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Monday, 8 December 2014
2inspire Network Business Profile Interview: Yvonne Omini, Life Coach of Love, Life, Inspire
Yvonne Omini is on a mission to transform lives
through Coaching, Speaking and a hosting a talk show, as her ultimate dream is to be the
Next Oprah. She believes that through the media she will be able to make a bigger
difference in peoples life's as she will a have a wider audience. Her mission is to empower,
inspire and transform lives. She currently runs a company called Love, Life, Inspire that delivers coaching sessions and training. Find out more about Yvonne and her business in the interview below:
1/ Please tell us what is a typical business day for you?
No day is the same as it’s either filled with a coaching
session, admin work, research of how to make my business better, running mini
workshops and going to networking events among other things.
2/ What made you start the business and what steps did you
take to start operating as a business?
I started my business, because I was so passionate about
helping people and knowing I was in control of creating the life I wanted
rather than living someone else’s dreams; so a coaching and speaking business was the
best way for me to start. As I knew I could make a massive contribution and I
would be so happy changing lives every day because I believe we’re all called
to make a difference with our lives and gifts.
I joined a programme called NEA which stands for New
Enterprise Allowance; they are an organisation that helps people start their
businesses. So they assisted me with a business plan and how to get started in
business, so I could confidently start my business. Apart from the NEA’s
assistance I also read lots of books on personal development and attended
numerous business events, where I had the opportunity to network with a variety
3/ What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment
in the business world to date?
My greatest accomplishment to date would be knowing
that my first ever coaching clients
really changing their lives and going for what they want has paid off as the
testimonies I’ve heard from them months later has been incredible and so
rewarding to know that my coaching has been effective.
Goal setting exercise with young parents
4/ What has been your biggest challenge in business so far?
My biggest challenge in my business has been getting myself
out there in the coaching industry.
5/What are your future plans for the business?
As I recently went on a course and qualified as an NLP
Master Practitioner, I’m changing my business so I’m actually going through a
business make over. This is really exciting as I have so many plans for my
business as I’m now a qualified Master Hypnotist which allows my work to be
more effective with my future clients.
The plans I have for my business is to expand my coaching
and speaking business around the world, publish my first quotes book next year
and work on my presenting skills as my dream is to have a TV Show that makes a
massive difference like Oprah did. As I am determined to make my dreams come
6/If you had to do it all over again, what would you do
If I had to do it again, I would not doubt myself as much as
I used to as it cost me a lot of emotional stress.
7/ What’s the best compliment you could receive in business?
The best compliment I have received in my business is having
the opportunity to share my documentary on ITV as a young mum. That was totally
an incredible experience.
8) Why is it so important to inspire young women in
particular to follow their dreams?
It is very important to inspire young women to follow their
dreams especially because women need to know that they can achieve their dreams
regardless of how they started. For me starting out my early adulthood as a
teenage mother to two children, I felt like my life was over because of the
choices I had made.
But then as I started to do work on myself, mingle with
So it’s very important for me to show young women that there
are still great women who exist that can really show them what to aspire to,
rather than thinking they need to take their clothes off to make music, they
can be themselves and let their talent shine through them.
9/ What advice would you give to somebody who wants to start
a business in your industry?
I would tell someone to make sure that they love what they
do and to just go for it because they have what it takes to be a success too.
10/What or who inspires you in business and why?
I am inspired by people who even though they didn’t have a
great start in life they don’t allow it to keep them defeated from achieving
their dreams. They just keep on going like two men I am inspired by go by the
name of Miles Hilton Barber who is a blind man who flew a plane from London to
Sydney blind and another man called Nick Vujicic who doesn’t have any arms or
legs but he still motivates people. People like this keep me going especially when I’m doubting
myself as they show me that anything can be achieved, no matter what.
11/What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Life isn't about
waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene
Right now I’m on a journey to raise money for a course called NLP Master Practitioner which I recently qualified in as a Master Practitioner Of NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy. As I wasn’t able to raise the money by Friday 14th November I was fortunate enough to be given a space as the organisation could see that I was determined to change my life and truly make a difference with the new skills I would learn.
I am still raising money as I still need to raise the remaining balance of £1715 and I know I can do it as I am determined to show people that you don’t have to have everything to go for what you want you want as I made a decision on September 4th to really go for what I wanted despite starting my own business and the obstacles that were in front of me. I never gave up as I know that with these new skills I’ll be able to really excel and really make a real difference to serve people.