For the Month of April we are sharing stories of hope and inspiration for National Month of Hope. Sometimes hope is the deciding factor on if we will continue our journey or stop right in our tracks. As we share the stories of these amazing individuals we hope that you are filled with hope and are inspired to keep on your path of greatness.
Rachel Withers helps people around the world make the mindset and lifestyle changes needed to achieve their dreams. As a business strategist, serial entrepreneur, and public speaker, Rachel applies her experience to coach clients toward personal empowerment and thriving careers. She is the founder of the successful fitness concept BalletBeFit, director of a successful property company, and founder and CEO of The Growth Mindset Hub and Business Growth Hub. And runs her digital marketing agency Squad Media.
Rachel is an Amazon #1 bestselling author, with books Become a FITPreneur, and has co-authored with the legendary Jack Canfield with the best seller Success. Her books are written to inspire readers to achieve their goals. She combines her expertise in these areas with a mindful approach, to pair clients’ goal-setting with a sense of awareness that helps them fully enjoy each step of the journey.
What Inspired your start in entrepreneurship?
Being passionate about changing lives and motivating individuals has always been part of my DNA. With a single change, one person can lead to major impacts. My father showed me this firsthand when he left his job behind and started his own property development business; through both the difficult moments as well as triumphant ones that followed, I learned just how much of an impact one individual is capable of making.
What obstacles have you had to overcome to get where you are today?
I found it hard to maintain a healthy balance between my personal and professional life with high expectations from society and those closest to me. It can be a challenge for any woman in business to stay true to herself while still achieving success. I think it’s essential that female entrepreneurs take the time now more than ever both professionally and personally, to find their center amongst all of these competing demands and remain unshakably grounded despite fluctuating pressures by honoring who they truly are rather than conforming to someone else’s vision.
What message of hope do you have for upcoming entrepreneurs?
Women have long faced barriers in the business world, but there are steps we can take to break them down. Engaging with a supportive network is key for women looking to realize their professional ambitions and attending specialized networking events centered around female entrepreneurs can be an excellent way of making valuable connections while also ensuring equal opportunities. So don’t let past obstacles stand in your path; build meaningful relationships that will help move you towards reaching those goals.
What are your top 3 go-to songs for motivation to keep going after your goals?
What is your definition of a pretty woman who hustles?
She is an inspiration, an unstoppable force that has taken hold of her destiny and refuses to settle for anything less than happiness. Living life with purpose, passion, gratitude, and courage. She seeks out what brings joy into her existence while encouraging others to do the same by embracing their own individuality.
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