As a coach, I really enjoy my areas of work with the elderly and women empowerment. I truly believe that in order to contribute to a better world, I can make a difference by serving in my own community, my own little world. When it comes to women empowerment, for several years now I have been helping other professionals to support and assist traumatized women, who have been sexually abused in many ways, most of them in their childhood. Step by step trying to get their lives back on track. Having the courage to finally face the past, the shame, the pain, and the sadness that the little girl in them had to go through. As an adult ready to give that little girl in them the love she deserves, giving her a voice to be seen and heard. I didn’t know it would make a difference reaching out to these women, inspiring and motivating them, but it did.
Recently I had my first podcast and my first appearance as a guest speaker giving two workshops to professionals at a women empowerment event. I wasn’t nervous about the podcast. But the event location was in my hometown, in our own football stadium, I had my own Skybox for the two groups of professionals who attended my workshop. I had never been to a football stadium before, I was so nervous, I had no idea what I was going to say to these professionals. Then it happened, in the middle of the night, I got my first suicide call…! A young woman, also a victim of childhood sexual abuse, called to say goodbye and to take those pills after the phone call because life was hurting too much. With every cell in my body, I knew I had to use and say the right words in the most kind and compassionate way so she wouldn’t take those pills, to let her know how loved she was and give life one more chance to serve her the happiness she deserved. It was a long conversation, but she decided not to take those pills and to give life another chance. Thank you, God.
That night I had my Wake-up Call when I realized how important it was to share my voice.
It made me even more determined to continue to inspire and motivate these traumatized women. To be a voice of kindness and great compassion for those who dare not to speak. I could clearly see my purpose and path more than ever. Serving humanity at its core. So grateful to contribute in this way, to do good for a better world.
This Wake-up Call resulted in a very inspiring day for all professionals who participated in the workshop. The professionals who planned the event were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from all participants. Why this women’s empowerment event? The victims who seek help from frontline professionals, these professionals could use more experienced tips and tools to guide the victims through the process and help them appropriately. A lot is going well, but there is always room for improvement.