Hi, there empowerment seeker!
I’m so glad you’re here and want to learn about me and my work. I hope my story, my journey, and my passion for helping you resonates with you.
Being in corporate America with a 9-5 (well, more like 5 AM-to-9 PM!!) job and starting an online coaching business, I quickly realized that the mindset of a successful corporate woman is VERY different than the mindset of a successful female entrepreneur. And I knew, the only way I was going to make my success was to do a ton of work on my own mindset so I would be able to best help YOU retrain your own mindset for YOUR success.
I was 48 years old and did the unthinkable…I left my 6-figure, 19-year corporate job to become an entrepreneur. NOT a popular decision if you ask my family and friends. Hi, I’m Debbie Cromack, a corporate lackey turned entrepreneurial renegade. I’m an international best-selling author and Business Coach, empowering the introverted female entrepreneur to thrive in your online coaching business and quit your 9-5 job through my From Employee to CEO Coaching. If you’re done being an employee – making others rich! – and ready to make yourself wealthy in impact, income, and soul-happiness, I’m your gal!
My job is to help you recognize your strengths, unleash your quiet confidence, and courageously thrive in your business. I help you 1) become aware of exactly what has you stuck, 2) overcome and take action to release your limiting beliefs and mindset blocks, and 3) nail your message and marketing so you can propel forward by standing out without shouting out. I teach you how to market your services to your ideal clients by speaking to their core with your unique, confidently-quiet message, be bravely visible online in your own way by positioning yourself as an expert all while being yourself, and streamline your corporate exit plan so you can leave your 9-5 job behind!
I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and make an impact in this daunting, blissful world of entrepreneurship. It’s time to get empowered and transform yourself, your business, and your life.
How Did I Get Here?
My undergraduate degree is in Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Corporate Communications. I did two years of Master’s work in Speech Pathology. My MBA is in Marketing. I earned my certification to teach yoga. I got my Realtor’s license. I wrote a romance novel. And I had an event decorating company.
How did you feel when you read through all of that? Inspired, tired, dizzy? I wouldn’t be surprised if your head was spinning.
I spent 46 years of my life
The majority of my working life was in corporate America. While it fulfilled what I needed it to fulfill during that period of my life, I also finally realized that it did not fulfill ME. I spent many years droning along, thinking that it was “safe” and “secure.” It was also killing me…my body and my spirit. Endless hours with no satisfaction, no sense of purpose. Stress, anxiety, and overwhelm consumed me while I worked myself into an unhealthy lifestyle…only to make someone other than me rich. I began to wonder, “Is this all there is? This is what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life?”
After one of my panic attacks, I decided it was time to do some soul-searching and change my life so I could help others change theirs. I thought a lot about who I am and what I’m passionate about. As I wrote down on paper what truly impassions me and brainstormed how I can help people, the concept unveiled itself to me…
And so I started on my entrepreneurial journey. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, filled with excitement, enthusiasm, and endless energy! I didn’t quite know where to begin or what to do, but I wasn’t worried. I’ve held some respectable corporate positions, I have my MBA, and I’m a smart woman. I can totally rock this!
Having made some really…REALLY…bad financial decisions throughout my life, I decided to dip my toe into my business while holding tightly to my corporate paycheck (including the 12-to-14-hour days).
Before and after working (okay, sometimes even during boring conference calls) and on weekends, I researched, I joined Facebook groups and participated in “challenges,” I created profiles on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter). I joined as many webinars as I could find, I hired a business coach and a website designer.
Have you done this?
I researched at least 75 websites of various entrepreneurs. Trying to keep up with social media became unbearable and extremely time-consuming.
Do you feel like this?
I spent thousands of dollars on services and systems for my business and yet I was not making any money. While I didn’t embark on this journey just to make money, I certainly knew that if I wasn’t making any money, I didn’t have a business.
Can you relate to this craziness?
I was dizzy…confused…overwhelmed.
I had no idea what I was doing and no one to guide me.
My stress level increased, my anxiety skyrocketed, and my business wasn’t a business.
All I had accomplished was to spin around in circles and go nowhere. There is simply an astounding amount of information out there that it all became paralyzing to me. My entrepreneurial journey had become daunting and I let my mindset drift, fears flooding me…allowing defeat to consume me.
I had failed.
This brings me to you.
“Huh?!” you may be wondering. “How does your failure bring you to me?!”
You see, what I soon realized, after a swift kick in my own bottom, is that I had, in fact, NOT failed.
I had learned.
I learned that building your own business is VERY different than working in corporate America. Instead of being told what to do and how to do it, WE make the decisions and we do things OUR way. Working so many years in the corporate world, I came to realize how conditioned I was to connecting my worth and my value to my ability to work insane hours doing work I didn’t enjoy for someone I don’t even know.
- I learned that, deep down, I was invisible to myself and didn’t believe in myself.
- I learned that the path I chose only fed into the untruths of my past that I allowed to hold me hostage and prevent me from living a life of joy and happiness.
- I learned how to embrace my emotional scars and let them guide me to my purpose.
- I learned how to love myself.
- I learned how powerful our minds are.
- I learned how to magnify the power of my mindset to propel me forward.
- I learned that my introverted nature was a strength, not a weakness.
And now, I use my knowledge and experience to help YOU!
I’m passionately committed to helping you master your mindset, nail your messaging and content, and create a sustainable strategy and plan so you can thrive in your online coaching business, replace your corporate income, and quit your 9-5 job.
I am dedicated to igniting your empowerment-infused transformation. Through my free content, paid courses, blogs, and challenges, I’m here to make a healthy, positive impact on your life so you can make massive changes and flourish.
I’ll never claim to an expert on anything; I always want to be learning. My desire is that my life’s trials, tribulations, celebrations, failures, successes, and discoveries help you in some way. I want to help you see yourself for the beautiful, fabulous, empowered creature you are. I want to help you learn how to love and care for yourself unabashedly. I want to help you turn the daunting world of entrepreneurship into a blissful business and life you fall in love with…day after day. You matter.
- To empower introverted female entrepreneurs who are transitioning from your 9-5 corporate job into your online coaching business to master your mindset and own your worth so you can make your dreams a reality.
- Be a catalyst for women entrepreneurs to help you feel your worth, see your potential, and reach your goals.
- Provide you with education, resources, and a non-judgmental space to grow and spread your wings.
- Offer you guidance, encouragement, and unwavering support.
- Create a business rooted in my values and contribute to a worldwide sisterhood.
- Live my values every day.
- Create a heart-driven, community-centered business that women want to be part of because you know the value and strength that exists when we work together.
- Run my business with integrity, authenticity, vulnerability, and compassion.
- Treat you with respect and kindness while offering honest and constructive feedback and advice.
- Give back: donate to two charities, both of which focus on empowering young girls.
- Igniting empowerment-infused transformations for female entrepreneurs to fulfilling your potential and becoming the person you desire to be; building your fabulous business and creating a life you love.
The Personal Side of Me
I have a bunny named, Nutmeg, who helps keep me sane on insane days…he’s also quite the little snuggler. I also have two Nigerian dwarf goats, Patches and Tiny Tim, and six chickens. I’ve had Patches and Tiny since they were two weeks old and I bottle-fed them. They’re pretty much the children I never had.
I do my best to eat healthy and organic…I do, however, have a wicked sweet-tooth for chocolate and try to only indulge on special occasions. I’m extremely organized and some of my friends might tell you I’m clean/neat freak. ☺ I love working out as it’s one of the other things that helps keep my sanity in check.
I’m delving more and more into the holistic world and I’m always looking for health and beauty products that work and are non-toxic and organic. I have a knack for decorating and tend to go all-out for each holiday. And I’m a total sucker for the Hallmark Channel…especially at Christmas.
Some of the simple things in life that bring me joy…
A big mug of hot cocoa (with marshmallows).
Snuggling with Nutmeg, Patches, and Tiny.
Belting out a rockin’ song in the car.
Dancing in the kitchen.
Making snow angels.
I created Emerge Empowerment for YOU. I want to build relationships, a sisterhood; not collect “Friends” or “Followers.” Connecting with you is what invigorates and motivates me. I’d love your feedback and to know how I can help you. Please pop over a note to me and let’s join each other’s journeys.
We all have our own different, crazy lives. My hope is that in some way, my crazy life will help you with your crazy life. The power to change your life exists within you, I simply help to ignite it. Your journey is one of transformation. Give yourself permission to emerge into the beautiful, empowered butterfly that’s yearning to come out and impact the world.
Let’s explore the possibility of working together where I come alongside you and walk you through my ARF Structure where we focus on your Awareness, Releasing what doesn’t serve you, and get you on the path of Forward-propulsion. Click HERE to learn about working with me. Or click HERE to set up a discovery call with me to ask me any questions you have!
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