We had the good fortune of connecting with Virginia Manning, LPC-S, LCDC and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Virginia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is a scary word! I would rather say walk out on faith. Successful risk taking involves believing in a plan that you devised but not know the exact outcome yet. I successfully took a “risk” with quitting a school counseling position and going into private practice because I worked hard to execute my plan of action.

What should our readers know about your business?
My advocacy for mental wellness has open my opportunity to help others understand that their mindset is important. Within the last 4 years of my private practice, I’ve finally found the #1 area that I’m most passionate about. I empower professional women and aspiring to be professional women. I founded a membership (Prosper Under Pressure) for professional women who experience a level of anxiety which puts pressures on their ability to live calm and confident while being successful. The membership was created because I myself have faced many obstacles along my journey to success that caused overwhelming stressors. As a woman, we wear many hats of parenting, marriage, and career. But all of the obstacles can be managed successfully with balance!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For a night out on town in Houston, there is no itinerary. It basically depends on the time of year in Houston and what we feel like doing. There’s too much to do in Houston, so whatever we decide, we will have fun!

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?
God 1st who gives me the strength and guidance to survive and thrive. My children who was my reason for never giving up. My mother whose ending of her life was the beginning of my purpose.

Website: www.pupprofessionalwomen.com
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prosperunderpressure
Facebook: www.facebook.com/prosperunderpressure
Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/user/vmanning44
Other: www.ginmanconsulting.com IG/ FB @ginmanconsulting

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