While the number of women entrepreneurs is increasing rapidly, the income generated from their businesses is not more than 4% of the total revenue generated through all businesses. Since women approach business from a different perspective, their challenges, too, are different. Hence, mentoring and coaching can help women refine, define, and achieve their objectives.
Deborah Brown-Volkman had a comfortable marketing job and more than 12 years of experience in the American corporate structure. However, she always wished for a career that aligned with her soul. Speaking about coaching, Deborah thought it was an amazing profession. She found helping people with their careers most honorable. Today she is not just a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) but is also accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also an Adjunct Professor for Coach Training Alliance and a Certified Wellness Coach from Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT).
LaToya Jordan was one of Black Enterprise’s 2018 Corporate Diversity Executives and A Seeds of Fortune Board Member. But she faced issues once she attained senior leadership. She wanted to retain the unique style, cultural background, and values that made her a leader. Her efforts eventually manifested in 2019 through her strategic development practice – Lead by Design Lab. As an entrepreneurship coach, she follows the four A’s of Assess, Align, Action, and Adjust as a part of her coaching framework. These help with overcoming their leadership obstacles and witness similar transformations. According to LaToya, one may be a born leader, but the skills definitely need grooming and honing.
Krystal Champlin began her legal career with RJH Consulting and took over the sixty-year-old company in 2016. After 15 years in the industry, she applied her understanding and experiences about other professional industries and created Maverick Coaching Solutions. Her organization offers one-on-one and group corporate leadership coaching that helps leaders achieve optimal growth. Today, she is a Certified Executive Coach and an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. She feels that her approach is more driven by emotional intelligence. She helps develop a growth mindset that allows her clients to steer their careers, and her coaching methodology helps her clients build value-based enterprises.
Like others, Shelley D. Smith faced a lot of struggles in her life. However, these struggles also pushed her closer to her goals. Her main strength was the ability to create ideal cultural frameworks while she also focused on the ground-level things and aimed toward building the entire package. Initially named Think Sky, her company Premier Rapport is about building Premium, Real, Authentic Connections. From coaching to a predictive index to culture inquiry, her company offers several services that help startups, small businesses, and professionals take the right direction. Her strength lies in her personal approach, asking difficult questions to improve the areas of growth opportunity.
The women mentioned above are prime examples of how women leverage mentoring and coaching to help female entrepreneurs accomplish their goals.
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