Say hello to Leah Forney from Waldorf, MD. Her dream life is one where she is walking in the totality of who God has called and created her to be while having so much wealth, money, and resources to solve bigger societal problems.
It also looks like firing her boss, spending more time with her significant other and their family creating a life full of memories and legacies.
Leah, tell us about the work you do and what inspired you to get started.
I am the Visibility Activator who works with bold ambitious women who are seeking exposure in media, stages, and books. I teach them how to strategically position their books to attract and secure more valuable opportunities that align with their brand.
I started my business because I was a first time author trying to figure out how to maximize my own impact and exposure. After doing research, I stumbled upon the media.
I started pitching myself to the media. After I mastered telling my story and pitching to the media using my books. I took those same skills and applied them to landing speaking engagements.
After successfully landing over 200 media opportunities, spoken on over 10 stages and written and published 9 books, I now teach other bold ambitious women entrepreneurs who desire more exposure how to do the same thing.
How has being an introvert affected your life and your business?
Great Question. As an introvert, I definitely need a lot of down time and disconnecting from people, places, and things. Sometimes I need a few days to myself. This can be challenging when my community and clients are depending on me.
On the flip side, being an introvert allows me to rest, relax, and replenish myself which allows me to be able to show up for my clients and my family and friends without burnout.
Can you share a memorable experience you’ve had on your journey so far?
A part of my business is also my non-profit SAAVE ME which stands for Sexual Assault Advocacy for Victims Everywhere. It is my life’s mission and ministry to be a voice for sexual assault victims, survivors, and thrivers because I am a sexual assault thriver turned Advocate and Activist.
It’s my duty to stand in the gap for those who haven’t found the courage yet to use their voice to tell their stories. This my most memorable experience and the reason why I do the work that I do.
What advice would you give to other introverted women who are on a journey to build their dreams through their professional endeavors?
I would tell them to stay true to yourself and trust God, trust yourself, and trust your process when building their dreams.
Thank you for taking the time to share your story.
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