VIVIAMO, a Dream Come True
VIVIAMO, a Dream Come True.
This is a BIG DEAL. This is the post I’ve dreamed of sharing for a very long time…
In 2017 I was laid off from my corporate sales job just days after closing the biggest deal of my career. I was shocked, to say the least. I remember driving home that day in stunned anger, PROMISING myself I'd never again work for anyone but myself. I’d never put my family in the terrifying position where someone could take away our livelihood on a whim.
That day I started my company with no money, no income, no idea what I was doing, and no support system.
I'll be honest, it was the hardest thing I've ever done. There were many months when I didn’t know if I could pay the rent. Many, many days of fear and frustration. I tried every idea that came to me, and took every opportunity no matter how small. I Googled, I made websites, and courses, and programs, I created membership circles, I did it all, having no idea what I was doing, and doing it all ALONE. There were many nights I just wanted to quit, give up on my dream, and go back to corporate, get a good paycheck, and have health insurance.
But then I'd go look at my #futureboard and stare at the pictures of my dream company, the one I envisioned from the start. I dreamed of building a personal development company that would have a team of experts, people smarter and better than me in each of their given fields, and together we'd build a global powerhouse. My dream imagined the company in a corporate structure, with coaches teaching my methods to thousands of people and changing lives every day. I knew my company would be mostly women, and I knew one day it would change the world and the lives of not only myself, and my children, but everyone involved too.
That HUGE vision is what refused to let me quit. Each time I faced another setback, failed at something or was disappointed, that vision slapped me around and said, "Sarah, get your ass back up and keep going after it."
Well, today is FINALLY that day! I am THRILLED to announce the founding advisory board of my new corporate coaching startup, VIVIAMO. These are the best of the best, and I feel so humbled, grateful, and blessed that they have seen this vision and are as passionate as I am about bringing it to corporate America.
It’s amazing what can happen when you REFUSE to give up!
I've names my company VIVIAMO which means "let's live" in Italian, I think that sums up everything about what I believe in!