Boss Mom Spotlight – Leona Carter
We want you to meet Leona Carter
Leona is an international empowerment speaker and founder of Carter Strategies LLC.
Leona Carter is a global champion and passionate about empowering women to build intimacy with their husband through the power of 28 Dates.
Leona is an International Empowerment Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Talk Show Host. As the President and CEO of Carter Strategies, Leona also trains new and emerging speakers to book speaking engagements.
Married since 1995, Leona, and her high school sweetheart Omarr, have six beautiful children and one grandson.
Leona and her family moved from Seattle Washington to Kalamazoo Michigan for the tuition-based program called The Kalamazoo Promise, where her family was featured in the New York Times.
Leona’s energetic personality and vibrancy sets her apart from the normalcy of entrepreneurship. She blazes a trail everywhere she goes through her passion of serving.
Share a bit about your Boss Mom journey:
It’s amazing how great I felt helping others fulfill their goal in corporate America. If an organization that I worked for needed to meet a monthly quota I had a big part in helping the organization do just that. It wasn’t until I had a partnering organization approach my CEO asking if I can come work for them because of a new opportunity that opened up. I began to realize if people were willing to pay me for my expertise that I brought to their table, why not pay myself and create my own table. From there, my business was birthed, my book was written, now a best seller and I never looked back to corporate America.
What makes you excited about becoming a Boss Mom of the Week?
I’m excited to become a boss mom of the week because I know I can be an example of what’s possible. As a mother of six and a wife for 25 years, you can only imagine there’s a lot of things in life that can stop you from pursuing your dreams. I am a mother who pursued her dream parallel to parenting.
One piece of advice for moms who are starting a business
My first advice would be to encourage moms to understand it is possible to operate in your passion along with parenting without sacrificing one for the other. If your children are young and require more of your time then use that time to learn about and develop your business until your children get to an age where you have time freedom to execute in your business. There is no wasted time. At any moment you’re either learning or growing.
Where do you go for inspiration?
The bible and my 3 mentors!
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I’m reading Start With Why by Simon Sinek
This is what I know to be true…
You already have what it takes within you to be successful. You don’t have to find your purpose, you discover it.
One thing you can’t live without…
What is the big milestone that you are hitting that you are celebrating?
Celebrating 25 years of marriage in 2020. It’s part of my journey and why I’m so passionate about helping other marriages.
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Go check out Leona’s work:
28 Dates: Understanding the power of dating your husband again!
A group coaching and accountability mini course for married women. In this course we are going to refresh, renew, and reset the course of our marriages through the power of dating our spouses again. This will be a game changer for your marriage.