CLEVELAND - Rachel Talton decided to dedicate her life to helping other women to, as she says, “have it all without losing yourself.”
“Knowing that I needed a safe space to go with other women who are changing the world…I just created it,” said Talton.
Her advice helps the most seasoned professional women find purpose now, but the need to help started early for Talton.
“I saw the movie, Sybil, do you remember that movie," she asked. "I think I was 6 or 7 years old. I saw that movie and I wanted to jump through the screen and help put her back together. Literally, I'm a little girl, and I'm going, 'I can do this, I can help her, I know I can.'”
Talton’s interest in psychology led her to a success career in marketing, and the founding of her own company, Synergy.
“When my life couldn't be more blessed, and I still felt like something was missing, that there are other women leaders out there that felt the same way, and that's what made me create Flourish,” she said.
“I feel like it's come full circle back to that little girl who just wants to help wrap her arms around women leaders and say, 'let's put this back together,'” she said.
Talton decided to dedicate her life to helping other women to, as she said, “have it all without losing yourself.”
The word flourish itself means to grow luxuriantly.
Flourish is doing just that alongside the women it impacts.
Talton's conferences are now in Cleveland and three other cities.
Her first piece of advice: “Just go away for a day and begin to ask yourself, 'Am I living a life of purpose? What it is that I love to do? What makes me happy?’ If I did not get paid, I'd still do this work, because it fills my heart and I know that it's what God put me here to do. I call it my God job…Even if it's for one day, is just to focus on you, your purpose and your passions. That would be my suggestion. To just invest a day in you.”
You can also do an easy assessment she designed at areyouflourishing.com, where she can help connect you to tools and resources to help you grow.