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Sunday, May 26, 2013

10 Remarkable Women Who Changed My Life + Enhanced My Business

Growing up, I did not imagine how my wedding day would pan out by thinking about the gown I would wear, the people I would invite, and so forth. Instead, I imagined owning a business! I even drew on a white poster board my idea for a mall and wrote a script for a talk show!

In grade school, I was asked by the teacher what I wanted to be when I grew up! I said, 'I want to be a flower girl and sell flowers!' When I was in the sixth grade, I was into fashion and was designing clothes...just drawings on paper. By the time I was in high school, a girl wanted one of my drawings to she could give it to someone in order for them to make the dress. Unfortunately, when I told her I'll sell her the drawing for $50.00 she no longer wanted my design! Go figure!

I'm giving you this back story because, while I always knew that I wanted to be a C.E.O., I had no clue that I would own an online business and, more importantly, I'm still amazed by the sequence of events that led me to start my business, The Violet Sanctuary Spa.

Btw, I still have the drawings of the clothing designs!

As I discuss in my upcoming book, To Be Goddess: Every Woman Is A Goddess; Discover The Domain In Which You Reign Supreme, The Violet Sanctuary Spa is what I created as a direct result of the deaths of both my grandparents (They died roughly a year and a half from each other) and my two-year healing process.  

Each of the women I'm about to present to you in this blog post has helped me on such a great level that I have to share their incredible works with you. They have helped me various ways from emotional healing to growing spiritually to perfecting my business and my message of living a holistic life aimed at coaching and promoting one's inner and outer spiritual growth.

My goal is that you will be able to also benefit from their great teachings and then share your story so that you can help another along their path. I highly recommend that you connect with each of these women on some level, whether it's via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest...


    Intuitive Counselor

Intuitve-counselor-Colette-Baron-Reid-med-headshotWhat can I say?! I just adore Colette! I've been following her since the very beginning when she traveled with Sylvia Browne. I actually saw Colette when she came to Philadelphia and she went on stage before Sylvia. My best-friend and I just loved her! Colette's book, Messages From Spirit, was the first book I read when I began my healing process after the deaths of my grandparents. Her work truly resonated with me and I was uber grateful to have purchased her book. 

I received several 'on point' readings from Colette and she has been a guest on my internet radio show. If you ever listened to Colette on the radio, then you know she has a killer personality! Her laugh and sense of humor are refreshing. I have all of her books, oracle card decks, and purchased her songs/meditations. If you want a reading from Colette, be prepared because she keeps it real! No pulling punches! She will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear!  Connecting with Colette is like talking to one of your trusted girlfriends! If you need straightforward insight into a situation and a plan of action, get in touch with the lovely Colette Baron-Reid!

    Angel Therapy

Thank GOD (and the angels) for Ms. Virtue! I just crave her work! Whatever she releases, I want it! I have so many of her books that I can start a library! I have so many of her oracle card decks that I can open a shop! Why? Because Doreen told me via her books exactly what I have been seeing all these years and never knew what they were called...angels! Doreen provided names and descriptions for the 'characters' I've seen in my dreams...goddesses and fairies. Doreen reminded me exactly who I am... a Mystic Angel (For a better understanding of Mystic Angel, please see my earlier blog by clicking here).  Four of my angel stories have been published in her amazing books!

I thank God for Doreen and her works on a daily basis. She really propelled me regarding seeking knowledge about esoteric information and other divine beings.  I'm so proud to be an ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER®. If you are confused about who you are, in need of contacting your angels, and are unsure about your life's purpose, then you need to be part of Doreen's tribe!


I learned about Tori via in which I took her, A Year of Color Therapy e-course. I was always fascinated by colors and how they can compliment a person's eyes or complexion. However, this e-course is far beyond picking a dress to match those baby blues! A Year of Color Therapy truly helped me to look within myself to discover (and rediscover) aspects of myself that I have buried and neglected. 

I had such an amazing experience with the A Year of Color Therapy e-course that I invited Tori as a guest on my internet radio showA Year of Color Therapy is a lovely mixture, in my opinion, of color therapy + oracle reading + self discovery + personal growth. Want to do a bit of discovery and healing? I suggest you head over to Tori's site! 


    Amazing Biz & Life Academy

Be a ravishing goddess + make money + join the goddess circle (women only)! A great community and amazing biz information with a goddess twist is what Leonie provides. When I discovered Leonie, I realized that this signified the time when I was ready to step into my personal power and begin to build my online empire (Well it's a baby empire right now since The Violet Sanctuary Spa is a three year old business!) Leonie reminded me that it's okay to be a gorgeous goddess with holistic services/products and asked to be compensated aka paid $$$! 

Connecting with Leonie and her tribe of goddesses has reminded me to remain true to myself throughout my business ventures. Leonie helped me to hone in on what I want from my company and where I would like to see my company grow. I took several of her online courses and I'm a member of her tribe! The community of amazing women and the self discovery that takes place is almost indescribable...that's just how amazing of a sacred space Leonie has created online!

I'm so grateful to have discovered Leonie! If you need to connect with a community of beautiful women who are 'ridin' the wild donkey' aka tackling and getting things done in addition to figuring out how to incorporate all the business-y stuff with your spiritual plan, then you want Leonie on your side!

5. Hibiscus Moon aka Stephanie
    Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy

vegas 227x300 About Hibiscus MoonThe wonderful world of crystals and the science behind the wonderful gems! I discovered Stephanie through Leonie Dawson! I love crystals and always imagined myself working with them, so when I discovered Hibiscus Moon you can just imagine the excitement I felt! Stephanie is a wonderful teacher and her bubbly personality makes the process of learning about crystals even better. Don't be fooled by the 'sparkly name', I learned some hard core facts about crystals! 

Stephanie has an online certification course in which one, upon passing, can become a Certified Crystal Healer (CCH). The online community is also wonderful at the Crystal Cave! Her Sparkle Engineer, Dawn is just as wonderful! I had the honor of writing a guest blog on the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy website. I'm proud to say that I am a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer. I practicing crystal healing and developing ways to further incorporate it into my business. If you want to learn, in depth, about crystals and become a Certified Crystal Healer, then I strongly suggest heading over to Stephanie's site!

6. Amy Porterfield
    Social Media Strategist

And....then turning point! By the time I discovered Amy, I already had several certifications and my confidence level in my abilities were growing. However, I still required more direction and a better understanding of 'social media'. I had my Facebook page, Twitter account, Pinterest boards, LinkedIn account, and the list goes on, but I knew that there had to be a better way to grab these social media outlets by the horns and own 'em! The Universe heard my request and delivered the amazing Amy Porterfield! 

Social Media can be overwhelming. I spend countless hours learning how to become efficient in the social media world. Amy has managed to make it simple by providing her wonderful webinars and helping me (and fellow business owners) on her Facebook page and Facebook group. She has co-authored a book, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies.  Through Amy, I discovered socialmediaexaminer, a website that provides loads of social media info...that is valuable content! I'm forever grateful for Amy, not only because of the awesome, valuable, consistent, content she provides, but she introduced me to Marie Forleo's B-School. Are you in desperate need of some social media knowledge for your business? Please, please, go follow Amy!

7. Marie Forleo
    B-School + Lifestyle Expert

Wow! To say, 'Thank you, Marie Forleo' just isn't enough! It's more like: 'Omg, Marie! You're friggin' awesome! B-School is friggin' awesome! Your content is out of this world! OMG I cannot believe how fortunate I am to be part of your tribe!'  Yeah, that's more like it! Amy Porterfield suggested to her Facebook followers to sign up for B-School (The 'B' stands for business), which is taught by the wonderful Marie Forleo! B-School is an online training program in which Marie equips entrepreneurs with a 'can do', everything is 'figureoutable', attitude in addition to providing very valuable and highly detailed information on how to build a unique profit brand and so much more! 

I highly recommend entrepreneurs to enroll in B-School! I just adore Marie's personality, the community of B-Schoolers is amazing, and she has MarieTV! Since taking B-School, I've notice loads of great changes with my business and with myself. For example, my newsletter subscribers has increased wonderfully, I've made some amazing connections with the people from the B-School community (some of which have been guests on my radio show), I've become more consistent in my work, and improved my content. 

After graduating from B-School, the community of B-Schoolers are still there ready, willing, and able to help a fellow entrepreneur! I strongly suggest you hop on the B-School bandwagon even if you think you heard it all before...between the community + Marie + material + bonus material + free material you will be amazed at what you will learn, the results you will experience, and the connections you will make!


Queen of Pinterest! Fashionista! World Traveler! What's not to love?! I'm currently taking a course Melanie has offered regarding how to use Pinterest for marketing and I've noticed the positive changes! Melanie also provides an inside look of how to travel to the most exotic places and still get work done! I'm enjoying learning about the benefits of Calls To Action in Pinterest, putting it into practice, and now I receive notifications about people repinning my posts and new people following me!

Everyday, I receive an email from Melanie's newsletter providing me with details regarding stylish wear for the mobile entrepreneuress to (timely) inspirational quotes reminding me not to give up! You definitely want to be part of Melanie's tribe!


    Media Savvy Psychotherapist PhD.

TV / Radio AppearancesDr. Jennifer's book, Your Ultimate Life Plan, which is now a three-time award winner of major book awards, is a mind-blowing book that will take you on a journey of recovery and healing. Thus, making you re-evaluate your life and develop plans of action to get you on the right track! 
There's always work to be done and improvements to be made! Reading, Your Ultimate Life Plan reminded me of just that. I'm a fast reader and can absorb knowledge quickly. However, I slowed down my reading because I'm writing notes and placing tabs throughout the book! By reading Your Ultimate Life Plan, I feel as if I'm up-grading my life and I already experienced my 'Aha' moment! Go out and get your copy!

      The Healthy Home Dream Team®

I met Lisa through B-School. She and her husband, Ron Beres make up The Healthy Home Dream Team®. Together, they educate people on various topics regarding toxins in the home, our foods, and personal care products. I had the honor of having Lisa and Ron on my and  internet radio show.

I've learned such valuable information from the 'Dream Team', that it still blows my mind! When they were on my show, I was the one taking notes! It is because of Lisa and her hubby that I am, not only re-evaluating my home, but re-evaluating the products I use in my home and the containers I use to hold my food and drink...don't even get me started talking about what I learned regarding indoor air v. outdoor air! Everyone who cares about their health should consult Ron and Lisa (or at least visit their site!). 

Personal Thought Alert:
I'm so grateful to have discovered these wonderful women that I cannot begin to thank them enough. I'm just proud to have discovered them and I thank them for doing what they do!

Challenge Time!

Are you already part of any of the women I mentioned above tribes? If not, then who will you begin to follow and why? If you are part of their tribe, then explain why and how you have benefited from doing so! Please state below so we can keep the learning experience going!

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Until next time, dear reader, see you on Facebook!


  1. I also adore Marie Forleo (I'm a B-schooler too) and Leonie. Because of your post I'm going to start following Melanie Duncan and Amy Porterfield. Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

    1. Hello, Billie! Thanks! You'll adore Melanie and Amy!

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  3. This is such a great list! Many of them I know and love, and you introduced me to several that I get to learn more about. I love that! :)

  4. Thanks for the great list Tia! A girl can never have enough help!

  5. Wow! Half of the women on your list I didn't even know, so thank you for mentioning them - I'll check them out!

    The most influential on me from your list is definitely Leonie. It's where I "met" you, for one thing! :-) Leonie is so inspirational and beautiful, and it's great to have a positive role model from the alternative/"hippie" world.

    Much love! xx

  6. That is a great list, definitely introduced me to a few new names. This post is a great resource!

  7. What a super list; I have read a few times!