Step Up and Step Out – Be The Change

(l) Suzanne Evans (r) Denise Banks-Grasedyck

(l)Suzanne Evans and me


Lately, I have been moving under the radar and you may have been wondering; where the heck is she?! I am so glad you asked. (Ok, I was going to tell you anyway.) As a multi-passionate, eclectic person, I am constantly doing lots of different and to the untrained eye, seemingly unrelated things, that I really enjoy doing. You’ll have to trust that there is a method to my madness. It all aligns to who I am and it also means that I can get totally immersed in anything that captures my attention – and my heart. So here’s the scoop!

I have been coaching some great clients, co-authoring a book (more about that later) and most recently I have been in Orlando, Florida immersed in meeting amazing, inspiring people and connecting with some pretty awesome, savvy business owners, including the incredibly talented, Suzanne Evans. I spent the time learning how to add more value and increase to my clients and the people I encounter in my business and reveling in possibility. And I while I was there I also got to do something else that really lights me up – helping other people beyond using my coaching skills.

I participated in the Be The Change Give/Run/Walk 5k, the Suzanne Evans Charity Event sponsored by Shanda Sumpter and HeartCore Endurance. The event brought in over $60,000 to support a project that gives a group of women in Zimbabwe the training and tools they need to become thriving entrepreneurs, able to support their families and lift up their entire community. The funds go 100% to the project in which these women and their Curio Market get the support they need to purchase supplies, paint, electrical work, plumbing, and basic marketing supplies. Not only did I help make that happen, but I am so grateful that two of my dearest friends joined in and sponsored me for the walk. (Tina and Michaela, you are awesome – THANK YOU from my whole heart!)

Each of us should do what we can for and in our community and the world, so being involved was a no-brainer. As a conscious business owner and a Christian, I am to love my neighbor and make an impact on those around me, so again, it was an easy choice to donate to the cause and strut my stuff wearing an unbelievably retro-progressive hot-pink sweatband. (Try not to be jealous when you check out my post-run photo.)

I won’t end poverty and need all by myself, but by creating my own successful business and by coming together as I did with HeartCore Endurance, Suzanne Evans and a few hundred other entrepreneurs, I am able to inspire others to see and embrace possibility and to do as much as they can with all that they have. I am able to support others and help turn their dreams into reality. Every day I am a catalyst for empowerment and change. What a privilege!

One thing I know for sure is that together we can make a difference while we do what we love. I am doing it and you can too. It all begins with stepping into your higher purpose with confidence and boldness (even if you have fear.)

I love it when doing what I do, reminds me of who I am and who I am becoming!

Do you want to step into your higher purpose and finally be who you are meant to be? Are you ready to rock some big goals with real meaning? Don’t wait. Do it now! If you want some help with that, contact me today for a free strategy session. Let’s make it happen!

#StepIntoPurpose #BeTheChange #GoalsWithMeaning #SuzanneEvans #HeartCoreEndurance

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About Denise Banks-Grasedyck, Coach. Consultant. Speaker.

I'm an entrepreneur, a wife and a mother. I'm a Freedom Fighter for the overcommitted professional and a designer of Ideal-Life and Business blueprints. Discovering and developing simple solutions to complex challenges is one of my super powers. I write about life and business and everything that intersects them.
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