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Cherise Job-Lewis

Female Founder Spotlight: Cherise Job-Lewis

7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Cherise Job-Lewis
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Cherise Job-Lewis

Cherice Job-Lewis is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, a purpose coach and the owner of Karisma Training & Coaching hailing from the Republic of Trinidad and Toabgo. She is also a wife, and mother of three amazing children, and a pastor and lecturer.    One of the things that she enjoys is empowering persons who feel lost in their career/business or in their purpose. Her aim is to give them a sense of direction so that they live their life rather than life directing their path. She has facilitated leadership sessions in many Caribbean islands as well as in Suriname and her aim is for persons to get that “Aha” moment where they understand what they have been placed on this earth to do and walk  with confidence in that direction. 

“There are many women who need to be empowered. I recall a woman asking her family to study and they discouraged her from studying because she was too busy with the house work to be able to study. So often women are told that they must put their dreams on pause for the sake of children, or spouse following his dreams and ambition. I want to encourage women that you can do both. It takes courage and strategy but it is possible to raise your children, to support your spouse and still pursue your dream of owning their own business. Yes, there I said it, you can have your cake and eat it too as a woman.”

What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?

Find a business that you are passionate about. I have realised that passion is what will drive you in those discouraging moments. Passion motivates you to get up and try again. Warning though you may forget to stop which leads me to the next tip…

Pace yourself. Many persons today suffer from burn out. It is better to pace yourself, take time for self care, rest, relaxation. That way you are not forced to stop because of illness but be preventative and know when it is time to stop- In the long run you will get more out of yourself and you will avoid having to suddenly pause your business activities due to health care reasons for weeks. 

Do not try to do business on your own. If you can, find persons that you can outsource some of the areas which are not your strength. You can hire a professional or help younger ones by offering them a job that they may be naturally skilled at. That way you have less work on your plate and they develop their skills.  

While we are in this to make a profit, do not let profit be your sole motivation. Let your dream/ vision be your primary motivation for the business. There will be times profits will be fantastic and then times it will be low but being focused on your goal/ vision/ dream helps you to keep focused on what is important

Find an accountability partner. Entrepreneurship can be a daunting task when you are starting. Find someone that can hold you accountable for your objectives. 

Who are the 5 women who inspire you?  

– Michelle Obama 

– Oprah Winfrey 

– Christy Ruben (a close friend of mine)

– Deborah ( from the Bible)

– Beverly Job (My Mother)

What are your favourite quotes?

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

“ All things work together for good, for them that love the Lord, to those who are called according to His purpose” 

Romans 8: 28 – The Bible . 

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