Today we’d like to introduce you to Desiree’ Stapleton.
Hi Desiree’, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
From suicidal ideation, shrinking myself, and suffering in silence in 2020 to materializing my dreams, I’ve come a long way. Managing to stand out among a sea of mentors from the get-go because of my intimate awareness of suffering and struggles, I became a highly recognized mentor and author that stands at the helm of Desiree’ Stapleton & Company, LLC– a company dedicated to maneuvering women in the right direction and helping them live up to their potential.
The pandemic has been challenging for most, but during this time specifically, I have found a way to help others still be able to move the needle in their lives. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been doing my part in coaching women from all over the globe, including Zambia, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Philippines, Singapore, Canada, Spain, and Australia on how to mitigate the challenges in their lives so that they can produce and hit more of their goals.
Using the power of my story to highlight the fact that traumas, setbacks, and challenges can be used as stepping stones to success, I’ve been featured in numerous publications such as Thrive Global and the 40th annual Forbes 400 edition of Forbes magazine, I have also had the honor of being 2x ’30 Under 30′ honoree and a Forbes ‘Next 1000’ nominee.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Heck, no. On one hand, I’m glad the world is paying more attention to mental health, but on the other hand: there are more Cheslie Kryst’s of the world.
I bring this up because one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make was to not let the bad stuff get the best of me. I’ve faced a lot of things that I feel we’re meant to break me and it takes grit and resolves to keep your essence- to still be optimistic, joyous, humorous, ambitious, or present. And oddly enough, the most important decision I made that contributed to my success was to keep going.
Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve faced a lot of things that I feel we’re meant to break me and it takes a lot to have resolve and tenacity. It takes a lot to power through situations until what you see in your mind comes to fruition in reality- especially when your current reality is so different from the one that you envision. Imagine only knowing abuse, poverty, or something terrible and working to build a life that doesn’t have those things- it takes a lot to make happen. You’ve got to build yourself to become the person required to get the job done while creating a completely foreign paradigm for yourself.
It’s the reason I created The Self-Help App- because life happens to ALL of us, and sometimes we need a little extra help. Whether it be to grow or to not be jaded, whatever the personal growth goal is that is tied to a trying experience, sometimes you need a place to go to remind you that things will be okay.
It took some time for me to find that within myself and I want to help expedite and enhance that process for other people… I know the thoughts that someone could have when their reality isn’t matching up with their desired reality. I know the thoughts someone may have when life throws one too many curveballs or knocks the wind out of them one too many times.
It’s my hope that The Self-Help App helps other people get through the difficult decisions that THEY have to make. Why? Because there are too many people teetering at the edge where it only takes one more situation to happen in order for them to decide to act on their suicidal ideation.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Desiree’ Stapleton & Company LLC is a consulting firm that provides everyday people with tools and resources to help them achieve their goals and enhance their personal growth and development.
I started Desiree’ Stapleton & Company LLC and created my biggest passion project right now: The Self-Help App because it’s what I feel I needed when I was struggling alone, trying to manifest my future, and when I felt no one around me could help me get to where I was trying to go.
I’ve been determined for a while to live the life I want to live, and I know I’m not the only one that has taken some hits and experienced things that made them wonder if the life that they envision is ever going to manifest. It will, but we’ve got to work and get through what needs to get through to get here- in our personal lives AND business lives. We’ve got to be a beast in both areas.
So, I created The Self-Help App to help people facilitate their personal growth and development. My goal here is to help people mitigate the challenges they face so that they can produce and hit more of their goals- you know, get their external world to match more of their internal world- and vice versa. So my goal is that for those of us blazing paths trying to get to where we’re going and those of us just trying to figure it all out- The Self-Help app has a little something for ALL of us.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
As more and more people take mental health seriously and get in tune with themselves, I see the “self-help” industry continuing to boom.
One of the great things about me being a Certified Master Life Coach, as well as a Certified: Happiness, Mindfulness, Goal Success, Life Purpose, Career, and Mental Health Life Coach, is that I am able to help people no matter what season they are in.
When you’re in a “helping profession” it’s almost bittersweet. On one hand, it’s heart-warming that we get to do this work. But on the other hand, it’s heartbreaking that it’s needed at these alarming rates.
In the coming years, I personally want to collaborate with many well-known names in the personal growth industry, such as Brené Brown, Iyanla Vanzant, Lisa Nichols, and many others- in order to create bigger impact. Armed with big plans, I aim not only for my consulting firm to transform into a household name but also to enable the success of more people in need of guidance.