An Interview with Elsa Christie, Life Coach and Mental Health Counselor
Elsa is a mom, entrepreneur, speaker, writer and advocate for those who’ve suffered abuse through sexual exploitation and human trafficking. In her profession as a Life Coach and Mental Health Counselor, she is on a mission to help people discover their purpose, restore their identity and heal from past pain.
Over the past 7 years, she has empowered people in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Asia to walk in their true identity through her RePurpose Your Pain™ message. Elsa is also the Founder of Revive 360, an organization that sets out to bridge the gap between missions and mental health.
What motivated Elsa to start her business was seeing people filled with purpose and the ability to change lives not living out their calling because of past pain and trauma. Read our interview with Elsa below.
1. What do you find most challenging about blogging or running your business?
The most challenging part about running my business and helping people heal is that many people say they want to take the next step and begin their healing process but are not willing to do the work. Many often quit when things get hard and decide not to continue or delay their progress by procrastinating on doing what they need to find freedom and wholeness.
2. Describe your experiences with some of the people you’ve met while blogging or doing business?
I have met some of the most talented and gifted people. It’s inspired me to continue to help people work through their painful past and to heal from trauma, so they can be who they were created to be.
3. What networking do you do that helps your blogging or business?
I belong to professional groups/organizations and I have several friends who introduce me to the people I need to help market my business.
4. How do you come up with material/content for your business or blog and keep ideas fresh?
The material I am inspired to write comes from my personal life experiences and what I feel God is leading me to curate.
5. What’s your strategy with your blog or business in general?
To be authentic. To serve people. To live out my purpose.
6. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers, or a business can give its customers?
The best thing a business can give its customers is their “why?” Why they are in business. Why they want to help. Why they are the right person for the job, etc.
7. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from blogging? What are some realistic expectations in regard to what can be made?
I don’t have tips for people interested in making money blogging. The only thing I would say for anyone doing anything as a brand is to be authentic. Go after what you desire.
8. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and / or your blog?
I don’t have a specific strategy other than sharing my story. Not trying to be like everyone else and being the same person in person as I am online.
9. What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process or starting your business and why?
The hardest part of getting my business started was believing that I needed permission from others to start what I knew God told me to do. It created doubt and kept me waiting when I could have started years prior.
10. If someone was interested in blogging or starting a new business, what would be a few things you would suggest?
I would ask them to make sure they know how to lead first before they start a business. What is your personal life like?
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