Exclusive Interview with Stephanie Rochelle Smith
Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Rochelle Smith.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I had an amazing childhood. Met and married my high school sweetheart. Got married at age 20. We had our first born son five years later. ONE DAY SOMETHING DIDN’T SEEM RIGHT WITH MY SON AND AFTER TAKING HIM TO 5 DIFFERENT DOCTORS, WE LEARNED OUR SON HAD A BRAIN TUMOR, YES, CANCER AT AGE 2. AFTER MOVING FORWARD FROM THAT LOSS. I REALIZED I WAS NOW RIDDLED IN FEAR UPON TRYING FOR ANOTHER CHILD. THEN MY HUSBAND AFTER NEARLY 27 YEARS OF MARRIAGE WALKED OUT AND LEFT.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
HOW TO MOVE FORWARD AFTER LOSING MY SON AND BE HAPPY AGAIN WAS MY HARDEST PROBLEM TO SOLVE. LEARNING WHAT TO FOCUS ON LOSS AFTER LOSS. LEARNING TO DEAL WITH THE EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER LOSS PUTS YOU ON AND STILL SMILE. HOW TO REBUILD MY LIFE AFTER LOSS. HOW TO GO FROM BEING A CRACKED EGG LIKE I WROTE ABOUT IN MY BOOK TO WHERE I WANTED TO BE.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
AFTER OVERCOMING LOSS, HEARTBREAK AND DIVORCE, I HAD TO REBUILT MY LIFE. IN 2012, I DECIDED TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN MOVING FORWARD AFTER LOSS, HEARTBREAK OR DIVORCE, REBUILD AND DESIGN A LIFE THEY LOVE. AS I DID, THEY GET TO DECIDE WHAT’S NEXT FOR THEM.
I DIDN’T REALIZE WHY I APPROACHED ISSUES OR PROBLEMS THEY WAY I DID UNTIL MY PASTOR FRIEND ASKED FOR MY HELP. HE NOTICED I RESPONDED TO HARD LIFE TRIALS DIFFERENT THAN MOST. IT WAS THEN THAT I REALIZED I HAD A UNIQUE SKILL. MY PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS THAT I HAD DEVELOPED IN MY 30+ YEAR CAREER AS A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER KICKED IN WHEN I’M FACED WITH A PROBLEM. I LITERALLY SOLVED PROBLEMS EVERY DAY. EVERYDAY I HAD TO DETERMINE HOW TO WIN AND MY LIFE GAVE ME THE ANTEDOTE TO MASTER LOSS.
SO IN 2012 BEGAN TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN MOVING FORWARD AFTER LOSS, HEARTBREAK OR DIVORCE, REBUILD AND DESIGN A LIFE THEY LOVE. AS I DID, THEY GET TO DECIDE WHAT’S NEXT FOR THEM.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
LEARN TO MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS. MAKE A DECISION TO IDENTIFY WHO OR WHAT NEEDS TO GO… TO HEAL, REBUILD AND RENEW YOU! LEARN TO ACCEPT WHATS HAPPENED, SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD, RESET YOUR EMOTIONS AND FOCUS ON BEING POSITIVE. DISMANTLE YOUR PAST AND LET GO OF VISIONS YOU HAD FOR THAT LIFE. VISUALIZE AND JOURNAL ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT. FOCUS ON YOUR NEW BEGINNING. MAKE A DAILY DECISION TO SMILE EVERYDAY AND CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY.
ASK YOURSELF…WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHAT DO YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
I’M A TOP PRODUCING GEORGIA REALTOR, LIFE COACH, SPEAKER AND AMAZON AUTHOR OF A BOOK CALLED – A CRACKED EGG – A STORY OF LOSS AND LOVE TO RESILIENT OVECOMER BY STEPHANIE ROCHELLE. IN WORKING WITH CLIENTS I ALWAYS ASK THEM “ARE YOU A CRACKED EGG”.
ARE YOU STUCK OR EXPERIENCING A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, LOSS, FAILURE, DEPRESSION, DIVORCE AND CAN’T SEEM TO MOVE FORWARD. IF SO, YOUR LIFE REPRESENTS A CRACKED EGG AND NEEDS TO BE REBUILT FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
SUCCESS MEANS HAVING PEACE AND BEING FULL OF JOY AND HAPPINESS.
SUCCESS FOR ME MEANS A LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE. DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, EVERYDAY. CHOOSE TO AFFIRM YOURSELF DAILY. I AM STRONG. I WILL OVERCOME MY NEW NORMAL WITH SELF LOVE.
What’s next for you?
SUPPORTING WOMEN TO EMERGE CONFIDENT. SO THEY FEEL AND KNOW THEY ARE AMAZING. HELPING THEM MASTER THEIR THOUGHTS, BUILD THEIR BELIEF AND FAITH AND REBUILD THEIR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. WHEN THEY ARE SMILING AND LIVING THEIR FAIRYTALE, OUR JOB AT STEPHANIE ROCHELLE CONSULTING, LLC IS COMPLETE.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
FIND ME ON IG @stephanierochelleconsulting and also @elevateafterdivorce
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org