Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: I am Cheryl Peavy, and I am a best-selling author, speaker and inner life coach. I work with young girls and women from diverse backgrounds who are faced with life traumatic situations. They are nurtured and support resulting in personal abundant growth and transformation by my online events and premier coaching.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? Four years ago, I lost my mother and grandmother two weeks apart; I was seeking help from family and friends to find out that I was alone. I went into a deep depression. I was alone feeling like I didn’t matter. One day I cried out to God and I said please save me show me my purpose or just let me go. God saved me from depression and showed me my purpose. This traumatic experience made me realize that there are other women out her that feel alone and that they don’t matter. So, I decided I wanted to become the best friend of women who are experiencing traumatic situations and be there for them.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? I would say that you should never give up. You are the artist of your life. Your life is a canvas and you can create the most amazing masterpiece ever. You can create the life of your dreams. It will take some work, prayer and faith and God. You can do it!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: Myself! I was my biggest professional challenge. I know that sounds strange but true. I started to question my abilities and gifts, and I thought that maybe I wasn’t cut out for what I wanted to do. Then I was reminded of what I came from. The depression and how God showed me and asked me do I trust Him? I said yes and He said I will show you your purpose and I will lead the way. When I think about this it brings me right back.
What is next for your brand/business in 2017? At the present moment, I have a Facebook Group called She Is You! Which is a group for women to be inspired, motivated, encouraged, loved, support and helping them being authentically who they are and going after their dreams no matter what. In September I will be hosting my very first Telesummit called She Is You! What Are You Going Through? This is a Red Carpet event featuring twenty-seven phenomenal women speakers including myself.
It is dealing with issues that women are going through today or have been through that they have kept to themselves and feel like they are alone. Well, they are not alone. So, it is time to pour into other women to show up and be who they are called to be. Also, I have a book collaboration called Diary of a People Pleaser, Overcoming the Need To Conform To Others. December 2017, it will be released.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media? People can connect with me via Instagram: @cherylpeavy, Twitter: Cheryl_Peavy, Facebook: cheryl.peavy3 and public profile CherylPeavyInnerLifeCoach, Email and website.