What inspired you to become a Glam CEO?
As a generational entrepreneur, I actually intentionally chose the corporate path before building my business. Growing up I had a first-hand look at entrepreneurship through my mother who had several businesses from the time I was eight years old. I have had a master class of life lessons, and I understood that being a CEO is not for the faint at heart. I didn’t want a business just because. It had to be meaningful work that was my passion. Through several ventures I learned that it takes more than passion. Being a CEO of your own business or the executor or anyone’s business requires capital, focus and a plan. It was not until I found my purpose in training, coaching and teaching and identified a clear cap in the market that I staked my claim as a CEO in my own right.
How does your efforts help move women forward?
My mission is purpose activation and income maximization, and this is my primary aim for all that I serve, especially women. In an age where we are still fighting pay gaps, battling imposter syndrome and still finding our unique voice, it is more important than ever that we help women to their best selves in every endeavor. Coaching is my superpower to help women see themselves the way God sees them in their purpose. If we are not well mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially, then we are not truly free to operate in our gifts at the optimal level to impact others. I am committed to seeing sisters have healthy thriving businesses and clear vision on their journey.
If you could share business advice with yourself 10 years ago, what would that be?
Pride comes before the fall. You can avoid a lot of head and heart ache if you just ask for help when you need it and use your network. That’s what they are there for; reciprocity. I have been fortunate to gain a very supportive network throughout my career that followed me into entrepreneurship.
What is next for you in 2020?
2020 is the year of “ships”: partnerships, relationships, and mentorship. I am focusing on deeper and intentional relationships. The last 2 years, I built my business as more of a solopreneur, and I did a lot of the operational foundations solo. I am now at a place where I embrace and need the connection of a team to scale and grow as well as solid mentors to coach me to the next level of business. Yes, even coaches need a coach!
This year also brings more curated content and master classes to pour into quality coaching training and certifications. My goal is to produce quality over quantity; to put out work I am proud of and produce the best coaches and leaders I can from my business.
How can readers connect and support your efforts?
Please connect with me and learn more at www.theactivationhour.com, and follow me on social media at IG- MelissaDWhite; Facebook- The Activation Hour Coaching & Consulting