We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheron Griffin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cheron, is there something you believe many others might not?
As a woman, and particularly an African American woman, there are many ideas that we can’t be ourselves in business and the workforce. Personally, if I can’t live my life authentically, I do not want to be a part of the entity that’s requiring me to change for their comfort; not for money and not for fame. For many years as a Pastor and Pastor’s wife, I was expected to be something that I was not. I feel that I dumbed myself down (personality wise), to be that which I wasn’t. I was taught inadvertently and religiously speaking that women are the weaker vessel. Physically, that might be true, but I’m just as strong as the next person – in my thought process, in my intelligence, in my tenacity, in my creativity, in my work ethics, in my loyalty, overall. I believe that women all over the world are powerful individually, but collectively, we are a force to be reckoned with because if we change one life, we change a community statistically speaking. As an business owner, when I come into your presence, you will know that I’m there. Why? I’m unique. First, I have a bald head by choice which shows my level of confidence. Second, I have my own sense of style. And finally, my communication skills offer a sense of peace, comfort, and expertise. I don’t feel like I have to prove myself. I am who I am.
What should our readers know about your business?
What I love best about Personal Development Life Coaching is the ability to serve others without judging them, but helping them. I love watching people grow and spread their wings beyond a reach they thought they could go. I measure my success by my client’s success. I’m goal oriented and result driven. What is most rewarding is my niche. I serve celebrities, athletes, and high level individuals that require a certain level of trust and confidentiality. Being able to be entrusted with someone’s heart is worth more than gold. I’d never take that for granted or break someone’s trust. To me, loyalty is everything. I personally understand how it’s not easy to trust anyone with your deepest and most treasured thoughts or to be hurt by those closest to you. Because of that, I also have understanding and compassion. My listening skills are impeccable and my problem solving skills are just as good. Many people don’t understand that it’s really lonely at the top. I do. The hard part about being a life coach is that you’re often there for others, but who’s really there for you. Yes, there are people that love you, but where are the people that won’t judge you? Because I’m a very private person when it comes to the matters of the heart, I think that every therapist and life coach needs a therapist or life coach. The lessons that I’ve learned along the way is that hurt people hurt people and there’s lots of healing that needs to take place in our society. I’ve learned that people need to look in their own mirrors to “heal thy selfie.” I’ve learned that many people who claim they want to be healed aren’t ready for that which they have spoken. I’ve learned that ACTIONS speak so much louder than words. I always ask, “How bad do you really want it?” Most people don’t want it bad enough or as bad as they say.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To be honest, I’m new to the city and we’ve been in the pandemic almost a year so I really don’t know the city like most answering the question. The areas of town that I like is the Galleria or the Woodlands. Either of these places offer great eats, shopping, and a certain level of elegance that I desire. If I could be more honest, I’d hop on a plane and meet a friend on an island where we’d explore the island, lay on the beach all day, drink margaritas, dance the night away, and laugh at all the silly things we’ve done throughout the years. Normally, I do this alone. I love solo travel or with my husband.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
In life, we can all give thanks to a multitude of people, but first and foremost, I’d like to thank the Creator for allowing me to be in this dispensation of time where women are thriving in business. Secondly, my present mentor is Revered Ike who’s no longer on this earth. Everyday, he’s the first person that I listen to via YouTube. He’s taught me that I’d rather be rich than be poor. Third, I’d have to thank my childhood mentor and now friend, Dr. Rita Dobson. She’s the first person on my journey to love me the way I am. I was fifteen. Next, I have to recognize my mother Margaret McIntyre. She’s so gifted and talented. I see where I get all my good stuff from. I’m her in my mirror. She’s a force to reckon with. Finally, I’d like to thank my husband Hunni Bunni for simply allowing me to be me. He’s a breath of fresh air. The little red book that I can’t get enough of is “It Works” by RH Jarrett. This book is a reminder of everything that I believe and practice over and over and over again because I know that it works.