My grandmother left me a very small amount of money. I felt a huge responsibility to spend that money in a way that would honor her.
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I was overwhelmed by all of the information and ideas on the Web and that there wasn’t one place online to gather all of the amazing ideas.
I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help others but never knew how to turn my passion for health, wellness, fitness and cooking into a business until I enrolled in a health coach training program.
I was working as the Director of Recruitment for one of the largest employers in the United States, but I felt that I could offer more to the world as an independent voice about careers, work, and recruitment.
The disappointment of working long hours for someone and not being appreciated forced me to look beyond my situation. I was constantly drained and depressed.
I struggled with my weight for over 10 years. When I discovered how weight loss can be simple and fun I knew more women needed to learn how.
I left an abusive marriage of 21 years with five children – one of whom has cerebral palsy. I wanted to be the voice for the voiceless and show women through my example what was possible for them.
Job duties are often not clearly defined when you’re first starting out and owners must wear many hats. When you find yourself spread too thin, hire help.
I believe in the benefits of counseling and see it as a necessity not a privilege, so I wanted to make it available and affordable for women everywhere.
My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.
I gave birth to my daughter in March 2011 and in June 2011 my company was in business. I needed to make a difference for Resting Mommies and their families.
“I have to follow my own passion, not what my parents set out for me,” our 22-year-old intern Christina Wu said after watching Violet Lim’s video on The Story Exchange.