Mamas NIGHT OUT (recap)

In 2014 I launched Mentoring Mamas™, a peer to peer mentoring program for mompreneurs. My goal was to create a platform where women could come together while encouraging and empowering one another in their professional and personal lives. I also wanted a space that was kid-friendly for those who needed to bring their kids with them. This is huge because many times, especially as new moms, we don’t feel comfortable going certain places with the kids when others around us don’t have kids. And let’s face it, even if you are married or have help, the kids are still with YOU 90% of the time!

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Today Mentoring Mamas™ has a closed Facebook page of over 100 mompreneurs!  90% of our group is local to Jacksonville, FL and the other 10 % is located all over the world. We have monthly face-to-face meetings as well as virtual meetings. But I wanted to do something special for the mamas on the weekend and without the kids. The event was open to the public and we promoted it with Angela Spears on Jax Engage, on WGCL 1360 AM, a local radio station in Jacksonville.
Click here to listen to the entire interview.
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So I planned a mamas NIGHT OUT!! I wanted to have an event that was motivational, inspirational  but also FUN. I invited J Diannne Tribble, a longtime friend  and colleague as our guest speaker. Instead of having her speak in a lecture style, I decided to do an interview style (like Oprah does with her guests..yes I  was Oprah for the night, lol). It allowed the attendees to hear both of our stories and how J Dianne reached the stage she is in now with  a thriving business, loving husband and 3 successful children. In addition to being a life coach she is also an author of 3 books. Click here to connect with J Dianne.
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Fun Fact: The day we interviewed with Angela, our special guest J Dianne Tribble also interviewed with her right before us (not planned). Look how God worked things out perfectly!!

3 Key Takeaways:

  • Be intentional about creating authentic relationships
  • Be confident in yourself because you believe it, NOT what someone tells you
  • There is someone out there who needs your service or product

The food for the evening was sponsored by our friends at  Publix!! “Where shopping is a pleasure”

We also had 3 fabulous vendors who shared with the attendees their products and services:

If you are looking for a space to hold an intimate event please contact JaLynne at No Lye Style Beauty and Boutique and book your space TODAY!! In addition to the event space she sells natural hair care products, apparel and accessories. If you are a local vendor I would encourage you to reach out to her as well, she has opportunities for local vendors to sell their products in the boutique.
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This was one of those few times where you have a vision and it ALL comes together like you imagined. We had an amazing time! Look for more events in 2016.

Check out what our attendees had to say!
– It was a great event!
– Yes I met a lot of beautiful people.
– Thank you for inviting us, we had a nice time. When is your next event?
– I really had a great time! Thank you. Can I join Mentoring Mamas™?
– Thanks for inviting me Felicia I truly enjoyed myself!
– Thank you for the invite I had a great time and also learned a lot.
– I am truly empowered! Thank you Felicia.
– It was a great night. Thank you Felicia for creating an amazing program.
– Left feeling inspired and with so many ideas! Thanks!
– What a wonderful evening Felicia ! I’m so grateful for the years of authentic friendship and professional collaboration.
– Felicia thank you for allowing me to be a part of your vision. Mentoring Mamas is headed somewhere great! J Dianne Tribble when you speak the people listen! You were the perfect choice for the guest speaker. Enjoyed every Mama that was in attendance! Can’t wait to do it again!

Click here to learn more about the Mentoring Mamas™ program and connect with other mompreneurs in the Jacksonville community.

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MUMpreneur vs MOMpreneur…Is there a difference?

If you’ve reached this page, thank you for joining us for another episode of HERstory, a radio segment featuring women entrepreneurs. With host Felicia Wright, mompreneur of Mygani and creator of Mentoring Mamas.

I had the pleasure of interviewing another fellow mompreneur, Anne Bona, owner of the MumpreneursCoach. Click below to hear our in-depth conversation about life, business and everything else in between. Different countries. Similar experiences.

Anne Bona. HERstory {Mentoring Mamas}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest

Recently I was selected as a finalist for the Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest with Jaxmomsblog. based on my husband’s nomination!! I am truly blessed to have supportive people in my life especially my family!

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Read full nomination below and VOTE here by May 4.

Felicia completely epitomizes what an amazing mom truly is. She is a loving and devoted wife and a nurturing mother to our beautiful three-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Felicia’s journey as an amazing mom is an impressive and inspiring one. It began in 2011, while pregnant with Savannah, Felicia worked diligently and completed her master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Felicia continued her studies right up until the delivery date in 2012 and after a short three month break for recovery, returned and finished her additional concentration courses in marketing.

In 2013, Felicia made the ultimate selfless sacrifice and put her career on hold to became a full time mom while her husband deployed overseas with his military unit. Upon his return, Felicia rekindled her entrepreneurial spirit and developed Mentoring Mamas, a community based program designed to mentor women business owners (affectionately referred to as Mompreneurs), by helping them develop an effective and engaging brand. Felicia accomplished this by hosting workshops and seminars. Felicia also teaches online marketing classes for a local college.

Despite all these activities, Felicia still finds the time to be extremely active in Savannah’s life as she has never fully relinquished her role as a full time mom. She takes Savannah to school every day, helps her with her homework, and participates in Savannah’s fund raisers. Felicia also teaches the 2 – 4 year old Sunday school class, which Savannah attends. Felicia regularly read books to and with Savannah, and helps her with her alphabets, numbers, colors, shapes and states. On top of all of this, Felicia is the President and CEO of Mygani (formally Mygani Design Studio), a marketing firm she established and has been operating since 2004.

Felicia is the ideal role for anyone looking to have a positive impact on their community. Her selfless efforts both inside and outside the home are greatly appreciated by all those she has come in contact with. And did I mention that Felicia is also a phenomenal wife?! Therefore, I proudly nominate Felicia as an Amazing Mom candidate because I have been both amazed and inspired by this super-woman and super-mom that I am so lucky to call my wife!

Happy Mother’s Day to all my amazing moms!!

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HERstory: The real story behind being a mompreneur

In honor of March being Women’s History Month. I decided to feature some of the amazing mompreneurs in my company’s signature program, Mentoring Mamas™.

HERstory is an inspirational blog talk radio segment featuring women sharing their personal and professional experiences as entrepreneurs.

Click below for full interview

This month’s guest included:

 
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What do you fear the most: success or failure?

During our virtual meeting today, the Mentoring Mamas™ group  discussed the topic: What do you fear the most success or failure?

success or failureI shared my experience with the group…

From an early age I always knew I wanted to start my own business. I would admire women who I saw that were in executive positions or ran their own company. But one thing that “scared” me the most was it seemed the more successful you become the more you would be scrutinized and judged… especially in the public.

For someone who is reserved and private  this aspect of being successful didn’t appeal to me at all. Once I eventually started my own company I think internally I turned down opportunities because I was afraid of it becoming  “too big”. I was afraid of being too successful and the fear that it would change me into a person I didn’t want to be. But now as a mom I view success from a different perspective. I don’t want my daughter to grow up and be afraid to try new things or step out of her comfort zone. You never know until you at least try, right?

One of my favorite quotes is “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think my fear of success has held me back from really pursuing my purpose and being the best me. This year my goal is to step outside of my comfort zone and see what happens. No limitations!

Some takeaways:

• Don’t let fear stop you from being your best!
• Step outside of your comfort zone!
• Turn your obstacles into opportunities!
• Change your mindset: Think Positive!

What do you fear the most: Success or Failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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