Every month we will honor a Boss Lady of the Month. Our Boss Lady of December is Helena Paschal of Correlations LLC & Helena’s Planners.
Meet The Boss Lady
What is Correlations LLC & Helena’s Planners:
My umbrella business, Correlations which stands for communication and relationships trains small business owners on essential soft skills such as marketing, public relations, public speaking and event planning.
My business actually started in my mother’s kitchen right after I graduated from college. I wanted to teach but I knew I wanted to do it on my own terms.
From Correlations, my new venture Helena’s Planners has emergedfrom a national 2 Day Event Planning Certificate Course I teach. Students wanted more training and more resources related to event planning and they literally wanted to see me in action so I decided to launch Helena’s Planners Summer 2011.
What inspired you to go into business?
I had my first business when I was 7 years old. It was called Helena’s Sweet Shop and I would sell candy door to door to children who were not allowed to go to the local candy stores. I’ve always had an entrepreneur spirit.
However, I was inspired most to go into business after constantly hearing from prospective employers how overqualified and under experienced I was in regards to training professionals. I decided if I wanted to be a professional trainer, I needed to create my own opportunity just like I did when I was a kid. I needed to get out there and show people that I was more than capable of helping them get the results they desired in their businesses.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Two Words that Describe Yourself:
Fearless & Dedicated
What words of advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Clearly write down your vision for your business and break it down into small tasks. Work on the small tasks daily and find someone, preferably a mentor to hold you accountable to accomplish what you set out to do. No matter what life throws at you, stay focused and committed to your goals.