Today we’d like to introduce you to Candice A. Thibodeaux.
Hi Candice A., thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Sure, thank you so much for having me as a feature in your inspiring stories series, I am really excited to share some of my background and work with you! As you have mentioned, I am a recognized servant leader, mindset strategist, author, speaker and an up and coming entrepreneur and people come to me to invest in their next level push. I am currently helping myself and others maximize our mindset and empowering the monetization of our message and mission. I serve as a founding lead for one of Forbes The Culture chapters, a partnership with Forbes Media, with a mission to create equitable pathways for Black and Brown professionals through connecting, collaborating and holding space for us to break the ceilings that are impacting our culture globally. Service work is where a lot of my passion stems from. Although, this has not always been my story. I come from very humble beginnings as a Black and Puerto Rican Woman, I had my fair share of hardships growing up in a rough neighborhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts where, at the time, death, drugs and alcohol was the norm. There weren’t ways to cope with our pain and in my quest to change this, I served in the Boston school system as an enrichment educator, where a colleague and I pioneered and created a curriculum aimed to educate our students about financial education, mindset and the importance of knowing where you come from and where you are going.
After recognizing the wealth gap in our communities, I began to work on myself and I started sharing the knowledge I obtained about paradigm shifts with my inner circle and communities at large and I started to see noticeable shifts as well as success stories. While I am a huge advocate for changing our systems and environments, I am a bigger advocate for doing the work required to change our thinking first. With that, I have successfully executed a 6-week web series titled “Breaking Barriers” and “CORE Conversations” where we have discussions with heavy hitters from different industries to think through solutions for mindset shifts in business, mental fitness, spirituality and culture. I provide 1 on 1 coaching services and on November 6, 2020, I pre-released my first book “CORE: 3 Steps to Reshape Your Mind For A Better Future” hitting 4-figures in book sales within the first 9- days of the pre-sale release. I am also the proud owner of Alia Essentials, a luxury care line, started in April 2020 with exclusive & signature designs to make your self-care practice an opulent experience. The desire to serve in this space started when I found myself purchasing certain products to help keep my sanity during a global pandemic. We are launching a few products this year, with plans to expand our collections as the line evolves. Our first product selection is scheduled to launch January 2021.
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?
I’d say, if you consider yourself a leader, entrepreneur, world changer or anyone is going after a dream, it is never an easy road you’ll face many highs and lows. Easy is for people looking for short cuts. I think when you are in flow it feels easy but there is always some obstacle. I believe the work I am doing is powerful, especially because many people have fought and died for me to be where I am today and in operating in my power through God, challenges are bound to commence. There are forces and people who will oppose you simply because you are daring to dream and making a deliberate choice to go after your dreams but you have to stay focused with the right mindset. One way to overcome any environmental challenges is by first challenging the environment inside of yourself. The difference between your success or failure is based on your beliefs, habits and execution. You have to go GIVE it!
As you know, we’re big fans of CORE Coaching. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Yes! Thank you- your support is appreciated! The CORE PROGRAM is a 12-week premium coaching program designed to help you reset, restructure and redesign your mind so that you can increase your discipline and achieve your goals. In this program we use the 3-part Triple A Formula designed to teach you how to unlock any mental barriers and release a lack mindset so you can obtain the growth and progress you desire. You will,
Implement an Essence Analysis to uncover spheres in your personal and business life that could be preventing you from reaching your personal and professional goals.
Utilize a Master Mind Map Out to direct your mind to set clear intentional goals and design the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Receive a tailored plan of action and learn strategies to implement the plan so you could get the results you desire.
- Get access to Launchpad where you work collectively with a coach and engaging community to support you throughout your journey.
I am really looking forward to being around people again! I miss events and connecting physically without a mask. As far as business, I plan to double down on my work and continue to provide life changing products and services for billions of people. Until we meet again, from Boston to LA thank you again for your time!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.candicetothecore.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candice_theplug/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConnectwithCandice