Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: My name is Luciana Gilmore, and I am a newly resigned high school principal! I decided to walk in faith and start my mother and daughter organization Gilmore Girls Greetings.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? My inspiration to start Gilmore Girls Greetings came from raising my own daughters(2), and being a school mother to so many girls over the years. I knew there was a need to help mothers and daughters communicate more intentionally. My company is built from a mother perspective with a daughter focus!
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? If you have a passion for something don't be afraid to walk in faith, while staying prayerful and focused!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: The biggest challenge I've had to face is having to prove that I was qualified for my position. Becoming the principal of one of the largest high schools in Cleveland, I felt that I was always under a watchful eye, and that I always had to do better than good.
I was able to overcome this by really getting in tune with myself and understanding I was worthy and qualified to hold the position, I stopped worrying about who was scrutinizing me, and instead everyday I went to the school I did my best, and gave my students, parents, and staff 100% effort. I haven't taken this mindset into my own business, by everyday relentlessly pushing my dream forward, with 100% effort.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? I am continuing with my book tour, for "Daughter, Have I Told You Lately?", visiting cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, and D.C. We will begin MOM coaching, where weekly mothers will be able to engage in one-on-one, or group discussion, where topics that parents are facing are discussed, and strategies provided to help overcome the barriers presented, this will extend to the daughters as well.
Gilmore Girls Greetings is slated to host 4 Mother Daughter Brunches in various cities. Lastly, we will host our 1st conference in July, Atlanta, Georgia, entitled, "ReVive, ReVisit, and ReConnect with Our Daughters". Overall, I am looking forward to taking Gilmore Girls Greetings nationally and partnering with other female entrepreneurs to excel exponentially.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media: Our website: GilmoreGirlsGreetings.com IG:gilmoregirlsgreetings, Twitter:GilmoreGirlsGre,