We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Ali Griffith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Ali, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process when I started my very own business, was that it was time. I spent so many years giving my personal intellect, unique gifts and expertise to others companies. I watched others benefit from my genius. I remember one day thinking to myself, what can I show for the work that I do. I mean what will last beyond my physical existence while working for others, besides being another notch in their belt. That was my pivotal moment where I began to first appreciate my very own intellectual property, appreciate the value of how starting a business, can allow me to monetize my uniqueness and expertise and to create an everlasting impactful legacy that can benefit my future generations.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
When women are in the beginning stages of building profitable businesses, it takes a special type of woman to coach them to success. It takes a life and business coach who helps them to get clear on what they should be doing in the world. As a strategist who sees systems in my sleep and a keep-going kind of woman who can fight through life’s unexpected and exceptional every day challenges. My desire is to be an example for women to do the same. I always had a desire to create income and freedom in my own life, even as a single mom to an autistic son. This led me to entrepreneurship. Juggling a full-time career as an audiologist and speech pathologist, as challenging as my life was, I knew I had a choice—to crumble or climb. Always choosing the latter, I kept powering forward which led to becoming a leading voice for parents of special needs children. I am most proud of the step by step lessons learned along the way while quickly growing a small consulting company into a global platform. From launching a hit podcast, The Dr. Ali Griffith Show: Mindset, Meditation, Motivation, to consistently landing five-figure speaking deals. Even as a child I was masterful at making what’s complicated simple and what’s unachievable possible, I now show women using simple frameworks, how to achieve laser clarity and implement systems that maximize their time and profitability so they can get rapid results in their businesses and lives. As I leveled up in my own business, it quickly shifted from being a student to sensei, from hating the do sales calls to training and leading the sales teams for personal development and media titans such as Lisa Nichols. What sets me apart from many other coaches out there, is my blend of business strategy, personal development tools, and God-given ‘black-belt’ grit. I want other moms, like me, to start building their own profitable businesses and to create wealth on their own time. That ultimately they can run their businesses and live the lives the only way they should be—on their own time and their own terms, no matter what daily challenges arise.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So since I live in NYC, the options are limitless, for the city that never sleeps. Also as a Caribbean heritage, Brooklyn is filled with people that have migrated from so many different places. At our home, they will have daily smells and tastes of curry dishes, or spicy-flavored fish and Caribbean blend seafood meals. If we were heading out then, we can start the day getting Brooklyn’s famous Bagels at one of my favorite Bagels spot called The Bagel Store. We would definitely take a walk across the Brooklyn Bride into Manhattan. Next would be to visit, Little China and Little Italy for the smorgasborg of cultures and eateries. Next we would hit East 42nd Street for Time Square and possibly chose a Broadway show that is open and available. We would also head to Central Park, rent a Citi-bike and take a ride along part of the city and around, inside the park. There are so many places to visit and see, in the city such as a trip to Harlem to have lots of popular soul food restaurant options like Londel’s or Sylvia’s. Or take a subway train ride back to Brooklyn to have pizza at Grimaldi’s or a car ride to L & B Spumoni Gardens.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout goes to my son Zachary (aka Turbo) who is living life on his own terms everyday, even on the autism spectrum. His bravery inspires me. Also to my Mompreneurs on Fire Tribe, who are overcoming daily challenges in their lives, to still go after co-creating legacies driven by presence, purpose and passion… even if!
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