Women and Identity: Laureen Oliphant

Women and Identity: Laureen Oliphant

Laureen Oliphant - Business Strategist for Mompreneurs

Laureen is a time management and business strategist for mompreneurs. She helps women fix their relationship with time in order to have more in their business and more time doing the things they love with the people they love. She is te author of the upcoming book, 6-Figure Mama. 

Laureen Oliphant

Nuggets of Wisdom Shared by Laureen

  • You are not alone in this world or in your business there are networks to support you.
  • Work towards meeting your needs.
  • Do not sacrifice your mental, emotional or physical health for anything.

What inspired you to work in this business?

I have had multiple businesses and realized how important time management was to my success. Also, knowing how important moms are and how families seem better/happier when their mom is doing things that align with her calling. When moms feel more fulfilled they can give more to their loved ones. I believe women having their own businesses gives them the freedom to feel more fulfilled because it meets their needs beyond being a mother. 

Who is a woman you admire? Why?

Denise Duffield-Thomas

What is a challenge you see women face? How do you support women in getting past these challenges?

I find women struggling to grow a business while taking care of themselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I work with women to become more fulfilled in their  business and their lives.

 
 

What can you tell my readers about the healing process?

In order to start the healing process, women need to figure out their top values. Once they do, they can create goals and tasks that align to their values which helps them avoid feeling unwell. 

I have the power to do anything I want and to accomplish any outcome. @chooseyoulove @laureenoliphant

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What do you tell yourself in your darkest moments to keep moving forward?

I remind myself that I have the power to do anything I want and to accomplish any outcome. I just have to decide to get it done.

If you could give your younger self advice about life, what would it be?

I would tell her to just be comfortable in your own skin, face your fears. 

Danielle

What comes to mind when you hear women and identity?

I think of women letting themselves be who others view them tobe and not letting others tell them what their story is. 

Why do you believe it is important for women to follow their passions?

For women to truly THRIVE in life, we need to live a life filled with joy and passion. How can we do that if we are not following our passions and living our purpose?

Where to find Laureen:

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Women and Identity: Danielle Fletcher

Women and Identity: Danielle Fletcher

Danielle Fletcher - The Mummy Boss

Danielle runs two business. She runs the The Mummy Boss, an online network that supports mums in business with tools and training as well as providing an online space to network and support each other. The second business, Be So You Stationairy, a successful online stationary store aimed at bringing positive stationary to everybody. She runs both businesses by herself at the moment, managing all web building and maintainenance, social media and curating content. I am currently a one women show doing my best to help other women in the same boat as me.

Danielle Fletcher

Nuggets of Wisdom Shared by Danielle

  • You are not alone in this world or in your business there are networks to support you.
  • The times will pass and to enjoy the sun as well as the rain. 
  • Work hard for your dreams.

What inspired you to work in this business?

I am mum and found it difficult to mingle in certain online groups as there didn't seem to be may groups focused on being a boss while raising babies. So, I decided to create just that, a group for mums who are steping into the role of entrepreneur while being a mom. 

The stationary I create was what catapulted me on my journey of positivity. I wanted a planner that prompted positivity but the main planners on the market a bit steep in price so I created my own in order to make them available to more people. 

Who is a woman you admire? Why?

Maya Angelou.

What is a challenge you see women face? How do you support women in getting past these challenges?

I find women struggle with remaining positive, managing their time well and planning out their goals. Through both my companies I try to help people overcome these obstacles while working on myself, my knowledge of improving these skills in people and other subjects that I can help people improve themselves. 

 
 

What can you tell my readers about the healing process?

Meditation for me seems to fix everything in your mind, body and spirit. It is a form of healing that is accessible to many and can start you on the path of better health.

Be Yourself, never give and always work hard for your dreams. @chooseyoulove @themummyboss

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What do you tell yourself in your darkest moments to keep moving forward?

I tell myself that the bad times will pass. I focus on appreciating the moments in front of me. I dance in the rain as well as in the sunshine.

If you could give your younger self advice about life, what would it be?

Be yourself, never give up, and always work hard for your dreams.

Danielle

What comes to mind when you hear women and identity?

Freedom of individuals in order for them to be themselves. 

Why do you believe it is important for women to follow their passions?

You build your confidence and ability to love yourself. 

Women and Identity: Christin Morgan

Women and Identity: Christin Morgan

Christin Morgan - Registered Dietician

Christin Morgan is a Registered Dietitian specializing in emotional eating and weight loss. She has experienced many of the struggles other women have when it comes to losing weight. She works to support her community by providing free support in her private Facebook Group, the LiveLoveLose Cafe. In addition, her signature weight loss program, LiveLoveLose, will be releasing in early 2017. This program puts an emphasis on learning how to overcome emotional eating through finding life balance, increasing self esteem, using self coaching skills and good nutrition.

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Women and Identity Interview: Deirdre Eberhart

Women and Identity Interview: Deirdre Eberhart

Deirdre Eberhart

Self-Care Guide dedicated to helping creative and unconventional women to put themselves first. Deirdre gives practical tools, offers strengths-based support, fosters inspiration, and helps you address everyday stressors by offering guided meditations and mind training tips.

Deirdre Eberhart

Deirdre is a sweet and woman filled with light. I haven't had a chance to meet her in person but my conversation with her left me feeling happy and peaceful. What really stands out about Deirdre is she wants to work with women before they even know they need her. How awesome is that? She works with women to create the mindset they need to help them get through the tough transitions in life. 

Nuggets of Wisdom Shared by Deirdre

  • Prepare yourself mentally for the transitions that you know are coming. 
  • Self-care and self-love are necessary for everyone.
  • Listen to that inner voice telling you to shine. Find the right people to help you and make it happen. 

What inspired you to work in this business?

I love helping a ton of people, specifically moms. I work with women on transitions. A lof women feel depressed and anxious during transitions. I work with women on preventative care. I want to help you prepare yourself in order to go through transitions in a healthy way. Therapy is wonderful but why not work to avoid the negative feelings down the road. 

Who is a woman you admire? Why?

I know this might not be popular but I admire Hillary Clinton. I am in awe of how she is pushing through even though there is so much negativity around her. Everyone is trying to take her down. I could use her kind of energy. She is focused on one thing and it is getting what she wants. She is focusing on the positive messages and pushing forward no matter what.

What is a challenge you see women face? How do you support women in getting past these challenges?

Time Management and Balance. People often say there isn't enough time. I work with people to chunk their time so that it is more manageable. I ask a person to make a 3 item to do list. These should be three items that are able to be completed that same day. After you complete your three tasks, then you have momentum. At that point, you can decide to move on to something else or keep pushing through. This tactic really gives you a confidence boost. 

 
 

What can you tell my readers about the healing process?

When you feel overwhelmed its great to focus on what you can organize and control. Start putting the pieces together and move forward. Take the time to take care of yourself. Everyone needs self-care. In the long run you save money when you invest in yourself.  

If you have something in you that you want done, you ignore that nagging, the feeling to get it done will follow you. #theselfcarefaerie

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What do you tell yourself in your darkest moments to keep moving forward?

Meditation. I meditate a lot and focus on balancing my emotions. Being mindful and focusing in on the where the feelings are in my body help me heal. I sit with the hurt and focus on it. I want to deal with it head on and then move forward rather than sitting on the feelings. 

Deirdre Eberhart

What comes to mind when you hear women and identity?

As soon as I gave birth, I was handed my daughter and the nurse said "Here you go, Mom". I've been answering to it ever since. As a society, we are guilty of doing this. I use the phrase mom to speak to another woman. As soon as someone becomes a mom that is how they are referred to. We are not seen as a person with our own thoughts and feelings. It is important to step outside of that. Be conscious of when you say it to other people. 

Why do you believe it is important for women to follow their passions?

Women should pursue their passions. Following our passions means we don't lose our identity. We show our children how to live their life with passion by being an example. Whatever your passion is, being a SAHM or doctor, do it. If you have something in you and you ignore that nagging it, that nagging feeling to get it done will follow you. Whatever it is, find the support you need to get it done, because it is out there. 

Where to find Deirdre:

The Complexities of Being A Woman First and A Mom Second

The Complexities of Being A Woman First and A Mom Second

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A Mom's Life Doesn't Allow for us to Put Ourselves First

Given all the demands on our plates, how realistic is it to put your needs as a woman before those of a mom? It is difficult as hell! 

Women experience guilt for even thinking about prioritizing themselves. As moms we often can't see how to create the space for me time. I am someone who has had that mindset. My internal language included phrases such as "I'm not allowed to" and "People won't understand if..."  

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