Venessa went through a parent’s worst nightmare.
Her toddler child got sick.
And got worse.
He never got better.
The physical shock of it all.
Took over her world.
But then, there was life after…
Venessa is an entrepreneurial mom with 6 kids, living a laptop lifestyle and running a successful business abroad. Venessa talks to others on loss, living and about empowering other women.
Venessa comes from a place in England with hills, farms and “not a lot going on.” She had 3 children (ages 1,3 & 8) when he son was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 6 months later. Her life changed then, and the experience was transformational.
“I had this voice in me that told me it happened for a reason, and I needed to find out why. That started my journey.”
She left her partner at the time, who she discovered was having an affair. She then moved to be closer to her family, and now she realizes all of these steps were leading her in the right direction. She met the love of her life, her current husband, and had her other children.
In her darkest hours, stricken with grief, Venessa decided she had to live.
“It was in those moments I got delivered this message of why my son died. He went so that I could help other women live and empower them.”
She decided to set up a boot camp class, even though she wasn’t a fitness trainer. 8 people showed up to the first class, and 4 weeks later she had 120 people. Two months later, three locations were running, each with over 100 members in each class.
Even though she was empowering women, she knew she wasn’t meant to be in England, as there wasn’t enough sunshine. She searched online for places with the most sunshine and discovered Cyprus, Greece. Everyday she visualized that she was living there, and did relocate.
Venessa didn’t necessarily have the skills to succeed at business, as she had no school or formal training, but the strength came from losing her son and she just “did it.” She says a lot of business people are forever planning, but she learned if it feels right, to just go for it.
In order to secure revenue for her move to Greece, she decided to offer five coaching spaces, through Facebook, to others wanting to start their own successful fitness businesses. She sold the spots within a week, allowing her to make the move.
“God has been guiding me all the way”
Venessa has realized that sometimes our passion and our purpose don’t have to have a dollar value attached to them. Once she learned this lesson, she could move forward with joy. She commits to speaking with, and helping, one woman a day. By doing this, she was noticing many had money issues and were looking for a better life but not sure what to do. She discovered she could help women by offering help with network marketing.
“With network marketing, all they have to do is sell a product and help more women, to give them a vehicle to completely transform their lives”