The Illuminate Planning Committee is delighted to introduce this year’s Illuminate Conference Keynote Speaker Mary Michele from Style FinderID. Michele will not only answer these questions but she’ll also share her insider secrets about finding that “Success from Within.”
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Calling all Mompreneurs
Are you a mompreneur? Have you ever really thought about what being a mompreneur really means? According to Wikipedia the definition of a mompreneur is female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
On most days I would say that I am “actively juggling” my role as a mom, wife, and business owner. In my personal journey as a mompreneur the word “balance” really throws me off kilter. It makes me think that most of what I am doing is so backwards and usually chaotic. I sometimes end my day wondering, “What have I done for my family?” And “what have I done for my business?” And at the end of a long day with a whining toddler, an arguing school child, dirty dishes piled high, with no plan for dinner, and oh, yes, now my husband is home, I sit back and wonder- “Am I successful or how can I be successful?”
So if you are anything like me you might be wondering about other business owners:
- How did you build your business?
- What were your biggest challenges and obstacles?
- How do you balance family and business?
- What is your process in developing your business and marketing plan?
- What do you do when you get discouraged?
- What would you have done differently through your business journey?
- How do you use social media in your business?
- How do you really do it? I mean REALLY run your business?
Meet Mary Michele
Mary Michele is on a mission to help women discover how beautiful they really are. As Founder of StyleFinder LLC, she knows firsthand that you can be pleased with nothing if you are not pleased with yourself and is committed to creating resources to educate and empower women to look and feel fabulous from the inside out.
Growing up in Southern Pines, Mary Michele is a North Carolina native who knows how challenging it can be to have low self-esteem and no self-confidence. Struggling as a pre-teen and into adulthood with these issues, she sought to make herself over from the inside out and understands how empowering it can be to feel great in your own skin, as well as in your clothes.
Mary Michele has spent a lifetime being fascinated with personal style, and cultivating a style of her very own. From an early age she noticed a connection between what women wore and who they are, as well as the messages that one’s own personal style can send. She understands that when one’s self-expression is meaningful that it can help them stand out for all the right reasons! In 2010 Mary Michele created her proprietary StyleFinder™ System to help her clients clearly define their style and dress from the inside out. How you do anything is how you do everything, and discerning what is authentically you can help you to create a style that is aligned with your life while helping you to stand out for all the right reasons.
Mary Michele educates and encourages women to step into their authentic style through one-on-one coaching and consulting, group workshops, products, corporate programs, speaking and training designed to help women bring out their very best every step of the way. It is her purpose and calling to help women around the world overcome these issues and learn to redefine beauty on their own terms.
Irene Gouge on why YOU need to attend Illuminate
Even on the most trying day as a mompreneur, I believe I’m successful, although in that very moment it may not seem like it. The thing is that when we surround ourselves with like-minded women, we learn and grow together. One of the many blessings I’ve gleaned through my network in Vend Raleigh is the brilliance of each and every mompreneur.
I’ve had the absolute pleasure of meeting, talking to, learning from, partnering with, and building my needed skills in my current season of life as a mom, wife, and business owner.
I’d like to invite you to learn from Mary Michele and all the other amazing women that will be attending this year’s 3rd Annual Illuminate Conference where moms take their passions, desires, and hobbies to create their #RealBiz. They make an investment because they realize they are #WorthIt. And they #GetHookedUp with other like-minded women to take their business to new levels.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching so many women grow and blossom and I hope that you will be the next one to take that chance for yourself and leave a legacy for your children through your mompreneur journey.
Do you have your tickets yet? Get them here before they’re gone!
Irene Gouge is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant with Loving Lessons supporting tired parents get sleep so that they can have healthy children, happy parents, and harmonious homes. Now a Gentle Sleep Coach in the Raleigh and the surrounding areas, she works to empower parents with positive and gentle solutions for baby, toddler, or preschool children. She is a stay at home mom, takes care of children in her home, and enjoys supporting moms in business find creative ways to share their message while having fun.