She Workin: Celena Gill, Lifestyle Consultant and "Bliss Specialist"
Sometimes our true purpose isn't found on the straight and narrow path. Sometimes it's life's dark periods that shine a light on what we were really put on this Earth to do. Celena Gill of Celena Gill Lifestyle Consulting, would call the period after going, doing and being all things while living in darkness a time ripe for finding one's "bliss." It's how Celena found hers. We contacted Celena to learn more about her journey into blissdom and she's helping other women get there, too.
A WOMAN'$ WORTH: Who is Celena Gill today compared to the Celena Gill of yesterday?
Celena: Today's Celena Gill is much more confident, self-aware and happier than the Celena of yesterday. I used to be ashamed of my past, my story, my heritage. I now see my story as my power. It is my cape to help me glide through fear, doubt, guilt, shame and regret to soar to inner power, peace, courage and strength.
AWW: So many women are creating their careers and the fabulous new titles to go with them! Tell us about your work as a Bliss Specialist.
Celena: I'm at a point in my life where I feel as though my divine gift is to be an encourager and to inspire others. I am an expert at helping others recover from their pasts, uncover their fears and discover their bliss. My goal is to help women manifest miracles and to live out their divine dreams. All of us have been bestowed with divine gifts. My job is to help women recognize and honor their gifts while living in them.
AWW: Is lifestyle consulting and life coaching the same?
"I used to be ashamed of my past, my story, my heritage. I now see my story as my power."
Celena: A slight difference lies in the perspective of the coach and the goals of the client. Some coaches and clients hone in on a specific life goal or transition, while others have a holistic approach to coaching, addressing multiple facets of life. Lifestyle coaching and life coaching are essentially the same.
AWW: What does it mean to live a "naked blissful life?" I love that!
Celena: To live a naked blissful life means living freely and fully in your purpose. By naked, you expose your secret self and drop the filters that have you moving robotically through life. Living naked and blissful means moving beyond your potential to manifest your passion and purpose.
AWW: When you knew lifestyle consulting was the work you wanted to do, how long did it take you to go from your calling to working in your gifts, and what were your initial steps to getting to that point?
Celena: It took about five years for me to really figure it out.
"All of us have been bestowed gifts. My job is to help women recognize and honor their gifts while living in them."
AWW: Even if one seems to have it all together, should they still seek life consulting services?
Celena: Just like the great scholars have mentors and the future hall-of-famers have coaches, everyone needs someone who can push them beyond what they perceive to be their best.
AWW: I'm so excited about the Bliss Box! What types of things can we expect to find inside?
Celena: I can't share much now, but it will be filled with goodies designed to uplift, inspire and encourage. The goal is to ship by mid spring in 2015.
AWW: Do you have any advice for aspiring startup entrepreneurs?
Celena: Most of my challenges have been growing pains. If I have any advice for a startup, it's to create a group of advisors, get an accountant, and make sure that your business is legally protected. Everything after that is based on creativity and consistency.