Savon Holt is the owner and founder of SavonSpeaks. Her organization was established to motivate and empower women in finding their purpose. Her purpose and mission help them have and live the life they deserve. She empowers ladies who have experienced adversities and life setbacks to rebuild and get back to the life that’s destined for them. Savon is also a Licensed Practical Nurse, certified personal/confidence coach, entrepreneur, author, and mother of one wonderful son. She has had a life full of obstacles to overcome. Being a teen mother has benefited Savon more than what she has expected. She knows how it feels to be a woman and wants to strive more but scared of her past.
The ideal message is letting other women know You are not alone! Many times, we go through things in life thinking no one understands us or that we are alone in this walk.
Patrice: Your vibe is so vibrant, warm and embracing to women all over! What led you to be an empowerment for women?
Savon: What led me to becoming an empowerment to women is knowing that there are women out there who have had to jump the same hurdles as me. And know that there are some women who just don’t have the energy to even jump, to take that leap to get out of whatever unwanted situation they are in.
Patrice: As a motivational speaker, what do you hope to achieve in your journey?
Savon: As a motivational speaker I hope to achieve the goal of positively changing mindsets. The goal is to inspire, empower and motivate someone who is ready to receive the help. I want to be an influencer and use that ability to bring forth positivity. As women we have it hard as it is. We take on so much responsibility that we forget about what makes us happy. So, the goal is getting women to love themselves first and live a purposeful life.
Patrice: Your show/podcast Savon Speaks is very empowering for women to come onto your platform and share their success stories. What was the inspiration of creating your platform?
Savon: I wanted women to know what Savon Speaks is about. From there I created Women Winning Wednesday’s which is my podcast and show. My featured guests discuss their journey to success. They share with their blueprint on how they overcome adversity and life setbacks on their journey to success. We talk about things such as troubled marriages, loss of child, domestic violence, surviving sickle cell disease, molestation, rape, etc, that was overcome and how they push through. Many of the women I have interviewed are businesswomen, authors, nurses, or a successful career in general. My show and podcast is set to be a blueprint for other women who are going through or have been through similar hardships but are stagnant in life because of their past traumas. So Savon Speaks WWW is to help empower, inspire and motivate them women to see that you can do it to.
Patrice: Does your platform have an ideal message for women you are speaking to?
Savon: The ideal message is letting other women know You are not alone! Many times, we go through things in life thinking no one understands us or that we are alone in this walk. Truth is there is always someone going through worse, so lets not focus on Why those things happen or why things are happening that we feel are not in our favor, but What can we do to fix it so our future is brighter and happier.
Patrice: Because your podcast is so rich and filled with positivity and empowerment, what is next for this platform in the new year?
Savon: The next step is to evolve. I want people to be able to listen to my podcast all over the world. I plan on making Savon Speaks WWW podcast and show national and international for people to listen and view.
Patrice: What are some of your expectations of being a life coach?
Savon: My expectations as a life coach is to help my clients reach and achieve goals that they feel are impossible for them to do on their own. And leaving them with the skills and techniques to do it on their own. I look at it just like my nursing career. When patients are admitted, we are already starting their discharge planning. I apply the same method with my life coaching. When a client joins my BeComing H.E.R Coaching Academy, I am already planning from their end result/goal. As their coach my job is to build a meaningful relationship with them, no judgment zone, have my clients best interest at heart, challenge them, support and brainstorm with them, help them reach their goals, motivate, empower, hold them accountable, and help them surface that hidden gem within them.
Patrice: As a life coach, what message do you want others to know?
Savon: As a life coach I would like others to know they are not alone. One of the biggest steps anyone can take, is taking the step towards getting help.
Patrice: Not only are you a podcaster, a motivational speaker, a licensed nurse, a femalepreneur, but you are a new author as well! We spoke briefly last year about your new book project “My Truth” and now that it has manifested, what can readers expect from reading your debut book?
Savon: Readers can expect to get a glimpse of my journey. Past to present. My book “My Truth” is a memoir that is intended to be used as motivation and to inspire another person. Letting them know, if I could do it, so can you. Those limiting beliefs will have you miss out on so many blessings in life that you well deserve.
Patrice: Now that you are a part of the Author’s Club, how does it feel to be a new published author?
Savon: I can honestly say it feels great. To know that I can reach someone with my story from my living room lol. Even if it just reaches one person and that person gets inspired and motivated, I will feel like it was worth they late nights and reliving my past events to write my story.
Patrice: When is your book set to be released?
Savon: My book will be released on February 5th. People will have the chance to preorder January 22, 2021. I just wanted to make sure it was perfect and that the timing was right. It can be purchased on Amazon and on my website at http://www.SavonSpeaks.com.
Patrice: How hard was it for you to write your personal memoir and for readers to see the pain you been through?
Savon: It was tough because I had to really sit and think about the timeframes. Those events happened so long ago, and I had suppressed the memory of it. Suppressing it was my survival mechanism. But writing my bool forced me to deal with some of those issues head on. It was another self-discovery moment for me. So I would say it was bitter sweet in a sense, but I am proud of myself. I got through another challenge.
Patrice: The pandemic is still going on in the new year hurting small businesses and causing a mental destruction among the nation. Has Covid-19 affected your business as an entrepreneur at all?
Savon: I am still fairly new to the game. However, so far I have been truly blessed during these trying times. I can honestly say, things are going well. I just count my blessings! My business is going well and have a lot of support. I have landed a columnist position at Rochester Women Online, which allows me to continue getting my platform out there and I’m thankful for every opportunity.
Patrice: What can we expect from Savon Speaks this year?
Savon: You can expect more quality and greatness this year. Definitely will be putting my skills to use. For my podcast and show you can expect more great and empowering interviews. You can expect to see me doing more speaking engagements.
Patrice: Any final thoughts?
Savon: For any woman out there, who want to do something meaningful for themselves, do it. You don’t need permission to be GREAT! You are all the validation you need. Stop being afraid to take chances. Success is the result of failure, so don’t be afraid to fall. Just get back up and find another route to your success. Grow where you are planted. Be your authentic self and watch how much easier life can be. Make 2021 be about Self-Love. Its okay to be selfish when it’s about your needs being first. Turn your pain into your purpose. Let the pain you experience be the reason you want change in your life. Opportunity don’t just come knocking at your door, you have to go get it. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Don’t focus on Why things have happened to you, because we can’t change the past. However, what can you do to change things. You are responsible for your own Happiness. Write down your goals, plan and execute them. You got this!
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A storyteller and writer creating her own lane one opportunity at a time! Patrice Rivers is a 9x published author who created her own brand That Riverz Gurl Brand, LLC. Not only is she a certified journalist and freelance writer, but a Sickle Cell survivor and advocate. Patrice created the “Come Learn with Patricia” book series to share her personal testimony of living with SCD. Learn more about Patrice and That Riverz Gurl Brand, LLC by visiting www.thatriverzgurlbrandllc.com. Be sure to follow her on Instagram www.instagram.com/thatriverzgurlbrandllc