We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Lee Martin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success is my commitment to being a lifelong learner. I have been an educator (middle and high school math teacher/tutor) for almost 20 years, and although concepts and principles don’t change very much, methods do. The way in which people consume information changes with each generation. I have come to realize that organizations, businesses, or brands that are not willing to adapt to change usually do not last beyond their generation.
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?
I am your legacy mindset coach and I help women push past unseen barriers that are hindering them from making the jump from ordinary to legendary. A legacy mindset coach is a combination of life, business, and personal coach. Legacy coaching is about creating and re-imagining a vision that will stand the test of time. This vision includes generational longevity in health, wealth and finances, business, family, and ministry. It’s about creating a mindset and lifestyle of abundance and creativity that can be passed down to the next generation and so forth. Even after the visionary leaves the earth, the vision itself will live forever. Through legacy coaching, we explore the traumas and beliefs that create unseen barriers and design individualized strategic plans to push past those barriers that hinder the client from launching into the future. My mission is to inspire women to become the very best version of themselves so that they will have a legendary impact on future generations.
I am most excited about the work that I get to do with my clients. I believe most people understand how trauma affects relationships but they never truly understand that it also affects how we do business as well. Fear and doubt can sometimes destroy a business faster than a bad marketing plan or lack of resources. When I work with my clients, we are establishing a new mindset and identifying their “why” that goes deeper than making money and being seen by others. Legacy work requires the client to think about a future they have not seen yet. However, during many sessions they begin to see that they have full creative license over what can happen based on the choices they make.
Creating a business around this concept was not easy. It took a while but I’ve come to realize that I can’t do business alone. I also can’t do business with people who are not willing to move. I did have to let go of some people and limiting beliefs that were holding me back. For example, I always taught that because I was a coach, I could coach myself. Totally wrong! What I didn’t realize was, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” So I need someone to help me see things that I could not. I have recently hired a business coach, got a mentor, and joined a strategy group for accountability.
My brand is about removing barriers that prevent women from making the “jump.” Women who are stuck in any cycle, yet dream of becoming more than they currently see. I believe we all have the answers inside of us, we. just need the right person(s) to bring those out. That can only be done by asking questions. I challenge people to ask questions of themselves all the time. I myself, continue to master the art of asking powerful questions that bring clarity to my clients. Clarity, of oneself and one’s destination, is the most powerful thing you can have on your journey of becoming.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I may be a little corny and my response would sound so much like a tourist only because I have 5 children but my first stop would be the Georgia Aquarium. We would literally spend an entire day exploring every inch of the place. Of course, we would have to stop at the Coca-Cola factory and try every flavor of sodas. Afterward, we would go to Centennial Park to relax and watch the kids play at the Spladshpad so the adults could relax and maybe ride the Ferris Wheel. Huge maybe since I don’t prefer heights. Can’t leave ATL without visiting the Martin Luther King National Histrical Park, for sure.
Of course, I love to eat and hate to cook so we would visit all my favorite places to eat;
Atlanta Fish Market
South City Kitchen
Breakfast at Barney’s
West Egg Cafe
And I can’t forget the Famous Slutty Vegan (minus the kids of course). I would definitely need a babysitter!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shoutout my “business bestie” Lore Keyton. She currently serves as the Executive Manager of my company, Natalie Lee Martin, LLC.
For too long I thought I couldn’t afford a VA but now I realize I was foolish. I’ve wasted so many hours doing things that I wasn’t good at because I was too cheap to pay someone who was great at it. Now that I work with Lore and her company, “Collaborative Legacy Solutions” all my administrative duties don’t stress me out anymore.
I can’t be successful on my own. And thanks to “The Collab” I have the freedom to make my dreams a reality.