DAVE SANDERSON FEATURED INTERVIEW 027: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

So at one point or another, you've probably heard me talk about Dave Sanderson in conjunction with this book launch and for good reason, he penned the forward to my new book, Bee BADASS and Brilliant! Dave and I connected in Las Vegas in 2013 at the very first professional development conference I attended as he was one of the keynote speakers at the event. As you read in the book, Dave and I kept up a relationship over the past few years, interviewing each other for different things and talking about collaborating on events in the future.

As Dave is one of the inspirational survivors from flight 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson, and knowing how this experience transformed his life towards the work he is doing today, it seemed like a natural fit to have him be a part of the book. Dave, thank you for all of your continued support over the past few years and for ALWAYS responding to my emails and inquiries right away. I've appreciated your professionalism and willingness to help. Your determination, leadership and passion to motivate others to live the life they were born to lead is empowering. Look forward to continuing to collaborate in the future, I know there will be many GREAT opportunities to come. Please connect with Dave at his website and order a copy of his book, Moments Matter! www.DaveSandersonspeaks.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is helping people understand how by managing their state of mind they can accomplish anything they desire. 

2) When I learned the strategies on managing my state enabled me to be in the appropriate state for the moment.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

One of my passions is to help the under-developed countries in the world, primarily Haiti, have access to clean water.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) One practice I recommend to people to be in “Inner peace”  is to thank your Creator every day for the opportunities you have been given.  

2) My definition of Confidence is: having the humility to prepare so you have confidence when you face your “personal plane crash” in life.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

MARIA ERAZO FEATURED INTERVIEW 026: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

GAHH! Maria, Maria. You are such a HUGE part of this project, I cannot thank you enough. Maria and I connected a few years ago through mutual friends and have continued our relationship to this day. She's been a huge LUX CHIX supporter since the first conference we hosted in 2015 and spoke at one of the OASIS retreats in 2016. Both of us were also part of the 2016 Face of Siegel Jewelers model competition, which I am elated to say she WON! Maria is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her story is inspiring and she is the epitome of Bee-ing BADASS and Brilliant. I began working with her as a coaching client earlier this year with plans to write a book.

I worked with Maria's publishing team through The ME Marketing Agency to get this book out of my head and on to paper. She kept me steady the whole process and made everything come together behind the scenes. Maria, I am so grateful to you and your entire team, to Damaris, Kay and Jason for all of your editing and layout help. For working like CRAZY through Thanksgiving to make this launch take place on time. I couldn't have done it without you. From my heart of gold to yours, thank you so much - you have made my dream of being an author come true and will help to inspire thousands of souls around the world. Be sure to connect with Maria at her NEW website: www.MariaErazo.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) To help individuals fulfill their full potential. To help experts create a brand, get published and profit. 

2) My passion has help me to think for myself by owning my results. By taking responsibility for my results, feeling responsible to serve others and helping them create a legacy, and knowing that I'm making a true difference in the world by using my gifts and talents. 

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

To take care of nature, especially animals.  

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) To have self awareness, check your emotions and feelings often and go deeper to figure out why you feel the way you do, then forgive, learn and love yourself and others. 

2) Confidence is to have grit to take imperfect action, and know that there are no failures, only  results. 


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

 

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

DEBORAH SANDELLA FEATURED INTERVIEW 025: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

One of the things I love the most about my life is all of the incredible people I've had the opportunity to meet along the way. Dr. Deborah Sandella has been one of those beautiful souls. We had the privilege of connecting through the Evolutionary Business Council's Detroit retreat in August. Her warm presence and loving countenance lit up the whole room. When Dr. Deborah took the stage, I had no idea what to expect. As she began to share from her own personal journey and how she developed the technique RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory), little did I know the effect the following few minutes would have on me. I decided right then and there to go all in, with both feet.

Dr. Deborah proceeded to lead us through a beautiful healing and insightful meditation. I was able to identify within my body where I was experiencing trauma and pain - my heart. I could see what was going on and in those moments, felt into the pain and the visual image that had come up to address what needed to be worked on. I experienced a rapid series of images and scenarios after I mentally, emotionally and physically cleared what needed to be cleared. It was exciting, invigorating and an experience that truly had a mighty impact on my life. Almost a mini re-birthing of itself - I came away from that experience and retreat with the resolve to pen Bee BADASS and Brilliant. Dr. Deborah has recently written a book called Goodbye, Hurt & Pain, I've purchased a copy and highly recommend it and her technique. Thank you so much Dr. Deborah for taking the time to share your wisdom and thoughts with us today. Please also take some time to connect with her at her beautiful website: www.RimInstitute.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is spreading the word that our “Feelings are Smarter than We Think!”  In other words, we have a brilliant emotional operating system that can help us manage any hurt and pain effectively. We just haven’t understood how it works—Until now. Once we understand how to use it, life becomes easier than we’ve thought possible.

2) As I discovered how emotionally smart we really are, I’ve been teaching others how to turn on their emotional brilliance. This passion has lead me to develop a specific technique RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory) to help us activate our inherent resourcefulness and resilience. In order to create RIM, I had to set aside what I’d been taught was possible or impossible and see what showed up from clients. It’s been amazing to witness that healing can go deeper and quicker than I could have imaged.   

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

We have been choosing to be a left brain dominated culture, which diminishes our appreciation of the creative right brain. Rather, whole brain function uses the right brain as the visionary and the left brain is in charge of executive and administrative functions. As Dr. Jonas Salk who discovered the polio vaccine summarizes, “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” In research at the Centre for the Mind, Sydney Australia, a thinking cap was created that quieted the left brain, so the right brain could be heard. People solved problems 30% faster when they were wearing the thinking cap.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) I have been meditating for 20 years. This practice has expanded my capacity to hold conflict and pain in a peaceful container. I highly recommend practicing a form of meditation that works with your personality. Some people love guided and sitting meditation. Others are more physically oriented and use freeform dance or yoga moves to access the space between our thoughts. I recommend you put aside any rules about meditating and do what works for you. I personally love to call in my virtual resources and then meditate with abandon releasing any need for structure.

2) An interesting question—more complicated than it appears! My definition of confidence is an established compassion for self and others such that we can freely risk telling the truth, trying new things, and making mistakes. Includes a sincere willingness to express and listen.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

MICHAEL KWAST FEATURED INTERVIEW 024: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Excited to feature Dr. Michael Kwast of iChiro Clinics in West Michigan. Dr. Mike and I connected in 2015 as he sponsored the first LUX CHIX conference. Since then, I've had the privilege of getting to know him more personally and professionally. He has a truly inspirational story and a passion for helping others heal through Chiropractic. Even though his responses are short and too the point, he is a wealth of information.

I know those that attended the OASIS retreat S.A.I.L (myself included) were blown away by his presentation. He challenged us ALL to live a life sprinkled with curiosity and to not sit idle and watch our lives float by when time is ticking and we have the opportunity to positively impact others we come in contact with. Thank you Dr. Mike for participating in the Bee BADASS and Brilliant Blog Series. Author of 7 Beliefs That Are Destroying Your Health, please take some time to connect with him at his website

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) I am very passionate about helping people get healthy and stay well with chiropractic care.  I was cured of migraine headaches as a child, after suffering for years taking medications that only masked how I felt.  I wished I had found chiropractic sooner.

2.  This experienced taught me to think for myself and spurred me on to my career as a Chiropractor today.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

Overuse and misuse of medications. Masking is NOT fixing.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Allow people to choose their path and hence their destination.  

2) Confidence is knowing.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

RAYMOND WAN FEATURED INTERVIEW 023: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

I am grateful to feature my fellow author and friend, Raymond Wan. Raymond is also my personal acupuncturist, massage and Qigong instructor. I started experimenting with acupuncture for my health several years ago and really loved it. After connecting with Raymond earlier in 2015, I feel like a completely different person. Receiving his treatments, my body completely resets itself and responds extremely well to his techniques. Although acupuncture can be used for many different reasons, I've found it particularly helpful with stress relief and management, body and back pain, menstrual symptoms, hormone balance, improved sleep and digestion, detoxification and more.

I feel the results for days which is awesome. Getting to know Raymond personally, we've had many discussions about Qigong and I've loved being part of his guided meditations in group form. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health technique that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of the word: Qi, pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the vital-energy that flows through all living things. Being aware of my breath and breathing has helped me to pause and take time away from my workload and reconnect with myself as a person and what's most important. Raymond and I will be conducting a co-author book signing on December 17th at his wellness center in West Michigan. Check out the details and RSVP here. Be sure to connect with him at his website if you're looking for THE BEST acupuncturist in West Michigan at: www.AltCareSolution.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is to do what I can to help others.

2) My passion to help others lead me to study alternative medicine and propelled me to the work I do today.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

Healthcare is more than just taking pills to cover up symptoms of illness. The most effective way to reduce illness is to prevent the cause. I believe that people should understand, and learn about the traditional Chinese healing arts such as; Qigong, acupuncture, TuiNa, and should be part of the natural health prevention technique.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Daily Qigong practice has helped me to heal myself, relax, and develop my inner peace. 

2) In addition, the fundamentals of Qigong practice have helped me to build up confidence to face day to day challenges.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

TONYA HOLCOMB FEATURED INTERVIEW 022: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

My heart is so happy to feature the beautiful Tonya Holcomb today in the Bee BADASS and Brilliant Blog Series. Tonya and I had been running around in the same holistic circles for the past few years but didn't have the opportunity to connect in person until I attended a West Michigan Nourishing Ways Chapter event fall of 2015. We FINALLY were able to grab coffee and boy did we have a lot in common and a bunch to talk about! As a Holistic Health Coach, Tonya is one amazing lady and let me tell you why! A wife and mother, Reiki Master and currently a Naturopathic Doctorate student, Tonya hosts educational and inspiring events regularly throughout West Michigan and let me just sayyyyy her branding is AMAZING.

I am super excited to team up with her December 29 in Rockford, Michigan for a fun and fabulous night called: Mama's Night to Manifest & Set Intentions for the New Year, click here to RSVP and purchase your ticket. We'll be creating our vision boards for 2017 and getting clear on what it is we want to accomplish through our lives and businesses. Come join us for a refreshing evening for the mind, body and soul. Tonya, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your wisdom with us today, extremely thankful our paths crossed <3 Please take some time to visit her beautiful website, here.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) I’m so incredibly passionate about prevention. REAL prevention that starts with REAL self-love, REAL food (and water) and REAL healing. My personal health wake up call, over a decade ago, has led me on a journey to learn how best to nourish my mind, body and soul… I truly believe that we all innately know what good health looks and feels like, and while this blueprint of vibrant health is and should be a personal journey, it starts with believing that you are worthy of feeling your best. That you are worthy of perfect health. And worthy of epic change. This is my wish for those I serve.  Waking up and feeling alive is possible. My personal transformation story is my daily proof.

2) My passion is the very reason I’ve ventured on this mission to seek truth as it relates real health. I made the decision that I wanted more for my life and my passion gave me trust that the “more” was possible. Once upon a time, I looked to others constantly to drive my path to tell me what was best for me. Now, I tune into myself… to my soul, my guiding force. In all honesty, it’s been my journey to self-love that has been most impactful in the way that I think for myself. I have moved from a state of powerlessness to empowered. I’m a firm believe that when we simply begin to reflect inward to our innermost source of truth and wisdom, pure magic will start to unfold in all aspects of life.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I can so vividly remember in high school being asked to present on a cause that I was passionate about, and while I “felt” for many causes I didn’t have the guts then to stand up and own one. Oh, how things have changed… Today, I’m an activist and advocate for many causes that fight for truth and health.

This is tough to choose just one, but I suppose it makes sense to start with the very basics of real health. Clean water. About two-thirds of your body is made up of water - your cells, organs, muscles and even your brain are about 70% water. The sad truth is, tap water is not a safe and healthy source of water. It’s loaded with a large number of toxic ingredients that may contribute to health problems. 

For instance, many of those with city water are drinking and bathing in fluoride. This is a toxic substance (NOT a nutrient) and is contributing to a variety of health problems including increased lead absorption, lowered IQ in children, gastroenterological problems, impaired glucose intolerance, damaged sperm and increased infertility, and the list goes on and on.

One of the first conversations I have with my clients is making sure they are getting access to clean, filtered water - specifically making sure that fluoride is being removed from their water (where applicable).

Water fluoridation is a form of mass medication that denies you the right to informed consent. 97% of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation… We desperately need our country to catch up with the TRUTH about fluoride. The Fluoride Action Network (fluoridealert.org) are working so hard to get fluoride out of the American water supply, but could use our help. Get informed, join the movement, donate if you can and please make sure you and your family have access to clean, filtered water. It is a critical step in prevention and feeling your absolute best.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Practicing gratitude daily is my secret to inner peace. In fact, I’m obsessed with practicing gratitude. From making a gratitude list in the morning, to sprinkling "magic" gratitude dust on my food, to saying "I'm so grateful for this experience" out loud during more difficult moments, to reflecting on the day's events before bed and picking one moment that I’m most grateful for… It’s clear that openly expressing gratitude is a lifestyle. And, when "obsessed", it can absolutely create a powerful shift in one's life and bring forth a deep sense of inner peace.

2) My definition of confidence is self-love. For years, I beat myself up that I wasn’t smart enough, pretty enough, strong enough or good enough. And now, I’m grounded in truth that I am enough. My worth - your worth - is innate. You can’t earn it with accomplishments and you can lose it when you think you haven’t done enough. When you remove the negative chatter and affirm that you are indeed enough - just as you are - and worthy of all of your dreams, you’ll shift to true self-acceptance where your confidence shines, effortlessly!


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

DEVAN ARMAN FEATURED INTERVIEW 021: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Whoop whoop! So pumped to feature Dr. Devan Arman in conjunction with the Bee BADASS and Brilliant Blog Series. Dr. Devan and I connected through my personal Chiropractor, Dr. Erik Kolwalke (of Higher Health Chiropractic) and Chiropractic Mentorship program, Amped leader, Dr. Michael Viscarelli (founder of Adio Chiropractic). So honored to work with both of these incredible Doctors and more in 2016 on some pretty amazing projects! Dr. Devan has been a LUX CHIX client for a good chunk of 2016, and our relationship has turned in to a fun and inspiring friendship as well.

Founder of Unity Chiropractic in Franklin, Tennessee, Devan is noooo wimp when it comes to living his passion and thinking for himself. He opened his chiropractic practice when he was 25 years old! Talk about driven. Together, we've launched an affordable,  monthly social media subscription service for Chiropractors, called, Chiropractic Unity. Every month, subscribers are delivered quality social media and video content to use on a daily basis to build their practices online! The results have been phenomenal. It's been such fun working with Dr. Devan and putting together the social content each month for the Chiropractic Unity subscribers. 

We will be rolling out another brand in the next month for like-minded hustlers, entrepreneurs and small business owners who are daily getting their "grind on." I cannot wait to roll this one out, it's going to be epic and an online platform for motivation and inspiration. Dr. Devan, thanks for sharing your insights and thoughts with us today with this interview. Super grateful to you and for being such a great collaborator and colleague to work with. Looking forward to 2017 and beyond and all the incredible things that are to come!

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) Passion is the single most important thing in order to move forward! It is investing yourself emotionally and moving in the direction of where your heart is and where your efforts will go. If someone has passion and work ethic, they can out work anyone with talent. Passion is the best energy source for success and it is a NECESSITY in the recipe of being a badass in your field. 

2) Leading with passion is what led me to my Chiropractic career.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

The one holistic cause that I dedicate my passion towards is Chiropractic. Not only is it important for people to seek holistic care, but it is paramount to look into the single most important protective structure to the central control system of the entire body. Think about it, the brain tells everything what to do, right? RIGHT! And how does it send its messages? By passing through the spinal cord and exiting out of every single vertebra in your spine, like an interstate to highway system! Now if you have misalignments in your spine, it acts as if there is traffic jam right on the exit lanes decreasing the messages from the brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every muscle, organ, and function! This creates the aches, pains, and dysfunctions of the body! Chiropractic is so much more than a back thing, it’s a brain thing, and it's anatomy! If we took care of the spine from a preventative perspective like we do our teeth, that would make such an impact on our health! 

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Inner peace is difficult, but inner peace can be acquired by not creating balance but creating harmony instead. What that means is when an individual tries to balance life, there is more of a juggling effort in time. However, when harmony is created there are simultaneous effects that create peace. Take time to start your day with a plan of action in order to create harmony so each part of the puzzle can focus on its own actions.

2) Confidence is the vision of knowing the process to the product while practicing relevant experience with a focus on the factors you can control. 

Often, confidence is often looked at as something someone is born with, an attribute that can make or break situations. However, Confidence is NOT something you are born with… it is developed. With confidence, there are specific factors that we must focus on to truly be confident without being arrogant. They break down into three commonalities.

The first is relevant experience, this is so important because in order to do something confidently it takes time and repetition of experience. This experience allows us to perform an action as if we had done it thousands of times. This experience does not have to always be in the field or in practical situations, it can be through rehearsing, role playing, and practice. They say that opportunity rarely coincides with your preparation, so the question you must ask yourself is ‘are you practicing for performance?’ and will you be prepared when the opportunity comes.

Another commonality that is necessary for confidence is the ability to focus on the things you can control and not the things you can’t. For example, the economy could be down and could be a factor of growth for your business, but you can’t control the economy. What you can control is your efforts towards succeeding. Someone who focuses on the economy in which they cannot control will not be confident in their business. Someone who focuses on their own efforts to grow their business will be successful and confident.  

The most important and underestimated one is vision. Everybody has some sort of vision, to have a successful business or be a professional athlete, a doctor, an actor, or even a millionaire. What separates all visions is defining the process to the product. Everyone can vision a product or dream, but someone who knows their process including the good, the bad, or the awareness of the unexpected will be able to predict their path to success, thus creating more confidence.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

LINDA OTTERBRIDGE FEATURED INTERVIEW 019: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Happy day! Featuring the wonderful Linda Otterbridge today! Linda is the founder of an incredible entrepreneurial organization in West Michigan for women called, HASU (Hook A SistaUp!) Linda and I connected a few years ago through mutual friends and I was immediately impressed by Linda's vision and mission to help and support other women. 

HASU's model is "from competition to collaboration" and if there's one thing I'm passionate about, it would be that. Just like the bees, highlighted in my book, we can all work together as a collective to accomplish not only our own individual success, but success as a whole. Linda, thank you so much for your passion and drive to help others succeed. Thank you for being an advocate for women in business and for the tremendous events you put together, such as the recent Women Who Write, Authors Showcase. I look forward to collaborating with you and others through HASU in 2017 and beyond. 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) When it comes to my passion I think of what fuels my energy and makes me come alive. What fuels me is walking with women during and through their journey of entrepreneurship. I absolutely love being a part of the entrepreneurship idea phase and then being able to witness the “light bulb” and “Aha” moments when women move their business to the next level.

I love watching the trajectory the business takes and the lives of the women who decide to take the entrepreneurship journey. And this fuels my passion to want to do more and help other women begin to live out their dreams of entrepreneurship. You can always appreciate the finished product when you are able to witness the mere beginnings.

2) There are so many examples of how my passion has guided me to think for myself, however since I have to narrow it down I would say by helping and guiding others to live out their dreams of entrepreneurship I have to be a free thinker and to think for myself. As an entrepreneur myself my passion is helping women succeed and reach their dreams through entrepreneurship, which is really code for freedom and freedom is really code for thinking for yourselfand guiding your own direction.

There are triple advantages to my passion and why I do what I do. I enjoy the freedom of thought, the freedom to choose and the freedom that entrepreneurship brings. So, as I go through life each day helping others on their mission I also get an opportunity to make some decisions on my own on how I want to see my professional and personal life take shape.  

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I would like to bring more awareness to how we think/react to situations and how it affects the way we live, interact with others and our overall health and happiness. I truly believe the way we take in information and funnel it through our life lenses effect how we think and react to situations.

 Emotional Intelligence teaches us that we are responsible for how we react to situations by first understanding ourselves and what things are triggers for us, so when they rear their ugly heads we are equipped to deal with them and not let these triggers affect us.

 So if one have not achieved this level of understanding as it relates to their thinkingand how it affects the way they react, interact with others and their overall health they will continue to allow information and events to reek  havoc on their thinking and overall health and happiness.  

 And this can eventually lead to them being in a contemplative state of unrest and unhappiness. So, I say don’t allow your negative thinking to take your happiness hostage and “Change your thinking - Change your life.”

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) For me inner peace starts with my manta “today is going to be a good day.”  This tells the universe to make a path for me as I am destined to have a good day. So I feel good and I expect to have a good. And our course deep breathing exercise in the morning always helps.

2) My definition of confidence is having the ability being okay with my decisions and trusting my abilities.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

CHLOË RAIN FEATURED INTERVIEW 020: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

I am honored to feature the lovely Chloë Rain today in the Bee BADASS and Brilliant Blog Series. Chloë and I connected a few years ago through mutual online holistic circles. When I hosted the LUX CHIX radio show, she was also a special guest! I've been enamored with Chloë's creativity and ingenuity in her brand. She's such an incredibly giving and loving soul with incredible gifts she shares through the brand "Explore Deeply." Her insights help others dive deep and into the art of living your life purpose.

From her luxurious retreats and events, to her inspirational emails (which I always love receiving) and her coaching services, Chloë knows a thing or two about helping others. She shines a light on why you're alive and brings clarity around what you came here to do. Girl, I am so grateful to you and the continued support you've shown me over the years, especially an email you sent to me a while back with oodles of resources. Thank you for taking the time to encourage and inspire not only me, but so many others around the world! <3

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is soul expression, that each of us has something remarkable and needed to offer to this world. We can spend the majority of our lives, searching for the answer "out there somewhere", thinking one day we will finally "find it!" and everything will be different. But that's not where the answer lies, the healing and the love, and the peace you are seeking lies within, and at some place and time, you have to become still enough to go there in order to find what it is you are looking for.

2) When the intensity of my internal thirst for meaning and longing for purpose became greater than my fear of the unknown, that is when I came to know presence of the Divine in my life, and in all things. Now more than ever, I am committed to walk my path with greater integrity. As a light bringer, a truth seer, a woman, and a leader. 

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

Humanity is very divided right now. It is our individual responsibility to help heal the divide by healing ourselves first; by listening to the soft voice within you that is calling you to your own inner awakening so that you may align with your highest good — then by holding space for and guiding others to come into alignment with their true self and purpose for being in the world. By learning to open our hearts with love and forgiveness, and expand our own consciousness, we contribute to the greater expansion of consciousness as a whole, exponentially. This is my life's work. My calling. My art. My offering to the world.

I know that within each one of us is an important piece of the great mystery, I know that each of us are here to contribute something magnificent to this earth and I know that only you can offer your piece. Only in coming together, in desiring to understand the other, with compassion for the other's pain, will we begin to understand and see the greater good that lies ahead for us, and the world.  If you are suffering, reach out, ask for help, don't isolate, connect, and find the courage to do what you came here to do. What the world needs now is your most magnificent self.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Learning how to cultivate the qualities within us that we want to see and experience in the gutter world, so that we may radiate this out into the world, is the key to making an impact on the issues that . The practice of Metta can be a good place to start. There are many forms of this type of practice, the fundamentals are to ground your energy focus and attention in your body in the present moment and then to open up to your highest guidance. The key is not to make something happen, but to make welcome that which is trying to emerge from with in you. I believe that its not so much confidence that we are seeking or what is needed but a deep knowing and sense of self. When we cultivate a relationship with our inner world that helps to guide us through life’s ups and downs, that is when we have a deep sense that the Universe is rigged in our favor and everything is helping us open to our true self and greatest good.

2) You can stop seeking your life purpose now. You won’t be able to find it, out there. Your passion lives within you, you could not have lost it unless you ripped it from your own DNA strands. You are born with your own unique passions, life map, and reason for living, no one else has this information. It does not exist out there. The answer could not possibly exist out there or be separate from ourselves. The only way we lose our way, and lose our passion, is when we silence it, cover it up, or don’t give it voice, don’t trust it, or think that our own internal guidance is “lying to us” or leading us astray. In that sense, we can only ever make one “mistake” and that is to not to trust ourselves, our own wisdom, and that the Universe doesn’t have our back.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

JEREMY CROSMER FEATURED INTERVIEW 019: Bee BADASS and Brilliant Book Launch

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Let's seeeee. Where do I begin. Well, I guess it's fitting to start at the beginning. Jeremy and I met through a mutual friend (shout out to Anna Flora) when he attended my 5th wedding anniversary party May 2015. Our friendship really took off when I attended his birthday party almost a year ago. It was very fitting as his birthday fell the day after mine. Technically, since I was born on a leap year, we decided it was close enough to say we share the same birthday.

Jeremy came in to my life at a time when I really needed a friend, someone I could talk to, ask questions with and have deep conversations. Jeremy never made me feel less than or judged for what we'd talk about, it was such a refreshing experience. As we'd take time for tea, host food parties and go for walks downtown, he helped bring laughter and fun into my busy schedule. He even took care of me and made me tacos after almost loosing my toe early this spring in a cleaning accident and was my plus one to a friends wedding the following weekend when my husband Ken was in Texas for work!

Jeremy is incredibly gifted and talented. I recently had the opportunity to attend the debut performance of a piece he composed for the Grand Rapids Symphony. I selected this photo from this recent experience (credit: Terry Johnston) because if a picture had a thousands words, this would be it. I am getting chocked up as I type. Jeremy I am so thankful for you, our friendship and for everything you've helped me through in the ups and downs and growing pains of being an entrepreneur. Thank you for taking the time to listen, for the random messenger chats and the always entertaining phone calls. I am so proud of you and all of your recent accomplishments. I always beam from the inside out when I see you perform and I hope to be cheering you on for many years to come. Please take some time to check out his recent single debut from his ESME band/collaboration project on itunes, here.  

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1)  My passion is lifting up the people around me while also learning and growing from them. Our purpose on this planet is directly tied to our relational connections: If God expected us to do everything ourselves, then He would have placed us each on separate islands with no way to harm others. As it is, we are constantly affecting people, either for better or for worse. What greater calling could exist than to build up their lives so they can reach their full potential? "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." (Eccl. 4:12) Working together, we can accomplish so much more than isolating ourselves from others.

2) My entire career and lifestyle is focused on giving and receiving. Like any other field, making music has the potential to be centered around the self: "What do I feel like playing this week? Why is the conductor ruining this lovely music I'm trying to make? Why do I have to play for these people right now?" However, because of my passion I have never asked myself these questions. I am constantly given opportunities to make music for people who need it, whether it's cancer patients, patients with brain injuries, schools, the Boys and Girls Club, bars, museums, assisted living centers . . . you name it! These are the performances that I live for, because these are the times I know and feel I am using my talent to encourage and lift up the people around me. 

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

A few years ago, a friend of mine who loved singing opera wanted to find a way to use her talent to help others without getting caught up in the cut-throat, competitive, classical world. So she started an organization in Texas called SmartOPERA that brings opera to children in a hands-on way, from singing storybooks to teaching them how to write and perform their own opera. The kids in her program experience music in an innovative, unique and well-rounded way, and it has all come together because of her clear, altruistic vision. Check out her website to learn more: www.smartopera.org

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) For me, inner peace is all about not caring what others think. Whether it's negative energy or even positive, getting caught up in the opinions of others can destabalize your emotions and throw you off balance. Have you ever got butterflies from someone giving you a compliment? Or felt depressed when someone didn't like you or what you do? Remind yourself that God made you exactly how you are for a reason, and that's all that matters. Question each of your daily actions and decide whether they are a necessary part of God's creation or just a way for you to affect the opinions of others. Things like dressing up to impress people, giving compliments so that you appear nice yourself, or worrying about why someone hasn't replied to your text yet: these are worldly distractions that put too much emphasis on your outer image. If you want inner peace, all you have to do is realize the futility of such distractions, withdraw from them and focus on being the person God has created you to be.

2) My definition of confidence is: being okay with God's version of you. It's easy to get caught up thinking about all the changes you need to make in your life, or the visions other people see of your future. But no matter what other people try to tell you about what will happen, or even what YOU think you need, God always seems to have a different plan. If you want confidence, then accept that God has put you on the right path, and trust in the talents and conscience He has bestowed within you. "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord." (Jeremiah 29:11) Plans for a bright and hopeful future. What other confirmation do you need? None!


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

JULIE BLOUGH FEATURED INTERVIEW 017: Bee BADASS and Brilliant Book Launch

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

If there's one thing that excites me it's seeing how far my clients and friends excel in pursuing their passion. Today's feature, Julie Blough is an exceptional candidate! Julie and I began working together a few years ago as she launched her home design business, Julie Kay Design.

What made it even more fun was not only the relation to my husband's family, but more so the friendship that has developed throughout our collaboration together. Julie, it's been an honor to help you bring your brand to life from a creative perspective and to see you step into your passion with both feet, expanding your horizons to new and exciting territory and challenges.

You have a zest for life that is contagious, a giving spirit and a beauty that is WAY more than skin deep. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights with us today in the Bee BADASS and Brilliant blog series. Please take a few moments to connect with Julie at: www.JulieKayDesign.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1)  My passions have evolved over my lifetime but always have been of the creative nature along with sharing the love of Jesus. I want to live the life I was created to live. My latest and newfound passion however is… Curated Color! After connecting with Nicole, my business mentor and Maria Killam, true color expert, my soul purpose has become more alive and full of energy along with the excitement to fulfill that purpose. God has given each of us gifts to use and I want to use the gift He has given me to help others experience joy in their own environments by selecting the colors right for them and their loved ones.

2) The desire to help others experience happiness and joy thru color has stretched me beyond where I ever imagined I’d go or do. With the help of Nicole, I’m developing the Harmony Program. It has been totally out of my wheelhouse with all the technology involved but I forge ahead relying on other experts to help me develop it. It’s a program in which entails “Color Connections” and “Color Workshops”. It’s connecting the dots of color undertones and how it affects your well-being.  

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

My desire is to bring color awareness not only to those who live healthy lives but also to those that suffer from dementia, PTSD, SAD. Along with “using what we have”. Thus enabling our environments to be a place of joy and contentment… a safe haven. The dementia aspect especially touches my heart as my mother-in-law suffered with it for over 10 years and after visiting with assisted living facilities administrators I’ve found it to be much-needed resource. I am currently learning more in depth how color relates to those with mentioned ailments. My hope and prayer is that I can make a difference so they may live more joyfully. With my new knowledge I hope to see color thru their eyes.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) My faith, confidence and trust in Jesus is my mainstay. Without Him I am nothing. He grows sweeter day by day as I journey her on earth. My yearning is to learn the art of navigating my soul purpose that He has put within my very being.  May all that I pursue be to the Praise, Honor & Glory of God! COLOR LIFE BEAUTIFUL!


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

MARC SPECTER FEATURED INTERVIEW 016: Bee BADASS and Brilliant Book Launch

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I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Today I am featuring my friend Marc Specter! Marc and I also connected in 2016 through the monthly meetup mastermind I co-host, Young & Restless. He's been one of the greatest supporters of the group and grateful to say he stepped up to help plan the monthly events. Marc, thank you for your BADASS and Brilliant help! 

Marc's passion for people struck me right away. He's one of the most caring, genuine people I've had the privilege of meeting and also dedicated to helping others dream big and accomplish their goals. Marc's journey from spending several years in the insurance industry to really going for it to launch his board game career is an inspiring story in itself. Our shared values in entrepreneurship and leadership extend in many areas of life and business. Thank you Marc for your continued support throughout this book launch, you've been such an uplifting encouragement. If you are a gaming fan, check out Unreal Estate

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is people. There is nothing better than building a new connection or strengthening an existing one.

2) When I felt my former employer was disregarding people for the bottom line, it led me to leave the organization. 

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I think it's important to not replace human connection with technology.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) I recommend starting the day with exercise. Doing a light daily exercise regimen starts the day with a focus on my health, and provides a good foundation for healthy decision-making. 

2) My definition of confidence is being willing to fail on your own. I've done things where I was afraid to fail on my own, and now I'm doing my publishing as a sole endeavor. I gather good people around to give me advice, but the final decision is my own and failure or success lands on my shoulders.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

CANDY BARONE FEATURED INTERVIEW 015: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Talk about Bee-ing BADASS and Brilliant, featuring Candy Barone today! Candy and I connected summer of 2015 while we both attended the Public Speakers Association annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. I was immediately impressed not only by Candy's expertise and presentation, but her genuine and authentic spirit. I was so thrilled when she drove all the way from Texas to make it to the first LUX CHIX Conference a few months after we met.

We recently had the opportunity to reconnect at the Evolutionary Business Council's Detroit hosted retreat in August and it was a soul family reunion of MASS proportions. Candy, I am so honored to know you and I truly learn so much every time I hear you speak. You are a master of your craft and have the truest heart of gold. Your passion is infectious and your mission to empower leaders across the world is inspiring. So grateful we are friends and look forward to "keeping tabs" and celebrating all of your wins and accomplishments in 2017. Please visit her website: www.CandyBaroneInternational.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion and deepest desire, is to stop the cycle of fear that continues to be handed down as a generational legacy. For me, that starts with feeding the soul business, growing leaders who lead from love, with love. I am disrupting the paradigm around what it means to be a leader in today’s global environment, within our local communities and at home. I guide you on how to truly say YES to yourself, destroy the NOISE getting in your way and serve with more purpose, passion and intention. And, it’s starts with recognizing that leadership is a choice!

2) Passion is and always has been my compass. Leaving corporate almost 4 years ago was a shining example of me stepping into my passion. Because for one to stand in passion, one also must be courageous. Had I not fully embraced my passion to make a bigger difference, to effectively “change the world” (often being my response when asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” when I was child … I would always say, “it doesn’t matter, I am going to change the world!”), I wouldn’t be creating the level of inspiration, impact and influence I get to show and serve in this world. I am so blessed with what keeps showing up in my life and the people I get to meet, interact with, and affect. It’s a gift to do this work, and my passion is needed to propel me forward, especially on the days where it gets tough. I love what I do, but it is not always easy work. So, my passion becomes the fuel when the tank gets a little low. My passion is my gut check, my intuition, my truth.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

The cause I would like to bring more awareness to is around mental illness. I watched my mom struggle mightily with clinical, often borderline maniac, depression my entire life. It’s a subject that gets pushed under the rug and not discussed openly. There is a great deal of shame attached to the perception of depression, and people truly lack an understanding and empathy. I would like to see more education, better tools and strategies that are not pharmaceutically enhanced, but of more natural and holistic healing principles. I also would like to see more connection being made between fear, depression, shame, vulnerability, etc. — as I believe the world is deeply hurting and we have an incredible opportunity to start global healing effort. It starts with having courageous, connected conversations.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Inner peace — I am very deliberate about how I begin and end my days. I start my mornings with a long, spiritually connected walk in nature with my dog. I speak to God, give gratitude for all the blessings in my life, and then often times listen to an inspirational podcast or just listen to the music of Mother Earth. In addition, I carve out time at night to read, most inspirational and motivational books around mindfulness, vulnerability, spirituality, of other venues for self improvement and greater awareness. I listen to a Calm app that has the most beautiful piano music and, often times, have a cup of tea to get myself centered before bed. My inner peace greatly stems from my connection to music, nature, the moon, water, and my dog, Payton. The other space I draw from to feed my inner peace is from deep connections with others. I love rich, juicy conversations that feed my soul.

2) Confidence — for me, confidence is knowing who you are, owning that space (even knowing that you are evolving in every moment), and standing in your authenticity with grace, integrity and heart. You know your truth and are willing to use courage to push against fear. You demonstrate the power of possibility, dare to risk being judged, and walk due north with a clear compass in your soul. It’s one of the most beautiful qualities someone can exude and shine to others. It’s belief and faith that you are worthy, you are loved, and you are beautiful!!


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So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

KELLY HASSBERGER FEATURED INTERVIEW 014: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Kellllyyyy! Super excited to feature you today to wrap up two weeks of incredible features. I am so grateful our paths crossed in 2015 just before the first LUX CHIX Conference. I just love being connected with such passionate, on fire and dedicated souls who know EXACTLY who they are, why they do what they do and who they serve. Kelly is the founder of a local, full-service wellness practice, Grand Rapids Natural Health. She has a passion for helping others achieve their fullest health potential taking into account things well beyond just physical symptoms.

I am also so grateful I've been able to partner with Kelly and her team to help with the branding and marketing for the 2017 InspiredLifeGR Conference, a two day, health and wellness event dedicated to helping participants discover what true whole-ness means. If you are passionate about holistic health and healing, please take some time to visit the conference website at: www.InspiredLifeGR.com - LUX CHIX is thrilled to be a panel sponsor again this year and I personally look forward to facilitating both panel discussions. Thank you Kelly for taking the time to share your insight with us, you my friend are WISE beyond your years. Grateful to you and look forward to more collaboration in the future. 

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) I grew up in a household that introduced me to how good the body can function when given the proper nutrients and love it needs to do so. Through the incredible inspiration and passion of my mother, Madelon Hassberger, I was introduced to holistic, whole person healing and pursued my career in Naturopathic Medicine. Since my passion has become one of spreading the message of health and wellness within the Grand Rapids community and beyond. Through my office at Grand Rapids Natural Health, I have worked to develop a PASSIONATE and INSPIRATIONAL team who work daily to teach our community how to gain optimal wellness.

2) I have also found passion in spreading the message to larger groups through my annual conference, InspiredLifeGR. I believe that whole health is not just about a lack of symptoms but about feeding all parts of one’s soul, from the foods they eat, to the way they care for themselves, the community around them, spiritual beliefs, etc. etc. This is a message that constantly challenges me to think for myself. In today’s health care system, true health is often not the focus. Teaching the community around me that they personally have the power to transform their health takes creative thinking and also takes getting to know myself so I can help others do the same. I am in a small portion of the health care system that is not widely accepted and thinking for myself outside of that system is a daily task and challenge.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

As above I believe that true wholeness comes from focusing on all aspects of health; mind, body, spirit, community and beyond. Changing the paradigm of thought within medicine from symptom suppression to working with the body’s own inherent ability to heal and supporting that ability takes time and happens on an individual level, which hopefully has a global impact. I know I already feel that change happening today and I feel honored to be a part of it. I am also passionate about changing the paradigm of insurance coverage in medicine, getting more recognition for holistic practitioners and helping those practitioners to survive within the health care system we have created. There are many obstacles to making holistic, whole person health care the norm, but I am passionate about being a part of making that happen.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) So many people focus on external means to find happiness, the next best job, the next best partners, the next best home, clothes, jewelry, etc. Inner peace is found when we treat ourselves with just as much compassion, love and acceptance as we give to those around us. When we choose to accept ourselves and be compassionate in our flaws and just simply us, we can find inner peace. When that inner peace is found it has a trickle down effect, inspiring others to do the same.

2) Confidence for me is the same, it is being at peace inside yourself and accept yourself so that you can bring an authentic you forward. When talking to clients or others around me about this, I remind them that this takes time and not to make this another task that you feel you have to “perfect” at. Take it one day at a time, spend time with yourself, get to know yourself and be OK with being you, even with your beautiful flaws. 


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

ELLE INGALLS FEATURED INTERVIEW 013: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

I am extremely honored to feature my friend Elle Ingalls today in this blog series. I connected with Elle as a result of meeting her talented son, Hugh almost a year ago. After he and I exchanged information, he immediately said, "you need to meet my mom!" He was so right and very grateful he connected the two of us for many reasons. 

Elle is an incredibly inspiring soul who has developed a revolutionary method called Pressure Free, a simple technique that helps individuals not trigger stress hormones in their body. The benefits of Elle's remarkable work affect so many systems in the body and professional performance, it's beyond eye-opening.

Feel so fortunate she was a speaker at two of the OASIS 2016 retreats, I know everyone involved learned so much in the brief time she was able to share with us. Elle, thank you for taking time to share your wisdom with us today, please take a few minutes to connect with her through her website: www.ElleIngalls.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is to help people reduce stress, anger and anxiety with my simple Pressure-Free method so that they can improve their health, their relationships, their performance and experience their true potential.

2) Starting my coaching business in 2010 has forced me to create, market, become tech savvy and think for myself in ways I never imagined. I can even edit videos in Final Cut!  

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I would like to help others be more aware of fine particle pollution from the exhaust of vehicles, lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other machines. Our lungs were never meant to handle that kind of pollution, so I have campaigned to stop idling in front of schools over the years. Idling with small children in the car is particularly dangerous. If exhaust was colored, say a deep purple, I think we might all take notice!

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Using my Pressure-Free method, and stopping the release of stress hormones has created such a sense of exhilarating peace in me!

2) I define confidence as a deeply centered feeling of purpose and mission that radiates out and draws others in.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

BUMI BENJAMIN FEATURED INTERVIEW 012: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

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What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

My sweet friend Bumi and I connected online in 2015. Sharing our graphic design backgrounds we bonded over diverse topics such as art, music, design, relationships and more. Bumi is such an inspirational soul and has gone out of her way numerous times just to send me messages of love and encouragement. She is so beautiful inside and out, incredibly thoughtful and takes the time to ask how you really are, to the depths of your soul. 

Bumi is multi-talented and has recently been traveling the world for her amazing DJ work. She journey's across the United States for fashion shows and incredible events. I only hope someday our paths will align and we'll be able to connect in person. Thank you Bumi for sharing your wisdom with us, love that you shared a quote from Marianne Williamson, she's one of my favorites! If you'd like to help Bumi in her journey's, she looks for those who are aligned with a love of music, art and connection to support her tours as sponsors in exchange for social media promotion, check out this link

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) I am a mystic creative intuitive soul who is cultivated by many passions. My passion for music has kept this life interesting and triggers a profound rewarding experience. I have produced music for years but Djing has opened many doors. This year alone amplifying expos, major conferences and fashion events with solid EDM originals and experimental remixes while seizing a unique applause from industry coordinators and attendees has really pushed my mind to that “next level” thinking. Without music I can not breathe.

2) By following my passion, I have been able to embrace the inner evolution in my being that takes me beyond the realm of logic to the conscious understanding that I am a piece of life. It is through excitement, courage and determination that I am able to shape this landscape of my mind and do what feels possible to me. And it is possible with inevitability at your door step.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I believe in love and spreading healing energy to the world using our divine gifts. Mindfulness and self care is the first step in this process. By pouring into ourselves daily only then are we able to allow others to sip from our saucer and breathe life into our communities, the political and cultural institutions, into the world as a collective. It's living the holistic life. One I have begun taking a more serious step towards.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Meditation has fueled this course and has been a spiritual awakening for me over the past year. The mind and cosmic connection is phenomenal. Clarity and inner peace are some of its benefits. Imagine the more positive effects we can have on this world and drowning out all dark forces if we are all aligned together in achieving such wholeness. We gain a new perspective on taking care of our health, healing our relationships, caring for our environments and showing love for all human kind.

In the words of an empowering woman we all know today, "We must each mature into a deeper understanding of our lives and why we're living them, for such understanding is the womb out of which will come new life for our culture as a whole." Marianne Williamson

2) Smiling. I believe we must have overwhelming courage and an unprecedented will to lead our own lives. That's confidence! Which is trusting and believing in yourself.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

WES ODONNELL FEATURED INTERVIEW 011: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

People often ask me, "Nicole, you're so connected, how do you meet so many people?" My response: "The internet is my best friend." Case in point, this featured post. I pay attention to what's happening, who follows me, mutual connections, shared interests and build connections around the data and information that comes through my online social profiles. A few weeks ago, I was hit with a sponsored Facebook post for a motivational presentation for Millennials taking place a the USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon, Michigan. At first glance, thought "that sounds interesting." After it resurfaced 2 more times in a period of 48 hours, I took it as a sign to attend.

Prior to going, I did my research on who this Wes guy was that would be speaking. Found out pretty quickly and struck up a conversation. Most of my relationships are built that way, it's awesome! The ability to link up with new opportunities and connections at the click of a mouse. I am so glad I followed my gut instinct and attended the incredibly inspirational and motivational presentation Wes delivered that evening. I found myself nodding in agreement in the "call" he put out to our generation and those in the Veteran community to stand out and step in to the life we were born to lead. Sharing very similar outlooks on creating success and what it takes to live a BADASS and Brilliant life, please be sure to connect with him at: www.WesOdonnell.com and his incredible community for those involved in all branches of the military: www.WarriorLodge.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My definition of passion is finding that thing that you LOVE to do, for a living. Sure, we all have hobbies, but what if you could get paid to live your passion? This should be the goal of everyone that currently goes to work on Monday and only looks forward to Friday! What is it that you could love doing for 7 days a week, that would bring a smile to your face? What does a full, rich life mean to you? Time to look yourself in the mirror and make a declaration: I’m standing up for my dreams starting NOW. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. Stop waiting for the conditions to be perfect; the conditions will never be perfect. Live your life with passion now.

2) I realized long ago that I wanted to make movies and speak about issues that were important to me. Then reality set in: With a family to support, it seemed impossible to follow my passion. Film school is expensive and time consuming. Then it hit me that I’m living by someone else’s rules. Graduate high school, go to college, get a job, retire and die. It seemed so bleak. Why not rewrite the rules to suit me? This is the core of thinking for yourself: Always be skeptical and always ask why something is the way that it is. You will be amazed how many doors start opening and opportunities start appearing. 

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I’m super passionate about Unity with a capital U. The divisiveness of humanity, and more recently of Americans has dismayed me and depressed me. Where is this utopia of equality that America’s founders promised? Why are women still paid much less than men for doing the same job? As a white child, I spent 5 years living in an all-black community in Dallas, Texas. I was the only white person at my school and in my neighborhood. Valuable lessons were learned and I feel that I understand, better than some of my ethnicity, many of the challenges facing the black community. My biggest fear is that I still don’t know the way forward. An intent that was supposed to unite humanity, has only driven us further apart as we erect walls and echo chambers; digital prisons of our own design.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) My practice for inner-peace is simple: meditation, prayer, breathing and deep thought and sometimes the absence of deep thought… trying really hard to think about nothing. I used to have anxiety about my health, about money, et cetera. The only fool-proof way to get rid of ALL of the anxiety was to let go. Understand that sometimes you have little or no control and that’s okay. Why is that okay? Because something bigger than us has control.

2) Confidence is slightly harder to attain. My confidence was forged on the anvil of the U.S. military but for many people it is a real challenge. My confidence in business came through failure. Every time you fail at something, you’re smarter than you were before. You feel less anxiety about doing that thing in the future because you know what to expect. All roads to success, you must go through failure to get there. Nobody ever tells you this, but you’re supposed to fail. It’s part of the journey of confidence and self-discovery. 


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

ANGEL QUINTANA FEATURED INTERVIEW 010: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays!

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

I am so pleased to introduce you to my dear friend and mentor, Angel Quintana. Angel and I connected quite mysteriously via email in 2012 when I was going through my health crisis. The timing could not have been more perfect as I was in desperate need of someone who could help me get better. At the time, Angel was doing holistic health coaching and I enrolled in several nutritional programs to help get my body back on track. With her incredible guidance and expertise, my health started to return. The first time I connected with Angel, I felt like we were long lost sisters from across the world. She understood my pain and helped me believe in myself again. 

She was the reason I attended the first professional development conference in 2013 as she was a VIP panelist at the event and I happily attended at her invite. As her business evolved towards business coaching I enthusiastically went through her Signature System® Program, attended the Italic retreat she hosted in Palm Springs and was a featured cover model of her magazine, Holistic Fashionista in 2014. Angel is a multi-talented, STUNNING and caring soul who has defined her passion and continues to impress me with her business savvy and ability to fearlessly encourage others to Bee BADASS and Brilliant. Angel, thank you for being a part of this series, from my heart to yours, thank you - without you in my life, I wouldn't have the confidence to pursue HALF the things I have. XO Check her work out at: www.HolisticFashionista.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is helping Lightworkers structure their higher calling to reach a global audience using the Internet so they may continue to spread healing, love, and light into the world and make a living doing so. From the day I started Holistic Fashionista, I have made it my mission is to help others think for themselves, find their higher calling, and make it their life's work. I do this through Signature System®, a step by step roadmap that unlocks what problem you were brought to this planet to help solve.

2) Every day we are bombarded by hundreds, if not thousands of marketing messages that shove a beliefs system down our throats. From weight loss and detox trends to finding a mate to religion, we are taught on some level (mostly subconscious) to live our lives based on someone else's philosophy. The best way I know how to share my passion and to help others think for themselves is to be a teacher without judgment. Education is the product that doesn't have a shelf life. My goal is to Inspire others to want to learn, that's how I believe the world with change itself.

2. Nicole choose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture and human existence. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

I am an herbalist at heart. Recently, I launched a collection of herbal remedies, holistic skincare, all natural haircare, and self-care rituals to bring awareness to the power of chemical-free plant healing. I am proud to be a part of the herbal movement that is slowly making it's way to the mass market. The healing power of plants is like no other remedy on Earth because it heals from the root. It doesn't just treat the surface or mask the problem with the hopes that it will dissipate like many of the quick-fix prescriptions and products on the market today. It takes into consideration the spiritual energetics of a plant that correspond with the symptoms and emotional state of the person. It also relies on the emotional, mental, and physiological state of the person to provide a truly holistic, lasting solution for the individual. I'm going to do my best to educate my consumers just how potent and powerful herbs can be for all types of healing, from liver detoxification to skin beauty!

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Inner peace to me is a maturity in your spirituality. All of us are human and have our bad days, that's inevitable, yet these are the very moments when we must practice inner peace. Letting go can be one of the most difficult things we can do as humans because argumentatively, we want life to be fair and it's not. We want life to be easy, but it's not always a cup of tea. I'm not a big fan of the word meditation because it makes me think of a person sitting on their patio with their legs crossed, sitting on a towel with their eyes closed, wrists resting on their knees in silence. While, this may sound like an incredibly serene moment for some, I personally think it sounds boring! I find inner peace with my own form of meditation, one I don't call meditation because I don't resonate with that word and because I prefer to lay down in my comfy bed with crisp white linens! I grab my iphone, put on mind, body, healing music, stick my earbuds in, crawl into my comfy bed, get under the covers, lay my head down and drift off into the ethers! I can literally do this for an hour without my back hurting from sitting cross-legged! People are always shocked to learn that I "meditate" for an hour, but it's not really meditation to be it's some of the best rejuvenation I get and it takes all the anxiety away. Inner peace at its finest!

2) As for confidence, this one is tricky because a lot of my clients struggle with this, but it's not my specialty. The best definition I can give is that confidence is a learned trait. It requires thinking for yourself, being okay in your own skin, and not giving a shit what others think about what you do or say! The majority of the population could really use some help in this department seeing that most (so-called) confidence is ego-based, meaning most people are just trying to look cool or sound smart, which gives them a glimmer of what confidence might feel like. Although, that's not what it is at all! Confidence is ego-less and full of love! It empowers others to propel forward. If only we had more people thinking for themselves in our society, they'd realize confidence is learned from hardship and when you walk around being a know-it-all, you haven't really learned from your own hardships. Once you have learned from your hardships, confidence begins to brew and what happens next can never be taken from you: inner peace and self worth! And what a powerful duo!


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

ANTHONY TENAGLIER FEATURED INTERVIEW 009: Bee BADASS and Brilliant Book Launch

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

I am honored to feature my friend Anthony today. Anthony and I met on a whim at a retreat in Detroit, Michigan. It was a truly transformational event hosted by the Evolutionary Business Council, an international organization for leaders and global thought changers. 

As I sat next to Anthony at a round table, I was so fascinated by his work and a term I had never heard before, "philosophical engineering." He went on to share part of his story, how he'd climbed the corporate ladder, done all the "things" you were supposed to do and yet, it wasn't who he knew he was born to be. As he shared about his book, The Impression of a Good Life - I couldn't help but feel we were more than kindred spirits!

Anthony, thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom and insights. I took away so much from what you shared, I am sure others will too. Please take time to learn more about Anthony and his BADASS and Brilliant book by visiting this website: www.PhilosophicalEngineering.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) Philosophical Engineering, designing a life worth living. Clarifying what people "need" to work towards in life. Passion is like polishing a piece of grit as an oyster would to make a pearl. There is a constant grind to make something beautiful.

2) The persistence of finishing my book that took 6.5 years to develop as it symbolized a radical shift in my life. The realization of my unique thinking thumb print, a map of my continual experiences, what I needed and valued in life, and what I wanted to work towards becoming.

2. Nicole chose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

The rise of presentism today. e.g. caring about what we decide to do today and not really thinking about the lives we might affect in the future as a consequence of our decisions today. (e.g. rise of narcissism, global warming, raising children, etc.) It's OK to be thinking about how to love yourself, but one needs to remember their thoughts float in the pool of humanity.

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) Being present and mindful in anything and everything I do. Inner peace isn't just about sitting in a lotus position with mudras! Too often we get distracted and can barely focus for more than 5 minutes on one thing. The practice of developing inner peace is to slow your mind down and be present. It can be in the forms of simply driving your car, brushing your teeth, or even running marathons.

2) Confidence is not just about developing positive self-esteem, but positive self control. Self esteem is not a good word choice today as most Millennials will attest they know to love themselves before others. And so to overcome a possibility of why there is a greater rise in depression today, despite this image of positive self esteem, is to develop self-control. To become aware of what I call a person's "expectation card" and to begin to speculate what another person's card might look like. Knowing what we expect, allows us to better control and manage our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. 

It's never good luck that brings success, but good "skill."


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.

TABITHA KELLEY FEATURED INTERVIEW 008: BEE BADASS AND BRILLIANT BOOK LAUNCH

I'd love your help to reach best-seller status!

Mark your calendar for December 8 and visit www.BeeBADASSandBrilliant.com
to purchase the kindle version for only $1.99 just in time for the holidays! 

What's this blog series all about? Let me satiate your curiosity :) I decided as part of my book launch campaign to feature 28 holistic souls - 1 every day leading up to my 28th birthday on December 8th, which is also the official Amazon.com launch date.

Whoop Whoop! A whole week of featuring other BADASS and Brilliant souls has passed and to wrap this inspirational spree up, excited to share my friend Tabitha Kelley with ya'll. Tabitha, hope it's OK I swiped this photo, it was too cute and really - I met you because of your incredible husband Ryan :) Tabitha and Ryan, my husband Ken and I were all in the same network marketing team (yay ASEA) a few years ago. We instantly connected and have had several opportunities to work and co-promote each others gifts and talents. 

Super thrilled to share more of Tabitha's passion today. As a LUX CHIX client, I helped Tabitha with her online brand, crafting a fun and holistic logo for her company The Healthy Hippie Mama. Tabitha is as holistic as it gets and I love how outspoken she is about topics she's passionate about! She's an amazing mama of soon to be, four and is regularly updating her YouTube channel with tips and advice for the holistically inclined mothers. Tabitha, thanks for being a part of this series, you're one BADASS and Brilliant woman and you inspire me ever day. Keep Bee-ing You! Check out her work at www.TheHealthyHippieMama.com

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

1. Nicole's definition of BADASS and Brilliant encompass: passion and thinking for yourself. First, what is your passion? Second, can you share one example of how your passion has guided you to think for yourself?

1) My passion is creativity and inspiring others.  I love using my imagination to create artwork, blog post, videos, and pretty much anything I can think of. When I use my creativity, I am always thinking of how my project can help to inspire and lift others up.

2) My love for creating is the ultimate expression of myself. I have been able to turn my creative personality into a profitable business. I have a YouTube channel and blog that is all about me and my thoughts on life. I have become an entrepreneur, thinking, building, and creating anything I want. I have followers who look up to me and have told me I inspire them into healthier more natural living. It is such a rewarding thing to see my passion become a reality. 

2. Nicole chose to highlight the dwindling honeybee population and its affects on the aspect of global agriculture. No bees, no food. No food, well? You get the picture. What's one holistic cause you would like to bring more awareness to?

Something I advocate for is natural birth, more specifically home birth. Having two home births myself (and planning my third) has been such an empowering experience for me. Most people treat labor and delivery as an emergency when really it is a natural physiological experience that should be celebrated. Many women who deliver in hospital are pressured into unneeded interventions that often lead to birth outcomes they didn't want or plan on. Birthing is a time of transformation for a mother and baby. It is an extraordinary experience and the essence of that experience is being lost. Birthing in the comfort of your home allows you to be in control, to be respected and cared for and to bring back childbirth to the natural process it is. It is life strengthening event and should be treated that way

3. Nicole suggests in order to create success on your terms, one must develop two fundamental skill-sets: inner peace and confidence. What technique or practice do you recommend to develop inner peace? Lastly, what's your definition of confidence? 

1) I spend a lot of time in prayer and at church. Praying for what I want and need and leaving my worry with God gives me an unimaginable peace. Only recently have I let God into my heart and I have never experienced a greater feeling than I do now. My favorite way to pray is using a rosary. It allows me to really get into a deep meditation and release my fears. 

2) My definition of confidence is having faith in yourself. Having no doubts in your abilities and always going forward despite the influence of others.


So grateful to feature 28 other BADASS and Brilliant souls!

If you'd like to read more inspiring stories, visit: www.BeeBADASSAndBrilliant.com Bee the first 100 to pre-order my new book between November 11 to December 7 and receive an autographed bookmark along with your copy! Pre-order shipping will take place on the official Amazon.com launch date, December 8. Local book signings, radio and podcast interview schedule can be found at the website link above.

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Nicole Zaagman

NICOLE ZAAGMAN is the creator of the Discovering Your Brand Story® Program, founder of LUX CHIX™ and host of the LUX CHIX™ Radio Show. Empowering other health conscious WONDER WOMEN to LOVERAGE™ their past experiences to impact present and future SUCCESS, attract IDEAL CLIENTS & follow their DREAMS is what she does best. She is a caring and creative individual at heart. Her experience working as a graphic and digital designer, starting a professional photography studio with her mother and creating her first business at age 22 all culminated together to express her purpose as the Luxury Image Director. With the self discovery she obtained after going through a health crisis in her early twenties, NICOLE now enjoys helping others use their own experiences to cultivate confidence and achieve success. Her mission is for others to value themselves, and realize what they have done really does matter. And furthermore, teach them in order to be successful they must be willing to share their experience with the world. NICOLE and her husband Ken reside in West Michigan with their Maltese dog, Nickel.