We had the good fortune of connecting with Shea Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shea, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I am in the business of empowering women to make small changes that have a big impact on their lives and businesses which leads to positive changes in their communities. Whether I help them create a healthier home or develop their leadership skills, I guide them towards changes that continue to produce results far beyond their immediate reach. By helping them start a ripple effect of change, they are able to build and fuel their confidence which will help them continue the work they have set out to do which will have a lasting effect. We need women in the workplace, we need them to lead and we must invest in their success. My work is merely the springboard they can use to catapult themselves to higher ground.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Empowering women and removing the limiting beliefs they have of themselves is work I am really proud to do. i wake up excited to help women get out of their way so they can chase after their dreams because I know how significant of an impact they are going to make in the world.
As all businesses, this was a challenge to create not because there wasn’t a need. After all, most women can admit to struggling with doubting their abilities at one point or another. Rather, I first had to remove the limiting beliefs about myself in order to arrive at this point where I can lift other women up to become their best selves.
For me, success is all about helping other women live out the belief that success is for them, good things are for them and they have everything they need to get there.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In the best of times, when we can run around Los Angeles, I would grab some breakfast treats from Portos and take them to Malibu to dip their toes in the sand and hit the refresh button on their soul. There is nothing like breathing in the fresh sea air and feeling renewal as wave after wave come in and out. From there, I would take them to see John Williams at the Hollywood bowl or a Dodger game. I know those may not be the most unique but they are such a magical experiences and we could all use a little magic right about now.
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?
Grace Blacksea of Quench Collective (I believe she was featured in SD Voyager) has been incredibly instrumental in my career breakthrough. With her guidance, I was able to strategically run my business while avoiding burnout which has enabled me to continue to pour into other women. The connectivity of the work we do as a community can have a compound effect as we continue to lift one another up and Grace is the perfect example of that.
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