Ingrid Fletcher is an entrepreneur, published writer, motivational speaker, lifestyle coach and conduit of love in all things that can help one capture the art of living an incredible life. She was featured on LifeTime TV for empowering the women of Nashville. She is the founder/owner of I on U Enterprises and TalkToIngrid.com is her online canvas where she is striving to make a positive global impact. Read our interview with the lovely Ingrid below…
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
My desire to inspire, employ and empower others without limits, and honestly to be the boss of my time, life and livelihood.
Tell us about your business.
TalkToIngrid.com is an exciting platform for me to inspire and be a global resource. It is my special canvas designed to help you design your “best life journey” in every way possible. I on U is the business engine of talktoingrid.com designed to be your professional service provider with a turnkey solutions approach. We understand the importance of meeting the growing needs, challenges and opportunities of our small business owners, busy executives, busy moms, and up and coming entrepreneurs in the areas of multimedia, communications, strategic marketing, brand development & management, brand & lifestyle coaching, public & media relations and personal management. Our client base is unique, so while we have a structure for each of our services, we tailor everything we do to meet the needs of our growing global market place.
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
I have free downloads and various “Becoming U” Academy packages.
- I was featured on Lifetime TV for empowering the women of Nashville.
- I’m a published writer.
- I’ve successfully launched multiple companies in my career span.
- I have 10,000 followers across my social media platforms and it’s growing daily.
Where is your business based?
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
- Wrote the vision.
- Conducted related market and industry research.
- Met with a mentor for sounding board purposes.
- Bought domain names.
- Talked to like minded entrepreneurs to collaborate with to launch (with a small support team).
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
Honestly word of mouth and constant marketing through social media. Also, networking while driving for ride share companies, attending events to network and the promotional help of colleagues, friends, family, and online communities.
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
The constant financial juggle until all your hard work as an entrepreneur stabilizes in multiple streams of financial peace.
How did you overcome these challenges?
Much prayer, faith and making the commitment daily to believe in myself – my vision, dreams, gifts, talents, etc. I had to make up my mind to set out daily and work harder to achieve my dreams instead of continuing to sacrifice mine to help others live theirs.
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
My spiritual relationship with God, constant prayer and trusting Him with everything. I am also a journal virtuoso and love to go back and read what I’ve written throughout the various seasons in my life and see how far I have come! I also post affirmation around my house using Post It notes. I also carry note cards in my purse that have my favorite scriptures written on them.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
Totally by being ME! Being ME is different… I am uniquely creative, gifted, skilled, purposed and driven “By Design”!
What is the best advice you have received recently?
To simply trust myself fully and for once in my life fuck the rules! Create my own rules and do me with no limits. My integrity, sound character and beautiful heart won’t steer me wrong and will keep me grounded in spirit and in truth. So I should have no fear of being wildly successful because I trust that I will know what to do with it in order to bless others.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Cry but find laughter as you press through your personal and financial growing pains. Always believe in yourself. Trust your gut and define your own values, don’t just latch onto what others define as valuable.
What is your favorite business tool or resource?
The ability to reach others around the world through mobile devices, but most of all a really cool spiral notebook and a great writing pen (I’m a writer at heart).
What social media outlets do you use? List them below.
Facebook Ingrid Fletcher and @talktoingrid
Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/savvysistersofthesoul
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
“The Fabric of a Woman” by Pamela Hines.
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
- Podcast collaborations
- Innovative ways to share content
- Creative ways to collaborate to grow business
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
Inspire a million people to find their resilience in this chaotic economic and political time. Also, I’m launching a “Finding YOUR Road to Resilience” campaign and tour!