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Game Changer Interview: Cheryl Jones

Game Changer Interview: Cheryl Jones

Name of Your Business

Thriving Circles Global.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I’ve always felt passionate about living the healthiest, fullest life possible. And from this place of personal well-being, to create positive social impact. I have devoted my entire career to helping others do the same—one moment, one breath, one choice at a time. Practicing mindfulness helped me get through the most turbulent time of my life. As a mindfulness teacher for over 20 years, I feel a deep sense of purpose when I am helping women overcome adversity and thrive forward–mentally, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is a woman who is curious about mindfulness–one who is ready to practice self-honesty in order to re-stabilize, build some new wellness skills, and flourish forward. I tend to attract entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders who want to meet the demands of life with a little more grace and ease.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

The Thriving Circles™ Intensive is my signature offering. This 100% facilitated three-month journey provides a unique and meaningful experience, designed to help women create healthy ways and new perspectives that support her whole being. Discover how with mindfulness you can make new behaviors more automatic. Doing this inner work in a committed community of just 10 women builds a safe space for stabilization and growth. Try a variety of reflective exercises and mindfulness practices. Top it off with a retreat to solidify your learnings. 1. Engage in seven, 75-minute expert-led sessions every other week. 2. Join weekly 15-minute Mindfulness Meditation classes. 3. Participate in monthly, one-hour Ask the Expert Q & A sessions. 4. Download reflective exercises and access on-demand tools. 5. Partake in a three-hour Mindfulness Mini Retreat offered on a quarterly basis.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My high school volleyball coach and physical education teacher, Linda Hamm inspired me to design a career helping others to be fit and healthy. I recall her telling me that I played volleyball with my heart. Turns out, this is how I’ve lived my life.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Hiking trails in New England with my two adult children.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

I ask myself throughout the day, “What is the most self-caring choice I can make right now?” Having a mindfulness practice helps me know what I need in the moment.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I appreciate how creativity can present itself in any moment when I open my mind to the possibilities. I enjoy expressing creativity through writing. I’ve authored two books; Thriving When Your Cosmic Egg Is Cracked: A Mindful Journey and Mindful Exercise: A Bridge Between Yoga and Exercise. I’m also pretty creative in the kitchen and most often cook without recipes.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Reading The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer gave me the courage to trust myself and to create my new company Thriving Circles Global. It validated the importance of honoring my soul’s desire, especially now at the start of a new decade.

Favorite Movie and Why?

I don’t have one favorite movie but I have watched Under the Tuscan Sun a number of times. I really like Diane Lane and recently discovered that it was directed by a woman, which makes me like it even more. I love how Frances is able to let go of everything to start a new chapter. And how by keeping her heart open she makes new friends and even finds love again.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Raising my two children as a solo parent through tumultuous times and now seeing them flourish has been the greatest accomplishment and blessing of my life.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Believing in myself at age 60 is an important life lesson for me these days. The workplace and American society at large doesn’t value older people. I will not become invisible nor will I let age or other people’s views define me and what I have to offer. I’m actually very excited and hopeful about this next chapter. Forget retirement. I’m choosing rewirement!

Advice to Younger Self?

People usually don’t mean to hurt you. They just don’t have the capacity to do any better. Bless them and stay focused on what you can be in charge of—yourself!

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I’ve come to appreciate my capacity to love–myself and others. I’ve taken some pretty big hits in life and my heart has been broken many times by loss and disappointment. More than resilience, I’ve kept my heart and mind open to the possibilities. So long as I am alive and breathing, I can begin again.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

I think we are all seeking meaningful conversation and connection. This Collaborative offers many opportunities to engage with other women in a beautiful space or virtually. The nurturing energy is palpable.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I’m here to make new friends, build business relationships, and serve in any way that I can. I’d like to invite you to journey with me in our next Thriving Circles™ Intensive which kicks off on Monday, May 9th @ 4pm.

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Game Changer Interview: Corrine Plocharczyk

Game Changer Interview: Corrine Plocharczyk

Name of Your Business

New Age Soul.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

The services I offer are part of my Dharma. Holding space for other’s to (re)gain their sense of autonomy, discover their voice and align with their truth is such an empowering experience, and one that isn’t recognized enough. As a collective, we are making a shift into the new paradigm where people are starting to recognize that your passion – what lights you up – is what you are meant to follow. To be an oracle of this new paradigm and truly understand how it feels when you align with your truth, is such an incredible experience and one that I can’t put enough words too. Multifaceted and Multi-Passionate, my purpose is not linear. What remains the same throughout is, my absolute bliss when I witness another person detach from conditioning that has kept them out of alignment with their purpose, step into their power. Just as my path is not linear, healing is not linear. Every person has a different story, different response, different perspectives, etc. For me, being able to access a large variety of modalities in order to maximize my client’s experience is imperative.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My clients are motivated to (re)gain a sense of autonomy, step into their power, and smash the status quo. Combining Eastern Traditions with Western Science, my ideal client wants to dive deeper into their spirituality and is motivated to transfer from Karma to Dharma. I provide services to women, children, and adolescents. I specifically want to highlight that as a gay woman, I am motivated to cultivate a larger space for individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, including gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender individuals.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I provide Trauma Conscious Dharmic Healing to guide disenfranchised individuals who have been silenced, through the process of detaching from conditioning to discover their voice and align with their truth. As a student at the Dharma Coaching Institute under Sahara Rose herself, I utilize the Dharma Discovery Method, Human Design, movement, meditation, visualization, and much more to help others (re)gain a sense of autonomy, step into their power, and embody their Dharma. As a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, I approach life through a trauma conscious lens. My extensive education combined with certifications, allows me to appropriately assess and provide a healing space for those who have a history of complex trauma.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model was my grandmother, MeeMee. MeeMee has impacted every fiber of my being. My Spirit Guide and FIERCE Warrior Goddess, MeeMee is why I am here today and the reason why I’m such a divine force. She passed when I was 14 years old and although it was absolutely devastating, I always just knew that our bond was too strong for her to ever really be gone. She allowed me to be an intuitive empath with psychic abilities, and never once made me feel like there was any reason why I should question my abilities. When I told her things happen, her response was, “I know hunny, because it happens to me too.” She went on to tell me about how she was born and how in her time, this meant that she had psychic abilities. On my worst days, I always thought about what MeeMee would want for me. That MeeMee would see me for all that I am, and that her unconditional love could get me through it, even if it didn’t feel like it in the moment. My strength and presence is from MeeMee and I know that everyday I walk this earth, I am embodying her (while she chills out over my shoulder, making sure no one is crossing her darling Corrine’s path).

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Aruba, Aruba, Aruba, Aruba.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. My monthly massage.
2. A deep yin yoga session or meditation.
3. A jacuzzi tub that fits these long limbs without morphing my body AND/OR taking a rainforest shower at my mother’s house.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Speaking. Writing. Speaking. Dancing. Speaking. Recently, I have been creating my own virtual content which has been super awesome. Did I mention, speaking? 

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

Discover Your Dharma by Sahara Rose, of course. I wouldn’t be here without it.

Favorite Movie and Why?

Oh no, I am AWFUL at this. So, so bad at thinking about movies or songs off the bat.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

Show Love, Spread Love.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Choosing ME.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Being true to you, and literally embodying your authentic self is literally the best thing we can ever do. Not only will YOU benefit, but the world will too.

Advice to Younger Self?

GIRLLLLL. You are the light this world NEEDS! People will continue to try to dim you but your light is too bright to ever burn out. Love yourself. Stop living for the satisfaction of everyone else. It literally does not matter. You know your truth. You know your soul. You know why you’re here. So be here. Be there for you. Don’t sit down, don’t be quiet, STAND UP and SPEAK OUT.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

You know what’s amazing? The fact that it’s hard to pin point what I love best about myself. Something that may sound cocky but really stems from living my truth. I am so multifaceted, passionate, and genuinely unique that I truly just appreciate this soul that I am in this vessel that I’m in.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Join. Just join. For such a small rate, you have the opportunity to increase your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Especially coming out of a global pandemic, what is better than knowing that you belong somewhere? That with the click of a button or a quick drive, you can literally find the healing you need in that moment. Plus, have you visited the space? Breathtaking.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

You were born to be, all that you are💜.

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