Today, we are interviewing Lynette Michelle Mashiri, founder of Lavender Dreams Coaching. She is a certified life coach, intervention specialist, and educator with 18 years of experience. Michelle firmly believes that with time and clear intention, a person can achieve their dream to the best of their ability.
Please tell us something about yourself.
When I started high school, I made a pact with my best friend to study and live abroad. I was 13. I kept that promise to myself. I went to college as an Expat student at 20 to the Kingdom of Lesotho, then the United States, in 2011, I moved to Sudan then the middle east. In the past 27 years, I have made a lot of mistakes. I wish I had a coach to help me – an Expat coach.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I am an Expat transitional coach. I help those who want to move abroad make an easy transition to living abroad.
Who are your role models?
Lisa Nichols and Jay Shetty are my role models.
What inspires you?
I believe in dreams, but then you have to plan carefully to make it come true.
Please tell us about your company and books.
My company is called Lavender Dreams, I have two books on Amazon:
Take a moment out for you, A guided journal
Explore the World: Live, Love and work in a country that is not your own
This book was number 1 on Amazon on the short travel reads for best new release.
Looking back, what's one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
It is important to take some business classes, learn about Digital Marketing, Research, and learn what you don't know.
If you don't know, ask, take time out for yourself and live in the now, plan for tomorrow but keep dreaming.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Life is a journey, and each day is a new beginning. I am still learning, and I am open to learning. It is very important to take a step back when you feel overwhelmed, regroup, and take a moment out for you.
Who would you like to thank for your success?
I am thankful for my faith, which has helped me stay strong and for what I was taught by parents, which is to be brave enough to step out of my comfort zone.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
My parents, they encouraged me to be brave enough to try new things.
Any message for our readers.
If you have a dream, dream, but plan step by step to bring it to life.
How can people connect with you?
Readers can get in touch via Instagram.