“Go all in and never give up. It is in the hard times that you are growing.”
While it may be hard to imagine, Cindy Shames of Cindy Shames Coaching wasn’t always the confident woman she is now. Despite spending much of her time acting and modeling as a young girl, Cindy admits that she was truly quiet and shy.
Yet she didn’t let it hold her back. By the age of 23, Cindy had created a hugely successful clothing brand. Soon after, she founded an international fashion illustration company that worked closely with celebrities. Her newfound courage and commitment to growth lead to many positive results.
Ready for the next step in her entrepreneur journey, Cindy then turned to her true passion of helping others succeed.
As a life coach, Cindy now supports ambitious women on how to create unstoppable results in their business through her coaching sessions, mastermind and online resources. By focusing on confidence, mindset, strategy and intention, Cindy emphasises that they too can master success.
In the near future, Cindy looks forward to creating her ideal business, one where she has two virtual assistants on her team and doesn’t have to work six days a week. But most importantly, she hopes to serve a larger number of women in business. Cindy would love to teach them how to show up with confidence, just like she did.
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur and why?
Stacey Boehman because she has created the most incredible business and shares her support with others
Why did you start your business and what gave you the idea?
I have always loved helping others succeed. Becoming a coach was the next natural step in my entrepreneur journey.
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
Learning so many different tasks to make this work. Knowing I can succeed.
What three pieces of advice do you wish you’d been given when you started?
- Keep it simple
- Start before you are ready
- You have to feel uncomfortable to grow.
What advice would YOU give someone thinking about starting a business?
Make your passion your business. Go all in and never give up. It is in the hard times that you are growing. Serve and serve others without expecting anything, just go out there and share your message.
What skills and knowledge areas would you recommend those starting out in business get acquainted with quickly?
Sales- sales- sales this is number one.
What does your IDEAL business look like? Even if you’re not there yet, what would it look like if your business was ideal?
- A fully booked coaching business
- A mastermind with a waiting list.
- 2 VA’s
- Not working 6 days a week
What problem does being a Member of the HerBusiness Network solve for you and your business? And, how?
Networking. I am so happy to be here and meet like-minded women. Being an entrepreneur is very isolating so I am grateful for this opportunity to be a member for HerBusiness