Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Elisabeth (Lizzi for short), and the past year I packed up my bags and moved over 8,000 miles to Australia to be with my then-long distance fiance. I am a Disney aficionado, and currently, work full time as a business consultant and coach for small businesses.
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it
My business focuses on helping my clients build brandable, scalable, bankable businesses. When I first started my business (a personal fitness company), I grossly underestimated how much other aspects of my life affected my performance. If I had any unresolved beef with my family, it showed in how I communicated. If I wasn't physically taking care of myself, it showed in how I marketed. Little things like this aren't discussed in traditional consulting relationships, which is why my focus in coaching + consulting has been holistic. In helping my clients in building not just their sales, but their lives as a whole as well, leads to more successful clients.
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
First and foremost, knowing God has gone before me and made a way forward. Ups and downs, wins and lessons, I know I'm not alone in this, and that I can have peace in moving forward with what feels right. Plus, after you've left a 60k job and everything you know for a new country, you feel like Wonder Woman.
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
That everything will be alright, so don't try so hard to be perfect. Explore who YOU are, and don't be afraid to keep speaking up (even if others look at you weird). And your future husband is not even in the country, so don't feel bad about not dating.
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Courage requires a bit of fear, so don't think you being afraid means you aren't meant to be brave. Take that step, make those mistakes, and keep moving forward.