July 2011 Rising Star Honoree
1)Full Name: Amina Carter
2) Company Name: WomanSphere by Amina LLC
3) Position: Founder and CEO
5) Year Founded: October 2008
6)Tell us about yourself and your business:
I am a peaceful agent for change, I am a woman of water and spirit, dedicated to assisting women realize and maximize their full potential. I am a Goddess, a divine manifestation of greatness and beauty. I am not afraid to claim and assert these things because if I don't speak power into my life first, I can't expect that my power will be supported by others. My company, WomanSphere by Amina, is a premier coaching firm dedicated to educating, encouraging and empowering women to manifest their destiny and live their best lives. It's our mission to heal from the inside, out.
7) What inspired you to start a business?
Starting my business was born out of my need to give back all of the love and support that I have received from women in my life. I have always known that my journey was to be of service to women. It wasn't until 2008 that I received clarity around in what capacity I would do it. As I stand, powerful, confident and confirmed in my business now, I have learned that our passions are also our own therapy. As I assist women in healing, I heal. It's an amazing, reciprocal gift that keeps on giving.
8) Share one business goal:
One of my business goals is to expand and build 3 more firms across the continental United States, employing the services of other transformational coaches whose missions are aligned with ours.
9)What would you say contributes to your success?
One of the greatest contributors to my success is the ability to see people for who and where they are. As an an entrepreneur, we oftentimes are disillusioned by people because of our desire for success. We set unreal and sometimes unattainable expectations for people based on our own abilities, as opposed to accepting cold, hard truths about people, loving them anyway, and maximizing their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. Doing this saves me energy and time, which inevitable saves me money.
10) How do you feel about partnerships?
I am an avid supporter of joint ventures/partnerships. I understand the power of numbers. I also understand that if your dream involves just you to be successful, then your dream is not big enough. In this life we need one another, whether we are willing to admit it or not. "No man is an island, no man stands alone..." Partnerships increase the visibility of your brand, help build solid business relationships, creates opportunities for bartering services and maximizing the impact of your message product or service. It's a win-win situation!
11) Have you ever formed any partnerships? Explain.
I have formed various partnerships since the launch of my business. I have partnered with other coaches to deliver power-packed, transformational and empowering content for online masterminds. I have partnered with woman-powered companies for live workshops, vision board events, tele-classes, sponsored events that share a similar vision etc... There is POWER in PARTNERSHIP!
12)What advice would you give an aspiring entrepreneur?
To all aspiring entrepreneurs, my words of wisdom are "your greatest success and transformation will found outside of your comfort zone, that's where the diamonds are! Live outside the box, this is where freedom is and that is where your dreams can breathe, grow and flourish."
13) Anything else you want to mention about your business?
I am currently working on a program that will change the game when it comes to women, balance and mental wellness. I am very excited, but hard at work on getting the product out. In addition I working to bring many more tele-seminars to keep women engages, and encouraged to reach beyond their limitations and live their lives unapologetic and on purpose!
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