What is your story? Or, in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
I am adventurous. I have always had a willingness to try and learn new things, whether that be a sport, art form, research technique, software, social media, or a leadership development skill. Being willing to fail and then try again has served me well. I don’t give up. I look for innovations and solutions to reach my goals and help others achieve theirs. Being adventurous to me means having the hope and courage to try something new every day.
What message do you promote?
By finding work you love to do, you will be successful and have the energy, resources, and time to give back and make the world a better place.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
I am an active Board of Directors Member for two Non-Profits, Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (supporting deaf/hard of hearing children and their families) and Friends of Payton (supporting the students of Walter Payton College Prep, an Chicago Public High School with students from every zip code in the city)
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
Raising a deaf child is not easy. Issues with insurance, healthcare, education, communication, and social/emotional health constantly stand in the way of my child thriving. As a strong and dedicated parent, it is my job to help her succeed and reach her true potential. Keeping up the required energy level, patience, and focus without becoming frustrated or disheartened is a real struggle. For any mom lovingly raising a special needs kid, I offer hope and encouragement to keep fighting because what better gift can you give to society than a kind and confident child striving to do her best.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
Helping women especially enjoy the work they do so that they are inspired to help others.
How do you SHOW UP?
My job titles have included automobile assembly line worker, microbiologist, marketer, personal brand coach, and board of directors member. I show up at every job and with every client without an ego, ready to work hard, open to learning, focused on listening, and prepared to patiently work with my team to solve problems.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Be authentic… to others and to yourself. Celebrate and succeed with your strengths and push yourself to continue to grow in your own authentic way.
Please provide your name, company, anything else you want others to know about you, and all of your URL’s and social media handles
Heather H. Bennett
Titles: Marketing Strategist, Personal Brand Coach
My company: Creative Brand Coach
Author of Bestseller:
Fun and Fulfilling Careers One Question at a Time
Available now on Amazon!