America's Leading Ladies
STAND INTO YOUR OWN LIGHT
Imagine Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, Cordelia Gaffar and Women of Distinction under one roof? If , like me, you believe women are changing the world, here is one step forward, women getting together to change the world!
You know Oprah Winfrey too well, and I could try to say something original enough about Oprah or, even better, introduce you to one of the women she inspired to co-author this book: Cordelia Gaffar, a woman after my own heart!
Cordelia Gaffar is a Transformational Business Consultant helping female entrepreneurs to replenish themselves so that they can stay in tune with their mission and purpose and powerfully impact the world.
She also serves as the Social Media and Branding Chair for ALL USA Entrepreneurial Chapter. She has been selected for the Powerhouse Global Award 2019 and designated a Global Goodwill Ambassador Humanitarian for the USA. She is also a registered United Nations volunteer, award winning author and speaker, Certified in Sports Nutrition, hostess of the Replenish Me show, Founder of Workout Around My Day and mom of 6.
After leaving her corporate career as a controller for an IT start-up, she decided to home-school her children. Over the years she discovered that the ability to learn is directly related to emotional intelligence. After 12 years of studying and implementing those techniques with her children; it became her mission to help women to do the same.
Co-author with Oprah Winfrey in her latest release, America’s Leading Ladies who positively impact the world. She also serves as the Social Media and Branding Chair for ALL USA Entrepreneurial Chapter, Cordelia has been selected for the Powerhouse Global Award and designated a Global Goodwill Ambassador Humanitarian for the USA. She is also a registered United Nations volunteer, award winning author and speaker, Certified in Sports Nutrition. She is hostess of the Replenish Me podcast for which she has been nominated Podcaster of the year; founder of Workout Around My Day and mom of six beautiful children.
Cordelia has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, has been featured in local radio in South Africa, London, and highlighted on social media for International Women’s Day.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I desired to powerfully impact the world with my message of self-nurturing.
Was there a major event in your life that lead to this decision?: There were many events that I could think of but finally deciding to try out ideal and stop complaining is where it began. Deciding to finally write that book after the birth of my sixth child lead me to step into sharing my message locally with my first book. Then I thought that I would like to speak on stages and then go global with live streaming.
What did you do before?
Once upon a time I was a corporate executive in an IT start up and then chose to stay home to home school my children. I still home school the youngest who is now 4.
Tell us more about your business, Workout Around My Day Inc.
I started the company with a big dream, to create a solution for women, who, just like me, want to serve their community without neglecting their family, sharing their love for humanity equally between their own and total strangers. The idea of my business was born out of my own need to replenish and self-nurture. I help female former and current C-Suite executives to overcome feelings of insecurity so that they can make an impact and show up authentically.
I also noticed that many women just don't know where to start or be consistent in that.I offer 1:1, group programs, workshops and retreats to help female entrepreneurs to stay tuned to their mission and vision so that they can powerfully impact the world. I also have a podcast which is called Replenish Me with guests who share on marketing, mindset and other personal development topics.
You are an accomplished author and an international speaker. What are your plans?
Currently, I am starting my World Tour in London, and you will find the latest up-dates on my website. I am very grateful for the support I receive along the way and I want to start paying it forward. There are millions of women who need guidance to stand into their own light!
What is the best thing about running your own business and leading with purpose?
Women are known for their giving nature but they never being taught how to receive the recognition they deserve. This creates a void with dramatic social effects. When they learn to use their emotions as a power source and be replenished, their energy works like a perpetuum mobile for humanity!
What are the most challenging aspects of teaching women?
I get to remind myself to live what I teach. I learned to focus on what is most important and create a strategy around it.
What is the best piece of advice you can give someone starting their own business?
We are all creators of elevated opportunity if we allow ourselves to see the blessing in experience.
How do you define success?
Enjoying what you do everyday and being excited to do it again, again and again! Being able to share your Success Story, your Inspiring Optimism and Passion. Success is different for different people but for me is about taking charge of my own destiny and living my dream. Shine your Light on the world!