We had the good fortune of connecting with Jacqueline Foster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jacqueline, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Yes, ideas are important. They move us beyond our current scope of thinking. The idea for my business actually came to me through a night of calm and peace. I am a two-time breast cancer “champion” and while recovering from my second season of breast cancer in 2015, the name, My Pink Window, presented itself through a dream. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with it or how it would play a part in my already hectic world, but I knew there was a reason it was given to me. The name remained ever so present in my mind for three years until I decided to explore its’ meaning and decided that my purpose was to help women reveal their true selves, regain a sense of self-worth, and reinvent themselves for success. So, I created a company that empowers women to move towards pleasure to accomplish their dreams.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Sure. My Pink Window is a personal development company dedicated to creating a positive mindset for women who have championed through breast cancer and who have left their dreams and goals behind, for a little while, to take care of themselves. We coach women who have challenged unexpected hardships and are ready to work on the inside to bring understanding and meaning back into their lives by acknowledging what they truly want and how they see themselves. We remove the mask they’ve worn and discard the luggage they’ve carried around for years so they can show the world who they are and boldly shine in their brilliance.
As a certified coach, building trust and listening with my whole mind, body, and soul is very important. I get excited when I see beautiful, strong, and powerful women emerge and become who they are meant to be, turning fire into fuel, loving the skin they’re in, and aligning themselves with their purpose.
My Pink Window represents opportunity, truth, self-awareness, healing, change, enlightenment, hope, love, and strength. It is an awareness of the experiences that make us examine ourselves and force us to be vulnerable enough to look within for a deeper truth, guidance, and genuine beauty. It is within this window that we allow ourselves to be brutally honest with who we are and allow ourselves to be open to the changes we want to see and need to make to move forward in our lives.
After five years, I now have a newly published book called, My Pink Window: A Reflection of Self-Love and Acceptance which describes my journey of thinking I was damaged goods to living life with enthusiasm and expectancy. I am honored to share a few nuggets that greatly impacted how I saw myself and my own self-discovery that may hold true for someone else. My book is now available on Amazon.
I’ve gotten where I am today by making deliberate and conscious decisions. Also, trusting and believing that I am worthy of everything God has for me. It has not been easy, in fact, I doubted myself quite a few times and was vulnerable, at times, but I continued to show up, stayed persistent, and was determined to make my vision come to light.
I want the world to know that I am passionate about helping women achieve the freedom of being who they truly are. Life’s lessons are sometimes unexpected. Trials and tribulations always enter our lives with a purpose and a reward and I’m here to help you get past the fear, the old stories that don’t serve you, and the doubt you often put on yourself so you can, as my mother often told me, enjoy the sweetness of life.
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.
There are lots of entertaining spots in Atlanta and its’ surrounding areas. I would take my best friend to the World of Coca-Cola Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, Atlantic Station, the High Museum of Art, and the Carter Center. I would also take them to see a show at the Fox Theatre and the Alliance Theatre which is located downtown. I would also make sure they rode the sky wheel to view the entire city. Centennial Park is always a great place to hang out on a sunny day.
For dining, I would take them to Mary Mac’s Tea Room, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Capers Restaurant and Bar, Capital Grille, and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shout-out and thank my husband, Theodore T. Foster for being my hero, nurse, physical therapist, cook, comedian, and motivator during my time of healing. No husband dreams of his wife having breast cancer or any other ailment for that matter. He had weathered so much during the storm of recovery with me without one complaint. He has proven that a true and deep connection with passion, love, and devotion can surpass any hardship. I thank him for continuously showing me I am worthy and beautiful just the way I am.