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How to have the Courage to Follow Your Dreams - The Courage to BE You

Face the Fear, Take Action and Change Your Life

Season 1, episode 9
1 hr 3 min / Published

In todays episode we will discuss how to have the courage to follow your dreams. Courage is the decision that you make every day to show up, to get clarity on what you REALLY want and taking the next aligned step without needed to know everything. You don’t have to know every step, plans don’t always work out the way we expect, but the courage to take the next right move is what will keep you moving.

In this episode, I’m joined by Christelle Biiga, a Transformational Coach and manifestation expert. Christelle is originally from Cameroon, and five years ago, she moved to the US to follow her dream. However, on arriving, immigration officers tried to deport her because they thought she came to work as a prostitute. She ended in a detention center where she spent 9 months to prove that she was a good person. This was her defining moment, and today Christelle is living her dream. She works with female entrepreneurs to help them develop the courage to make decisions that will lead them to their success in life.

During the episode, Christelle shares life lessons from her experience and practical tools to help you cultivate your courage to follow your dreams and achieve your goals.



●      Intro (00:00)

●     Christelle's backstory (01:21)

●     Taking action to change her life (05:20)

●     The motivation behind Christelle's immigration and the reality of Africa (13:49)

●     Christelle's first job and how she advanced to follow her passion (23:49) 

●     The perception about Africa and the importance of acknowledging people (27:30)

●     Finding clarity before taking action (30:48)

●     What do you REALLY want? (38:08)

●     How to build your courage to follow your dreams (45:10)

●     Christelle's coaching program- The Courage Boost (53:44)

●     How to reach out or connect with Christelle (59:57)



About the Christelle:

Christelle Biiga is a former Corporate Executive turned Personal Empowerment Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and President of the Freedom Through Courage TV Channel. Christelle left Africa 5 years ago, to pursue her American Dream. She barely spoke English and knew no one here. Her American Dream almost turned into a nightmare when an immigration officer tried to deport her because he said she was coming to work as a prostitute. She was put in jail for 9 months before finally being granted the legal right to stay. She's now a successful entrepreneur who has been interviewed on podcasts and news stations around the world, and her story has been published in several magazines. Today, she empowers entrepreneurs to make courageous decisions to achieve the level of success they have always dreamed of.

About Veronika & The Biz Essentials:

Are you struggling to get your business off the ground? Do you feel defeated, personally or professionally? The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to help! Host Veronika Childs has overcome some of life’s greatest challenges. From starting a business, to overcoming childhood trauma, extreme weight loss, a cancer-scare, and battling imposter syndrome. Through she struggles she hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams! On the Biz Essentials Podcast, Veronika will teach you how she was able to start living for adventure, rather than fear and self-doubt. She shares her own advice in building a business, as well as bringing on guests who are experts in their fields. The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to inspire and direct your path to a brighter future. Have a question, or want to be featured on the show? Reach out for ways to get connected today!

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Link to Video Version: https://youtu.be/0A0b5-KYPac

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** Connect with Christelle:**

Website: https://christellebiiga.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christellebiiga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bea.christelle

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christellebiiga/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/christellebiiga

**Connect with The Biz Essentials:**

Website: www.thebizessentials.com

Email: Podcast@TheBizEssentials.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBEessentials

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebizessentials/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebizessentialspodcast

**Connect with Veronika**

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veronikaventures

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veronikaventures

Twitter: https://twitter.com/veronikaventure

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