When you least expect it what you truly need literally falls from the sky. On some level subconsciously I must have put the message out to the universe that I wanted a friend. Foreign concept for me as previously I ‘didn’t do friendship.’ Too much effort and being hurt in the past had meant that the idea of sharing, being truly vulnerable and placing time into a relationship seemed like a waste of time.
Through our connection working on the board of Women in Business and Regional Development we discovered each other. Mount Gambier connections had been telling me about the “Ali V” for 2 years and I remember thinking, ‘man, they are really talking this chick up…I hope I like her.’ Well guess what I LOVE her and she has become the sister I never had and the soul connection I didn’t know I had been asking for.
Fast forward 2 years and we are now inseparable. Celebrating our successes, our weakness and our strengths we have supported each other through the biggest highs of our careers so far.
Let me share a bit more about me – Nic. I am the director of www.puraforceremedies.com and have run my own charity Rebalance the Globe in West Bengal, India since 2006 – www.rebalancetheglobe.org I also have run my own private practice for the past 12 years healing and coaching families and women in all aspects of physical and mental/emotional health. I juggle all these balls along side my husband Adam as we strive to bring up two empowered and busy little girls 4 and 7.
What I love about Ali is her ability to complement me. I am grounded, serious, practical and intense. She makes me laugh, brings fun and excitement into my otherwise serious, pathologically driven and pragmatic business. I am very health and people focused, however I am the first to admit that I get off on running my own international company and love the game and the thrill of business.
Ali by comparison is capable, good at project management and FUN! Her ability to inspire and connect with people is second to none and she is just an all rounded ‘good-at-everything’ kind of woman. Ali conquered the network marketing ladder climbing to NVP in Arbonne in only 2 years. Her passion for Arbonne and her team enables her to educate and inspire hundreds and spread her love in all directions of the globe. Ali does all this while leading her family with her husband Simon and enjoying their two energetic and crazy twin boys who are 6. Ali is infectious, everyone wants a peace of her positivity and energy and I am so lucky to be chosen as her friend.
Together we are the Entrepreneurial Babes where we have set out to empower, inspire and encourage women to step up to their infinite potential. We celebrate our diversities and our friendship while educating business women to step up, claim their space and live the success that they are currently only dreaming of.
Recently we enjoyed presenting to 130 aspiring business people sharing our thoughts and tools on leadership. This week we committed to celebrating our friendship with a fun photoshoot! Ali even had me getting a spray tan and wearing heels! As you can see by the photos Ali was in her element and me Nic was completely out of my comfort zone stepping up, claiming the space and growing outside of my comfort zone.
This is what this friendship is about. Our friendship, leaning on each other and holding each other accountable has taken each of us to the greatest successes and heights in our careers this far. Without the loving support, ass kicking and guidance we have held for each other we would never achieved what we had set out to. They would have been missed opportunities and dreams on a vision board that we would never have stretched to achieve.
This is the essence of Entrepreneurial Babes. A love and friendship that steps outside the boundaries, rules and expectations of any of the other relationships we have in our lives. A place where vulnerability, accountability and honesty is the only thing that is accepted. We invite you to share our journey as we continue to grow together and share our learnings, expertise and life lessons with you all.
Until next time,
Love Nic and Ali xxx
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