Nicole Marquez Wins a Life Changing Opportunity with Eli Davidson
We recently had an opportunity to offer an amazing contest to our members at DivaCafe. The hosts of Daytime with Donna asked us if we would like to include our members in their contest which was a Personal Coaching Session with Eli Davidson valued at $7,500. Eli Davidson is a renowned Life Coach who has worked with Oscar Nominees, Golden Globe winners and leaders in many industries.
One of our Diva Cafe members Susan Marquez told her daughter Nicole Marquez about our contest. We are so excited that she was selected for this incredible chance to learn great new techniques and information to help her going forward in her career.
We will be speaking with Nicole after her day with Eli and we will let you know her thoughts about her day with Eli Davidson and what changes this brings to her life.
Here is her entry:
Three years ago, at the age of 25, I was living my dream in New York City. Armed with a degree in theatre and dance from the University of Southern Mississippi, I had moved to the Big Apple to try to make a name for myself on Broadway.
That dream came to a screeching halt when I got locked out of my apartment building after my best audition yet. I went to the roof to see if I could find a way to my open bedroom window, but instead I fell. Six stories.
And I laid on the ground for over eight hours before being discovered. I had broken my neck, back, pelvis, ribs and punctured my lung.
NOT TO WORRY! I'm walking now, without assistance, and I have found myself thrust into the world of motivational speaking. Remember, I have a degree in theatre, and a very compelling story.
To date, I've made over 40 talks to everything from churches, schools and civic clubs to major conferences, including the Mississippi Arts Commission, New York Presbyterian Hospital's annual kickoff meeting and most recently, at the International Women's Leadership Conference in Honolulu.
I'm realizing that motivational speaking may be the way for me to get off of disability ($700/mo.) and make a real career for myself.
My biggest challenge in taking it to the next level is getting my name out there. People have to know about me in order to hire me. And while I am very comfortable in front of a live audience, I could use some coaching on my delivery--keeping the audience entertained and engaged.
The next level, for me, would be to have a full calendar of speaking engagements for the next two years. For me, that would mean independence. I'd be able to live on my own, and pay for an assistant. I would not have to be dependent on my family or government assistance to live the kind of life I'd like to live.
I believe my message (faith, perseverance, hope) will make the world a better place, one person at a time. If I can reach someone who is hurting, or feeling desperate because their plans have been disrupted, and show them that life just has bumps in the road, and you can either let that stop you dead in your tracks, or you can get to work figuring out a way to get over it or around it and keep on plowing ahead.
That would be my Big Impact and with my Big Income, I could help with a cause that is near and dear to my heart: making sure that the arts stay in our schools.
(NOTE: I was privileged to grow up in an area where the arts were celebrated, and I took dance, theatre and art from a very early age, and stayed with it all through school.
I believe that not only the creativity, but the discipline that the arts instill in a child is what helped me get through my ordeal. In dance, we learned to practice, practice, practice until our brain and body were in synch.
I used those same techniques throughout my physical rehabilitation, and I defied all the odds--I am a walking quadriplegic!)
I would be thrilled and honored to win a personal coaching session with Eli Davidson. She is an inspiration and I feel that time spent with her would help me move forward in a big way.