As a life coach, Angie Heiman, understands and shares the power of affirmations. During our hour long chat we discuss the importance of what you speak and how it affects your day, how to shift the direction of your life with a few daily action steps, how to write a great affirmation. We also share an exciting new networking opportunity for women. Finally, we discuss how to overcome adversity.
“My vision is to help woman pursue their purpose with passion. For years I have been a magnet for woman seeking encouraging words and a gentle nudge. I have helped countless people overcome life challenges, from divorce, career changes, health challenges to dealing with the loss of a loved one.” – Angie Heiman, Celebrate Life LLC
Note: This is the first interview I conducted after my diagnosis.
Amazing Grace – reminds me of my mother
Favorite Super hero?
Both my mom & dad
Fast food or home cooked meal?
What is your biggest quirk?
Learning to not be so hard on myself.
What is the one thing that annoys you the most?
Negative people who do not think they are negative.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give thanks which includes coffee and almond butter – in that order… for a restful night of sleep and for a beautiful day ahead….
Where would you go if you were invisible?
Into the mind of a man.
What’s your motto?
I have many, but the one that comes to mind is “You never know when your last breath will be taken, so celebrate each and every day as if it was your last!”
Why did you choose to start your business – do what you do?
I’ve always wanted to be a counselor or psychologist since I was a little girl. The human mind and the way we think and interact is so interesting to me. For years I’ve been a magnet for people needing advice – weather they knew me or not – I found complete strangers finding solace in conversing with me and sharing intimate details of their lives. They would walk away thanking me for helping them overcome a challenge. I genuinely love helping people look at situations in a different light, challenging them to think outside the box and helping them realize that they have the power within and how to tap into that power.
Who inspires you?
My mothers life of 53 years and my sisters who are my best friends.
What makes you different from other people in your industry?
I’m the only Angie there will ever be – no one can ever replicate who I am or what I do. We are all unique in our own God given talents.
Why should someone purchase from you instead of your competition?
There are many great coaches out there – it’s finding one that you resonate with and feel comfortable confiding in. I’m not for everyone and everyone is not for me. My style is somewhat laid back but yet I can be tough on my clients when they need it. One thing my sister who is also a life coach taught me is to pray before every client interaction – ask for God’s wisdom, grace and anointing to help convey the message He wishes to be heard.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Emotionally – moved away from my family and friends and everything I knew. Physically – completed a marathon in memory of my mother in Alaska – without any training.
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
OMG – TOO many to list!
What is your biggest challenge or obstacle?
What will it take to overcome your biggest challenge or obstacle?
Date more… lol
Define your style?
When I was in the corporate world, I was told that there were a few topics generally “off limits” — religion being one of them. My faith and my beliefs are the core of how I live my life and am so grateful I found an avenue where they don’t have to be separate from my business. My coaching style involves as much or as little faith-based guidance as is appropriate for you.
Tell me about your typical day.
The only thing typical is how I start and end my day – both in thanksgiving and prayer, everything else in between is a culmination of networking, coaching, daily exercise, and connecting with family & friends.
How do you juggle work and family?
Although I do not have my own family, I stay plenty busy with life. When it has to become a juggling act, that’s when I scale back and let go of what does not serve my higher purpose.
Three tips you would like to give to people who are thinking about starting a business in your industry?
1. Be sure you have the right intentions in what it is you want to accomplish.
2. Not every person is the right client for you.
3. Have a solid foundation in knowing who you are and how you can help.
What’s the best way to market your particular business?
For me, it’s word of mouth…but all forms of social media also plays a part in my success.
How have you grown as a person since starting your company?
It’s the awareness that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. We are all here to experience life in different ways and manners. It’s respecting the journey that I am on and honoring what it is God has blessed me with.
If you could travel back in time and speak to your 18 year old self, what would you say?
Marry your high school sweetheart – he turned out to be a neurosurgeon!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
The list is long but my top three would be 1) Married to my best friend 2) Building a local & global business with my sister 3) Continue to grow my Texas roots:)
For whom are you thankful? Who do you appreciate?
I am thankful for my mother who never showed fear, who always persevered with a smile and lived life by example. She and my father gave us morals, ethics and life long lessons to pass on. I’m thankful for my dad who continues to lead by example, who believes in honoring your word and the power of a handshake. I’m thankful for my sisters who are undoubtedly my best friends, my go-to’s when I need guidance or a word of encouragement. I have several others who I claim as my “sisters” – those are the ones who know me on a level like non other. The ones you laugh until you cry….those are the best kinds of friends in my book!
I appreciate all that cross my path as I know there is always a purpose of the connection.
What else would you like to add?
I’m thankful for you Kandas, for having a vision of connecting local leaders and sharing their stories.
Angie Heiman’s Bookshelf
- The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkenson
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- Spirit Driven Success by Dani Johnson
- Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley
- Power Thoughts by Joyce Meyer
Wealthy Sisters Network
Angie and I just helped launch the Conroe Chapter of Wealthy Sisters Network. WSN is an organization for women from all walks of life who want to join together in camaraderie and mutual assistance. WSN Conroe meets monthly at local venues. Be sure to join the Facebook group to stay apprised of meeting times and locations.
Finally, Angie and I spend considerable time discussing how to overcome adversity, especially when it comes to health, throughout the interview. We wrap up our chat by delving into why some people can overcome adversity while others do not.
Speaking of adversity, I could not remember the name of the book I raved about in the interview. It’s called Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner, PhD. I will dedicate an entire blog post to this book very soon.
Connect with Angie Heiman
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