 00:05:22.410annie Gaudreault: I never dare talked about it because3500:05:22.470 --> 00:05:29.910annie Gaudreault: I knew that we were dealing with and I did not know what it was, but I knew we were dealing with something that was way bigger in my mother's struggle.3600:05:30.150 --> 00:05:30.990Terry Wildemann: For sure.3700:05:31.620 --> 00:05:47.010annie Gaudreault: Right. So I think that that was the setup for a little bit of, you know, I've been told, Well, maybe you weren't denial and I don't think I was ever in denial. I think I always thought this thing is not going to define who I am.3800:05:48.300 --> 00:05:49.500annie Gaudreault: right from the get go.3900:05:49.950 --> 00:05:50.460Terry Wildemann: And that4000:05:51.270 --> 00:05:53.340Terry Wildemann: mindset is huge.4100:05:54.120 --> 00:05:54.840annie Gaudreault: I think so.4200:05:55.050 --> 00:06:05.880Terry Wildemann: Congratulations, that is increments. Because those of us who end up with diseases, you're absolutely right. We get defined by our disease, instead of who we are as a human being.4300:06:06.690 --> 00:06:09.390annie Gaudreault: Absolutely, absolutely, and received today.4400:06:09.510 --> 00:06:10.470Terry Wildemann: Nice that4500:06:12.060 --> 00:06:22.230annie Gaudreault: I i think i was much older. But I knew intuitively as a teenager, because I never spoke of it. I never, never spoke of it. I never spoke of it.4600:06:23.490 --> 00:06:30.390annie Gaudreault: I would say into my early 20s, I just I focused on what are the things that I could do4700:06:30.780 --> 00:06:42.420annie Gaudreault: My mother was struggling a lot more at that time. And one of my brothers definitely got that gene as well, and was struggling also with mental illness. So honestly, I felt that4800:06:43.170 --> 00:06:52.350annie Gaudreault: I just needed to move forward and and you know I had my own my own personal issues that I was working out as a young adult right so4900:06:52.590 --> 00:06:53.640Terry Wildemann: We all have those5000:06:54.480 --> 00:06:58.290annie Gaudreault: Exactly, you know, kind of discovering what I want to do with my life.5100:07:00.030 --> 00:07:01.860annie Gaudreault: What is this life going to be5200:07:03.330 --> 00:07:05.910Terry Wildemann: And how am I going to be in it.5300:07:06.570 --> 00:07:09.390annie Gaudreault: Yes. How do I choose to be defined5400:07:09.870 --> 00:07:10.590annie Gaudreault: And how do I5500:07:10.950 --> 00:07:23.010annie Gaudreault: How do I want to be known as because when people got and been very upset with me with how come I've never known that you had cf. How come I did not know that you were born with this and that you struggle with this.5600:07:23.430 --> 00:07:30.780annie Gaudreault: I often would say because often it came with I feel sorry for you or poor, you5700:07:32.010 --> 00:07:32.370annie Gaudreault: Like5800:07:32.730 --> 00:07:33.150When I was5900:07:34.470 --> 00:07:35.250Terry Wildemann: Back up a moment.6000:07:35.880 --> 00:07:40.560Terry Wildemann: People were upset that you didn't tell them that you had CF6100:07:41.370 --> 00:07:43.800Terry Wildemann: Absolutely. Okay.6200:07:45.060 --> 00:07:45.750Terry Wildemann: Why6300:07:47.190 --> 00:07:47.880Terry Wildemann: Don't get it.6400:07:48.570 --> 00:07:59.220annie Gaudreault: I guess they felt that it was something that they believe was a very important trait or quality or characteristic that I had a so called hidden from them.6500:08:00.870 --> 00:08:18.030annie Gaudreault: And that I had to hold may be withheld some information. You know I never looked at it that way. I always thought I'll be damned if I'm described and refer that you know that girl that's got cf. No, I did not want that to be6600:08:18.060 --> 00:08:21.150Terry Wildemann: You know, frankly, it's none of their flaming business.6700:08:22.380 --> 00:08:23.220annie Gaudreault: Very true.6800:08:23.580 --> 00:08:34.230Terry Wildemann: It is none of their business what you choose to tell people, and what you choose to not tell people you were being authentic with yourself.6900:08:34.410 --> 00:08:34.830Terry Wildemann: Mm hmm.7000:08:35.190 --> 00:08:41.790Terry Wildemann: And I think somebody with who you are. Oh my gosh, I, I'm blown away. I'm7100:08:41.850 --> 00:08:42.480annie Gaudreault: All7200:08:42.630 --> 00:08:45.660Terry Wildemann: The way that people would get upset that you didn't tell them UNC7300:08:46.680 --> 00:08:47.550annie Gaudreault: Very much so.7400:08:48.210 --> 00:08:48.780Terry Wildemann: To me.7500:08:50.310 --> 00:08:53.160Terry Wildemann: That says to me that the issue is more with them and it is with you.7600:08:54.000 --> 00:08:56.310annie Gaudreault: Yes, and also7700:08:57.480 --> 00:09:15.270annie Gaudreault: You always have to put yourself in the person's shoes first. Right. And when you start telling people what it's like to live with a disease and then to have grown up with mental illness and to have an unavailable parent and that was far more challenging than living with CF7800:09:15.870 --> 00:09:16.200Terry Wildemann: I've had7900:09:16.650 --> 00:09:25.560annie Gaudreault: Far scarier. So I, you know, when you start to understand that to me you quickly understand and get it.8000:09:26.070 --> 00:09:39.930annie Gaudreault: Right, it makes sense. It makes sense. This was a. This was a small thing that was going on and we felt that we had some tools and resources to deal with it. Whereas the mental illness. We were ill equipped and it was so taboo.8100:09:41.550 --> 00:09:56.940annie Gaudreault: Right, so I felt I feel that this was my journey. And thankfully, this happened and it happened in a good way. And I'm glad because it made me far more resilient.8200:09:58.560 --> 00:10:03.690Terry Wildemann: Wow. So when did your athletic athletic endeavors start8300:10:04.920 --> 00:10:22.620annie Gaudreault: You know, very late actually because I did grow up being told all the time. You're fragile you're, you know, as I said, you get labeled right. You're fired. Job don't to go and do this now. My mother didn't have too much of that attitude because8400:10:23.850 --> 00:10:27.810annie Gaudreault: She felt I think perhaps as she's passed. So I'm going to, you know,8500:10:29.220 --> 00:10:40.830annie Gaudreault: Guess here, I believe that she felt that I could probably have the life that I want that you probably saw in me already, then right as a mother, the potential that I had8600:10:41.280 --> 00:10:54.180annie Gaudreault: So she did not stop me too much. But in general, you know, this was the message that was being told. So I did not believe that had too much athletic ability until interestingly enough, I was in the workforce.8700:10:54.810 --> 00:11:07.860annie Gaudreault: And I was working all the time and I became quite stressed and somebody suggested we should start running. And I thought, Oh, my God. They don't know about my lungs. But I thought8800:11:08.940 --> 00:11:10.410annie Gaudreault: What do I have to lose.8900:11:10.680 --> 00:11:20.310annie Gaudreault: Exactly. And the reason that I picked running was the fact that you had. You don't need any special duties to run. It's a very democratic sport.9000:11:20.940 --> 00:11:30.180annie Gaudreault: Right, you don't need to be talented and coordinated right. I was just like, well, I should be able to manage that even if I ran slower. Lots of people run slow9100:11:30.660 --> 00:11:46.230annie Gaudreault: And that's how it started. I, I just would go alone on and here in Toronto. With this beautiful boardwalk that you know is along Lake Ontario. It's gorgeous. And I thought, well, I live here. I have access to this. Why don't I give it a try.9200:11:47.430 --> 00:11:51.990annie Gaudreault: So that's how it started. And interestingly enough, I guess, because I had been9300:11:53.250 --> 00:12:00.540annie Gaudreault: I think I had been quite a bit of a Taipei. I thought, well, I need a goal. I need a distance. I need a race and9400:12:02.160 --> 00:12:02.850annie Gaudreault: Started9500:12:04.080 --> 00:12:15.990annie Gaudreault: That's how it started. And I did most of the initial stuff on my own. And then after you know 10 K's and half marathon. I thought, of course, I have to do a marathon.9600:12:16.470 --> 00:12:24.210annie Gaudreault: And then I joined a group and then I tell you it's like I drink Kool Aid and I was like in heaven. If I this is it. I met my tribe.9700:12:24.510 --> 00:12:28.530Terry Wildemann: So what was it like running your first five k9800:12:30.240 --> 00:12:33.990annie Gaudreault: It was magical. I had never been part of a sports team.9900:12:35.310 --> 00:12:44.310annie Gaudreault: I had never been part of a group that did something together. And interestingly enough, running as an individual sport.10000:12:44.790 --> 00:13:05.460annie Gaudreault: But all the training and the racing is extremely communal every year there are no strangers. Everybody is a friend. And I thought, oh my god i wanted i want to be this all the time. It is wonderful. It is addictive and I just loved it. I just loved it. There was no stopping from that moment.10100:13:06.150 --> 00:13:09.330Terry Wildemann: Wow. And then what was it like when you ran your first marathon.10200:13:11.280 --> 00:13:34.770annie Gaudreault: It was in Washington, DC, the Marine Corps marathon and it was in 2004 I loved. I loved the experience. It was a tough very hot day end of October is Hall Halloween day and it was the hottest stink. And it was hard, and it took me way longer than I thought. And10300:13:35.820 --> 00:13:37.500annie Gaudreault: But I finished and10400:13:38.580 --> 00:13:51.240annie Gaudreault: I you know it's not what happens at the marathon. That really was the key thing. It's the months after that I gave me wings and gave me new confidence.10500:13:51.690 --> 00:14:02.190Terry Wildemann: Wow, I can only, but what did you feel like when I mean, how were your lungs. How was, you know, with CF even10600:14:03.270 --> 00:14:04.020Terry Wildemann: A10700:14:05.730 --> 00:14:09.810Terry Wildemann: You know, did it hold you back in any way because it doesn't sound like it did. Yeah.10800:14:10.230 --> 00:14:27.750annie Gaudreault: I don't have the most amazing aerobic capacity, you know the volume, the ability to get a lot of the oxygen that normally would, you know, be coming into the blood. It's, it's definitely tampered but I'm able to do it. And remember, you know, you don't end up10900:14:29.070 --> 00:14:41.040annie Gaudreault: running a marathon. You've got all that training. Right. I did all the training. I did everything that I was supposed to. So my lungs gain strength. They really do now.11000:14:42.780 --> 00:14:48.450annie Gaudreault: No, I am not going to be recruited into the Olympics, but it doesn't matter.11100:14:48.690 --> 00:14:52.980Terry Wildemann: It doesn't matter. You look at what you've accomplished and what it is that you're sharing with11200:14:52.980 --> 00:14:53.880annie Gaudreault: Everybody11300:14:54.150 --> 00:15:07.560Terry Wildemann: I mean this is just a remarkable story. And it's just really, really cool and a real lesson for those who are experiencing disease and how mindset can really be overcome.11400:15:08.790 --> 00:15:16.710Terry Wildemann: Our mindset to really help to overcome any physical challenges you think you actually may have. I mean, look at what you've done and it's remarkable11500:15:17.730 --> 00:15:24.090annie Gaudreault: And there are many, many, many examples, Terry of this you know all across our society.11600:15:24.540 --> 00:15:33.720annie Gaudreault: Right, the psychology of belief is so powerful because i've you know became very interested in that later on. And the science is very clear.11700:15:34.410 --> 00:15:52.410annie Gaudreault: That we put our own you know barriers we set our own limits and this in absolutely every area of our world, of course, you know, whether its financial or intellectual capacities, etc. There are many, many books that are scientifically.11800:15:53.460 --> 00:16:04.860annie Gaudreault: You know base that talk about this. So to me it's just, I'm just one small example amongst you know so many people that I see having accomplished this11900:16:06.210 --> 00:16:10.920Terry Wildemann: That's great. It really is and and I'm going to step back a bit.12000:16:11.040 --> 00:16:12.090Terry Wildemann: You're saying that you're just12100:16:12.090 --> 00:16:24.360Terry Wildemann: one small example I actually see you as a huge example because we hear these stories and hear these stories and hear these stories and yet we still sit12200:16:24.960 --> 00:16:47.850Terry Wildemann: And we do nothing. We don't take the first step to own our own lives, until finally one special story or one special thing just connects with us so deeply that it's the story that you needed to hear. To get you off the stool.12300:16:49.200 --> 00:16:58.950Terry Wildemann: To take that first step. So you don't know if your story could be that one one story that pushes somebody over the edge.12400:16:59.970 --> 00:17:11.250Terry Wildemann: You know, so it's very special what you do. It's very, very special what you've accomplished and you've also accomplished something else you've gotten to the world of nutrition.12500:17:11.640 --> 00:17:22.590Terry Wildemann: And women with aging. Can you tell me a little bit about that. I mean, that's very exciting. Hey, as a woman who is, you know, next, next birthday is coming around.12600:17:24.870 --> 00:17:33.030Terry Wildemann: To hear what is it that got you into nutrition and working with women and aging.12700:17:35.130 --> 00:17:46.920annie Gaudreault: So I, I got into running, although my world. My, my, you know, how is earning my life was as an executive, you know, working with consumer packaged goods.12800:17:47.580 --> 00:17:59.010annie Gaudreault: You know, doing mostly packaging and branding and you know I was this weekend athlete that would devour these books and these magazines about health and fitness.12900:17:59.670 --> 00:18:13.410annie Gaudreault: And when I did my first marathon. It was with a women's running group only and the camaraderie was amazing. And they asked me to come to come on later on as an assistant coach and then to start coaching that group.13000:18:14.100 --> 00:18:24.450annie Gaudreault: And I had never understood the concept of vocation until that moment because to me, like the skies parted.13100:18:25.020 --> 00:18:30.870annie Gaudreault: I thought this is the most gratifying, the most satisfying thing I have ever done.13200:18:31.380 --> 00:18:48.960annie Gaudreault: To be able to lead to guide to show people that they can when their head is saying no. And, and I am leading them to, you know, showing them that it is possible and guiding them. It was magical. It was deeply spiritual13300:18:49.920 --> 00:18:55.920annie Gaudreault: My problem with that job is that it was really not paying the bills. You know, it was a love13400:18:57.330 --> 00:18:58.590annie Gaudreault: I really love passion.13500:18:59.970 --> 00:19:12.390annie Gaudreault: But in the back of my mind. I thought I am going to find a way to find a purpose that aligns with these values that I have and I can earn a living and support myself, etc.13600:19:13.080 --> 00:19:20.640annie Gaudreault: And it took me a while to do to be able to to figure it out. But after I did our man.13700:19:21.000 --> 00:19:33.060annie Gaudreault: Funnily enough, people started to ask me to come and speak at their places of work or you know groups or networking groups about what it takes to train for an Iron Man while you run your business.13800:19:33.630 --> 00:19:41.100annie Gaudreault: And I thought, Wow, just do the work and I started to break down. I started to learn. You know what was involved.13900:19:41.460 --> 00:19:49.410annie Gaudreault: And I realized that I was able to speak a lot about it. But the one missing piece that I had that was missing was the whole nutrition side.14000:19:49.980 --> 00:20:03.150annie Gaudreault: I was always winging it with my nutrition as trying to hear reading that adopting it. I didn't have the base. I didn't have the science. So that was the trigger to I think that a go and get my nutritionist degree.14100:20:04.890 --> 00:20:07.590annie Gaudreault: And that combined with14200:20:08.760 --> 00:20:21.150annie Gaudreault: Being in my 40s. I thought there is no friggin way that I am turning 50 in I will be in the same place in my life, I do not. This is not acceptable.14300:20:22.140 --> 00:20:31.950annie Gaudreault: And I thought, I'm going to go back to school, get that degree and then figure out how I can serve because I had always remembered how much I loved coaching.14400:20:32.340 --> 00:20:49.380annie Gaudreault: I love seeing these women you know I had had hundreds of women that cross the finish line, because we went back to Washington for their first marathon. They would cross the finish line amongst all those gorgeous Marines and they would fall into My arms all sweaty.14500:20:49.860 --> 00:21:01.230annie Gaudreault: And completely like in tears, and I cannot explain those there is no better sensation or no better feeling. No, no greater satisfaction in the world.14600:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.160Rachel's14700:21:03.300 --> 00:21:14.790annie Gaudreault: It was magical. So I went back to school and then I went, oh my god, I put my little marketing hat on. And I thought, What are the markets that are underserved da middle aged women. Yeah.14800:21:15.990 --> 00:21:30.870annie Gaudreault: we obsess over youth, but not just us women and youthful in this view image image of beauty and so called you know perfection and14900:21:31.560 --> 00:21:44.790annie Gaudreault: I had started to observe what was going on. Also around me. You know, I was in my 40s. I saw people starting to have cancer. I started to see pre diabetic friends. I started to see15000:21:45.480 --> 00:21:59.880annie Gaudreault: The crisis is that are happening when people were not being living authentic lives. Yeah. And I was like, I think there is a beautiful opportunity for me to serve this population.15100:22:00.360 --> 00:22:14.430annie Gaudreault: That nobody cares about. And I was seeing all this messaging around aging that I thought is pure BS. We are making aging look like a time of loss, a time of15200:22:16.200 --> 00:22:33.120annie Gaudreault: A spiral, you know, down where we lose. Well, we lose our youth, we lose our beauty, we lose our capacity. And I thought, nothing has been further from the truth because as I age I feel better and I am so much happier.15300:22:33.360 --> 00:22:34.590Terry Wildemann: Oh, you know I am.15400:22:34.590 --> 00:22:35.550annie Gaudreault: Ray Ray of her15500:22:36.060 --> 00:22:36.420I15600:22:37.590 --> 00:22:54.900Terry Wildemann: The older I get, the better. I feel it is just absolutely remarkable. And you're right, when you are integrated in mind, body, and spirit and you know it's funny that you say that, and I'll share this from the heart to validate what you're talking about.15700:22:57.690 --> 00:23:14.250Terry Wildemann: I was very ill in the beginning part of my life, on and on and on. Fast forward. I know that that had to happen because I had to learn a lot of holistic modalities to keep my family happy and to keep me happy. Okay. Bada bing, bada boom, here I am, I am now.15800:23:15.630 --> 00:23:16.170Terry Wildemann: A15900:23:17.460 --> 00:23:42.630Terry Wildemann: It and I have been teaching resilience. For the last 25 years. And what I know is that this idea of what we look like and what we're men who are meant to be can really play with their minds and as I said to somebody just yesterday on the phone in my 20s AND MY 30s and going into16000:23:45.270 --> 00:23:50.340Terry Wildemann: My early 40s. I was really, really skinny. I was very, very skinny.16100:23:51.390 --> 00:23:55.800Terry Wildemann: Now I'm not skinny. But what i'll tell you is this.16200:23:57.330 --> 00:24:04.620Terry Wildemann: I am the healthiest I've ever been in my life because I am healthy in mind, body,16300:24:05.070 --> 00:24:06.210annie Gaudreault: And spirit.16400:24:06.570 --> 00:24:14.130Terry Wildemann: Before it was not mind, body, and spirit. I was not healthy in my heart. I was not healthy in my mind.16500:24:14.970 --> 00:24:26.310Terry Wildemann: Though my whereas my values were strong my perceptions were skewed and things were off and on, and on, and on, and on, and everything that I've done in the last16600:24:26.970 --> 00:24:40.830Terry Wildemann: 32 years has taught me how to own who I am as a woman, so I can validate what you are talking about in such a huge Wayne. Thank you so much for what you do, because we need you.16700:24:43.650 --> 00:24:48.000annie Gaudreault: Well, it's so gratifying because the need is there and16800:24:49.230 --> 00:25:03.690annie Gaudreault: It is so powerful because when women hear this message. They go online, God, you know, it doesn't have to be door a there is this much more attractive door here and that's the door that is liberating.16900:25:03.990 --> 00:25:06.780annie Gaudreault: That's the door that leads you to building your dreams.17000:25:06.900 --> 00:25:12.090annie Gaudreault: That's the door to real happiness and feeling joyful. Yes. Right.17100:25:12.480 --> 00:25:20.310Terry Wildemann: And your own who you are as a woman you own your strength, your cash and a lot of it has to do with plain and simple with confidence, you know,17200:25:20.820 --> 00:25:30.420Terry Wildemann: It is is huge. And oftentimes, the people who tend to pull the rug out from under us the most are the ones we live with.17300:25:31.320 --> 00:25:39.900Terry Wildemann: The ones we love the most are the ones who tend to do that. And when we realize that it's great to have them in our lives. But guess what,17400:25:40.830 --> 00:25:52.740Terry Wildemann: You don't get to tell me what's good about me. What's bad about me anymore. And now I like me who I am and I'm stepping in who I meant to become and who I am, meant to be. And17500:25:53.640 --> 00:26:06.570Terry Wildemann: You know that that's a big deal. So tell me more about Vive which is the name of your business that you created V V to help women with aging and become their powerful selves.17600:26:07.830 --> 00:26:17.790annie Gaudreault: Well, it is a holistic approach that really looks at all of the critical components that get you to have that sustainable high energy17700:26:18.090 --> 00:26:38.250annie Gaudreault: That can give you the vitality that you took for granted. When you were, you know, in your 20s in your 30s, you know, it's not a secret formula by the ingredients to live with vitality to have the life that you want. It's just a series of principles and you just need to, obviously.17800:26:39.690 --> 00:26:45.750annie Gaudreault: Identify what it is for each person because we are all unique right. It's not a one size fits all.17900:26:46.500 --> 00:26:52.800annie Gaudreault: But all of each of the key components are part of each of us. And then it's dialing18000:26:53.430 --> 00:27:05.850annie Gaudreault: Properly for each person that leads you to that vitality to having the energy. You know, when people I was mentioning, when people were asking me, how did you train for an Iron Man. And let me read and, you know, and lead a business. I say,18100:27:06.540 --> 00:27:11.910annie Gaudreault: This is possible for all of us that level of output. It is hundred percent possible18200:27:12.480 --> 00:27:12.840Terry Wildemann: Mm hmm.18300:27:13.230 --> 00:27:22.440annie Gaudreault: You know, I am not superhuman as we are very well established. You know what is what. When you start to understand what are the key components.18400:27:22.800 --> 00:27:33.780annie Gaudreault: You know that it's limitless. And I believe because, as you mentioned here, you know, we can to this time with the confidence we can finally achieve big stuff.18500:27:34.050 --> 00:27:35.070We can18600:27:36.240 --> 00:27:49.410Terry Wildemann: We can, you know what, ladies, it's time for us to rise up. When is the era of the female energy the feminine the divine feminine is here. So the18700:27:50.280 --> 00:28:11.970Terry Wildemann: You know, the one thing you mentioned about our society isn't it interesting that in indigenous cultures and in other cultures around the world. Women who are older are revered for their wisdom, but in western society, we tend to toss old women out with the trash.18800:28:12.960 --> 00:28:14.970annie Gaudreault: Yes, become visible.18900:28:15.330 --> 00:28:17.970Terry Wildemann: What is up with that.19000:28:18.660 --> 00:28:27.030annie Gaudreault: It's a very male oriented decision making is what it is you know women don't want that. You know, we don't want that, you know,19100:28:27.570 --> 00:28:38.340Terry Wildemann: I will never wanted for themselves, either, so you know it's whether it's men or women actually they don't want to be put out to pasture.19200:28:38.880 --> 00:28:39.390Terry Wildemann: No.19300:28:39.570 --> 00:28:58.050Terry Wildemann: They don't want to be disrespected, and some of my clients have been men who have retired and are going into more other careers and they're very frustrated because they ended up having to go into business because they could not get hired because of their age.19400:28:58.230 --> 00:29:01.140annie Gaudreault: Yes, oh ageism is alive and well. It's19500:29:01.290 --> 00:29:03.810annie Gaudreault: Awful. It really is.19600:29:03.960 --> 00:29:05.250annie Gaudreault: Well, all I am stem19700:29:05.250 --> 00:29:06.990Terry Wildemann: Is just just just19800:29:08.160 --> 00:29:08.970Terry Wildemann: Along the way,19900:29:09.600 --> 00:29:24.000annie Gaudreault: Absolutely. I am hoping I see a lot in our society, though some beautiful glimmer of hopes that there is more conversation more openness to what do we each have to bring20000:29:25.080 --> 00:29:25.980annie Gaudreault: To each other.20100:29:26.250 --> 00:29:37.890annie Gaudreault: And and the, you know, Harvard Business Review mentioned, not that long ago that the average age of successful businesses, the founders age was around 4720200:29:38.520 --> 00:29:51.870annie Gaudreault: And you know I know why because we're starting to bring some wisdom, we are starting to apply the life lessons and having the emotional maturity to be able to, you know, build these businesses.20300:29:52.320 --> 00:29:57.150annie Gaudreault: And also to have the guts to like go forward and, you know,20400:29:58.740 --> 00:30:12.330annie Gaudreault: Realize these dreams that we've had, like, I there's no way I would have been able to go back to school. You know, in my 30s. I didn't have the wisdom that it took that I finally had in my 40s.20500:30:13.260 --> 00:30:13.620Terry Wildemann: Right.20600:30:13.740 --> 00:30:21.330annie Gaudreault: So there's a gift in that wisdom that there's not enough to China, you know, to make you go back20700:30:22.740 --> 00:30:41.340Terry Wildemann: Another gun. So any one of the things about being a nutritionist, is that you understand about a lot of the chemicals that go into our food, etc, etc. What is the biggest thing that you see in our food today that really is unhealthy for us.20800:30:42.960 --> 00:30:50.790annie Gaudreault: I think the, the biggest, biggest thing is our disconnect with food that it is20900:30:52.440 --> 00:31:01.020annie Gaudreault: You know, and it's not about oh I grabbed fast food and I'm, you know, I just want convenience. It's all the time you know our disconnect with food that it comes from21000:31:01.410 --> 00:31:15.360annie Gaudreault: A land, you know, land had to be farmed and the the effort that is put into that in the respect of everything that it takes you know we need to have clean soil and we need to have clean water and and and because21100:31:15.810 --> 00:31:25.260annie Gaudreault: I don't believe that it is again one size fits all nutrition, but I do believe that being connected to the food is something that should be universal.21200:31:26.160 --> 00:31:36.660annie Gaudreault: Whether whatever philosophy of food that you may have. And that you wish to go under, because when you start to make those choices you make better choices.21300:31:37.110 --> 00:31:42.930annie Gaudreault: What goes into your into your body, the brands that you buy how you live your life.21400:31:43.320 --> 00:31:57.900annie Gaudreault: And it impacts your neighbors, it impacts the workers and impacts the policies that we make as a society and how we are able to feed people that are marginalized right now and not even having access to fresh food. So I think that's the biggest thing.21500:31:59.220 --> 00:32:06.030Terry Wildemann: What about and I have to bring this up because it's so perverse in our society. Right now we've got food allergies.21600:32:06.780 --> 00:32:08.460annie Gaudreault: Yes, that's huge.21700:32:09.480 --> 00:32:27.540annie Gaudreault: A lot of food allergies are caused by the very unhealthy gut, so there there are actually some fantastic books written about how allergies are really created by, you know, the poor nutrition that we now have21800:32:28.020 --> 00:32:47.700annie Gaudreault: And how the gut sees some elements you know perfectly fine food and sees it and then decides that this is an enemy and creates an auto immunity right allergies. So that's why we also see a rise in autoimmune diseases right now poor gut health21900:32:48.450 --> 00:33:08.280annie Gaudreault: The good that we are starting to understand gut health a lot better. And my hope is that we are going to start to see new modalities to treat allergies new modalities that will help reduce this incredible rise of autoimmune diseases.22000:33:09.390 --> 00:33:25.740annie Gaudreault: However, people should know this between science being, you know, really, really clear and obviously well supported in peer reviewed between the time that this is done and that it finds himself in medical books 17 years22100:33:26.100 --> 00:33:38.130annie Gaudreault: Wow 17 years. That's a generation right a generation officiating marketing terms is 20 years yes 17 years so often.22200:33:38.970 --> 00:33:53.880annie Gaudreault: The mud. The, the, the protocols that are out there are really not effective. That's why I always recommend that people really do their homework to see what are the options out there in terms of healing in terms of, you know,22300:33:56.070 --> 00:33:58.920annie Gaudreault: Better suited solutions for their health.22400:34:00.030 --> 00:34:16.710Terry Wildemann: Spot on. So, Annie. Your story is remarkable. You have really influenced I believe many of us in being able to get past what holds us back and I know you have so much so much more to offer.22500:34:17.670 --> 00:34:18.870Terry Wildemann: People find you.22600:34:19.920 --> 00:34:30.900annie Gaudreault: Very easy. So you did mention my website that is probably the best way Vive which is V e v.ca for Canada, by the way, for all of the American22700:34:31.410 --> 00:34:49.530annie Gaudreault: Audience So v.ca and I invite people to just sign in the I have a wonderful guide that people can download and you will see my newsletter and also I am always happy to have a complimentary call with someone so that they can get some Media Strategies to support them.22800:34:50.250 --> 00:34:55.020Terry Wildemann: Sorry, it is that both in nutrition and and running marathons.22900:34:55.110 --> 00:34:56.370annie Gaudreault: Haha. Absolutely.23000:34:56.520 --> 00:34:58.800annie Gaudreault: Absolutely. I love to talk about running23100:35:00.570 --> 00:35:10.590Terry Wildemann: Well, thank you so much for being here on making the possibilities, you're absolutely delightful guest. And I know that your wisdom will go far and wide with awaken the possibilities.23200:35:11.250 --> 00:35:23.400Terry Wildemann: Audience and to my dear friend to come in, week after week to listen to our episodes. Thank you so much for being here. We have great guests that are coming down the line.23300:35:23.910 --> 00:35:30.510Terry Wildemann: And just keep listening and just keep going to the website awaken the possibilities calm.23400:35:30.900 --> 00:35:39.060Terry Wildemann: And you can see everyone who is on the show from passions. You can see future shows that are upcoming as well as the current show23500:35:39.540 --> 00:35:50.040Terry Wildemann: So, you can find us at awaken the possibilities calm, as I mentioned, you can also join our Facebook group awaken the possibilities business Hangout and our23600:35:50.820 --> 00:36:05.400Terry Wildemann: YouTube channel is youtube.com forward slash intuitive leadership. So this has been a blast. And I look forward to seeing you again very soon to your success.
From Skiing, to Wheelchair, to Empowerment
Season 1, Ep. 26
Free Gift: Genuinely You TV Series:https://genuinely-you.co/page/the-showTO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 26 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Gina Gardiner in"From Skiing, to Wheelchair, to Empowerment”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Gina Gardiner:Gina Gardiner is a No1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, EmpowermentCoach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success and fulfilment. She’s the founder of the Thrive Together Tribe membership and personal and spiritual development programme and The Enlightened Leadership Programme.Gina has learned to walk twice as an adult.For over 20 years, she ran her award-winning school, for the most part from a wheelchair.The gift of this experience was the development of a unique approach to life and the development of transformational leadership.Gina is passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful and fulfilling life and supporting leaders to become the spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs who lead with integrity, compassion and the courage to do what is right rather than what is expedient.Website URL:: http://genuinely-you.comhttps://enlightenedleadership.coFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/genuinelyyouprograms/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginagardinerassociates/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genuinely_YouInstagram: georgina.gardinerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUvrwWOKQb6SrfYeXRZyHg____________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition____________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPT WEBVTT100:00:02.310 --> 00:00:08.970Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to this wonderful episode of awaken the possibilities. I'm your host, Terry will demand.200:00:09.660 --> 00:00:23.460Terry Wildemann: I love bringing spectacular guests to you that have phenomenal stories and tonight. Today tonight, whatever time it is that you are listening to this is no exception.300:00:24.300 --> 00:00:44.040Terry Wildemann: My guest today is going to share how her health issues have led to some phenomenal, phenomenal experiences. And I'll tell you this woman is a rock star. I loved speaking with her. We did a little 15 minute, which turned into I think an hour 90 minutes400:00:46.770 --> 00:00:56.520Terry Wildemann: Before the show with a few weeks ago and it was like I couldn't wait to bring her on. So allow me to introduce you to the amazing Gina gardener.500:00:56.970 --> 00:01:07.140Terry Wildemann: She is a number one international best selling author a motivational speaker empowerment coach and transformational leadership trainer.600:01:07.410 --> 00:01:23.100Terry Wildemann: With well over 30 years of experience, helping people experience happiness, success and fulfillment. She's the founder of the thrive together tribe membership and personal and spiritual development program and the enlightened leadership program.700:01:24.150 --> 00:01:37.770Terry Wildemann: Gina has had to learn to walk twice. Not once, twice as an adult for over 20 years. She ran her award winning school for the most part, from what wheelchair.800:01:38.400 --> 00:01:45.270Terry Wildemann: To give to this experience was the development of a unique approach to life and the development of transformational leadership.900:01:46.110 --> 00:01:57.750Terry Wildemann: Gina's passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful and fulfilling life and supporting them leaders to become the spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs.1000:01:58.170 --> 00:02:08.160Terry Wildemann: Who lead with integrity compassion and the courage to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. Welcome to the show. Gina1100:02:08.490 --> 00:02:13.980Gina Gardiner: Thank you so much for having me on the show. I'm really looking forward to it. Well,1200:02:14.010 --> 00:02:23.520Terry Wildemann: I am too because you are quite an extraordinary person and we share the love of leadership. We share the love of having people evolve.1300:02:23.850 --> 00:02:41.760Terry Wildemann: We share the love of being able to work through things and look at them with blue sky perspective, instead of the cloud perspective. So, Gina, I would love for you to share with folks what you shared with me in terms of what got you to where you are right now.1400:02:42.330 --> 00:02:51.600Gina Gardiner: Well, thank you. And it wasn't until I started work at the age of 21 that I really felt as if I'd found who I was.1500:02:51.990 --> 00:03:06.840Gina Gardiner: And I started teaching. I was good at it and thoroughly enjoyed it and I was promoted to very quickly and so age 28 I became the deputy principal of the largest. And I think in America, the equivalent would be junior high school1600:03:07.950 --> 00:03:16.470Gina Gardiner: And I was promoted to be the catalyst for change. I was the youngest bar to on star and the school was very much stuck in in the dark ages.1700:03:17.040 --> 00:03:24.180Gina Gardiner: And I enjoyed working with my principal, but by the fabric half term halfway through the year, we have a week's holiday.1800:03:24.540 --> 00:03:32.520Gina Gardiner: And I was really pleased to get to the week's holiday and off I went skiing, which I was really keen to do. I was a good scare1900:03:33.150 --> 00:03:43.500Gina Gardiner: But in those days the fashion was to have the longest skis possible and I've been convinced by the guy in the shop to buy a pair of skis that with 10 centimeters longer than I was used to2000:03:44.220 --> 00:03:54.510Gina Gardiner: So I with my friends and we're all excellent skiers I found, for the most part, and week I was turning Charlie because it kept wrapping that extra 10 centimeters, round one another.2100:03:55.320 --> 00:04:06.240Gina Gardiner: On the Thursday I had quite a bad fall. So I said to my friends. I'm not going to ski with you tomorrow morning. I'm going to go and get my confidence back because it was the last day of the holiday.2200:04:07.020 --> 00:04:13.110Gina Gardiner: Join them for lunch. And they said, we've found this fabulous neuron come and join us. And so I did.2300:04:13.740 --> 00:04:32.070Gina Gardiner: It was a beautiful day, the sort of day that you see in the mountains where the sun was shining and the snow was listening. It was just exquisite. So as we went up on the chairlift you saw you know the valley disappearing below. It was just a day of such beauty.2400:04:33.120 --> 00:04:42.870Gina Gardiner: got off the chairlift followed them. We went round the corner. They stopped. I caught them up and it was pretty evident. We weren't where they thought there was supposed to be.2500:04:43.740 --> 00:04:51.270Gina Gardiner: So instead of being or six kilometer read Ron, we were the top of the Schindler graphs which is the most difficult black Ron instantaneous on2600:04:53.100 --> 00:05:00.540Gina Gardiner: Full of mobile now for the people who don't know what the Mowgli's it's where the snow is being carved out by the weather.2700:05:01.200 --> 00:05:13.620Gina Gardiner: And they're often a couple of inches. But these were six foot monsters. It was a very steep very long, slow and the only way to negotiated and there was no other way back2800:05:14.010 --> 00:05:32.970Gina Gardiner: Was to to ski. And then on top of a local turn and and slide down and then scale on and do that moving across the mountain I escaped the first third and then I had a quite a significant fall because I've left it too late to turn2900:05:33.990 --> 00:05:43.890Gina Gardiner: And it took me about 20 minutes to retrieve my ski and to join my friends who were each sitting on a mobile rather lakanal sitting on a mushroom.3000:05:44.520 --> 00:05:45.990Terry Wildemann: What a visualization3100:05:47.220 --> 00:05:48.690Terry Wildemann: How many of them were there.3200:05:49.920 --> 00:05:51.270Gina Gardiner: We were five all together.3300:05:52.320 --> 00:06:04.320Gina Gardiner: And so I took my skis off and I sat on my mushroom my mogul and we were just chatting and that's to say it was a beautiful day. And suddenly the top of my mobile gateway.3400:06:05.490 --> 00:06:26.520Gina Gardiner: And there was nowhere to land. So I just bounced and rotated and all I remember is hearing the screen and then sometime later I came to further down the mountain. I'm told by my friends and by other people who saw the fall. It was between 150 and 200 feet.3500:06:28.110 --> 00:06:35.700Gina Gardiner: Fortunately, I didn't have my skis on because I think if I had had my skis on I probably would have done some critical damage.3600:06:36.810 --> 00:06:58.470Gina Gardiner: And I think because I got knocked myself out. I was floppy and relaxed and that that helped me. It took them ages to get down to me. But the one good thing about it is with the ski the fall and then a ski and another fall i'd managed, most of the wrong. And so we3700:06:59.460 --> 00:07:00.240Terry Wildemann: Were to do it.3800:07:02.820 --> 00:07:03.990Gina Gardiner: And I have to tell you3900:07:06.720 --> 00:07:23.070Gina Gardiner: I didn't want the blood wagon and they so they helped me back to the hotel had a horrendous night and then traveled home the next day, my mom took one look at me and I was carted off to accident and emergency and they told me that I've got a concussion and I trapped in there.4000:07:24.360 --> 00:07:26.670Gina Gardiner: And it took me about three weeks to get back to school.4100:07:28.470 --> 00:07:43.470Gina Gardiner: Fast forward about four or five weeks and I was the deputy leader on the barsky party with 150 children and so off we went. And I was allowed to go. We've got medics with us this time skiing in Switzerland.4200:07:44.610 --> 00:07:50.670Gina Gardiner: And as the week went on, I became more and more like cozy made Modo. I was really struggling to stand up right and4300:07:51.300 --> 00:08:03.450Gina Gardiner: I was finding it more and more difficult and by the last day. The end of the last day, we got back to the hotel and I said to my colleagues, I just got to go and lie down. I just, I've come on running on empty.4400:08:04.740 --> 00:08:11.640Gina Gardiner: And so I went up to my room and I lay on my bed and within very, very few minutes I discovered that I was paralyzed on one side.4500:08:12.990 --> 00:08:26.310Gina Gardiner: Now there were children milling about in the code or I didn't want to frighten them. And so I had to wait until an adult came to check on me. I've no idea how long it actually was. But it felt like an eternity.4600:08:26.700 --> 00:08:30.900Gina Gardiner: And even as a parking about it. Now I can feel that sense of panic.4700:08:31.530 --> 00:08:35.640Gina Gardiner: When you know the body that you rely on suddenly won't do what you want.4800:08:37.620 --> 00:08:55.680Gina Gardiner: Eventually, somebody arrived, and then all hell broke loose and I was carted off to the local hospital and then transferred to Geneva University Hospital and I was there for about a week. And by the time I was flown home and I was beginning to get some movement back4900:08:56.880 --> 00:09:00.780Gina Gardiner: So it took me until the end of May to get back to school.5000:09:01.890 --> 00:09:18.240Gina Gardiner: And I wasn't right. I was doing school going home going to bed. And so I was so relieved to get to the end of the term and think I got six weeks. Now I can have six weeks rest and recuperation I'll get myself sorted out September.5100:09:19.980 --> 00:09:38.730Gina Gardiner: 10 days in very early in the morning I received a phone call and my my principles wife was on the other end. And she was just hysterical. And she'd found john in bed and he died in his sleep for a massive we found out later a massive heart.5200:09:39.990 --> 00:09:53.610Gina Gardiner: So, far from it being the RESTful holiday that I had hoped for. I helped arrange the funeral have to let the staff, the parents the local authority and then plan for September, because I was now acting head.5300:09:54.900 --> 00:10:12.930Gina Gardiner: And I was appointed the permanent head in the in the January the following January so very young, very green but incredibly determined that I wanted the children and the staff to have the best learning opportunity that I could create and5400:10:13.560 --> 00:10:15.150Terry Wildemann: When you say you were very young.5500:10:15.600 --> 00:10:15.810I was5600:10:17.280 --> 00:10:20.430Terry Wildemann: 29. It's a lot of responsibility at that age.5700:10:20.820 --> 00:10:22.590Gina Gardiner: And I've been the Deputy for a year.5800:10:23.760 --> 00:10:26.940Gina Gardiner: And so yeah, I was very green5900:10:27.960 --> 00:10:49.350Gina Gardiner: very determined that I wanted everybody I've been very unhappy at school and I'd worked for two heads are principles prior to john who was a great principle, but my first two principles taught me how not to rather than how to and I was determined I wanted things to be and to be a really6000:10:50.850 --> 00:10:53.460Gina Gardiner: Great learning environment.6100:10:55.140 --> 00:11:03.930Gina Gardiner: And so my health wasn't great. But I made the decision that it didn't matter how I felt in the morning, I was going to go into school6200:11:04.680 --> 00:11:15.840Gina Gardiner: And, you know, within a very short time of being in school. I was so busy and so interested in what I was doing that actually how I feel. First thing in the morning and still like that. It's like resurrection locket now.6300:11:17.220 --> 00:11:21.510Gina Gardiner: That I would that was no decision, unless I was in hospital. I'm going to school.6400:11:22.920 --> 00:11:36.540Gina Gardiner: Now, and I started to use a wheelchair to get around school in in 1987 didn't use it in my office all the classrooms, but I couldn't manage. It's quite a big site and I couldn't manage that and6500:11:37.890 --> 00:11:53.430Gina Gardiner: And I managed between 1987 and 1996 by using a wheelchair to get around school but 1996 just before the summer holidays I sneezed and I felt something going my back.6600:11:55.440 --> 00:11:58.650Gina Gardiner: I managed to get to the end of terms as couple of weeks before the end6700:11:59.670 --> 00:12:05.820Gina Gardiner: And on the last day, I was taking the assembly and I got a chair. I could sit at standing height.6800:12:06.540 --> 00:12:15.450Gina Gardiner: And and the children are just going out with their teachers and and I found that I couldn't actually put my weight through my legs.6900:12:16.410 --> 00:12:30.660Gina Gardiner: And so went off to hospital and I discovered that I ruptured a disc woke up in the surgery to find that I've got failed back surgery syndrome. So if I put my left foot to the floor. I just use defend and7000:12:31.800 --> 00:12:32.490Gina Gardiner: I became7100:12:32.910 --> 00:12:47.850Gina Gardiner: A very good school. So by now. I had to be completely in a wheelchair. And what I discovered, of course, is I couldn't physically get into my classrooms. I've struggled to before to to spend time on my feet.7200:12:49.410 --> 00:12:59.010Gina Gardiner: And and so over the period of time from 1987 I had developed and started to develop a way of7300:13:00.810 --> 00:13:09.450Gina Gardiner: Empowering staff teachers and non teaching style and which didn't require me micromanaging them because they7400:13:10.320 --> 00:13:26.670Gina Gardiner: Are taking total responsibility for their own performance and a shared responsibility for everybody else's now then took me 18 months to walk to the bottom of my very small garden and I was really pleased to get there by the Easter of not the next year, but the following me.7500:13:27.870 --> 00:13:41.460Gina Gardiner: And then fast forward to the last day term summer turn school holidays and we have staff doing went out from you came back and I felt on well and I was sick, and I felt my back.7600:13:42.480 --> 00:13:56.490Gina Gardiner: And I had dropped it in another disk again rushed off to hospital had an operation and again failed back surgery syndrome. And so having been able to walk to the end of my garden. I could not stand up.7700:13:57.660 --> 00:14:09.420Gina Gardiner: And I was completely wheelchair bound them for many years and I continue to run my skin but the gift and it's been a huge gift in in my disability.7800:14:10.050 --> 00:14:20.040Gina Gardiner: Is that not only did my own school do that as well. And we were on the best 100 schools list, not once, but twice during my tenure alignment extraordinarily proud of that.7900:14:20.760 --> 00:14:32.370Gina Gardiner: But we thank you we became one of the first beacon schools so worked with dozens of other schools and hundreds of other teachers teaching them the same strategies principles and techniques.8000:14:32.850 --> 00:14:40.830Gina Gardiner: I was invited to be an advisor for the government and I worked as a training facilitator for the National College of leadership and the London Institute.8100:14:41.580 --> 00:14:51.090Gina Gardiner: Not all at the same time, but that brought an income into school and we had a very poor budget, but also kept everything cutting edge from a8200:14:51.570 --> 00:14:52.440Terry Wildemann: Very nice.8300:14:53.070 --> 00:15:00.600Gina Gardiner: So now we're 2004 and I go to see my neurologist in May and he gives me an ultimatum.8400:15:01.590 --> 00:15:20.820Gina Gardiner: And the ultimatum is stopped doing the 1415 hour day that you're doing five and a half days a week because work was great pain control or you'll be completely housebound and you won't be able to drive and I had an adapted car and with hand tools and electric wheelchair so8500:15:21.990 --> 00:15:24.240Gina Gardiner: That was a huge wake up call.8600:15:25.350 --> 00:15:25.860Terry Wildemann: Wow.8700:15:26.760 --> 00:15:32.010Gina Gardiner: Um, so I made a very difficult decision that I was going to leave headship of being a principal8800:15:33.420 --> 00:15:44.010Gina Gardiner: And about to the same time in the later on in the year I had an internal spine stimulator fitted now in the UK going for early retirement.8900:15:44.880 --> 00:15:55.620Gina Gardiner: In the teaching profession normally takes about six months, right, so where the summer holidays and my application I timed it because I thought I'll go at Christmas.9000:15:56.730 --> 00:16:01.950Gina Gardiner: And so I timed it that my application should go in immediately before the bank holiday.9100:16:03.420 --> 00:16:03.660Gina Gardiner: So,9200:16:03.960 --> 00:16:07.230Terry Wildemann: Can you describe what a bank holiday is because some people don't know what9300:16:07.890 --> 00:16:17.370Gina Gardiner: Your Labor Day. It's a day where people have time off from work. So we historically have the last Monday in August of9400:16:18.840 --> 00:16:25.890Gina Gardiner: So my application went in on the Thursday and by the Tuesday I had a letter saying who retired.9500:16:28.200 --> 00:16:45.360Gina Gardiner: I had planned that of what I was going to do. And it didn't involve retiring. A week after the application have gone in and so he created with them that I would that I would retire at the end of October, went into have a spinal stimulator fitted and had terrible9600:16:47.520 --> 00:16:50.850Gina Gardiner: Complications and I actually came out of school in November.9700:16:52.470 --> 00:16:53.310Gina Gardiner: Uncle9800:16:54.300 --> 00:16:58.350Gina Gardiner: What now I'm not ready for daytime TV. I mean, even9900:17:01.380 --> 00:17:04.620Gina Gardiner: Even after the spinal operations. I was back at school, four days.10000:17:04.620 --> 00:17:05.880Terry Wildemann: Later, sure, sure.10100:17:06.180 --> 00:17:13.350Gina Gardiner: Because if I was at home all I could do is read or watch telly. I couldn't make a cup of tea. If somebody hadn't filled the cattle and left.10200:17:14.880 --> 00:17:21.030Gina Gardiner: And so I was used to being busy. I was used to being involved in something that I loved. And I did well.10300:17:21.690 --> 00:17:27.390Gina Gardiner: And so there in November. I am left with, what do I do now.10400:17:28.800 --> 00:17:41.670Gina Gardiner: So I decided to do it a research project because my belief was that leadership was the same whether you were in local government or finance or retail or manufacturing10500:17:42.570 --> 00:17:50.790Gina Gardiner: Health and so I did my first or did you receive research project and fan, of course, the same issues face whatever industry you're in, because you're talking10600:17:52.140 --> 00:18:02.910Gina Gardiner: And I wrote my first couple of books to be my calling card and to start with. I worked mainly in corporates. There were some life coaching and some relationship coaching.10700:18:03.900 --> 00:18:12.000Gina Gardiner: And I did that, until the last session. And then in a week, all of my contracts win. And so I had to reinvent myself yet again.10800:18:12.690 --> 00:18:20.070Gina Gardiner: By this time, I was doing some work for Essex University Business School, and they would commissioned me to go out and to work with businesses.10900:18:20.670 --> 00:18:35.220Gina Gardiner: To do some training or some troubleshooting and I kept being invited back. And so I started to work with companies on a consistent basis and always with the senior decision makers and I still do that today.11000:18:35.880 --> 00:18:38.550Terry Wildemann: Excellent. And how for how many years have you been doing that.11100:18:38.820 --> 00:18:43.740Gina Gardiner: I've been doing that since 2000 and the very beginning of 200911200:18:44.550 --> 00:18:51.480Terry Wildemann: Very nice. And that 2009 was when the everything fell apart financially. So you were very fortunate11300:18:51.810 --> 00:18:58.260Gina Gardiner: Well, within one week contracts which I'd had that was supposed to last all year just disappear.11400:18:58.440 --> 00:19:00.960Terry Wildemann: Disappear and I know I closed my center in11500:19:00.960 --> 00:19:03.120Terry Wildemann: 2009 I remember that very clearly.11600:19:03.810 --> 00:19:05.160Terry Wildemann: Now, it was an intense time11700:19:05.700 --> 00:19:12.690Gina Gardiner: But I had a growing sense that I my purpose was something more that there was so many people unhappy.11800:19:13.320 --> 00:19:23.490Gina Gardiner: So many people stressed and I worked with not only leaders who are stressed, but leaders of the people who would you been part of an organization where11900:19:24.090 --> 00:19:33.540Gina Gardiner: The leaders were failing toxic and so I set up to you and have since written a couple more books and the whole12000:19:34.530 --> 00:19:49.080Gina Gardiner: The whole purpose of that is to raise the quality of leadership in people's lives. You are the leader in your own life. You're the common denominator, but also to raise the quality of leadership in organizations. And so what12100:19:49.140 --> 00:19:51.240Gina Gardiner: is excellent. I12200:19:51.300 --> 00:19:52.650Terry Wildemann: So I'm curious, Gina12300:19:53.190 --> 00:19:57.180Terry Wildemann: Would you say that your disability.12400:19:58.980 --> 00:20:00.840Terry Wildemann: Was actually a gift.12500:20:01.170 --> 00:20:02.670Gina Gardiner: I would say that yes12600:20:02.970 --> 00:20:03.960Terry Wildemann: Okay, and what way.12700:20:04.770 --> 00:20:18.990Gina Gardiner: I'd like to think that I would have developed the same approach to empowering other people and giving them the responsibility to be the leaders of their own lives and that and the arbiters of of what quality.12800:20:20.010 --> 00:20:20.460Gina Gardiner: And12900:20:21.480 --> 00:20:25.560Gina Gardiner: But I'm honest enough to know that I'd probably been to interfering that either.13000:20:27.840 --> 00:20:43.350Gina Gardiner: Now, that's fine. I just said, Go get on with it when I was able to do is to create within the organization, a shared language. So when we talked about excellence. Everybody knew what excellence look like in the context of this all that13100:20:44.490 --> 00:20:57.450Gina Gardiner: That I set up a train. It didn't start off as a structured sequential training program serendipity, and each of the levels of the training program were created out of13200:20:58.260 --> 00:21:16.530Gina Gardiner: A need, but I think perhaps the biggest thing for me is my nickname before all of this was Tigger. I had endless energy genius to bounce about and I think that what the disability did is it made me take a step or sit back13300:21:17.400 --> 00:21:28.260Gina Gardiner: It'd be quiet. To start to use my inner voice My intuition and I I honestly think I'd have been too busy and too noisy to have ever heard it.13400:21:28.920 --> 00:21:31.140Terry Wildemann: Isn't that fascinating how13500:21:32.940 --> 00:21:36.210Terry Wildemann: Listening to your intuition has helped you move forward.13600:21:36.870 --> 00:21:40.500Gina Gardiner: I think it's been hugely instrumental. I mean,13700:21:41.460 --> 00:21:57.330Gina Gardiner: So many levels, you know, is this the right person to come and join me and I was very clear sort of person is this the right thing to do. And there were times that I was a maverick. So they introduced for example the literacy hour in the UK.13800:21:58.050 --> 00:21:59.730Gina Gardiner: And I it was doing13900:21:59.940 --> 00:22:15.330Gina Gardiner: Everything opposite to what I believed in. And so my intuition said, Don't do it. It also said don't just don't just not do it. So I applied for formal this application.14000:22:16.590 --> 00:22:22.530Gina Gardiner: Now, people said to me what you're doing that for. And I said, because it's the right thing to do.14100:22:22.980 --> 00:22:37.260Gina Gardiner: So I invited the authorities into say look at what we're doing. We've just had an action which said it's exemplary. Why would we do what you're suggesting interesting utilities later they turned it on the head, and they started doing what we were doing anyway.14200:22:37.800 --> 00:22:38.490Terry Wildemann: There you go.14300:22:40.350 --> 00:22:50.880Gina Gardiner: That inner voice said it's not right. You need to do something different. And you need to do something, formally, in order to ensure that the school.14400:22:50.880 --> 00:22:51.270Night.14500:22:52.440 --> 00:22:54.150Gina Gardiner: And that was done to my unit in14600:22:54.450 --> 00:22:57.450Gina Gardiner: My intuition that inner voice that just kept that14700:22:58.020 --> 00:22:59.250Gina Gardiner: That little nag going14800:23:00.060 --> 00:23:07.020Terry Wildemann: I congratulations for listening to her because as you know intuition is key to successful leadership.14900:23:07.620 --> 00:23:08.610Gina Gardiner: I believe it is15000:23:09.090 --> 00:23:11.700Terry Wildemann: It truly, truly is. So I'm curious.15100:23:12.750 --> 00:23:20.400Terry Wildemann: There are a few questions that I'd love to ask my guests. And the first one is, what is your favorite word15200:23:22.410 --> 00:23:23.370Gina Gardiner: Empowerment15300:23:24.420 --> 00:23:25.830Terry Wildemann: Why is that so important to15400:23:26.280 --> 00:23:39.870Gina Gardiner: It because it encapsulates everything that I do that I'm about it. It's if you cut my arm off. It's a bit of, I don't know, Brighton rock as a reference that you don't understand that if you go to the seaside at Brighton or any CSI case.15500:23:40.080 --> 00:23:47.100Gina Gardiner: You pay they have sticks of of of peppermint sweet and then written through the15600:23:47.220 --> 00:23:49.380Gina Gardiner: It'll say, Brighton rock or Clapton walk15700:23:49.710 --> 00:24:00.420Gina Gardiner: And so I think the, the purpose of empowering others to step into their genuine cow is who I am and it's what I do.15800:24:00.840 --> 00:24:07.590Terry Wildemann: Nice nice nice nice and what is your personal definition of success.15900:24:10.470 --> 00:24:21.210Gina Gardiner: To make a positive difference to other people's lives and to do that in a way where there's no dependency model that they truly are able to fly.16000:24:22.020 --> 00:24:23.700Gina Gardiner: Nice. I can do that.16100:24:24.270 --> 00:24:34.260Gina Gardiner: Whether I'm talking about an individual or a couple or team or a whole organization and specifically with leaders that I can empower them.16200:24:35.040 --> 00:24:39.570Gina Gardiner: To recognize and to nurture the potential of others and empower them.16300:24:40.050 --> 00:24:41.820Gina Gardiner: Then I truly don't know about.16400:24:42.750 --> 00:24:52.290Terry Wildemann: Nice. Very, very nice. I love it. Absolutely love it. And I'm curious, what is your absolute best advice for entrepreneurs and leaders.16500:24:53.910 --> 00:25:03.870Gina Gardiner: You are the common denominator that you take into every moment of every day. So your mindset, the quality of your thoughts is really important.16600:25:05.190 --> 00:25:18.090Gina Gardiner: 95% of our thinking is habitual though if you think I will fail. It's a completely and utterly Dundee, and most people who believe that they will fail. Don't even get started.16700:25:19.320 --> 00:25:30.840Gina Gardiner: If you believe you might fail, you're going to make very different decisions to the belief, I will succeed. That doesn't mean you're going to know how you're going to do every bit of it to start with.16800:25:31.350 --> 00:25:41.760Gina Gardiner: But if you go into something with the mindset that I will succeed and I got the resilience determination and persistence to do what needs to succeed.16900:25:42.540 --> 00:25:52.140Gina Gardiner: Then, just as the I will fail is a daunting. I will succeed and I will do what it takes to get there.17000:25:52.650 --> 00:26:02.850Gina Gardiner: Is a mindset that makes it much, much more likely that you will succeed and succeed in a sustained way. And the other thing I'd say is that17100:26:03.720 --> 00:26:15.390Gina Gardiner: You the relationship you have with you is absolutely imperative, because every relationship you have is a is a reflection of the relationship you have with yourself.17200:26:16.110 --> 00:26:24.660Gina Gardiner: And so it makes sense to you know be your own best friend, you know, have high standards, but don't beat yourself up, you know,17300:26:26.220 --> 00:26:31.650Gina Gardiner: And I suppose. The last thing was that if you're waiting for it to be perfect. You're wait forever.17400:26:32.040 --> 00:26:33.360Terry Wildemann: So we'll wait for our17500:26:33.900 --> 00:26:37.830Gina Gardiner: Be good enough and then work on refining it once you get going.17600:26:38.820 --> 00:26:45.030Terry Wildemann: Okay, so when you hear me say the words awaken the possibilities, what comes up for you.17700:26:45.600 --> 00:26:55.110Gina Gardiner: Well, for me, it's, it's just like the sunshine coming in for me awaken the possibilities is the difference between having a door locked and bolted17800:26:55.830 --> 00:27:13.380Gina Gardiner: And having a door ajar, and being prepared to be open to what's on the other side of that door having the courage to Pete brand and to take a step out of your comfort zone because, you know, the possibilities are endless. And the only thing that's going to get in the way issue.17900:27:14.640 --> 00:27:19.650Terry Wildemann: Nice. Thank you so very, very much. Gina, tell me where can people get ahold of you.18000:27:19.860 --> 00:27:29.700Gina Gardiner: So they can get a hold of me on the websites genuinely on the dash hyphen and would u.com that's genuinely hyphen you.com or18100:27:30.330 --> 00:27:45.060Gina Gardiner: If you're interested in leadership, go to enlightened leadership code. I'm on LinkedIn. You can find me on LinkedIn. You can find me genuinely you on Facebook and or you can email me at Gina at genuinely hyphen new.com18200:27:46.170 --> 00:27:54.120Terry Wildemann: Or Gina, I just want to thank you so much for sharing your story today with your waking the possibilities. Audience It truly is a testament18300:27:54.630 --> 00:28:03.420Terry Wildemann: To focus determination and listening to intuition, your leadership is spectacular. And I'm sure the influence18400:28:03.750 --> 00:28:12.630Terry Wildemann: That you had over those teachers in those children is absolutely amazing. And it what it is probably propelling them at this very moment.18500:28:12.960 --> 00:28:25.260Terry Wildemann: In everything that they do. So again, thank you so very, very much for being here and to my waking the possibilities audience, I'm Terry will demand you know where to find me at intuitive leadership calm.18600:28:25.620 --> 00:28:37.230Terry Wildemann: And you can watch this show and all of our other shows at awaken the possibilities.com. You can also find us on iTunes SoundCloud and on a cast.18700:28:37.590 --> 00:28:46.980Terry Wildemann: If you go to wake in the possibilities, you will see, I think we have 10 different platforms that you can listen to and you can watch the video on YouTube.18800:28:47.370 --> 00:29:00.540Terry Wildemann: So we look forward to bringing you more guests that are absolutely fantastic that help you awaken the possibilities in business and life I'm Terry. Well done, and I look forward to seeing you next time.
The Courage To Ask For What You Want In Business
Season 1, Ep. 26
SummaryTO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 26 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Jessica Yarbrough in"The Courage To Ask For What You Want For Business”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.____________________________________________________________________________About Jessica Yabrough:Jessica Yarbrough has quickly developed a reputation of being one of the best business strategists and marketing and sales consultants for entrepreneurs who want to sell high value products and services. Her background is in international business and she has built multiple companies.Jessica is a genius at showing entrepreneurs how to build an expert platform, rapidly raise their value, build their credibility online and attract high paying clients. She travels the world teaching and inspiring entrepreneurs and helping them grow their influence and make the income and impact they desire.Website URL:: www.jessicayarbrough.comFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaYarbroughConsultantLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicayarbrough-bizconsultant/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyoWO_PHyyuJMZ2-XvpxGA____________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition____________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPTWEBVTT100:00:03.570 --> 00:00:11.400Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to awaken the possibilities. I'm your host, Terry will demand and as you know if you've been listening to the podcast for a while.200:00:11.700 --> 00:00:19.470Terry Wildemann: We work with entrepreneurial leaders and help them leap off the hamster wheel of life and leap into calm ease and flow.300:00:19.860 --> 00:00:26.040Terry Wildemann: The results are unstoppable intuitive leaders who are resilient and practical business mystics400:00:26.490 --> 00:00:32.970Terry Wildemann: And my guess all amplify that message they come to you with wonderful insights500:00:33.300 --> 00:00:41.580Terry Wildemann: On how it is that they help business people be the best that they can be in business and in life, which is equally important.600:00:41.910 --> 00:00:50.040Terry Wildemann: And I think a lot of us are beginning to know to understand that our personal lives are equally as important as our business lives.700:00:50.460 --> 00:01:12.030Terry Wildemann: So to make sure that you hear every single episode. Go to awaken the possibilities.com now a little bit about my guest today I have a brilliant guest who loves to work with high level folks and her name is Jessica Yarborough. Welcome to the show, Jessica.800:01:12.300 --> 00:01:13.530Jessica Yarbrough: Thank you for having me. Terry900:01:13.710 --> 00:01:26.280Terry Wildemann: So I like to give our audience a little bit about you. You have quickly developed a reputation of being one of the best business strategist marketing and sales consultants.1000:01:26.640 --> 00:01:34.920Terry Wildemann: For entrepreneurs who want to sell high value products and services her background is in international business and she has built multiple companies.1100:01:35.280 --> 00:01:48.330Terry Wildemann: Jessica is a genius at showing entrepreneurs, how to build an Expert. Expert platform and repeatedly raise their value build their credibility online and attract high paying clients.1200:01:48.600 --> 00:02:00.600Terry Wildemann: She travels the world. Doesn't that sound juicy she travels the world teaching and inspiring entrepreneurs and helping them grow their influence and make the income and impact that they desire.1300:02:01.290 --> 00:02:11.700Terry Wildemann: So welcome again. Now one of the things that we were talking about before the show, Jessica. Is that what you love to teach our1400:02:12.750 --> 00:02:28.020Terry Wildemann: Love to teach folks how to get the best out of life and shift mindset. Can you talk a little bit about how our mindset can get in the way of running a successful business and thriving in our personal life.1500:02:28.710 --> 00:02:39.660Jessica Yarbrough: Well, I mean, there's so many different levels that come into play with your mindset and limiting beliefs and I see it play out whether someone is making you know 150,000 or 3 million a year.1600:02:40.050 --> 00:02:40.650Jessica Yarbrough: We1700:02:40.770 --> 00:02:54.450Jessica Yarbrough: We constantly have to overcome the self imposed limitations and I've seen it play out in anything from I'm not worthy. And I can't raise my prices to I can't make more than my husband to1800:02:55.020 --> 00:03:02.610Jessica Yarbrough: You know, I need to, I don't know enough. Give me another 10 years before I can do this thing. And I feel like it's more prevalent in women than men.1900:03:03.210 --> 00:03:11.580Jessica Yarbrough: And I do see it in some of my male clients as well. But it's about breaking free from those limitations that stop you from achieving that.2000:03:11.820 --> 00:03:21.870Jessica Yarbrough: Next level of success. And I know you do this with some of your clients. It's like, sometimes it's like I gotta work harder. I got to put more more in to get more out and that is just not true.2100:03:22.530 --> 00:03:34.590Terry Wildemann: You know, you're absolutely right. It's not true. And you know sometimes when we work that hard. We're not listening to the inner guidance that comes up our bodies are screaming2200:03:35.040 --> 00:03:47.550Terry Wildemann: Telling us information and we refuse to listen to it. Can you talk about how intuition has role in the work that you do with your executives, because I know you work with high level executives.2300:03:48.060 --> 00:03:53.250Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah so intuition is so important. And, as a society, I feel like we've2400:03:53.670 --> 00:03:59.040Jessica Yarbrough: Learned have been told to kind of shut out those intuition and to look externally for all of the answers.2500:03:59.310 --> 00:04:11.970Jessica Yarbrough: I mean, just think about when you have an idea what's the first thing you do is you go and ask and tell your friends and you get their opinions. Well, oftentimes, your, your idea may get shut down because of their own limitations.2600:04:12.570 --> 00:04:22.560Jessica Yarbrough: You can't do that. That's not possible. Why would you do that. That's a silly idea. And so we we continue to get this negative feedback from those around us and therefore2700:04:23.430 --> 00:04:39.630Jessica Yarbrough: Create a lack of trust with our inner guidance and so the, the key is to really follow your gut instinct. If something is pulling you saying this is what I need to do then go do it and quit asking other people's opinions are surveying, whether you should or shouldn't do it.2800:04:40.320 --> 00:05:03.420Terry Wildemann: And what you just said right now is so powerful, we survey, other people because we want people to like our idea we want validation from the people that we care about. And so what happens is it's almost like putting a lid on the pot and then the idea just simmers away.2900:05:04.440 --> 00:05:21.510Terry Wildemann: And it doesn't feel good. So I'm curious, Jessica. How do you help your client take that lid off, keep it off and say to the to the naysayers. Sorry, I'm doing it anyway. What advice do you give them well.3000:05:22.110 --> 00:05:34.650Jessica Yarbrough: First of all, you know, that's why people hire a coach or consultant like myself for yourself. And it's because you need someone to kind of like that fire under your butt and to call you on your BS and3100:05:35.340 --> 00:05:36.420Terry Wildemann: The swift kick in the3200:05:36.420 --> 00:05:44.010Jessica Yarbrough: Behind when you start to self sabotage, which it plays out in every single day in every single way and all of my clients.3300:05:44.940 --> 00:05:53.280Jessica Yarbrough: It's like a little dance. And so you need that you need a group of people that you can surround yourself with are supporting that vision.3400:05:54.120 --> 00:06:03.630Jessica Yarbrough: You know, oftentimes that might be if you don't have a supportive partner that's a whole other battle that you have to deal with. And sometimes I have clients who who3500:06:04.110 --> 00:06:08.520Jessica Yarbrough: Don't share their about their business with their, their partner because they can't3600:06:09.000 --> 00:06:21.090Jessica Yarbrough: And so you have to find a way. And if that means that you have kind of a division out share that part of my life with them. Okay, if it means saying no to certain friendships or not sharing that with them or whatever it may be.3700:06:21.540 --> 00:06:28.770Jessica Yarbrough: But make sure you have a support system around you have someone that's going to be your cheerleader, and your coach.3800:06:29.610 --> 00:06:42.660Jessica Yarbrough: For making sure you move forward on the very things that you say you want to do. And that's the key. It's never me saying I want this and you need to do this. It's always them. It says this is my dream. This is my vision and I'm the one who reminds them.3900:06:43.200 --> 00:06:50.940Jessica Yarbrough: This is what you say you wanted. Don't forget that this is your vision. Now, do what it needs to be done to move forward.4000:06:52.110 --> 00:07:04.650Terry Wildemann: You know that vision piece is so important. And I know that a quote that you really love is you get in life. What you have the courage to ask for by Oprah Winfrey4100:07:05.760 --> 00:07:14.490Terry Wildemann: Can you talk a little bit about that and why that's your favorite quote and how that bridges living our dreams and our vision.4200:07:15.210 --> 00:07:17.610Jessica Yarbrough: Well, I think a lot of people are playing small4300:07:18.750 --> 00:07:26.040Jessica Yarbrough: They're caught in victim mode. They don't think they're worthy of more, they don't know enough. They'll never know enough even sometimes you see4400:07:26.730 --> 00:07:32.310Jessica Yarbrough: People feel like they never can give enough to their clients or to their loved ones are to their family. Think of mothers and4500:07:32.670 --> 00:07:39.030Jessica Yarbrough: Partners and it's always this not enough notice and this causes people to settle4600:07:39.540 --> 00:07:48.240Jessica Yarbrough: And what a lot of people don't realize is just by the virtue of asking by willing to ask, you're willing to receive and when you're willing to receive4700:07:48.510 --> 00:07:52.380Jessica Yarbrough: That means you have an expanded sense of self worth, and the ability to receive4800:07:52.770 --> 00:08:03.390Jessica Yarbrough: And we live in an abundant universe. And so it starts with asking asking for more money asking for the rays asking for the, you know, the promotion, even if it's not monetary related4900:08:03.690 --> 00:08:11.460Jessica Yarbrough: Asking for the title asking for the sale at the end of a sales call asking for more asking for more of yourself asking for more out of life.5000:08:12.630 --> 00:08:25.710Terry Wildemann: Yeah, and that is so huge. The power of the ask. And the energy behind that power of the ask is believing and trusting that it will come5100:08:26.880 --> 00:08:27.780Terry Wildemann: You agree with that.5200:08:28.170 --> 00:08:35.940Jessica Yarbrough: Absolutely. You have to have the belief. You can't ask and say it's not going to happen. It's not going to happen is, then you're sending the universe mixed signals.5300:08:36.270 --> 00:08:41.370Jessica Yarbrough: You have to ask and move forward and understand that your life works out perfectly.5400:08:41.820 --> 00:08:58.500Jessica Yarbrough: And everything is in divine order and so rather than trying to fight your way through life. You can open you can flow, you can still drive forward with the vision, but you need to ask and you need to trust that there is something greater than you, that is driving your life.5500:09:00.000 --> 00:09:06.150Terry Wildemann: So I'm curious. One of the things with with the ask. And I, I do a lot of work around the ask. Also, is you do5600:09:07.620 --> 00:09:18.810Terry Wildemann: What, one of the things that I find that is challenging for people, especially executives, which we both do a lot of work with and you know with entrepreneurial leaders and executives.5700:09:19.950 --> 00:09:22.260Terry Wildemann: It's about being vulnerable.5800:09:22.500 --> 00:09:22.890Jessica Yarbrough: Yes.5900:09:22.950 --> 00:09:23.430Jessica Yarbrough: You said it.6000:09:24.060 --> 00:09:35.790Terry Wildemann: About that vulnerability, because that vulnerability can be really, really rough. You know, it can be tough for these folks to, you know, hey, well, I'm the leader. So I'm supposed to have all the answers baloney.6100:09:37.980 --> 00:09:43.770Terry Wildemann: Someone true. You don't have to ask or the and just especially if you build a phenomenal team around you.6200:09:44.130 --> 00:09:56.730Terry Wildemann: That has trust, and can come with you and you can give you hints and ideas and grow with you to help you get to where you want to be. So can you talk a little bit about that vulnerability and the executive level.6300:09:57.360 --> 00:10:05.670Jessica Yarbrough: Vulnerability is the key to everything vulnerability in your relationships and being willing to admit that, hey, I was wrong. That's6400:10:06.540 --> 00:10:06.990All6500:10:09.990 --> 00:10:12.810Jessica Yarbrough: I might have missed. But I really miss this other thing over here.6600:10:13.320 --> 00:10:13.920Terry Wildemann: As I6700:10:14.250 --> 00:10:22.380Jessica Yarbrough: You know, I feel like as leaders. We tend to be more protective we like, we want to feel like I have it all together. I don't make any mistakes and they a lot of6800:10:22.890 --> 00:10:30.330Jessica Yarbrough: Leaders to like if they admit that they were wrong, that it makes them. It perceives them as being weak, but that's simply not true.6900:10:30.960 --> 00:10:43.050Jessica Yarbrough: In fact, if you're never vulnerable you're seen as like someone with a shell and not real because people disconnect they that they don't. They can't connect with someone that isn't human and we are all human we7000:10:43.080 --> 00:11:06.120Terry Wildemann: All make mistakes. Exactly, exactly. You are so spot on with that and you know you pointed out something very important. People think that asking for help is is weak. It's actually the other way around. Isn't it not asking for help is weak and asking for help is a sign of strength.7100:11:07.020 --> 00:11:15.840Jessica Yarbrough: Absolutely, I had two people asked me this week was what was the biggest mistake that I made it or biggest regret growing my business and I was like that. I didn't get help sooner.7200:11:16.530 --> 00:11:21.900Jessica Yarbrough: Because in my mind I'm smart. I built companies. I don't need help. I'm going to figure it all out.7300:11:23.040 --> 00:11:39.870Jessica Yarbrough: Everybody has blind spots I wish that movement. We're good. I wish I would have got help sooner. And you're absolutely right. It was like our ego says, No, I don't need help. I don't need to ask, but we all need somebody outside of ourselves to give us that insight that we can't see.7400:11:40.230 --> 00:11:43.320Terry Wildemann: That's exactly right. Because we're not objective about ourselves, are we7500:11:43.740 --> 00:11:45.930Jessica Yarbrough: We're not. We're not objective we are emotional7600:11:47.670 --> 00:11:47.910Jessica Yarbrough: And7700:11:47.940 --> 00:11:52.680Terry Wildemann: Speaking of emotions. What are your thoughts about this. This is something I say so. I would love to hear your thoughts on it.7800:11:54.000 --> 00:12:06.000Terry Wildemann: People say, oh, leave your emotions at the door, and I look at them like they've got three heads on their shoulders and I'm like why you're supposed to leave your emotions at the door. And my response to that is no.7900:12:06.750 --> 00:12:19.740Terry Wildemann: Everything you do is driven by emotion everything. What you do is you leave the drama at the door. Right. So what are your thoughts about that. I love to hear8000:12:20.220 --> 00:12:29.190Jessica Yarbrough: Yes, I, you can definitely feel the emotion, but it's the reacting and attaching it to like something that happened to the past, because that's not fair to the person in front of you and that's what we do.8100:12:29.250 --> 00:12:40.020Jessica Yarbrough: Like if someone triggers us and we're angry we associate that with a past memory of maybe someone who hurt that hurt us in certain way and we go down the spiral rabbit hole until we're at rock bottom.8200:12:40.530 --> 00:12:53.910Jessica Yarbrough: And then we project, all of that on to them. And this poor person's like, Oh, sorry. I just, I didn't mean to trip up. And so we can feel the emotion. We can acknowledge it. We can be objective, which is and a lifelong journey.8300:12:55.020 --> 00:12:55.920Terry Wildemann: Is about8400:12:55.980 --> 00:12:56.490Activity.8500:12:57.630 --> 00:13:09.900Jessica Yarbrough: But it's not allowing ourselves to go into the drama or to go into the past and bring all that stuff up and throw it at the other person because that's not going to be healing or productive for anyone involved.8600:13:10.470 --> 00:13:17.370Terry Wildemann: And it's important for us when those events happen to take stock of wow, why did I react like that.8700:13:17.850 --> 00:13:24.540Terry Wildemann: And once we figure out why you react like that and there's so many modalities so many things you can do to help clear that out.8800:13:24.870 --> 00:13:37.890Terry Wildemann: Whether it's EFT tapping or emotion code or body code or em, Dr. Any of those energy psychology tools to help you clear that emotional piece because when you're a leader.8900:13:38.490 --> 00:13:50.910Terry Wildemann: And you keep going to those places. You're not helping yourself. And where are you helping helping your teams and your clients. What are your clients because your clients then become the recipient of that.9000:13:53.460 --> 00:14:06.810Terry Wildemann: Sort of. Whoo. Okay, what just happened here which could cause you a client and that's not a healthy thing either. So one of the a topic that I love to bring up for for people like ourselves. We're executive coaches is perfection.9100:14:07.830 --> 00:14:14.280Terry Wildemann: Can you talk to me about how you work with perfection and your clients.9200:14:14.880 --> 00:14:27.000Jessica Yarbrough: We have to break the patterns of the need to be perfect. And again, this plays out with oftentimes like launching preparing to launch a new idea and then it never been good enough so that that goes back to the wound of not being good enough.9300:14:27.120 --> 00:14:41.070Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah. And the thing is, it doesn't have to be perfect, but we can get to move towards that we can move towards getting it right, but nothing is ever fully complete there you know there's we are a9400:14:42.240 --> 00:14:49.380Jessica Yarbrough: Work of art, and this is a lifelong journey. So, allowing yourself to execute with9500:14:50.460 --> 00:14:56.310Jessica Yarbrough: Imperfect perfection is going to be key to your success and getting yourself 80% there.9600:14:56.640 --> 00:15:08.730Jessica Yarbrough: And then allowing yourself to get the feedback from your team to get your feedback from your clients to get your feedback from your market, whatever it may be. If you, if you're always striving for perfection. You'll never get there.9700:15:09.180 --> 00:15:16.140Jessica Yarbrough: Okay get as close as you can. It's just that 80% love it, then allow other people to wait in9800:15:16.650 --> 00:15:27.450Jessica Yarbrough: That's going to get you much, much closer to perfection and just trying to figure it out on your own and and pausing and stalling and going around in circles until you some often people just throw the whole idea. I'm done.9900:15:27.780 --> 00:15:33.810Jessica Yarbrough: It's not going to happen. I'm gonna go back to the old way of doing things. Because I, it wasn't perfect enough for me, which again is that internal10000:15:34.350 --> 00:15:42.090Terry Wildemann: It is, you know, one of the things I share with my own clients who have this perfectionism tendency is10100:15:42.690 --> 00:15:59.700Terry Wildemann: Instead of perfectionism strive for excellence because perfectionism creates walls yes action is a you are in that box and it doesn't change. This is perfect. You can't change it. Okay. Whereas with excellence.10200:16:00.240 --> 00:16:08.010Terry Wildemann: There are levels levels and levels and levels. It's like a flexible amoeba. You know, you can move in thrive.10300:16:08.280 --> 00:16:22.860Terry Wildemann: When you live in the world of excellence, instead of the world of perfection perfection can really hurt us right there's like you Gina you you described that beautifully. But when you go into excellence. There's a the boundaries are lifted.10400:16:23.430 --> 00:16:25.290Jessica Yarbrough: Ready and there's room for innovation.10500:16:25.530 --> 00:16:25.740And10600:16:27.720 --> 00:16:28.410Terry Wildemann: Innovation.10700:16:29.430 --> 00:16:31.080Terry Wildemann: Isn't that a novel idea.10800:16:34.590 --> 00:16:45.150Terry Wildemann: The innovative leader. Wow. You gotta toss the perfection in the trash. You know, well let's just throw it off and in my facebook group.10900:16:46.020 --> 00:16:54.960Terry Wildemann: Called awaken the possibilities on Sundays we have a mean called spaghetti Sunday and the goal is to throw everything at the wall.11000:16:55.470 --> 00:17:11.670Terry Wildemann: Okay, throw it all at the wall, no matter what it is, and it's complete imperfection just play with it and see what sticks and that's where the conversation goes and it's so much fun as business region.11100:17:12.030 --> 00:17:29.610Terry Wildemann: Right entrepreneurs throwing spaghetti at the wall saying wow let's see where this goes. And it's not about rabbit holes. It's about let's watch the journey. Um, I love that, you know, so it's that inward journey that we have here. So I'm curious.11200:17:30.660 --> 00:17:42.420Terry Wildemann: Jessica. One of the things that I that the little bit that I've known about you is you are in service. So can you share how you serve your client.11300:17:43.080 --> 00:18:01.980Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah. Well, people come to me in a couple different ways they're stagnant with where they're at. That could be. Hey, my incomes that 150, it could be my income said a half million, but I am completely exhausted and it's January so could be I'm this common so11400:18:03.150 --> 00:18:11.340Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah, and they come to me so that they can scale their business sustainably without breaking their bank account.11500:18:11.460 --> 00:18:19.500Jessica Yarbrough: reinventing their business and therefore burning it down to the ground ruining their health or their relationships.11600:18:19.560 --> 00:18:20.400Jessica Yarbrough: Nice. So11700:18:20.970 --> 00:18:32.580Jessica Yarbrough: I'm the antidote to all the the hustle grind grind it out, let's you know let's get to eight figures and I'm going to gain 100 pounds and divorce my partner and never speak to my children again kind of11800:18:34.590 --> 00:18:38.670Jessica Yarbrough: You know, what do you really want. Why do you want it may not be eight figures. Usually it's not11900:18:39.840 --> 00:18:49.770Jessica Yarbrough: And how can you build a business that allows you to serve in your zone of genius that allows you to make the impact that you want amongst the people that give you energy12000:18:50.550 --> 00:19:01.560Jessica Yarbrough: And do so in a way that creates a really lucrative and profitable life but also an abundant life and and other areas because it's it's never just about the money.12100:19:01.980 --> 00:19:09.690Jessica Yarbrough: And if that's your focus, you're going to do go fall into one of those categories of, you know, breaking your business, your, you know, your bank account, your health.12200:19:10.860 --> 00:19:19.860Terry Wildemann: And you're absolutely right. Every single person I know who puts money. First, the challenges run deep and wide, but everyone I know who put service first12300:19:21.060 --> 00:19:33.120Terry Wildemann: Their challenges tend to be very narrow and shallow, actually. So when you're in service. First, you know how to work with your client, you know how to take care of yourself first. Yes.12400:19:33.210 --> 00:19:51.120Jessica Yarbrough: And that's the difference. That's a journey and here's why I'm such a believer in following people that are in alignment with like what, who, who, who you are, who you strive to be what your values are and who is the leader need to show up as that person if you want others to12500:19:52.410 --> 00:19:57.150Jessica Yarbrough: To follow you. And so, yeah, health care, like showing up as the leader of care so many12600:19:57.810 --> 00:20:07.830Jessica Yarbrough: People come to me and it's like I have to remind them to take care of themselves. So sometimes that our conversations like what are you doing to take care of yourself. You're doing way too much, go get a massage12700:20:08.100 --> 00:20:08.580Jessica Yarbrough: You know, are you12800:20:08.730 --> 00:20:22.230Jessica Yarbrough: Going out regularly and I would business strategist, but the high achievers need that they need to be reminded, they need to sometimes have permission to rest permission to take time off.12900:20:23.190 --> 00:20:29.580Jessica Yarbrough: be reminded that you know sometimes like relaxing is the most beneficial thing you can do for your bottom line.13000:20:30.600 --> 00:20:31.290Jessica Yarbrough: I mean even13100:20:32.100 --> 00:20:33.270Jessica Yarbrough: Bloody right13200:20:33.570 --> 00:20:42.720Terry Wildemann: Energy and all energy, it truly, truly is. So just go on things. You have mentioned is that you've had several businesses can you share about those businesses with us.13300:20:43.020 --> 00:20:46.200Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah. So one of the companies that I created was13400:20:47.430 --> 00:20:54.930Jessica Yarbrough: Actually a medical tourism company. So this was when that industry was really burgeoning i mean it's it's a little bit more13500:20:56.070 --> 00:21:03.810Jessica Yarbrough: Mainstream now and I had written a business plan and university to build a company, though I lacked13600:21:04.350 --> 00:21:14.730Jessica Yarbrough: Like the secret sauce to making it work in the US insurance market. And I also liked, of course, the funds to start it up and about six months after I graduated I met the man with a key.13700:21:15.480 --> 00:21:25.170Jessica Yarbrough: And he happened to be in San Diego. He happened to have the exact same vision as me and the plan and the background and healthcare and the funds and he found the secret sauce.13800:21:25.470 --> 00:21:42.570Jessica Yarbrough: So we joined forces which if you talk about divine unfolding of your life, what are the chances the odds of that happening to build a company called satori world medical and satori means a state of intuitive illumination. And the irony behind that is building that company.13900:21:43.740 --> 00:21:59.610Jessica Yarbrough: Lead to a breakdown and nervous emotional breakdown spiritual awakening, depending on who I'm talking to that company and building that showed me what was possible showed me also what I what I needed to change in my life in that state of14000:22:00.720 --> 00:22:13.740Jessica Yarbrough: Intuitive illumination, it brought me satori brought me to my satori so it was a beautiful journey and, you know, one of the most enriching experiences of my life and14100:22:14.640 --> 00:22:31.290Jessica Yarbrough: It led me to support multiple other companies and their growth across industries from spiritual spiritual based businesses to other another medical tourism company to ultimately my own consulting practice and my own training company.14200:22:32.040 --> 00:22:40.020Terry Wildemann: Very, very nice. Congratulations, sir, Jessica. Can you share with my audience how they can get ahold of you.14300:22:40.590 --> 00:22:55.560Jessica Yarbrough: Well, definitely follow me on LinkedIn. That is my jam. I am there, Monday through Friday, giving value live streams. Lots of published content very tactical step by step. And I would love to connect with you, just let me know. You saw me on Terry show14400:22:56.370 --> 00:23:00.720Terry Wildemann: There you go. Excellent. And is there any other place to post can get connect with you.14500:23:00.960 --> 00:23:08.340Jessica Yarbrough: Yeah, of course. You can follow me on Facebook as well. Go to my website. Jessica Yarborough com or download one of my free gifts that I shared with Terry14600:23:09.180 --> 00:23:21.630Terry Wildemann: Excellent. Well, thank you so much for being here. This was an enchanting conversation absolutely delightful full of business life and leadership wisdom for the awaken the possibilities audience.14700:23:21.990 --> 00:23:32.220Terry Wildemann: And as you know, awaken the possibilities audience. You can reach me at awakened, you can actually watch this episode at awaken the possibilities com you can also watch the video.14800:23:32.730 --> 00:23:40.080Terry Wildemann: And at our YouTube channel, which is intuitive leadership and you connect with me in our Facebook group awaken the possibilities also14900:23:40.530 --> 00:24:00.210Terry Wildemann: So my website is intuitive leadership.com lots of juicy stuff happening in the world of intuitive leadership. So I would love to say to you have your Best Week Ever audiences and Jessica, thank you so much for your enlightening conversation to your success, everyone.