IT GIRL RADIO EPISODE #103: How To Turn Trauma Into Triumph with Jessica Nazarali and Gwendolen Wilder

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Have you ever experienced a traumatic event and wondered: Where do I go from here? Our guest this week, Gwendolen Wilder, can relate. Gwendolen is a domestic violence survivor who used her life experiences to uplift others. When I first connected with Gwendolen, she was a client in our Business Mastery program. She had written a captivating book, It's OK To Tell My Story, and was seeking guidance on how to move forward.

With the help of the Business Mastery program, this domestic violence survivor and retired United States Air Force veteran used her book about how she overcame trauma as a launching pad for her consulting business and has joined us to discuss her process and share tips for other women who may identify with her journey.

Check out this week's episode of It Girl Radio about turning trauma into triumph!

Key Takeaways

[2:43] Gwendolen talks about how she got started

[5:37] Gwendolen discusses how Business Mastery transformed her business

[9:22] The major pivot in Gwendolen's business

[16:06] Gwendolen shares her perspective on the power of media networking

[17:05] Gwendolen talks about how to build relationships with corporate clients

[25:10] Gwendolen talks about what's next for her

[27:02] Gwendolen discusses the power of finding the right coach

[30:53] Gwendolen gives advice to women that have experienced a setback

Key Insights Shared on this episode

“I didn't know how it was going to happen, but I knew I wanted to do it.”

“I was very passionate about getting the story out and working with corporations but sending individual emails manually was draining the life out of me. You taught me about email sequences and it changed my life. I was shocked!”

“I decided to go out and volunteer because of the Business Mastery program... I used volunteering to position myself with my potential ideal client...and was able to get more familiar with what my client really needed.”

“By working with big corporations, coming in and doing filmed guest speaking opportunities, I'm able to take that media footage and put it on my website.”

“The key [in finding a coach] is to find someone that really understands what you want to do and why you want to do it, and then can say 'okay you need to do A, B, C, and D'.”

“Don't quit! God gives us all very unique talents and gifts and it's up to us to engage them.”

“Surround yourself with people who are doing well...not necessarily financially, but mentally and emotionally as well.”

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