Game Changer Interview: Lisa Choquette

Game Changer Interview: Lisa Choquette

Name of Your Business

Colour Therapy

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

My Life purpose and passion is to be a Healer, to uplift & inspire others to feel good about themselves. As a Hairstylist for the past 30yrs, and now as an Energy Healer as well, I feel I am doing just that. I am truly living my life purpose.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is anyone who is looking to enhance happiness & vitality, and feel empowered and at ease.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I am an Energy Healer. I provide Reiki Treatments & Aura-Soma Consultations and workshops.  Aura-Soma is a unique Modality from the UK and is new to the North East. Connecting with Nature’s vibrational life force, Aura-Soma provides everyone access to a better understanding of themselves. Our intention is manifesting conscious change on the planet and enabling people to be the best versions of themselves. www.aura-soma.com to learn more.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

Bruce Springsteen. The impact Springsteen had on me as a young teenager, in seeing how much passion and stamina he has in his performances, inspired me to strive for the same in myself. The creative side of him, his music & lyrics, gave me hope, in a time that I felt much hopelessness. To this day I am so thankful to have his music to uplift me along my journey in this wonderful life.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

The beach.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Speak my truth. Meditation. Get plenty of sleep.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Thru my work as a hair stylist/colourist, I love interior design work as a hobby (kitchen & bath).

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Untethered Soul. To gain more insight into how the human brain processes our experiences from childhood. An incredible book, I highly recommend it.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Good Will Hunting. I loved how real it was. How it revealed how much we keep inside, and how we put on a facade to the outside world in an attempt to keep ourselves safe from feeling the emotions that are hard for us to look at. Both Robin Williams and Matt Damon’s characters were amazing.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

Everything happens for a reason.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Being a successful business woman since the age of 27.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Speaking your truth is always best.

Advice to Younger Self?

Love yourself unconditionally.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

Confidence, because it helps me to face my challenges in a positive way.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Just do it! You will not be disappointed.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Participate, Enjoy & Shine your inner beauty.

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Game Changer Interview: Andrea Urciuoli-Hobkirk

Game Changer Interview: Andrea Urciuoli-Hobkirk

Name of Your Business

Getting Mindful Through Trauma.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

My work was a healing tool for me to get through a very difficult life experience. It’s our birthright to be happy and healthy each day. I want to pass this knowledge on to other women so we can grow together. We are all one. We all deserve peace and harmony.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client for the Mindfulness through Trauma is someone who has been been through a traumatic experience of some kind. She has lost her way and needs empowerment tools. Clients for my Mindfulness Pilates class want to strengthen tone and shape their bodies with the relaxation techniques of meditation and Reiki.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I provide a Pilates class that will shape and tone you while strengthening the core and elongating your muscles. The meditation process trains your brain to focus and redirect your thoughts so you stay in the present moment. The Reiki (universal energy) encourages emotional and physical healing.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My Mom was a great role model growing up. She was always so calm and very resilient even through the hardest times.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

In my bubble bath infused with rose essential oils, candles and Solfeggio Sound waves.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

I love to give myself homemade facials while doing Self-Reiki, getting a Reiki massage with the use of essential oils, meditation with lovingkindness module.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I feel like I express myself creatively by teaching, inspiring learning and listening to one’s needs.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler M. D. This beautiful book celebrates the service to others.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Wonder, I love the fact that a young child who was faced with a facial deformity was able to enter mainstream life with the help of his incredible parents and a huge heart

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

When you change the way you look at things, the way you look at things change.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

My two beautiful sons and my Mindfulness Certification.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Always trust your intuition. It never fails.

Advice to Younger Self?

Follow your heart.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I do love the fact that I am able to talk to anyone. I love all walks of life and am always ready to meet more people. I love to smile. It’s contagious.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

If you have a special gift and want to share it with other like-minded creative women then please join this group.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I cannot wait to meet each and every one of you.

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I am happy to give a free consult for someone that is new to Pilates.
Game Changer Interview: Joan Marie Gagnon

Game Changer Interview: Joan Marie Gagnon

Name of Your Business

Journal Your Way.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I am a huge believer in the power of the mind/brain. I want to share the power of journaling in triggering the mind to get what you want from life. My workshops help one see the benefits of journaling and provide journaling techniques based on one’s personality. As the author of the series Journal Your Way books, I hope to help people with life transitions via journaling. But, it is more than just journaling.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Financial advisers looking for a way to add value to their services. As a retired CPA/CFP with experience in financial transitions, I can help individuals prepare for the emotional side of retirement. It isn’t just about the money. Many advisers only want to deal with the numbers when they do retirement planning. I would do workshops for their clients or speak at a client event.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Retirement Transition Workshops.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My father was my role model. He had a huge work ethic and tons of integrity.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Camping near the ocean.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Massage, Glass of Wine, Cuddling with Husband.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Crocheting and Gardening.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson: Emphasizing that simple, daily disciplines can turn into massive success & happiness.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Out of Africa – It made be feel so alive living through Meryl Streep. She had so much courage.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“I dwell in the bright light of the universe.” Everything positive is attracted to me and everything negative is not. I am thankful for this bright light.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Certified Public Accountant and getting my degrees at night school.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Don’t worry about things you cannot control. Have not perfected yet!!!

Advice to Younger Self?

Don’t settle.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

Leadership skills – it has helped me in all aspects of my life such as when I worked in Corporate America, my volunteer activities, and my self disciplines.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

For most of my business experience, I have been involved with other businesses on a strictly business level such as Chambers, WSN, etc.. By adding in the spiritual aspect and the like-mindedness, I feel it will take me to another level.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I am an introvert and work hard at being an extrovert at events. lol

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A free Wheel of Retirement exercise – This exercise will help you identify areas in your life that need attention before retirement other than the financial. Visit my website Journal Your Way To