Candy Valentino on Building a Brand as a Compassionate CEO

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The journey of overcoming adversity is one of the greatest stories of all time. There is nothing more inspiring than when you hear the testimony of someone who seems to have had all of the cards stacked against them, overcome their circumstances and thrive.

Today’s guest, Candy Valentino has one of those stories. And it will move you to tears.

Candy is a self-made millionaire (she started her first business at 19), an author, an entrepreneur, a certified High Performance coach and the volunteer CEO and founder of Animal Friends Sanctuary; a non profit vegan animal shelter that saves abused and neglected animals and reaches out to underprivileged youth.  

Did I mention that she’s one of the most considerate people I’ve ever met?

I am beyond inspired by this fierce and beautiful woman on the podcast today. Sisters, if you want to know how to turn your trials into your triumphs, and how to rise up to meet yourself on this magical journey, today’s episode was meant for you.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to use your life circumstances to thrive and grow

  • The mindset that’s necessary for significant personal growth and entrepreneurial success

  • How to live a life and do the work that’s aligned with your values

  • How to make peace with money

  • What to do with people in your life who don’t lift you up

Things I ask:

  • What motivated you to begin your own business at such a young age

  • How did you separate from what other people’s perceptions for your life were and what you truly wanted?

  • What do you do when you have resistance to moving forward?

  • What does it feel like to like a life that’s aligned with your values?

  • How did you break through a poverty conscious mindset?

Soul Filled Quotes:

  • “You just listen to that fire that’s inside of you and not be willing to surrender it because of somebody else.”

  • “I refuse to allow someone else’s definition of me to be my definition of me.”

  • “If you can’t fill yourself up emotionally, you’re constantly going to be looking for something else to do it.”

  • “People get worried about the million steps ahead, so they don’t take the first one.”

  • “I just truly, recklessly believed that I could do it.”

  • “I’m not going to let somebody silence my voice just because they have a problem with the way I say it.”

Find out more about Candy Valentino on Instagram and Facebook, or at her website

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