We had the good fortune of connecting with Fabiola Segovia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fabiola, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I wouldn’t be where I am today had I not taken many risks in my life. To me, life is a series of moments where we can be complacent where we are OR do something about changing our current reality. A lot of times that means taking risks in hopes of a better outcome for yourself. Risk is doing something that’s out of your comfort zone. It takes courage and inner strength to complete the risk gracefully. I’ve taken many risks in my personal and professional life that were scary to me at the moment, but later on, were nothing to me. I wouldn’t have been able to work through everything without the support of my loved ones along my journey! Being around the right people is essential as well. The more you want to upgrade your life, the high level of risks you’ll find.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I AM FAB. People who start to get to know me to know that I am Fab. It’s my name and who I am! What sets me apart is that I’m authentic and genuine to myself. No matter what everyone else around me is doing. People that follow me or work with me appreciate that about me. I’m not here to please others, but more so, finding more of my true self every day and guiding others to do the same! I would lie if I said it was “easy” to get where I am today business-wise. It took a lot of shedding of my old identity and truly believing more of my desires. That deep inner knowing that I was meant to do more. Also, before starting my coaching business company, I had ZERO prior “professional experience.” I worked as a nanny after realizing in College that I did not want to be part of Corporate America. I overcame many of my obstacles by signing up for one of the best life coaching services out there, hiring coaches, and working through several therapists. I will say the most important work was the therapy work. You can read the books, listen to podcasts, or do all of the courses, but we all have emotional baggage. Please pay attention to your mental health; you’d be surprised how much it affects your business growth and success. Lessons: always be on time, always rely on yourself, be your own best friend, be your own best cheerleader, focus on your life values, and prioritize your health! There is no need to “struggle” or “hustle.” Can the toxic work culture die already?
“Thrive and Align is a space dedicated to modulating the importance of life, with a focus on how emotional intelligence, mindfulness, mind-body connection, and music enable one to truly thrive and be in alignment with the world.” — whatever any human takes from this brand is up to them. The biggest takeaway I hope others take is to believe in human potential. — Live your potential.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Day 1: I would take them on a hike to Runyon Canyon. I love Runyon because it’s down the street from home and you get such gorgeous views of the city and if the sky is clear enough, ocean views as well! I’d take them, of course, to Tiago Coffee that is down the street. Their food and coffee is fantastic! For nighttime views plus a fantastic dinner, we’d go to Yamashiro in Hollywood Hills. Can you tell I love views? Day 2: Following day, I’d take them Erewhon to pick up lunch and juice or coffee to picnic at the Japanese Tea garden at Kenneth Hahn Recreation. Day 3: Next up, I’d take my best friend for a Swan boat ride in Echo Park! Followed by a picnic there close to sunset time!!
Day 4: Next day, we’d go to the Self-Realization center in Palisades for a more chill time, followed by a delicious meal at Urth Cafe!
Day 5: Next day, we’d go to Marina Del Rey and go Kayaking or paddle boarding and take all of the ocean views in. I’d then take my bestie to Connie and Ted’s for the best seafood in LA!
Day 6: We’d go on a mini road trip to Malibu and have brunch at Malibu farm first. Then drive over to Zuma beach and relax!
Day 7: Venice beach! I’d take my bestie on a walk through the Venice boardwalk and Venice Canals. We’d end our evening with one of my favorite yoga instructors Lindsey and do yoga on the sand in Venice beach.
Day 8: I’d take my bestie out to eat at Smoke House in Glendale for one of the best steaks in LA! It was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite places, and the food is so delicious! We’d end our night with a drive along Mulholland drive during sunset.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost, my family. I feel very fortunate to have their support with my WILD dreams. There are also countless books I could name, I’m a book worm, but in general, I’m grateful for all of the authors in the world. They keep the knowledge going for those to come! Finally, my coaching institute iPec and my current mentors Kelly Mirabella and Melanie Ann Layer. My therapist as well, Dr. Faith! Without them all, I wouldn’t be able to “flawlessly” move more into success. No one gets anything done alone, and if you don’t have the support of mentors, therapists, coaches, etc. I’d suggest looking into finding your team! You will get there a lot faster than you would on your own. TRUST ME.