Please meet one of our Inspirational Panel Speakers M’chel Bauxal-Gleason!!!
M’chel Bauxal-Gleason is an award winning Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist known for her talent with many years experience. High profile clientele including the Obamas, Dakota Fanning, Dr. Oz just to name a few. Her expert styling can be seen on the Emmy award winning show Portlandia, Grimm, Leverage & Good Morning America including commercials, print, satellite media tours and electronic press kits.
She grew up in tiny Aurora, Oregon moving to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue fashion design where she received her B.A. from F.I.D.M. While in school, she was an assistant costume designer for MTV with Jenny McCarthy which led her to become a costumer for Six Flags Magic Mountain where she had the opportunity to delve into special FX makeup.
Moving back to Oregon in 2003, she has appeared on AM Northwest a channel 2 ABC affiliate live morning show where she has helped educate viewers on makeup and hair trends. She has been the primary makeup & hair artist equating to hundreds of celebrities and entertainers. She has been a beauty writer for online magazines and is continuously working on mastering her skills.
M’chel, along with her husband were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Presidential Volunteer Service Award by Barack Obama with their accumulative 15,000 hours of volunteerism and was selected Volunteer of the Year for the City of Hillsboro -Chamber of Commerce.
M’chel tried her hand at pageantry and was
titled Mrs. Oregon Plus America in 2015 with her platform Mentoring Teens
where she set out to motivate, educate and inspire the youth of today.
She started pursuing her career even further with plus size modeling and appears in fashion shows a few times a year and became a semi-finalist for the well known designer Mac Duggal, “This is Why I’m Fabulous” plus size model search.
Bit by the acting bug, she landed her first principal role in season 5 of Portlandia and recently qualified to become
a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) member.
She’s dedicated to her career, treats her clients with respect, works hard to be punctual and strives to be a professional in everything she does to perfect her craft.
How many times do we wish we had just a little more support? Shoot some of us wish that we had support period! I want to offer this opportunity for you to connect with me and other like minded goal driven women who have the goal of achieving their goals. Sound awesome right? YES and I don’t want you to delay not one more moment.
Here is my offer!
Yes you read it correctly! For $49 I am going to hook my Queens up with a two weeks worth of support from me and the other ladies who join us! You are investing in yourself so don’t hesitate, take full advantage of this offer because frankly you my dear deserve ALL of the intentional support for your goals. We start September 1st, 2017!!!!!
Tickets will be sold at the door.
$10 General Admission
$15 Premier Admission (seating in row 2 & 3)
We are so excited to support Ms. Teka Marie in her fabulous vision as Creative Director!
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PROCRASTINATION = DEATH
noun: procrastination | “The action of delaying or postponing something.”
Quite dramatic right? Well, it actually is that serious. Our goals and dreams can be killed if we don’t take steps to reach them continuously. The statement of “I will write a book one day!” stays a statement because steps were never taken consistently to make it happen one day. Even if life gives you lemons and limes you still have to keep moving forward!
I remember during my final year of graduate school, I had several projects due and the one assignment I was not excited about I kept putting off and I was wonderfully creative in thinking about 101 excuse for why I had not completed the assignment. Here were the TOP 5:
1. I am too busy!
2. The client rescheduled, I just have not had the time to return the email.
3. Oh my aching back, I will do it next week.
4. I can collaborate with my classmate and get it done faster. I’ll let him know next time I see him.
5. My cat licked my homework. I just don’t know what happened to it!
Okay, so you know excuse number 5 was pushing it! But the truth of the matter was I was going through emotional hell, my family had just endured a horrible tragedy. My 4 month old niece almost murdered by her biological father and was fighting for her life. My family and I spent 2 months at Children’s Hospital praying that she would stay on this earth with us.
There was an harsh reality, even though my world was up side down, everything around me was still moving forward. And the longer I put off doing task that were small or very important, the more I was drained and overwhelmed by my to-do list. All the goals I had set forth in addition to school work were just sitting and I pretty much was quitting. Let’s be dramatic again, the goals were DEAD!
Now what? Here I was with 3 weeks worth of work that needed to be done in 1 week. Why did I wait? I was tired, emotionally spent, overwhelmed, not taking great care of my health and praying for some miracle to happen to make everything okay again. It was that week before my final assignments were due that I had an Aha moment.
“If I am proactive instead of reactive I will have a better chance to be successful. If I ask for help to achieve the goals I have, there is support when I fail and arms to hold me if I fall. If I keep what must be done visible in front of me, I have less of a chance of burying it in the bottom of my drawer, trunk of my car, in purse or on my desk.”
Procrastination becomes a web that a lot of us get caught up in when life tosses us the whole kitchen plus the odd ceramic jar we were gifted during the white elephant gift party last year. And it allows the little things to grown into huge tasks that could have been tackled and defeated one day at a time. Oh and yes, I did get the work done but it was super stressful and the quality of work was not what I wanted to put forth. I graduate from grad school with a 3.8 average, I could have had a 4.0 if I had not procrastinated so often.
However, the lesson was learned and so here is what I am saying. Be a GOAL GETTER NOT GOAL QUITTER! Here are 5 tips I want you to think about.
1. Your very first tip is to avoid PROCRASTINATION AT ALL COST.
2. It is better to do a little bit of something than NOTHING AT ALL.
3. Find your truth teller who will hold you accountable and says “Yes, he dumped you, broke your heart and ran away with a Kardashian but you STILL HAVE TO WAKE UP and look amazing until you feel amazing!
4. Keep a journal either written or verbal that documents all that is going on in your world. What you learn about yourself during these times can give you a better grasp of where you need to grow. .
5. It is okay to give yourself grace but remember you still must DO SOMETHING! Keep it visible in front of you.
Ready to become a Goal Getter? Info@kimberlyjwalker.com and say “I’m Ready!”
Can you believe that 2015 is almost out the door? I would ask what DID you accomplish but better yet I want to ask you what DO you want to accomplish in 2016?
- New job?
- Start a business?
- New Car?
- New friendship?
- Date more often?
- Take a great vacation?
- Try a new hobby?
- Try a new recipe?
what is it that you want to accomplish? Well here is a great opportunity help you focus by creating YOUR vision board and help with identifying what are some key tasks you can do to get there.
Of course there will be good food, all the trimmings for creating your vision board. You are welcome to bring items special to you to add. You will connect with awesome women who have goal achievement in the brain and words of inspiration coming from the heart.
Say NO! No Way! Not happening! Not available! I don’t want too! I will not!
How often do we say those terms and then be “feeling” a certain type of way? It is as if our ability to make decisions that work best for us individually is just, too much to ask acceptance for. And the question I ask is why?
In using the word NO there is power and freedom. The expectations of society and people in our personal world can be managed when we have the courage to use the word NO. We often see it as being negative and at times fearful of using it. I can think of many times when needing to step out to reach a goal I had to ask for support in monetary, time or another resource and I always told myself.(still do) “The worse they can say is NO.” If you read last weeks blog you will also see me saying that a NO is an opportunity to YES.
However, in this case, I want to spend a moment on how we use the word NO in self management and the prioritizing of our goals. The year is winding down and there are so many demands on our life. Personally, I can think of 12 times in the last 12 days that I just had to stand up and take a walk to breathe in and out and reframe how I was going to juggle all of the demands being asked of me.
I want to give you just a few tips to help you navigate this season of holiday events, end of year tasks and personal/professional relationship demands.
First know that “THE Struggle” is REAL. You are simply not alone in your quest to meet the needs of everything in your life. Just know the bottom line is that you can’t be everything and everywhere for everybody. You are human and not a Xmen or Avenger member as of yet. When you are contemplating using my new favorite word NO take note of these 4 lines:
When using the word NO please take note!
- You are not a bad person.
- You are not being unauthentic.
- You are not being wrongfully selfish.
- You are not mean.
When you feeling overwhelm it is time to prioritize your goals and what you want to really put the energy, time and money towards. Among remembering the 4 things we are not when we say no it is important to also remember our awesomeness and speak life into ourselves!
- You are amazing.
- You are enough.
- You are more than the mistakes you sometimes make.
- You are strong.
Take a moment to do something that makes you feel good. It can be your favorite drink, fruit, candy, movie, shopping or massage. This things give you that breathing time to stop, reflect and focus on what is most important to you.
Let us all finish out 2015 with joy, peace and cute lip stick!
used to indicate that something is quite the opposite of what is being specified.“it was no easy task persuading her”hardly any. “you’ll be back in no time”used in notices or slogans forbidding or rejecting something specified.
|synonyms:||absolutely not, most certainly not, of course not, under no circumstances, by no means, not at all, negative, never, not really; More|
expressing disagreement or contradiction.““This is boring.” “No, it’s not!””
expressing agreement with or affirmation of a negative statement.“they would never cause a fuss, oh no”
expressing shock or disappointment at something one has heard or discovered.“oh no, look at this!”
“they were no more able to perform the task than I was”
As the founder and CEO of Curves Beautifully Empowered I feel full and satisfied with the launch of our first Curves Beautifully Empowered Weekend. My vision has been in my mind, talked about with family/friends and written down in my journal for the last 3 years. Last year I woke up one day, not employed, still healing from an almost fatal experience and thinking to myself I am in no shape or form prepare to launch or start working on Curves Beautifully Empowered. But I pressed on and start laying the foundation. Oh and of course the beginning stages have not been easy. Many experiences transpired in preparation for this amazing weekend: defining of personal and professional relationships, ideas being shattered and the complications of life happening. Through all of the adversity Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience has successfully happened and I am over joyed with the outcome and so excited about the future!
Our kick off was warm, wonderful and exciting! We asked the ladies in the room two questions:
- Describe a time when Women Empower Women.
- Describe a time when Women do NOT Empower Women.
Oh the answers were real! The comment that stuck out in my head was this. “A woman empowers a woman when she is secure with who she is and content in her life. And a woman does not empower a woman when she is comparing herself to another because of insecurities and lashes out in unhappiness.” That is DEEP right? How often do we speak that truth and be honest with ourselves? And others?
Saturday was a full day of workshops, our panel, Mixxedfit and meals! Here is what happened.
Again, how often can women come together to be supportive and inspirational to each other? The first things that happen was together creating and committing to rules of inspiration and empowerment:
- Be Open
- Be Here
- Be Kind
- Be Respectful
- Be Able To Receive
- Be Yourself
- Be Drama Free
- Be A Learner
- Be Forgiving of yourself and others
- Be Understanding
- Be Loving
- Be Free
- Be Complimentary
- Be Real aka Authentic
- Be Open To Growth
- Be Awake
- Be Thankful
Our rule of engagement set the tone for a movement of inspiration and empowerment to be born in Washington State. Each woman brought something to give and walked away with some nuggets to keep.
Our first workshop “Reflection to Perfection” left us with two huge nuggets. One of the first things we learned is that we are constantly experiencing 3 stages in our life.
Climbing > Going higher
Rebuilding > Starting Over-Building
Stumbling > Trying to get up
Every woman identified where they currently were, this helpful because it gives each lady a marker for where her work and goal setting needs to be but also that it is truly okay we are all at a center level for a reason. The second nugget given was that perfection is really equated to being FREE! Now, that blow our minds because how often do we equate perfection to stress, getting it right, not making mistakes and our Inspirational Workshop speaker Ruth Walker shared that perfection is our ability to be free in who we are. Perfection was never an achievement but the journey. BLOWN AWAY! Connect: http://www.pruthie.com
Our second Inspirational Workshop Speaker DeAndrea Williams came and laid us out with awesome beauty tips in our Polish It workshop. My favorite tip was buy lip sticks, shadow colors that you love cheaply at our favorite bargain stores but spend the extra for a great foundation. Here are a few more of her tips:
- Purchase the correct undergarments for your wardrobe/body! A light spanx or serious body magic can go a long way to create the polish look you desire.
- In your closet have a pencil skirt, nice fitting button down white shirt, a touch of animal print, a complementing blazer.
- The make-up you see in magazines are editorial, they are not necessarily made for you to wear at work so be appropriate in your look for the setting you are walking into.
- Pop in to thrift stores and look around because you will be amazed at what you might find. Mrs. Williams found a $700 never been worn yumminess for her feet!
The best tip that she gave was to ultimately be your -self and love on yourself by looking good and feeling good.
Our power packed lunch with Maura Barclay was so informative. I can’t do all that she shared justice but I walked away with 2 points: Honor the PING, you know that thing that tells you when you’re walking the park to be cautious or the guy you’re on the date with just gave off bad energy. Which means the PING is telling you to flee from the situation. It does not matter what others think about your actions. Your safety and wellbeing is QUEEN! Secondly, our power is in our body and how we present our body. Stand tall and boldly. To know more about Maura is to love her: www.unbreakablewoman.com
FB Pro Page: Unbreakable Woman FB Personal Page: Maura Barclay Yoga Twitter: @BeUnbreakable
Now let’s chat about our panel with the topic of “Be Empowered, Move Forward” what a breathe taking and life giving experience. Each woman had so much to share but here is what stuck out to me about what each woman shared.
Kimi Lee King a health and wellness expert shared, keep it simple, we often complicate life where we don’t have to. Take each moment as it comes. I LOVE Kimi for this reminder! Connect: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Lutovsky talked about how she created Life Lessons Academy in honor of her mother who felt like she was just a mother and not worthy of even a calendar. Creates opportunities for women to learn about many topics and provides a headshot. Connect: www.Lifelessonsacademy.com
Karly Rose a woman who did poorly in school never thought that she would be an owner of 2 award winning businesses and national beauty pageant title holder but now stands boldly sharing her story about dealing with body image issues. www.klassypermanentcosmetics.com
Kakela Hall Sr. gave a remarkable account about how as a younger woman she made a choice that could have robbed her of her freedom and how she handled that. She also shared how her and her husband took their savings after she had been laid off and 5 months pregnant to launch their business KD Hall Communications. Connect: Kela@kdhall.com | www.kdhall.com
Stephanie Rose an Advertising Executive and mother spoke about balancing work life and family life and the importance of creating a professional reputation that makes employers seek you because the level of work you provide is above and beyond. Connect: Srose@hbi.com
Kathei McCoy spoke about leaving her 6 figure income to launch her business of being a public speaker and life coach for others and how when tragedy struck her with the loss of her son, how she moved forward. Learn more: www.katheimccoy.com
Fralisa McFall shared about her experience of opening her school Imagination School and how she is able to provide a level of service to students that is unique to her school. Fralisa also shared how people can make a judgement on image and miss out providing their children with a unique opportunity of learning.
Denise Johnson a mother and national beauty queen was the moderator and brought great perspective to the discussion. Denise restated the importance of women coming together to support, uplift and inspire each other because there are so many jewels that can be shared amongst each other.
Saturday conclude with a hot Mixxedfit session by Deidre Daymon that worked out each and every woman in the building. Wearing our Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience T-shirts (available to you) and our white socks we had a fun work out! Join her weekly class: email@example.com
I was thinking there are days, weeks or months when we can feel unappreciated, lonely, unproductive, frustrated and unhappy with their current place in life….So what changes it?
A few thoughts:
- First and foremost reframing you mind. The number one factor that determines how you will live each day.
- Changing the environment, people and space.
- Trying something new (branch outside your norm)
- Revamp your perception. (For example: I can be upset at people for not doing for me what I do for them or I can accept the fact that the way I think and do is unique to me and to have expectations of others to do the same is not productive.
- Dressing up to have an amazing day even when you feel blah.
- Declare your I statements: I will not stay in my current funk! I am excited about reaching my goals! I believe that I can do it! I know what I am feeling is only temporary!
As human being we often live complicated lives due to our complicated thinking. We have to learn to take a few moments to reflect and simplify our lives. I would love for you to join me and my list of inspiring and empowering speakers on August 28th-30th to come and use that time to hear from others and work on what is important to you. I can’t imagine where I would I be without the amazing people I surround myself with to help celebrate me in awesome times and to help restore me in my low valleys. Like it or not everyone has their moments.
Wishing everyone an amazing weekend!