You likely know me from Lipsticking. That’s my first baby. She’s close to 15 now. Wow, they grow up so fast!
I still maintain that blog, with a sincere focus on women and women’s issues. It’s from that blog, from writing it, interviewing so many talented, smart women in it, and from having amazing guest bloggers (Robbi Hess, Sybil Stershic, and Donna DeClemente, among many other talented, smart women), that Nurturing Big Ideas grew.
I was my own first client!
I grew up in the 1960s. That makes me a baby boomer. It also makes me fierce in support of a woman's voice, because I was too often silenced in those years. Women were rising up to build strength and purpose, in those days.
I bring my talent to my work by tapping into the desires and demands of a life lived not on the sidelines, but in the middle of the chaos.
Mom and More
- Professional web content writer
- Author/blogger/Content editor
- Editorial writer: local evening news
- Book coach and POD publisher
- Co-founder of BlogPaws, a successful online influencer community (acquired by a major brand)
- Keynote speaker
- Conference builder
- Serious business networker
- Teacher, trainer, believer in peer group learning
- Proud Mom of Chloe, Maggie and Donnie - three great kids who make me look good every time they leave the house!
The Mom Thing
Of all those bulleted points, the one I'm most proud of is the last one. I did all those other things because ... well, because I saw an opportunity, and I took it. I grab opportunity and wrestle with it until I make it my own, time and time again. And, I still have the bruises to show for it.
But, the being a Mom thing - bringing new life into the world! Wow, what tremendous change that brought into my life! I was first surprised, and then I embraced the most colorful moments of pure song and dance, moments that were truly the most delightful in my entire life! Being a Mom informed everything I did and everything I became and everything I am now. I don't dictate or scream or try to take over. I nurture. Pure and simple.
I believe you need that Mom's touch. Because Moms know each child has a special kind of talent inside. Moms see the magic that comes from recognizing that talent. Moms know how to take children move from ordinary to extraordinary.
Sadly, too many grown women lose some of that. They let the extraordinary slip into the ordinary. The day to day drudgery grips them. They still have the talent and the magic wants to get out, but life wears them down. The magic fades.
At Nurturing Big Ideas, I'll help you bring the magic back! The time is NOW! Now is the time to do what you want to do. Now is the time to take your BIG idea to the world.
#TRUTH is: I'm here because you’re passionate about that big idea, that dream you've had for so long. Nurturing you as you achieve that dream - turning it into magic (and money) is what I'm passionate about!
Going from Side Hustle to Entrepreneur
It's hard. Deciding to go from hobby or side hustle to a real business with all the trimmings, is hard. In fact, it's even a bit scary at times.
Wondering which steps to take first, second, third…that’s daunting. How to go from new entrepreneur, to successful entrepreneur, to established business professional. It takes time, energy, and a little magic. Don’t I know it!
I've been there, done that, I still wear the T-shirt with pride, so you will hear me speak to your talents, your magic, and even your insecurities, on a regular basis. I'm a baby boomer, and proud of it! But that just means I get it - I get the struggle, the sweat and tears. I've lived it. I've cried. I've had to grit my teeth and move that mountain, one stone at a time.
My big ideas became reality, (including the writing and publishing of a book about marketing to women online) because I was determined, wayward, and stubborn. Just like you.
Being an entrepreneur.
I love animals. I love reading. I love telling stories - and helping others tells stories.
I've done the reinvention game so many times, I've lost count. I only know that I love what I do now, and every reinvention along the way contributed to getting me here - with you.
You can find me on Facebook at the Nurturing Big Ideas page almost every day.
You can find me sharing content on my LinkedIn page.
Over on twitter just look for @ideanurturing
And, if you want to connect via email, it's yvonne (at) yvonnedivita (dot)com
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