Second Chances with Christy Belz

Episode Summary

Every day is a chance to do it all over again. Every day is a second chance. In this episode of the Emerging Women Podcast, Chantal and Christy talk about failure, what she has learned from it, divine masculine and feminine, launching her book, ‘Oh God of Second Chances, Here I am Again’, how she started her coaching business and the inspiration behind it, and her journey of self-discovery.

About Our Guest

Christy Belz has owned and operated a coaching and consulting practice for the past ten years. Her work aims to empower individuals and organizations to reach their greatest personal and professional aspirations.

She provides tools for insight, coaching for conscious awareness, and consulting to support, grow, and develop leaders, and working with individuals and organizations across business and not-for-profit sectors. This process supports individuals, teams, and organizations to function at their most creative and highly effective abilities.

Her practice has evolved from management and leadership roles in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors. She has worked with and for hospitals, universities, manufacturers, and governmental agencies, as well as local businesses, foundations, and non-profit organizations. She has held positions in marketing, sales, management, and entrepreneurship. In the field of direct social work, she did counseling, not-for-profit management, community organizing, and advocacy.

Insights from this episode:

— Launching her book ‘Oh God of Second Chances, Here I am Again.’
—How she started her coaching business
— Her self-discovery journey
— Quitting her job and taking herself through college
— Using courage to tell our stories
— Christy’s relationship with failure
— Lessons from failure
— Re-inventing yourself after failure
— The divine masculine and divine feminine
— Believing in ourselves and amplifying our movements in the future

Quotes from the show:

“This (courage) is something that I think we all need. It is super timely, and it never goes out of style, let’s just put it that way, especially for women” —Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“I write about courage because, and this is something I admire about you Chantal, I think it takes great courage for us as women to tell our stories” —Christy Belz, Emerging Women Podcast.

“For me it was really important to share my story and then empower others to share that. I do that in the Ted work that I do, but I love the idea of using courage to share a story from your heart” —Christy Belz, Emerging Women Podcast.

“It seems to me for the long I have known you that you lead with the energy of ‘I am enough, of positive self-reflection’. You are very generous with others, it’s like that’s your superpower. You see potential in others, and I think that’s what makes you a great curator for the TedX women events” —Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“Sometimes we really need to fall down, and fall hard, and the way to pick ourselves up is not to get the pump out (…), but sometimes it’s to serve. And serving is like a natural way that allows us to see ourselves as a reflection of others” —Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast.

“I was taught and I believe that if we are really in line with our desires and that if your heart is telling you to do something meaningful and you are not listening that, it’s gonna create more havoc in your life” —Christy Belz, Emerging Women Podcast.

“When you get clear about whatever it is that your heart is calling you and you trust, and you lean in towards that a little bit, the doors are gonna open” —Christy Belz, Emerging Women Podcast.

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Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.