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Name: Chrisnatha Derosier 

Business: I am a Masterpiece 

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. 

Industry: Personal Services 

Reason for starting? In a society where women and young girls are bombarded with messages about not being good enough and told by the media that they need to look younger and thinner, many are feeling broken. I know what it is to aimlessly go through life confused, broken and depressed. Childhood issues and past mistakes haunted me day and night. Once I discovered that I was God’s masterpiece, my life has never been the same. I want the same for you. As a survivor of an eating disorder and child molestation, I knew I had to use my pain for purpose. 

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How do you define success? I started my business to make a difference in the lives of others. Once I discovered my purpose on this Earth, I wanted to make sure that I impacted as many lives as I possibly could. I began mentoring young girls and helping them with the issues that I also dealt with when I was their age. As I became older, I would host weekly sister circles with my friends and then eventually became certified as a life coach. When I began to watch as the lives of my clients transform before my very eyes, this was the moment when I realized that I was and still am successful. I work hard, I care about impacting lives and I never lose focus on that. 

Biggest success: My biggest success to date has been being nominated in 2016 by the United States of Women as one of the leading women in my community making a difference in the lives of women, an event hosted by the White House during the Obama administration. 

What is your top challenge and how you have addressed it? Sales and marketing. I have been focused more on following up with all prospects, engaging my audience via social media and also taking followers from social media to getting them on the phone in order to close the sale. I always worked a 9-5 day job while running my business. I recently lost my day job. Though it seemed like a negative experience, I am looking at it as a positive one. It has pushed me to be even more fearless and to go for it. No matter what. 

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Who is your most important role model? My most important role model is my mother. She is someone I have loved, admired and take advice from my entire life. She is always honest and extremely supportive. Whenever her name is mentioned, people who know her well or have met her rave about her and says she makes them feel special. I want people to always remember how I made them feel. That is important to me.

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