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, as a 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 (like Robbi Hess, Sybil Stershic, and Donna DeClemente, among many other talented, smart women), that Nurturing Big Ideas grew. See, I was my own first client!
- Profession web content writer
- Writer, author, and blogger
- Editorial writer in local evening news
- Book coach and POD publisher
- Co-founder of a successful online influencer community, sold to a major brand
- Keynote speaker
- Conference builder
- 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 grabbed that opportunity and wrestled with it and made it my own, time and time again. And, I still have some of 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.
And, now is what's important. Now is the time to do what you want to do. Now is the time to take your BIG idea to the world. Now is where I am. In the here and now.
#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 don’t let that label deter you! I enjoy working with all women because each women I meet inspires me in unique and different ways.
I’ve worked with women of all ages, helping them write books, self-publish, create websites, understand social media, build communities, start or improve a business, and learn how to take a big idea to reality. That includes writing and publishing a book.
I'm an entrepreneur, much like yourself. 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 was how I got here.
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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