Today we’re excited to introduce you to small-business owner, Vanessa Raymond. Vanessa is an International Speaker, Author and a Confidence & Success Coach. She is passionate about helping you step into your full worth so you can earn your worth. For success in business you need to be able to show up in alignment with your brand and in full confidence so you can create meaningful relationships. If you are not confident in yourself and your abilities, services and products, how can anyone else have confidence in you?
What is the WHY behind your business? What motivated you to get started?
I have had my own profound journey from undervaluing myself and what I have to offer to stepping into my worth and experiencing how that changes EVERYTHING! Not only success in business but also personal and social relationships. We undervalue and underestimate ourselves all the time and that projects in the energy we exude. People "feel" us everyday. I have had a colorful, multifaceted background which spans through what feels like multiple lifetimes - from the performance industry as a musical theater performer, to the fitness industry as a fitness professional, the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and aesthetician, an educator and leader and now a confidence and success coach as well as multiple business owner. I have so many examples of why "the way in which you show up" can impact your success in every way! Confidence is a muscle and I have learned so many techniques and tools that you can use on a daily basis to improve your confidence and enhance others confidence in you! I am absolutely elated and beyond passionate about sharing this with others to help them reach the confidence, joy and success I have!
Did COVID impact your business? If yes, how did you pivot and overcome the challenges?
As I mentioned... I realized I have so much more to share. Being able to step away from the hustle and bustle and the rat race of everyday allowed me time to reflect on what is really important to me and how I want to move forward in impacting others positively.
What lessons did you learn that made your business more resilient and sustainable?
Focus on the things that I am good at while also stretching myself to learn some new techniques and processes. Listen to the client and help them to clarify what the end goal is they want to achieve.
Who do you serve and how do you help them? (what problem do you solve?)
I serve small business owners and entrepreneurs, speakers, leaders and educators. So many of us don't charge for our services what we are worth because we have these "doubts and fears" around stepping into our total power. If there aren't those fears there are often the fears of "intimidating others" or "earning more than my spouse or partner and that will offend them" or we just simply are not aware that we have the ability to up-level ourselves so we can up-level our business and income.
I love helping speakers with their presentation skills, and when I say speakers, I mean on stage, virtual and other platforms like teaching workshops and courses, even how to network effectively - this all, in my opinion falls under "speaking". Whenever we have to show up publicly, there might be anxiety around that. I have very unique techniques that I share to feel more prepared and to create the image and rapport that is needed to be successful. It is a skill that anyone can acquire!
Why/How did you select this niche?
I am a people person and I have always "coached" friends and family through stuff. I have so much experience and after years of working with clients in the gym as well as on the massage table I have coached countless people to navigate life and relationships. Also - as an entrepreneur myself who have had my own struggles with confidence and "underselling" myself and my services, I know I can help so many others. Because I am on the other side! I grew up on stage and going from audition to audition, growing from rejection to rejection and triumph to triumph. I learned what works and what doesn't :)
What types of programs do you offer?
I offer one-on-one coaching, as well as a group mastermind. I also have 3 programs that I teach live virtually and they are also available as self-paced courses online.
The first is "The Show Up Program" in which I share how you can stand out from the crowd in this time of so much distraction.
The second program is "Speak Up & Level Up" where I share what you need to promote yourself as a speaker, how to find speaking engagements and some presentation skills to make you more memorable and magnetic as a speaker.
The Victory Factor is my Self-Image Coaching program. This is a master education program where you can get certified to be a self-image and confidence coach. With this program, if you choose, you can also become a facilitator with the Victory Factor for the program and bring it into your business as a revenue stream. The compensation plan is wonderful and you can help others become self-confidence and self-image coaches.
I also authored my book called "Killer Confidence - Your Ultimate Guide to Unstoppable self-confidence" This is a quick read with tons of practical tips, tools and stories.
I also love speaking - I am a keynote speaker and I also offer workshops and lunch and learns for anyone who wants to learn more about how to Show Up confidently. I love to talk about topics around the power of posture and body language in creating a magnetic and powerful presence.
What kind of results can people expect from working with you?
More confidence - definitely a sense of power and self-worth and how to apply that in your business. You will show up in congruence with your brand and feel more prepared in any person to person situation knowing that you will be presenting yourself as empowered, confident and self-assured. This all leads to more success in your business and life which translates to higher income and reaching your dreams and desires.
How can readers connect with you and learn more about or support you? (share website, email, social links)
My website - www.victoryinbiz.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VeeRay04/
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/victoryfactor
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vanessaraymond04/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-raymond-3a5897200/
Feel free to email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org