Moving from success to significance can be a lot easier if you have a dynamic community behind you. That is exactly what Amy Walker and Dr. Monikah Ogando offer at Your Circle Of Influence, a community where six to seven-figure women entrepreneurs can gather to support each other and help each other amplify their success. Monikah is the CEO and Founder of the award-winning firm CEO Mastery, while Amy is a sales author, client acquisition specialist, international speaker, and executive business coach. Taking a break from their busy lives, they join forces to begin making their vision of a women entrepreneurs’ community a reality. Today, they meet with host, Jen Du Plessis, to give us their take on moving from success to significance, beating limiting beliefs and building a successful life around your core values. They also give us a peek of the amazing work they are doing in their budding community.
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Now What? – The Critical Shift From Success To Significance With Amy Walker And Dr. Monikah Ogando Of Your Circle Of Influence
I am delighted that you have joined us. If this is your first time, I want to say thank you for gracing us with your presence. I appreciate that. If this is your umpteenth time, thank you for coming back and reading all the wonderful stories that we’re sharing on a weekly basis. This episode is exciting because I’ve never interviewed two people at one time for the show. We’re going to be bantering back and forth like crazy. In our episode, I have two beautiful women both outside and inside. I can’t wait to share their story because they work together about helping lift other women go through transitions in their businesses and grow their businesses. We’re going to talk about a lot of different things. First of all, I want to introduce Dr. Monikah Ogando and Amy Walker. Welcome to the show.
Thank you so much for having us.
We’re excited to have you in. We finished doing an interview where I was on their show as well. We want to make sure that we’re cross-pollinating each other and that you go over to their show too and learn some new stories. Here we are talking about moving from success to significance. A lot of people don’t understand that when they’re in success and they’re saying, “I don’t want to move to significance because I’m successful.” That means I’m not going to be successful. I would like to get your take on what that means for you. Dr. Monikah, let’s start with you.
For me, this is a layered conversation because a lot of the strategies and the things that we did to move from, let’s say survival, when you’re in that startup mode or that hustle mode, trying to make it and establish stability, whether it’s your business or your marriage no matter the domain, those strategies that got you past that survival conversation won’t work to get you to the next level of success or the next level of significance. For me, the significance is success plus the internal fulfillment, the soul satisfaction, the pride that comes with being in alignment that I’m not only pursuing something that it has external results, but it also feeds me internally in terms of my spirituality, my core values, etc.
I have a comment on that, but I want to hear about Amy, what’s your take on that?
I love listening to Monikah because she always has such great wisdom and insights. I was thinking about my journey as an entrepreneur and my story. I did not set out to be a driven, successful high power woman. I stepped into business out of necessity. I became an entrepreneur during the season when my husband was having serious health challenges. Here I was, with two little boys and I’m pregnant with my third. There’s five now, but at that time, I had my third on the way. All of a sudden, overnight, it was me. I looked at that and I said, “I value being a present, engaged mother. I don’t want a job to determine how I parent. What are the best options that I have?”
I had a business that I was dabbling with on the side that all of a sudden, needed to become the breadwinner for my family. For me, that first level of success was exactly what Monikah was talking about creating. I didn’t have an option. I had to, then I got to this point where I had success and things were going well. I got a little bit addicted to it. I have a friend who’s a therapist, and she said, “Everybody has an addiction, but some people are more socially acceptable than others.” I did get a little bit addicted to work, success, and building. I hit a year where I woke up and realized, “Why am I pursuing all of this?” I’m pursuing growth for the sake of growth. I’m not pursuing growth because it brings me more joy. I’m not pursuing growth because it feels good. It’s not feeling good anymore. I feel tired. I feel burnt out. I’m not loving it.
I realized I had to do things differently. I know, Jen, you’re such a great trainer in core values. I had to go back to my core values and realize that money’s not in my top core values. I worked hard for it. That’s the first level because my family needed it. I accomplished buying houses for my family because my family needed it. I did it. What is in my core values is connection and contribution. I value impact and influence. I value family time, put me with my kids and let us be doing nothing but laughing a lot, or go into the grocery store in the middle of the day with my husband. I had structured a business that in the beginning provided for my need, but as it grew and as it went on, it was no longer providing for my need. I had it when I needed and now it was working against what I valued. I had to make some big changes.
It’s like, you did what you needed to do and now you want to nurture you. You move it and make that shift from there. I love the way that you explained it Dr. Monikah with the trickling up. It is like a cake with all these layers that go up. The foundation has to be strong and then you get to success. The significance is all the fun stuff on top. I love that you said how it impacts you, but naturally, what happens is that because you’re happy and filled with joy and you’re not succumb to everything that’s around what has happened with business. You’re so present that you don’t realize that you make an impact on other people while you’re making an impact on yourself.
I’ve had to see that with even our children. They are such a direct and obvious example of that. Sometimes, it is what we say to them and then what they watch us do. As human beings, we learned through modeling, like, “I hear you, but I’m watching you.” That’s what’s going to make the ultimate difference. We do that in relationships, even how we allow people to treat each other, and how they observe us treating ourselves. That’s the context for everything else.
I want to get to what you do together as well so that if someone wants to participate with you, they can. What is the phrase that you use, Amy, about lifting? I’ve heard it before.
Lift as you climb.
I tend to talk in terms of a ladder. I’ve done that many times with my clients. When you’re climbing up the ladder of success and you look at each rung being, let’s say having a team, having two teams, having a second business, it is volume-driven or revenue-driven. The things that got you to from one rung to another that are on the lower part of the ladder are totally different than the things on the top. There’s no way to hold on to both ends unless you’re a monkey and a barrel and that’s chaos. There’s no way to hold on to that high end rung. To get to that high end rung, you have to hold onto the habits, sometimes to people or the team. Would you mind sharing with us what habits or teams you had to let go? Give us some type of transitional story that helps us understand for those that are going, “I don’t know if I want to do this thing. I don’t know if I want to go up that big ladder because it means I have to say goodbye to my best friend who’s been my assistant for many years.”
That’s a great question, Jen, because it’s almost iterative. It is like, at every level, you have to do a level of pruning, letting go, and releasing of some sort. At the very beginning, I had to let go of my identity as a struggling immigrant. I remember when I first started my business. First of all, it was in the middle of my own stage four cervical cancer diagnosis. I had to make peace with this is literally life or death for me. For some people, it was survival and getting bills paid. It was like, “I don’t know if I’m going to be alive in a year. We’ve got to make this work.” I had to let go of the struggle to survive conversation. I remember noticing that one of my early horizons was I want to be a millionaire by age 32 because that’s when Oprah became a millionaire. That was my milestone too. When I reached it, it was like, “Now what?”
There were people that I had to let go of. There are certain conversations that even though those milestones benefit my family, for example, but I couldn’t say to my family, “I had a $500,000 launch.” They’ll say, “You have a $500,000 and sitting there?” You have to explain affiliates, merchant accounts, and retirement accounts. I had to let go of the people that are benefiting from what I’m working with who aren’t my brainstorm buddies. I had to be able to part the two.
The other part of it too is I was scrappy for so long that it was more like, “There’s a difference between this is my business versus this is the company that I lead.” You then start seeing yourself as the CEO and start making strategic decisions with a vision that you wouldn’t otherwise have seen it. This is your little business that’s chugging along. There’s a certain level of respect that you have for your company and the work that you do when you step into that role of a CEO. Those were the two biggest ones for me.
Do you have any limiting beliefs or have you encountered limiting beliefs as you have progressed in your business, which is like, “I didn’t even know I had that one, but now I have that one?” What are some of the limiting beliefs and how you have overcome a couple of them?
The biggest one that a lot of people talk about is the imposter syndrome. To a certain extent, we all have that in one layer or another. I had to come to the spiritual maturity point that the part of me that sees herself as an imposter is an impostor. The part of me that is here to contribute doesn’t even have that. It’s not part of her faith paradigm. It’s not up for debate. My worth and my gift are not debatable because where it came from was not debatable. The part of me that is in that self-doubt should be in self-doubt because that’s your smallness. That’s the part of you that is childhood. That was the first one that I had to let go of.
The second one that I’ve had to let go of is the more intelligent that you get about your strategy and the more mature that you get in your spirituality, your culture, your emotions, the soft skills, the cleverer that your ego also gets. I have to be honed into being naked and authentically vulnerable with myself, being honest with myself, to be able to tell on myself, because my worth is not questioned. Therefore, I can be “brutally honest” and then we can get past it because it’s a thought I’m having. It is just a thought that I’m an impostor. It is different to have the thought of I am an imposter versus being one. For me to distinguish between I’m having a thought that says, “Blah, blah,” was also one that was able to get myself out of my stockiness and my own little mind games with myself.
I have had some mental blocks that I’ve had limiting beliefs that I’ve had to go through as well. I would say one of my big ones was tying my worth to my productivity and results, which is false. I felt like in order to feel valuable, I had to be hitting $50,000 a month in sales. I would set these numbers and anything less than that felt like it was not enough. The challenge is that it always grows so you never hit that point. Once you say $50,000 and you get to $50,000, then it becomes $70,000 to $80,000. You’re constantly chasing this horizon if you view your value that way. For me, to be able to look at it, I also was bad at relaxing too. If I’m going to relax, I better fold laundry while I do it. If I’m going to take a day off, I better write a new book while I do it. I was bad at relaxing.
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That’s a guilty syndrome. It is like, “I feel guilty if I’m not doing something productive.”
I have to be achieving or don’t feel good about myself was detrimental. That was a big one for me. Another one was to reassess my value system in a positive way. My family is religious. My husband is a bishop of our congregation. We have a long line of faith-based family members. Part of our belief system is that motherhood is divine and it is a partnership with God to raise these kids. I had a lot of mom guilt because I was doing motherhood differently. It is not because I was doing it badly but to reassess the values of, what does it mean to me to be a good daughter of God? What does it mean to me to be a good wife? What does it mean to me to be a good mother? What does it mean to me to be a good member of my congregation, a good missionary, a good friend, and a good Christian and all this stuff? What does that look like for me? How does Amy win that way?
I was never going to win trying to do it the way that my favorite aunt did or that my grandmother did, or the way that any other woman did that I respired, admired, respected and looked up to. It is because Amy was wired extremely differently. I had to figure out how to play, how to set new rules, new standards, and new definitions. I went through and I wrote out job descriptions of like, “What is my job as a wife? What is my job as a daughter of God?” I wrote job descriptions that I could win instead of having this idea in my mind that I was always going to.
Everybody was looking at you and their opinions and their judgment of you being different than what you were doing. It’s amazing how we have all of those limiting beliefs. Mine has always been about money. I can make money, but I don’t keep it because I’m not worthy of it. I’m going to show you that I can do it and prove to you, but then I’m going to go ahead and let it go because technically I’m not worth it. That was a challenge. It was a lot of consumption and things like that because I was saying, “I proved it.” Not because I needed to show people things, but I had already proved the soft skills. I didn’t need to show any monetary things, but it was in my DNA that, “I’m not worth it so I can’t keep it. Thank you for giving it to me, but no, let me go squander it.”
That was a big thing for me and because of my childhood. I was being a people pleaser. I am allowing people to walk over me, take advantage of me and not wanting to be a business biatchi, but then I finally said, “This isn’t about me. This is about my family. If I don’t make that decision and its business, it is not helping my family and my children.” I could make those decisions because I wasn’t putting it on me. I was letting it live on someone else. I was interviewing Alec Stern on this show. He’s the Cofounder of Constant Contact. He said, “The destination is not the end. It’s the springboard. Each time you hit that destination, you hit that goal. It shouldn’t ever be looked at as a linear like, ‘I’m up there. I’ll stop.’ It should always be looked at as a bounce for another level that’s easier to get to.”
I want to add to that though. It should also be looked at as a party that you’ve arrived at. When you’re wired to be a higher achiever, you go from one to the next so fast. My husband is like, “Amy, pause. How are we going to celebrate what you just did?” I am quick to celebrate the wins of everybody else and so fast to be like, “I did it. What’s next? Where’s my next level?” You have to look at it and like, “We’re going to springboard, but we’re also going to celebrate. We’re going to party a smidge while we’re there.”
Let’s talk about your transition and what you’re doing now. I want to go backwards into that transition. Why don’t I let you talk about what you’re doing specifically? I know you’re working together with something called Your Circle of Influence. It goes to a mastermind. Let’s talk about what you’re doing and then walk us backwards on how you got here and how you made a transition from your previous life and business into one. I’m sure there were risks, concerns and challenges.
In Your Circle of Influence, we want to and we are building the premier network for 6 and 7-figure women. There are a lot of women who get to six figures and then they get stuck somewhere in that deep mid-six figure range. I have seen in myself and in other people that I work with that sometimes we try to do business alone where we’re our own little silo. We feel like we’re on that island and we’re working and we’re doing things, yet there are many amazing women all around that when we connect, reach out, and collaborate, we grow faster. We can open doors for each other. We can position each other. Men have been in the game of business a lot longer and they do this naturally. They join clubs. They have their golf buddies. They create these networks. For women, we’re like, “I don’t have time to go golfing with you. I need to get home and manage all the other people that are in my world.” We wanted to create a network that fills the need that you have when you’re in the 6 and 7-figure range.
There are fewer women that are doing what you’re doing and you need people to open doors for you. You need it in a way that’s accessible, makes sense, fulfilling and supporting that we can connect on that heart and soul level. In one minute, we’re talking heart and soul and in the next minute, we’re like, “Here’s what’s going to happen with your strategy. Here’s your tactical stuff.” It’s a beautiful community that we are building together. It’s been fun. I look forward to our influencer circles and those conversations. I always joke that if you bring enough brilliant women together long enough, we will solve every problem in the world. It’s beautiful.
Monikah, how did you and Amy start working together?
Amy gave you a little bit of the story of her beginner’s journey in terms of her entrepreneurship. My first career out of college was as a financial planner and a stockbroker. I was in the financial field. The M for Monikah stands for Math. The way that started was because I was working at a brokerage firm when I got that stage four cervical cancer diagnosis in my twenties. I was blown mind. I was like, “Who gets cancer in their twenties?” I had to make some life pivoting decisions. I remember my pastor saying, “Which conversation are we having? Are you getting ready to die? Are you getting ready to live? It depends on which decision you’re making that the conversation is going to go.”
The fact that she positioned it that way made every other decision pave it also. I was like, “Do you mean I have a choice about the direction of the conversation based on my decisions?” Clearly, many years later, I’m cancer-free now, but that pivot began my journey as an entrepreneur. As I was going into a performance review, they wanted to unbeknownst to me, severance several the employment relationships and then keep my intellectual property. Thank God for law school friends. My laws school friends told me about derivative copyright. I had not signed an intellectual property agreement in that employment. What was a firing squad became a negotiating table. It was a little bit of a bumblebee moment for me because what I did that day, I didn’t know that people don’t do that.
I thought it was the normal thing to do where I negotiated myself out of employment and into a consulting contract that then became a decade’s long relationship. My last employer became my first client. It was out of that, that my business coaching firm was born. A lot of the business coaching that I was doing was in the trenches because those other stockbrokers would bring their clients who were entrepreneurs to my trainings. I would connect with them and do teachings and trainings for their teams. The journey to Amy was going through that own growth of my own path. In many respects, you do have to have a lot of that be by yourself. There are certain battles that are only yours alone. You get to the point where you get to a certain level of achievement and then you’re connecting with other people, you’re like, “Who else is on top of this mountain that I’ve climbed by myself?” You want to share tips. I’m like, “Here are my snacks. You can have these snacks.” You are like a mountaineer.
I remember we’ve been in each other’s stages before, we’ve met at somebody else’s stage. She invited me to speak at one of the events she did. I remember having a lunchtime with all the others because she was the organizer. I was like, “Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a moment like this where you can talk shop and not be concerned about competition, who’s doing what, or are they taking money away from me and whatever?” That was not the energy of that collaborative age. We started our own mastermind with a few other women and that lasted for about two years. We took some time off. When we took some time off, Amy tells me that her business did. I was like, “Mine did too but we should do it again.” It was an opportunity for us to say, “Let’s spread it.” One of our core values is the lift as you can. As we’re climbing and as we are helping one another, let’s make the table bigger so that even more women can come to join the Circle of Influence and we can all lift each other.
We’ve had some beautiful conversations too about inclusivity. We, in every influencer circle that we have, we focus on creating a diverse group. It’s diverse in terms of our skin color, our age, our industry, and our core genius. What I love about it is you could get a business council and it is your peer business council for other people. Jen, you have things that you do in your industry that maybe aren’t happening in my industry, but it should be.
It’s because nobody’s opened that door to cross-pollinate with each other. I love that we have not just one brilliant business coach that we go to, but we have a council of people who are right there with us that are like, “I went through that. Let me share with you how I manage that.” You get to be the person who is receiving in one minute taking frantic amounts of notes, and then the next minute you’re dropping major knowledge that you have on someone else. It’s a fun space to be in.
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I want to ask you this question as we wind down here. If someone is saying, “I want to make a transition. I want to grow my business if that’s what it is,” because we’re talking specifically about business. What are some of the benefits and pitfalls of doing it with someone so that it doesn’t feel painful?
We started this right at the beginning of COVID. Honestly, enough stuff canceled that we both had time. It is the right moment. During that season of putting things together and building structure and stuff, I have loved having the support network where when you fail, you don’t have to fail silently. You can fail together. It doesn’t feel big when you’re able to share that with somebody else. Sometimes in your mind, you have this little setback and you think on it for days. You look at it from all the different angles and then you get right up close to the cylinder microscope. It’s like, “I’ll bring it to Monikah.” She’s like, “Let’s make an adjustment.” I’m like, “Cool. We’re not upset about this, great, moving on.”
That reminds me of another Les Brown quote which is, “If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. If you do what’s hard, your life will be easy.” I like that because it’s saying that depending on who you are, you might think it’s hard to have two people. It might be hard, but it’ll make it easier on the backend. You also might say, “It’s easier for me to do it myself, but then it will be hard on the back end.” It’s something to think about. It’s something to say, “Maybe I need another buddy or a partner to help me make that final decision.” It always reminds me of Top Gun, when Richard Gere had to be the number one in the race and the whole thing.
At the end of the movie, what made him a gentleman or an officer was that he was going to win that race at the end. He was going to break all the things, but he stopped and he went back. He didn’t push her and make her get over. He stood on the other side and encourages the heck out of her, like, “Get that over. You can do it. Hand overhand. Here’s how you do it.” Together, they came across that line, both smiling. That’s the moment that he became this beautiful officer. That’s what we’re talking about. Don’t watch someone painfully go over. Don’t do it yourself. Find someone that can encourage you if you’re on that side. If you’re on the other side, go encourage somebody else.
I had this moment of thought before I reached out to Monikah to say, “Do you want to do this together?” I had the whole business plan in my mind and I had this thought of, “Maybe I should do it myself.” I was like, “Where’s that coming from? Why is that thought in my head? Is it fear-based or is it a reality?” When I thought it through, I was like, “This will be better together. It will happen faster together. It will be much more fun to do it together.” That moment of, “Maybe I should do this by myself,” was totally my junior high and high school-aged Amy who hated working in groups. I did all the work and everyone else sat back and took my A. It was irrational. It’s been a joy to be able to collaborate. I would say for everyone, whether it’s a partnership, a power partner, or a community, but look for ways that you can create meaningful contribution that makes your journey more joyful and easy.
If you have access, you have to have other people around you. That’s the bottom line.
That’s why one of our core values is, “Authentic vulnerability is the beginning of the transformation.” One of the first things that we did before we recorded one show before we bought a domain name, we sat down and said, “What does it look like when you’re about to kill me? What does it look like when I’m about to kill you? How do we get over that hump?” We have to be able to talk about the possibility of “divorce” before we get married.
That’s a bold move too. It’s an undertow that people talk about it all the time, but we know what undertows do is they drown people. It’s an undertow that needs to be brought to the surface. I love that both of you did that. I want to talk about the books that you’re reading. Could each of you share a book that you’re reading and what impact is it making on you? Whether you’re reading in the first chapter or you’re almost finished.
I’m one of these people that cheat on my books. I read more than one at a time. I’m a polyamorous bibliophile. There are three books that I’m reading. One of them I’m rereading, it’s called the Red Tent by Anita Diamant. It’s fiction. I don’t usually dabble in fiction, but Amy’s a great fiction writer if you didn’t know that, but she’s awesome. I’ve been dabbling into fiction. Red Tent is the story of Diana, one of Joseph’s sisters who is hardly ever spoken about in the Bible. She’s like 1 or 2 sentences long. Imagine a whole book and a whole story, a biopic made of her. Anita Diamant is such a lyrical author. The way that she weaves together words, it almost feels like they’re dancing on the page. I admire that much. I’m like, “I want to be that melodious and fluid with my own words.”
The second book that I’m reading is Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. He’s one of the people that inspired me to do 75 Hard, Amy. He is such a badass, Jen. He’s a Navy SEAL. He’s been doing ultra-marathons. He has this invincible spirit thing that I’m like, “I want some of that. I want to access the invincible spirit inside of me.” The third book that I read every year is A Course in Miracles. It’s based on Judeo Christian philosophy and then religious tradition. It is a book that has me thinking about and retraining my mind around grace, my own relationship with God, and around what it means for me to show up as a woman of spirit and heart in the world.
I love the diversity of what you’re doing. That’s all inspiring. I have to tell you I’m a speed reader. I can read anywhere from 3 to 4 books a week and I have 85% comprehension. When I’m traveling, what happens is I have a book here and there. When I finished them all up, I leave them on the plane. Amy, how about you?
The first thing I have to preface this. I am close to having my manuscript ready to pitch to try to find an agent. Mostly, I’m writing, but I do have some books that I’m dabbling in. I do spend time every day in scripture. That is something that I touch on every day. I’ve been studying Russell Brunson. I ordered his newest one. I have Russell Brunson books around but I don’t read them start to finish. I use them as a resource book. It is like, “I need to know how to do this. What does Russell say?” I’ll pull it up and I’ll pick up that chapter. I have been doing a lot of that. Also, I have been dabbling back and forth between Dare to Lead and Start With Why. Dare to Lead is Brené Brown and then Start With Why is Simon Sinek. I am in a season where I’m not spending a lot of time reading, but I will say for anyone, I love that you have this questionnaire. If you even spend five minutes in a book, it will get your brain thinking on the right path. All you need is one new thought to be able to take one new action and generate an amazing new result. Even when I’m not really proactively reading, I try to have my mind in some places.
A colleague of mine, Hal Elrod, wrote the book, Miracle Morning. It has the acronym of SAVERS, which is to Sit in Silence, do and read your Affirmations, Vision if you have a vision board or vision in your mind, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing or journaling. Ideally, you should take an hour to do that, but if you have to do it, the lowest bare minimum is one minute per letter. Reading for that one minute, it’s just one page. It’ll change your life. Thank you for sharing all these books for me. Thank you both for joining us and giving us your wisdom. I love everything that you both have had to say. You’re both powerful. What is the best way for someone to connect with you either individually or in Your Circle of Influence to be considered for that?
We would love for you to connect with us. Our website is YourCircleOfInfluence.com. We also have Your Circle of Influence Facebook group that you can come and connect with and get updates on what’s going on in the show. Also, to have relevant conversations with other 6 and 7-figure entrepreneur women and be in that space of support and collaboration with each other. We’d love to see you in the Facebook group.
Do you have any other further comments, Monikah? Do you want to leave us with something inspirational?
I think that the title of your show is important at this time. If there’s ever a silver lining for a global pandemic, it is that it has us pause enough to reevaluate our values and our priorities. What happens, especially with the female success to significance is as we’re hustling, grinding, moving, or keeping busy, what are we doing this for? What is the significance of the contribution that I’m making or the money that I’m making and all of that? I think, “If we can always have that as a horizon, what a changed world we would have?”
Thank you for sharing that. I love your wisdom. I love both your energy. It’s been an absolute pleasure.
Thank you for having us.
To those that are reading, thank you for subscribing, for giving us a rating, and for writing and review. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any topics or suggestions that you would like for me to share. If you know someone who has a story about breaking through a glass ceiling, I would love to have the opportunity to speak with them so that we can share their wisdom with others as well. We’ll catch you next time.
- Dr. Monikah Ogando
- Amy Walker
- Alec Stern – Previous episode
- Your Circle of Influence
- Red Tent
- Can’t Hurt Me
- A Course in Miracles
- Dare to Lead
- Start With Why
- Miracle Morning
- Your Circle of Influence – Facebook group
About Amy Walker
Amy Walker is the Author of The “I’m Not A Salesperson” Sales Book, a Client Acquisition Specialist, International Speaker, Executive Business Coach, Podcast Host and a busy wife and mom to 5 boys. Amy is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create a business model that works, makes money, and doesn’t take over their lives. She believes that business can be a platform for creating positive change in the world. And empowers entrepreneurs to go after their dreams.
Amy has been featured in Fast Company, Huffington Post, US News and World Report, and CEO World Magazine. She has spoken for The Geeked Out Marketing Conference, The Georgia State Chamber of Commerce, 72 Hours of Power entrepreneur conference, Playtime is Over women empowerment conference, The Utah State Public Employees Association, Utah State Bar Association, and many more.
Amy and her husband Stephen have been married for 19 years. They are residents of Jackson County Ga.
About Dr. Monikah Ogando
Dr. Monikah Ogando is CEO and Founder of the award winning firm CEO Mastery, an executive and leadership development firm working with exceptional leaders who want to elevate brand position, engage their people, and increase profits while honoring their true purpose. In addition to Dr. Ogando’s success with CEO Mastery she took her first company to rank as one of Inc 500’s fastest growing private companies in the United States. She is an award winning author, TEDx speaker and keynotes in the areas of leadership, marketing and communication.
With a background in finance and holding two doctorates, in Psychology and in Comparative Religions, Dr. Monikah has become a foremost authority in building sustainable, leveraged and profitable enterprises.
As an Organizational Psychologist & Leadership Coach, Dr. Monikah matches data with dharma, results with relationships and leadership with service. She has served as a mentor to entrepreneurs through MicroMentor USA, to emerging women leaders through Women for Women International, Girls, Inc., as well as Big Brother Big Sister, and she regularly mentors business owners through her Thrive Tribe growing online community.
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