Hi, I'm Shawna!
BUSINESS, HEALTH + LIFESTYLE SUCCESS EXPERT
(aka THE CONFIDENCE COACH)
"Determined to follow my passion, to have the freedom to spend more time traveling the world with my husband and kids and create the lifestyle and schedule I always desired, I decided to turn the things I was passionate about into a business and my lifestyle goals into reality and launched The BOSS Essentials Academy."
- SHAWNA PAYNE, MBA, CHC
SHAWNA PAYNE, MBA, PCC
FOUNDER + COACH
For years, everyone I would speak to would ask me "how-did-you-do-it?"... "How did you graduate with your MBA, while pregnant, manage to balance a side hustle... with another side hustle... with a 9-5, negotiate several salary raises and convince your employer to allow you to be the 1st employee to permanently work from home?"
Even though during my 12 years in corporate, I successfully negotiated everything from my salary, job titles, office space and even a full-time work-from-home schedule, I will tell you this, not all of my efforts were successful.
Not to mention, I had over six figures in student loan debt and I was burned out, overworked and uninspired.
In 2012, I graduated with my Master of Business Administration, with a focus in Leadership Development. Following graduation, I pitched a proposal to implement an in-house coaching program that I would personally spearhead.
My proposal was REJECTED!
Because of so, I stayed STUCK in a rut for 4 years to follow.
"SUDDENLY IT HIT ME, IF "THEY" WOULDN'T GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY I WANTED, I HAD TO CREATE IT MYSELF."
What I discovered about myself during those 4 years in a rut, was that even with all of my college degrees and experience, at the end of the day, it was my fear of failure... fear of not being good enough... fear of not being smart enough... and fear of not being worth enough that was holding me back from getting what I wanted in my life.
So, after I got my mind together, in 2016, I re-pitched the same proposal to my employer [plus or minus some tweaks], and once again I was told "No Shawna, we aren't ready for that".
In that moment, I heard from GOD. He said "Shawna, think BIGGER"! I was supposed to be coaching women ALL OVER THE WORLD, and I couldn't do that by being confined to a cubicle working 9 to 5.
And then suddenly it hit me...
If "they" [my employer] wouldn't give me the opportunity I wanted, I had to create it myself.
Determined to follow my passion, to have the freedom to spend more time traveling the world with my husband and kids and create the lifestyle and schedule I always desired, I decided to turn the things I was passionate about into a business and my lifestyle goals into reality.
That's how The BE Academy was birthed.
In 2016, I went back to school and got my coaching certification and launched The BE Academy, with the mission of helping women confidently build their OWN coaching business, while working 9 to 5, so they create the lifestyle they desire.
I believe God has called me to share my message, knowledge and experiences to inspire and empower other women to rise to their full potential and walk in their life's purpose.
ASK YOURSELF, WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST?
IS IT A BUSINESS YOU'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT?... MORE INCOME?... CLIENTS WILLING TO PAY YOU FOR YOUR PRODUCTS/SERVICES?... FULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS?... MORE FREE TIME TO SPEND WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, DOING THE THINGS YOU LOVE?
WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU DESIRE, LET'S MAKE THAT HAPPEN TOGETHER!
TO TRULY KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT THE MOST IN YOUR LIFE... ASKING FOR IT... AND MAKING YOUR OWN PATH.
FOUNDER AND COACH |
THE BE ACADEMY