What inspired you to become a CEO?
The possibility of transforming lives is not achieved without compassionate leaders, committed to an unyielding gift with a desire to inspire and empower others. After more than 23 years of working the grind in corporate America, I knew my mission in life was bigger than working for someone else. Creating a living legacy for myself, owing my own future, and having the ability to impact the lives of women was a dream unlike any other. Our power as leaders, businesswomen, and CEO’s allow us impact the world in a different way. I also believe there is power in allowing the next generation to see black women in positions as the head of organizations and visible in positions of authority. I also have a granddaughter and I want her to see her possibilities in me. My legacy is not only for me, but for her.
What has been your most exciting accomplishment to date?
When I focus on my coaching business, the most exciting thing has been helping my 1:1 clients achieve amazing transformation. The feeling of accomplishment hits differently when it happens within your own company. Sure, achieving amazing things in the corporate environment should absolutely be celebrated. Becoming a Chief HR Officer, getting that corner office, and overseeing thousands of employees was something I’ll never forget. But when I have amazing results as a business owner, coach, and partner to ladies who work with me, that changes my entire outlook on by business and how I can help women change their life. One of my clients was able to set and achieve a goal to make the #1 Amazon Bestseller for a new book. Another client became a first time novelist, but went even further and finished a second book. Another client gained a new level of confidence and opened her new business, created a business plan, and her business is moving faster than she expected. Those are just a few of the success stories from my clients and each one makes me so proud of what we were able to do together.
Any 2 pieces of advice you would share with emerging CEOs?
This is the one thing I wish I knew for myself – Believe in yourself and what you’re capable of doing. Once you have that foundation of belief in yourself, your business, and what you’re able to do, my second piece of advice would be to surround yourself with people who will not let you fail, who will encourage you to push forward, and who will uplift you even when you feel like giving up. This support system is important to keep you motivated because there will be times when it becomes tough to continue pushing forward when things don’t go as planned.
What is next for you in 2021?
The upcoming year is full of exciting opportunities to share my message and to help more women transform their lives. I’ve contributed to three amazing book anthologies released at the end of April: 1) Aspire: Women Finding Their Purpose, 2) Make it Happen, and 3) My Walk Past Hell. All three of these anthologies detail my story of rising from the ashes, overcoming domestic violence, and transforming my life. I’m also speaking at two upcoming events, The Leadership Experience in June 2021 and The Comeback Champion in July 2021. I love having the opportunity to share my message with so many people.
In addition to those amazing things happening, I’m continuing to work with women, either 1:1 or in my group program, as they level up their life and career, increase their confidence, and rediscover their identify while achieving great things.
How can readers connect with you online?
The quickest way to way to reach me is through my website, https://alexidomcoach.com. On that side, you can reach sign up for a Free 30-minute Clarity Breakthrough discussion. There are a few other ways to connect with me: