What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
I would say that the biggest challenge has been getting people to want to change. The IFTT is all about change and transformation, and many people are either afraid or reluctant to change, evolve, and grow. I overcome this by knowing that change is inevitable. It may take people a while to realize this, but when they do by either practicing Mindfulness, or transforming negative and fear based thoughts with my Says Who? Method, they thank me profusely, and I feel rewarded each time someone has a profound breakthrough.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
To be extremely patient. When you’re an innovator, you want to get your ideas out there as fast as possible because you believe it can help so many people. You must trust that your vision will be received and understood by others, but that it may take longer than you would like, and it’s important to accept that.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
My mother has influenced me greatly. She became a business owner after she had four children, and realized great success in the next chapter of her life after being a homemaker. I admire her strength, integrity and perseverance.
Name a person who helped you along the way?
My husband Jeff has helped me tremendously by supporting my vision for creating The IFTT. He has championed me along the way, and continues to support me as my business grows.
What do you see as your greatest success in life, so far?
My two sons, and family are my greatest success in my personal life. I feel that creating the IFTT, and changing people’s lives by introducing them to Mindfulness, and the concept of transformational thinking is another success I am very proud of.