We had the good fortune of connecting with Roxanne Saffaie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Roxanne, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
My definition of success starts with the relationship you hold with yourSELF. To create, connect + fortify an empowered, compassionate, loving + thriving relationship with yourSELF is the most important achievement in life. Cultivating this relationship becomes the most powerful support system that generates, material success, relationship success, financial success, and so forth. Success starts from withIN. It’s what I frame as “INSOURCING” your wealth from the pathways of Self-Awareness, Self-Connection, Self-Love, Self-Confidence + Self-Trust. This where my saying “You are the life you are living.” is born from–What we aim to experience on the external, must be cultivated first from the internal.

What should our readers know about your business?
Launching BlackBeltBeauty and becoming an Empowerment Coach stemmed from the pure realization of my innate passions + my unique attributes that empower an individual to live from their fullest potential in life through the pathways of Self-Mastery + Self- Actualization.

I’ve been a deeply introspective individual my entire life.

My journal has been my best friend from my earliest years of living.

I’ve learned and developed so much of mySELF and my outlook towards life from the pages of my journal.

Much of that inner work helped me to develop my unique attributes that I empower my coaching clients + community with. I arm them with the INNER + OUTER tools they need to live from their most Authentic SELF + their fullest potential.

One aspect that makes me very proud of my thought-leadership in Personal Empowerment and in building BlackBeltBeauty is that it has all been born from my Authentic SELF, truest passions and real life experience.

There have been so many times in my career history where I could have “played small” or shifted from the inspired directive I felt inside my heart, but I chose not to.

I chose to always bet on mySELF, no matter how challenging the path would be.  I operate in loyal partnership with my truth and intuition.

People know when someone is coming from authenticy or a scripted version of themselves.

Truth stands out as does REAL passion and I’m proud to be a representative of REAL.

I live BlackBeltBeauty and what it stands for 247/365.

Leading by example and integrity are two of my core values; both deeply embedded into all things BlackBeltBeauty as well as my thought-leadership.

I coach my community to have the courage to live from their most Authentic Self and to build their life from that badass version of SELF.

In my opinion, there is nothing more fulfilling than to zoom out at your life and see that all aspects of it are bred from true passion, purpose and vision. It’s living with intention. It’s living on purpose with purpose.

It’s the best feeling to my heart when I experience my coaching clients and community develop and fortify an empowered and loving relationship with themselves, through the various channels of support I offer. From the content I share on my podcast BlackBeltBeauty Radio, to my exclusive community membership, Queendom, to my private coaching clients, IG community and my Self-Actualization guided Journal: You Are The Path; I am truly living my passion and purpose out with all of my heart.

And I’m just getting warmed up.  My first book will be written soon and as a life-long writer, that accomplishment is going to be beyond INCREDIBLE to me.

Expanding my thought-leadership and BlackBeltBeauty globally, literally gets me out of bed eager everyday to hustle my highest vision for it all into LIFE.  I LOVE supporting women around the world to believe in themselves, to love themselves, to TRUST themselves, to keep challenging themselves to THRIVE in life and to express the beauty of their AUTHENTICITY, fearlessly with the world.

I want to be proof that YOU CAN create a wealthy, fulfilling life from YOUR authentic passions and the unique, inspired ideas you hold in VISION for it.  A life that is vital and FEELS good as you create it, from withIN and out. That’s what I call: success in motion. There’s no hardtop to succeeding in life from my perspective- it’s an ongoing process that starts withIN ourSELF.

There are no shortcuts to badassery, you have to be willing to take the route that builds you up as you build your life. It’s getting in the arena, facing your challenges and betting on yourSELF everyday, because YOU’RE WORTH IT.

hat are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My backyard, the Beach, for long beach walks + surf, The Source Cafe (gratefully there are 2 locations now) for clean, healthy + sexy meals made by good friend Amber Caudel, my brother Mike Saffaie’s gym + our jiu-jitsu academy; Gracie University in Torrance for some fun workouts + training + for relaxation, I love Terrena’s spa + the beautiful views of the ocean overlooking Palos Verdes Cliffs. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family, my tribe of amazing friends who are all authentic leaders, my BlackBeltBeauty team, the incredible women I coach in my exclusive community Queendom, mySELF.

Website: www.blackbeltbeauty.com
Instagram: @roxylook @blackbeltbeauty
Twitter: @roxylook
Facebook: @blackbeltbeauty
Youtube: www.youtube.com/blackbeltbeauty

Image Credits
Photographer: Racquel Kussman JiuJitsu partner: Eve Torres Gracie

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