Gloria Ward is an Entrepreneur, Revenue Strategist, Author, and New Thought Leader who has been at the forefront of helping women and women business owners learn, earn, advance, and profit. She’s the revenue strategist that small businesses turn to for guidance. For more than 12 years, clients have enjoyed the confidence, humor, and relatable step by step strategies of her business advice and tactics. Her Company The L.E.A.P. Group LLC and The I’m Loving Me Project are personal development and business education branches that inspire and empower women to win the game of life and build a million dollar business from scratch. It was Gloria’s passion for business and down to earth approach that has made her the most sought out female entrepreneur of her era. Gloria is a Big lover of music and lives in Atlanta Georgia, where she’s is a mom of two four legged creatures.
Why is your business a business to watch in 2021?
We are helping women discover who they really are through self-healing and business.
What inspired your to start your business?
My own search for happiness and fulfillment.
How did 2020 change your business? Was it for the better?
2020 allowed us to find new ways to connect with our women using the power of technology. We instantly became a global movement doing that.
What lessons did you learn in your business in 2020?
Be open to change. Most of us have a specific process that we follow everyday to achieve certain outcomes in our business. 2020 has taught us to be flexible and open to new ways and ideas of doing things.
What kind of impact do you want your business to leave on your client or customer?
We want them to know that loving themselves and achieving their dreams is not an illusion. Anything is possible for them in their life.
Do you feel your product or service meets the needs of the market?
What hurdles did you personally face in getting ready to open your business and how did you overcome them
The biggest was finding great help. Finding other women who believed in self healing and self love just as much as I did. Constantly talking and interviewing the right people is the only way to overcome that hurdle.
When did you realize entrepreneurship was right for you?
In college when I use to sell computers students.
Why did you choose entrepreneurship?
I love creating and implementing ideas. It gave me a sense of purpose and freedom.
What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you do?
The woman who show up everyday ready to take their life to the next level.
What are you most excited or passionate about? (In both business and life or both)
I’m excited and passionate about all the women we serve. They really keep me on my toes and show me everyday how important it is to stay humble and grateful.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business? What are the goals that you hold personally?
The biggest goal I believe I want to accomplish is creating a community of women who are not only loving themselves but thriving in every area of their life.
Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.
Absolutely. I had and still have plenty. My mentors continuously let me know how important it is to stay focus. They also teach me the importance of gratitude and humility. You can not do this work and not start to believe that it’s because of you someone has transformed. Where in reality, it’s not me at all. These women decided that they wanted something different and worked to make it happen. They did all the work, I was just a vessel to remind them of just how powerful they really are.
Did you have any life-changing experiences that put you on the path that led you to be doing what you’re doing today? Tell me about them.
Oh yes.. I lost a lot of people, went through a divorce, and had my own personal struggles with self love all within a short amount of time. Going through drastic changes like that will make you think about your life and where you’re headed. When I looked in the mirror and saw myself, I wasn’t happy with the person that was starring back at me. I knew I wanted to change but I didn’t know how. I knew there was something more I could do and accomplish in my life but needed guidance. That’s why I’m Loving Me Project and Girls L.E.A.P. exist to be that bridge and that mentor/guide to help you through those challenging moments.
What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?
More tools, coaches, and resources to help women transform their lives
Is there anything else you would like to share with me?
Yes. For any of the women out there that just started her self love journey. I encourage you to check us out. When you first start, it seems like your mind is all over the place and it’s easy for you to slip back into your old habits. Check out our website and let us help guide you to where you know you should be in your life.