Friday, 3 May 2013

In the Spotlight: Coach Cindy Jones Lantier

Today's interview is with: Cindy Jones Lantier.

Hello and welcome to the place where bravehearts meet! I am so happy to have you here!
Please introduce yourself to my blogreaders:
Hi, Andrea ! I’m happy to be here with you and your readers.
I am a personal development coach and a mixed media artist. As a coach, I work with women who are ready to accept personal responsibility for moving their lives forward. As a mixed media artist, I make art that is positive, uplifting and full of color & texture.

How did you find out what your calling is ?
I have always been interested in being of service and helping people grow & develop, but it’s taken me a long time to figure out what that might look like. I found my calling by following my heart and being open to new experiences. Step by step, that led me to where I am now. I hope that by continuing to live that way, my calling will refine itself in the days to come.
Please share your favorite thing about your business:
My very favorite thing about my business is that I get to stand in witness to the blooming lives of so many incredible women. I love getting to watch my clients grow and develop – and I’m honored to be a part of their process ! I really look forward to sharing sessions with my clients, to see where their stories will take them.
What was your bravest step?
On a business level: I haven’t worked in several years because of a chronic health issue. My bravest step was the first step – simply investing in myself emotionally, and believing I had something to offer. It was difficult to let go of my vision of myself as disabled and embrace a new, more powerful, vision of what my life might be like.
On a personal level: The bravest thing I’ve done was move half way across the country when I married my husband. When we met, I lived in Arkansas and he lived in California, (in the United States). We eventually decided to live near his family, rather than near mine or in a neutral area. It was difficult because I’d only spent a short amount of time with his family prior to moving there. I left my rather large, close-knit, family and many beloved friends to become a part of his much smaller family and make new friends. I’m so glad we made that decision, however, because now I feel as though his family has truly become my family; his parents are not my in-laws, but rather simply part of my family, and I’ve made new friends that have blessed me beyond measure.
As you know I am a Dreamcoach where I help heartcentred people connect with their passion, mission, and vision. What are you dreaming about?
I’m dreaming of expanding my practice, so that I can work with more women on a deeper level; of deepening my connection to some of the women in my life, so that my life will be richer; and of living in a healthier and more vibrant way, so that I can better  enjoy the life I have.
What are your top 3 tips to keep balance as an Entrepreneur ?
·         In addition to scheduling time to work, try to schedule time that you absolutely don’t work – time to hang out with friends, for example, or to rest and relax with a television show or movie – or a good cup of tea and a few cookies.
·         Try not to do what doesn’t feel good. I’m not talking about giving into your fears, but rather delegating, using your intuition to move forward with new experiences, and giving yourself permission to say ‘no’.
·         Know and honor your work style. Do you like loud music or perfect silence ? Do you work best alone or in a crowd ? When are you most open to inspiration ? When are you most energized ? Honoring your work style means knowing the answer to those questions – and more ! – and then planning your work day accordingly. You’ll get more done with less effort this way.
How can we find you?
I’m all over the internet!
Coaching website –
Much neglected art website –
Coaching Facebook page –
Art Facebook page –
Pinterest –

Dreamheartsmartart is a place to get inspired and to share with an open heart. What would you like to offer to my readership?
I’d like to offer two gifts! I’d like to offer to everyone a free, printable, quote poster that features my art in the background with an inspirational idea layered on top. Then, to one lucky person, I’d like to offer three sessions of coaching. I know you have an international audience, and that’s great! Please note, however, that I’m only able to conduct sessions in English, via Skype.
 You can GRAB your GIFTS HERE.
Thank you so much!
Love and light,
Thank you, Andrea!

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