Name of Your Business
Chapman Education, LLC and College Axis Project (501c3).
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
I believe I was meant to work with and support students and their families. I have had the opportunity to really do this in a one-on-one setting through Chapman Education, LLC and I am thrilled to now have the nonprofit to help students in a blended setting where students who have socioeconomic means are able to connect with and learn alongside those who may not have means and may need financial aid. The goal is to be able to serve all students regardless of their background, as I have always believed that College Counseling and personalized assistance is something all students deserve to receive.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
My ideal client is a student and family who is looking for their best possible educational match and who want to be thoughtfully guided through the process of identifying these schools and putting forth their best and empowered selves to achieve their goals.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
Thoughtful 1:1 guidance regarding the process and expertise around building the strongest profile possible for each student and guiding them through a process methodically and honestly. The nonprofit offers a library of resources and a free meeting that helps the student focus on their specific process, timeline and answers any questions about the process and the profile that students may have.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
I guess my mom, the penultimate survivor…at least when I was growing up. Later in life–Kathy Smith, who taught me unconditional love and what it means to be a good parent.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
On my mat, in a heated 97 degree yoga studio. Also, walking in the woods or by the ocean.
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
1. Nails and toes, massages.
2. Daily yoga and physical exercise.
3. Facials monthly.
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
I sing, I write, I read.
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
Untamed. By Glennon Doyle. I LOVE memoirs of women who through overcoming difficulty and raising self awareness, find themselves and their path/place in the world.
Favorite Movie and Why?
Good Will Hunting. The Greatest Showman.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
“You are exactly where you are supposed to be.” and Maya Angelou’s “Always do your best, until you know better. Then do better.”
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
Being the mom of Henry and Cece. My children.
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
When you let go of what no longer serves you, you are given the opportunity to make space for what you deserve. And mindset is everything.
Advice to Younger Self?
It’s hard, this thing called life, and you will go through many trials and tribulations but you will be stronger every time you overcome each hurdle. Keep going. Don’t give up.
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
Connection. I love that I can talk to anyone and that I have this capacity to be able to be anyone and everyone’s cheerleader. It makes my relationships that much fuller.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
Do it. It’s a great community and there are people within the community who will embrace you with open arms. It is through the power and connection to a strong tribe that you feel held and safe and are given the capacity to grow.
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
I’m super excited to meet you all and to share my own gifts and expertise and to take full advantage of the opportunity to learn more about each and every one of you. Visit www.chapmaneducation.org and www.thecollegeaxisproject.org
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