Barbara Gustavson with Discover Next Step.
When my mom passed away I took a look at my life and realized I had not developed my potential and was often living from a place of fear. While I was working successfully in the corporate world, it was not meaningful work and I set out to find my own unique purpose and how I can make a better difference in the world.
In 2012 I joined the John Maxwell Team, an international organization of speakers, coachers and trainers. While I had no intention of becoming a speaker or coach, I decided to face my fears and develop my communication and speaking skills. I experienced so much personal growth I decided to become a certified speaker and coach.
What motivated me was getting clear on my purpose and mission, which is to help people discover their strengths, see their value, live more boldly and make a difference.
I decided to share more of my story and published a self-leadership book called Permission to be BOLD: A Guide to Loving Yourself, Living Fully and Leaving Your Mark on the World. It's now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997687223/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1.
Some fun facts:
I consider myself to be a Purpose-Driven, Curious, Collaborator. If I wasn't doing this, what would I do? Neuroscientist (this would make my my 'inner geek' happy)
Get to know this awesome lady at our GNO tomorrow night! Want to contact her?
Hi, I’m Courtney Villarreal, Virginia girl born and raised. I relocated to Fredericksburg from Fairfax in 1993. I am a wife, a mother of two amazing boys and an entrepreneur at heart.
Event coordination, supporting others in business and lifting others, especially women is my mission.