Becoming a Leader

Since childhood, my life was filled with role models of strong women leaders who were “firsts” in their positions.  Those early influences set the framework for the leadership roles of my life.

I wish I could tell you it’s always been easy – but I can’t.

Instead – I’ll share a very important but difficult story that changed my life and helped shape me into the leader and mentor I am today.

There was a day when I was all set to give up my dreams.  I’d been treated so unfairly and met with such hardships that I didn’t know if I even wanted to reach the goals I had set for my life. But then something important happened ….

You see, I had encountered a woman in my town that everyone both loved and feared who was a “first” to reach a powerful position in society.  She was also a leader in an organization that gave scholarships to high school girls to help them complete their studies. One month, I was one of the lucky ones selected for this honor. This woman decided that I had “potential” so she took my under her wings to mentor me on important life ideas. When I prepared to leave on a particular academic journey, she looked at me and said “I’m keeping my eye on you. When you get back, you answer to me about what you achieved.”

It was the memory of those words along with the hopes and dreams of my parents and grandmother that came back to me as I lay crying on my bed that summer afternoon feeling defeated.  I had earned the highest scores in the course on all the tests, but the professor gave me one of the lowest grades because he “didn’t believe in a woman studying business at that level.” When I found out he had left for a 3 month overseas trip and I couldn’t fight the grade without him being there I seriously considered dropping out of college. It was almost too much. How many times could I get shot down after trying so hard – because of unfairness of someone’s personal prejudices?

Yet, I knew that if I returned to my hometown without finishing my course of study, I would have to face my family and “that woman.”  Something in me knew that I couldn’t fail – I had to get up and fight once more to meet my goals.

There were mentors waiting on my good report – and I wasn’t going to let them down. I got up – choose to find the lesson in the pain – and went on to reach my goal.

My life was never the same.  After that,  I went on to achieve many other goals.

After graduating with a marketing degree, I pursued my interest in working overseas by joining the Peace Corps. I worked in West Africa organizing and developing food cooperatives.   Since then I’ve been to other African nations, Europe and most U.S. states for work or personal interests.

My education includes a B.S. in Marketing, an M.S. in Organizational Behavior, another M.A. in Organization Development and a Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems.   When I started my doctoral program, I used the inspiration of my entrepreneurial father and leadership and mentoring background of my mother to focus my studies on women’s grassroots and community leadership styles. My dissertation research resulted in finding a unique empowerment leadership style of women who are leaders, mentors, and roles models in their profession, community or personal endeavors.

Over time, life taught me that as the world continues to evolve, every empty experience that makes people say “I never thought I’d see it happen” will be filled by a brave leader who refuses to give up on her dream.

When I decided to use what I’d learned to help others run towards their brilliance, taking the lessons found in their pain to fuel their journey, leadership roles have been in my life ever since.

I’ve shared this information as a keynote speaker and presenter at national and international conferences. I’ve even had the pleasure of delivering two commencement speeches, appear in the media, and serve as a peer reviewer for a prominent small business journal.

In visiting Spain and South Africa, my intercultural awareness of economic development was expanded as I marveled at the leadership abilities of women who live and work in a cornucopia of leadership positions.

As a faculty leader, diversity director, and professional presenter, I’ve gained experiences that are beneficial to others in their leadership pursuits. While serving at a major University, I gained the confidence of my peers to serve as a faculty leader for five years, an experience that let me use my collaborative skills to open communication that helped move the organization to its stated goals with groups that often experienced broad differences of opinions. My leadership role as a diversity specialist broadened horizons for more professionals in public and private organizations and businesses.

I love writing and have multiple published books, an article in a leading leadership manual published by John Wiley publishers, several dozen other published articles, and have coached others to write and publish their works. The great thing is I love work with women from around the world to help them become great business professionals and leaders.

If you’re ready to get the mentoring needed to reach your goals – despite it all – I look forward to supporting you.

Thanksgiving 2014

Another Thanksgiving Day. This is usually a good day, when we get ready to visit family or have them over for dinner. Today my husband and I go to visit his family. We’re looking forward to it but not with the same feeling of lightness and joy that usually accompanies this day. Today we’re thinking of Ferguson and the sad events that put a damper on America again. Another Black man shot in the streets with not justice for his murder. Another show in this nation of the inequality of citizens based on the color skin alone.

The World Remembers Ferguson

The World Remembers Ferguson

There is a deep sadness that comes with this truth.

* It hurts to know that certain citizens of a a nation are not safe, that just living can be a dangerous activity in some neighborhoods.

* It hurts to know that the act of walking home from the store, buying a package of candy and talking on the phone could open you up to being shot dead, just because someone felt like killing you.

* It hurts to know that being 12 years old, alone in a park by yourself means opening you up to being shot dead within 2 seconds by a police “just because.”

* It hurts to know that you can be talking about Jesus to people in your neighborhood in the morning, then shot dead and left to rot in the street like an animal even though you had your hands up in surrender that afternoon.

* It just hurts to know these things as facts of life in America.

My mother marched with Martin Luther King, Jr in Selma Alabama back in 1965. My sister, brothers and I were raised fighting for civil rights and freedom of ALL people, despite, race, creed or color. Yet, today, I know the fear of consistent worry that a member of my family could walk down a street and be shot, killed, and forgotten like nothing ever happened.

This morning, my daughter in law helped relieve some of the pain by sharing a picture she found of people from around the world who are seeing what’s happening in America. They too are people who know pain of being hurt and having lives that don’t matter – just because. It helped.

It helped to remind me that there are people from all walks of life that actually do care, that honestly don’t agree with the atrocities that are happening, that they really stand in unity with this fight for equality.

The most important thing to remember is that in all of this, while families are getting together to celebrate, there are families that are missing loved ones this Thanksgiving because they were shot dead – just because. We must remember those families in our prayers – remember that despite it all, God is STILL in control. Remember that most of those killed knew the Lord and are with Him this Thanksgiving. They are not being judged by earthly mistakes but by the condition of their heart towards Him. Remember that God has not left or forsaken ANY of His people – we have to remember this, through the pain, through the fear, through the reality of what we live in.

1st Annual International Resource Manual

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Attn: Health & Wellness Professionals

Dr. Consuelo Meux, Ph.D., Presents Seasoned Women Health Radio –

1st Edition – Health, Wellness, Food and Fitness International Resource Manual

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Making Changes that Improve How You Look, Feel, and Live Takes Commitment, Time and Effort.

But, is there anything more important than your health?

You might be

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  • totally confused about which the types of foods that are good for you and which are not, but really want to know
  • concerned about the results of a recent health check-up that indicated the need to pay strong attention to what’s going on in your body
  • worried that some lifestyle diseases will be (or currently are) a reality in your life such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure,  diabetes, cancer, obesity, dementia or other

If  You Are Seriously Ready to Make Changes in Your Health & Wellness in Ways You Can Control – It’s Time to Get  Coaching through the 

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Look What You Can Look Forward to Achieving with this Health Coaching Program…

This is a six-month support program where you will be fully and personally supported to make the lifestyle changes in your health and wellness that you need to live a full, productive life.   You will be changed in ways that matter while working in a confidential manner to reclaim your dreams of a healthier more energetic life.  Then, you can continue to pursue the goals of your life calling with more energy everyday.

You will develop a step-by-step plan that works for you and your lifestyle to incorporate lifestyle and nutrition adjustments so you realize improved health and wellness in all aspects of your life.

  • Start normalizing your life, weight, and other issues naturally
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  • Increase energy and feel better throughout your body
  • Start to look younger, feel better, and have more energy everyday

Your Personalized Program Includes…

  • Time – to talk about what’s on your mind concerning your health, eating, foods, diet issues and other topics related to being a “seasoned woman.”  When was the last time someone took time to just listen to what you have to say about what concerns you, your present and future life, how you’ll take care of yourself today and tomorrow and anything else you want to express in a confidential, non-judgmental manner.
  • A personalized health and wellness assessment that will provide the framework for your coaching program. You won’t get pushed into a cookie cutter format that just doesn’t fit who you are.  Instead, you will have a program designed specifically around your goals. Everyone’s health situation varies. My training allows me to customize what works for the individual according to your specific needs.
  • Personal coaching sessions through phone or Skype. You will be able to be accountable for your health and wellness process with “no-judgement” support (remember – I’ve been through this too so I know what it takes to stay on track with the health thing).
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  • Real world help with the type of foods to include in your diet that can start bringing fast changes to how you feel and look.

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What is the Value of Your Health?

This is a six-month coaching program. You can extend coaching services for an additional period of time after the first session.

PLEASE remember – This is not a medical program and I am not a medical doctor but a Health Coach certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and a Raw/Vegan Chef.  You should check with your doctor or other health professional prior to starting any type of program that makes changes in your health habits. This is particularly necessary if you are on medications. If you follow some of the new healthy habits in this coaching you might find your health improving and the need for medications changing. You need to keep your doctor informed of your progress at all times.

Coaching Includes:

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  • Time to fully talk about your health, wellness, and lifestyle concerns
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  • Email exchange between sessions (M-Th)
  • Reading suggestions, cooking and food ideas, recipes and more

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After you submit your investment I will be in touch to schedule our first initial consultation. You will also get started right away with a Life & Health Questionnaire to guide the coaching process. I look forward to supporting your health and wellness goals.

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Online Entrepreneurs Wellness

Lose Weight – Eat Healthy – Feel Better

 

7-Step System to Health for People

Who Sit Too Much and Move Too Little

It’s Time to Shed the Spread…!

Do you love your internet business so much that you are…

  • Working long hours most days of the week?
  • Forgetting to eat and talking yourself out of exercising?
  • Prefer to wear your sweats because they are more comfortable than your favorite jeans lately?

Working online came with the promise of freedom. Not just the freedom of controlling your own income but the freedom to control your time and lifestyle. But, no one said working online from home would be so enjoyable that you would let it take over your life and make your body, health and freedom suffer.

Sitting for long hours each day working at the computer can result in…

  • back problems
  • shoulder problems
  • neck problems
  • bad circulation in your legs and elsewhere
  • heart problems
  • weight gain
  • expansion of the mid-section (the most dangerous place to gain a lot of weight
  • clear thinking issues
  • emotional issues such as depression and loneliness

and some that can result in long hospital stays…..

Is Your “Lifestyle” Ruining Your Health?

If you are having aches and pains, excesses weight gain, and other problems due to your online work habits, you can be on your way to getting some of the most dreaded, but common, lifestyle diseases of today. That includes obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, sciatica problems, health disease, brain fog, constipation, stomach issues, circulation problems, and more.

All of these diseases are related in part to bad health habits including eating too many foods that harm your body instead of making it healthier or by not taking care of yourself properly.

Taking control of your health so you can feel better, lose weight, and be healthier can be a part of your life- without disrupting your lifestyle, although you WILL have to make some changes and work hard to protect the most important thing you have – your health.

It’s Never Too Late to Learn How to Take Better Care of Yourself.

Consuelo Meux, Ph.D., CHHC, AADP, Raw Foods ChefI also work online each day. I know exactly how the time can fly while you’re sitting there looking at that computer screen and creating new, wonderful ideas. Over the past years, I experienced some health issues that were a “wake-up” call for me. If I didn’t start taking care of my health it meant getting on loads of pills and medications, body aches and pains everyday (all day) and possibly future surgeries. I knew that none of these were the solution to my problem. My solution was learning the simple, basic steps to becoming healthier, stronger and free of lifestyle diseases.

Today, excess weight is coming off naturally and easily, I have more energy than I’ve had in years, and I don’t take ANY medications or drugs to manage my health issues.

But I know there are literally HUNDREDS of you working online everyday who are experiencing health problems. You need someone who can relate to what you do to guide you to better health.

Because I’m one of you as well as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I created an exclusive coaching program just for the Online Entrepreneur.

This Six Week Program Could Literally Change Your Life!

The great thing about this program is that you will have the support your need to be as successful as possible on this journey.

That’s really important.  You probably know how hard it can be to try to make changes in your life all by yourself.  And most Online Entrepreneurs are working on their own – all alone.  I don’t want you to feel along while working on the most important thing you have – YOUR HEALTH.

Over seven weeks, you will get full support, resources, and guidance to get control of your health and wellness. 

You will learn:

1. How to Shed the Spread – Find out how to start losing weight in safe, sustainable ways really fast.

2. How to Feed Yourself for Health – Learn new ways to feed yourself foods that are quick, easy to make while being tasty. In fact, you can make some of these even if you don’t know if you have a stove in your house!

3. How to Get Your Butt Up – (or At Least Moving) – You’ll find out there are fun ways to add movement and exercise to your daily routine that you will want to do. I’ll even share some exercises you can do sitting down!

4. How to Protect Your (Body) Assets – Do you get concerned about the effects of looking at a computer screen all day will have on your eyes? Well you should be. Staring at a jumpy computer screen each day can cause a lot of strain on your eyes. Get eye exercises and nutrients to help out. You also find out how to care for other parts of your body that you overwork including your wrists, ears, legs and more.

5. How to Shake the Sugar – Wonder why you keep eating stuff that you KNOW you don’t need –  like too much sugar? Well, it’s in almost every processed food you put your hands on for one thing. Find out how to get excess sugar out of your life (which can lead to diabetes and other issues) with realistic snacks and whole foods instead.

6. How to Maintain Your New Lifestyle Habits – After getting a new start you have to maintain it. You’ll learn ways to keep on track with your new healthy habits.Raw Sometimes

7. How to Use Great Plant-Based Recipes and More – Now that you are sparkling clean inside (well, at least a little bit more than when you started) you will know how to keep going. Get recipes and wisdom to help keep you focused on getting healthier each and everyday.

There’s No WEALTH Without HEALTH

Having a business and being an entrepreneur could be your greatest dream come true. But without your health, you won’t be able to enjoy your success or wealth. Don’t get stuck with aches and pains throughout your body, or develop stiffness in your back, knees and joints. Stop feeling like it’s hopeless to lose the weight. Take care of your eyes and wrists so when you retire, you can really enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Does it ever feel like life is almost too much to handle?  At times, everyone feels pressures that they have to deal with in the normal scheme of life.  Some people find simply sitting in traffic can be a huge problem, so what affects each person has to be put into perspective.  So what happens when you get to the point where even the smallest things get you ticked off? 

This can happen when life starts to dump things on you in what seems like a continual stream of negative events culminating in a series of serious events.  These events may have taken place over a matter of weeks, months or even years. But, one thing has built up on top of another and brought you to the place of being so highly stressed that you can hardly stand it. 

If you are in this situation, it not something to take lightly.  Reaching this point can lead to developing depressive symptoms that range from being lethargic to wondering if there is no way out and want relief right now.

However, there is another way.

The key word here is culmination. One situation alone won’t often bring you to the conclusion that you are taking on too much.  But, facing a series of ongoing challenges that haven’t been dealt with becomes the problem.  Burying your head in the sand hoping the problem will just go way is not the answer. Instead, a culmination of unresolved problems lead to issues of stress management. 

Stress is a part of everyday life. There is good stress and bad stress. Good stress can be a challenge to the mind and body. You view the situation as a way to better yourself and grow, in relationships and as a person. Bad stress, on the other hand, has negative effects on the mind leading to manifestations in your body like ulcers, headaches and weight gain.

Coping with stress is the first step to stop the pile-up. How can you combat stress? These are some of the best ways:

* Exercise – It increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Your body gets stronger and can fight against the stress that attacks it. Also, you increase your focus and clarity so you can see your problems in a new light.

* Eating healthy – Choosing foods that enhance health goes a long way to making you stronger in the body and mind. You are not weighed down by toxins and excess fat.

* Therapy – Talk to someone. They can help you put your problems into perspective and develop a plan for overcoming them one step at a time. Changing your thinking is a big part of that and cognitive therapy can help.

* Finding ways to relax – Take a break from work and the screaming kids to do something that you like. Life isn’t all about working and paying bills. When you are engrossed in a fun task, everything else melts away.

* Learning your self-worth – Surround yourself with life-affirming people who don’t have to put you down to lift themselves up. Find the good in you and remind yourself of it often.

* Get organized – There is peace in scheduling. Place bills in a rack according to due date so you don’t miss anything. Limit kids to one regular activity so you don’t get overwhelmed (and neither do they). Prioritize your work to get it all done in a timely manner instead of at the last minute.

Life compounds daily when we don’t face it head on. When it gets to be too much, go back to the beginning and start again.

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Do you worry about getting older?  I know that’s not easy to bring up but sometimes you just have to face reality.  At some point, if we live long enough we’ll grow older and eventually we’ll get old.  

It almost seems impossible doesn’t it?  I remember looking at my parent’s friends when I was young and thinking “I’ll never be that old.”  Of course, being polite ladies, they never talked about their age.  So I found out by overhearing a conversation or trying to make a guess.  I thought they were very beautiful but getting older meant having to face the fact that life is short.

This thought used to hit me at times.  It wasn’t a bad thing.  I’m always grateful for the years I’ve had so far and look forward to many more.  I come from a family with longevity.  Elders live into their 90’s and some of my ancestors easily hit the hundreds.  So it’s my hope that the Lord has longevity in my future too.  Not just for me but to be able to watch my children grow old and my grandchildren grow up to become the fabulous adults I know they will be.

The one question I used to ponder was, am I doing what I was destined to do in life?  Am I fulfilling the goals I was born for?   Perhaps this is a question we all ask at some point.  It takes time and thought to get a breakthrough to feel comfortable that you are living your life in the right direction.  

Knowing that direction brings a lot of peace as you grow older.  I became a Certified Life Breakthrough Coach  to help other Seasoned Women find the peace of their perfect life direction too.  Find out if this coaching is for you so you also go into your future days with joy and peace.

Life Breakthrough Coaching

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How to Write a Business Plan that Works for YOU Teleclass

How To Write a Business Plan That Works for YOU

The Ultimate Business Plan Teleclass starts on November 27 and runs for four weeks.  Class is at 6:00 p.m. PST. m This will be the only Business Plan building class I’ll teach until next year.

If you don’t have your business plan written,  join this class and start the New Year off right. How to write a business plan is the top online keyword term for small business owners.  Writing a business plan for a small business is something every business person must do in order to assure their business success.

You need to write a business plan if:

1. You intend to succeed in your small business for more than one year

2. You want or need any of the following

  • Small business loan
  • Small business grant
  • Small business opportunity support
  • Small business idea generation
  • Small business finance
  • Government small business grant

3. You desire to have a professional document to use as a success roadmap for your small business.

4. You want to be a professional in your field and known as a serious player in the small business world.

You could continue to take a “chance on your success” by continuing to just think about writing your plan and never get it finished. You could continue to try to find generic, free business plan templates online that you use to fill in the  blanks. You could scratch out a business plan outline and hope that takes you through the steps you need to get what you want.

Or, you can make an investment in your small business future and write your business plan in four weeks.

How to Write a Business Plan is the ultimate business plan course for small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you have a home based business, internet based business, or offline business, you need to understand how to write a business plan.

This course uses a free sample business plan that I created as a method that has proved successful in writing business plans for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

In this four-week telecourse, you will learn how to complete each step of a business plan. You will know how to write and finish a business plan that will serve as a working document for your business.

To get a detailed outline of what you’ll learn in the class go to the registration page on my home site http://www.consuelomeux.com/writeabusinessplan.htm Sign-up to get your business plan finished before the end fo the year.

This is good even if you’ve been in businss for a while and never got your Business Plan completed.