Location:Houston, Texas

  IGC Certified Coach

Website: https://www.vpwright.com/

  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevpwright/

1. What’s the one lesson you learned in our Level 2/Leaders Rising Program that you’ve already applied?

One of the biggest lessons I had to adapt the most during my time in Leaders Rising/Level Two was “Being Present and Being Yourself.” While in the program, I was going through a divorce and the lowest point of my life after experiencing the high of my business becoming one of the fastest growing practices in the IGC community at the time.

The divorce shook me to my core and made me question who I was. The women in the community stood for me during that time fiercely, and the lessons I took from the “Being Present and Being Yourself” portion of the program helped in my grounding process, and eventually rebuilding my life to what it is today.

2. What advice would you have for someone going into Coach Training and/or Leaders Rising?

Do not doubt yourself. Doubt holds you back from exploring what you can be vs. the idea of who you are (which is often what society will tell you who you are). You’re going to go through some of the most radical changes in self during this season of life. Your social circle will change, you’ll outgrow people around you, you’ll discover new things about yourself you never knew you could do. Lean into all of this and battle that doubt right out of you! The growth you experience is a sign you are on the right path.

3. How has Coach Training/Leaders Rising benefited your business?

Level One and Level Two Coach Training not only added legitimacy to my business, but it helped increase my confidence as a Coach. The consistent practice of my skills in addition to the feedback from my cohort, trainers, and mentor coach gave me the confidence to dive deep into lead generation for my business, and getting hired by clients who to this day still amaze me.

4. What is something you loved about Coach Training/Leaders Rising?

The community! I say over and over again that the IGC community has saved my life multiple times. The women and folks in this space have been so supportive of not just me, but each other over the years. We meet up in person as often as we can, support each other and collaborate on projects and programs, we hire each other and refer each other clients. The community is vibrant, diverse, and so knowledgeable. It’s been an honor to have been a part of it for as long as I have now.

5. How have you grown on a personal level as a Graduate Student from Inner Glow Circle?

Personally, I’ve gone through a lot. My divorce started right after I graduated from Leaders Rising, so I went through the process of having to run a business as a married mother to running it as a single one. This required me to burn my business down to the essentials after scaling it up as large as I did, and realigning my life to support my kids and I.

It wasn’t easy, I made a ton of mistakes, but I also had the chance to rebuild my social circle with new supportive friends here in Houston and even work for Apple for a few years, my my Coach Certification had a lot to do with me getting hired for the role I had due to it requiring active Coaching and Facilitation skills.

I’ve also returned back to dance, and getting involved with the creative community again in the city. From taking lessons again, to doing more creative film and editing work as a Creator in the city. it’s contributed a ton to my development as I’ve been learning to balance loving on myself and prioritizing my children now more than ever.

 6. How has IGC continued to support you as a Graduate Student?

Oh my gosh, IGC hired me shortly after graduating from Level One training and I’ve been involved in the community in some form or fashion ever since. I’ve led workshops, facilitated classes, managed our podcast, and am now the Digital Marketing Maanger for IGC. The last role has been my biggest learning curve thus far, because marketing for a multi-seven figure company is a BEAST. However, I’m learning so much and am always adapting each month to be better than I was the month before.

The accountability and support I receive from the team is unmatched to anything else I’ve experienced, and feels like an extension of the best version of myself.

7.  Share something that you are currently working on personally or professionally…

I’ve been rebuilding the community-based pillar of my business, and it relaunched on March 4th of this year under a new name, dnglyfe (pronounced doing life)!

I’ve taken all of the lessons I’ve learned from my previous business experiences and am taking my time with how I scale the business, nurture my leads, and serve my community. It’s already paying off, with the community growing from 0 to over 700 followers since we launched, and I’ve gotten hired for video and editing projects by small businesses in the area who love the work I do.

I also get to collaborate and coach some really cool creatives in the city due to this work again, which has really cemented my love for the City of Houston. I’m looking forward to see where it’s at as it grows over the next year, and continuing to apply what I’m learning there to the work I do for IGC.

8.  What is something you wish more people knew about you?

I’m a published poet and professional salsa dancer! I keep both talents for myself a lot, but when they appear (I.e. someone buys my first poetry book or sees me out dancing in the city) it always shocks people.

For me, it just makes sense. Poetry and the arts are the reason I started my coaching business in the first place, and keeping the visual and performing arts centered to my spirit keeps me focused in life.

9.  What strategies have you taken to create visibility for yourself and your business?

COLLABORATE. COLLABORATE. COLLABORATE.

My God! Collaborating with other Coaches, Creatives, and business owners has created more consistent work for me than any other visibility strategy I’ve ever used in business. I’ve done IG lives with other folks, partnered for launches, done bundles with a group of coaches before, been an affiliate for my friend’s businesses, collaborated on Instagram post, made reels together, the list goes on. I am a big advocate for teamwork. We cannot do business alone and if you want to grow, you have to build relationships and collaborate!

YOUR NETWORTH IS YOUR NETWORK!

10. What’s next for you?

Finishing up my second poetry book as I enter my 30th year of life. It’s been a long time coming and 5 years since my first one was published, but I’ve slowly been putting my words together to honor the changes I’ve gone through as the season of my 20’s comes to an end.

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