Beth Fiedler is curious and determined, two qualities that helped her start her own businesses. A Toronto native, she runs an NLP training program. What is that, you ask? NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic-Programming. It’s a psychological approach grounded in science that aims to improve our lives by positively adjusting our experiences. You can think of it as a toolkit consisting of techniques and practices to improve communication, relationship management, mindfulness, change management, and more.
Here’s Beth’s story, and her thoughts on how she embodies what it truly means to be a #femaledisruptor.
Here’s the scoop
An unstoppable Female Disruptor who always gives her best shot and stays hopeful regardless of what lies ahead.
Home Base? 🏠
Toronto, but my customers and participants can attend the online events from the comfort of their home or office or anywhere in the world.
Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I fell in love with experiential training and quit my executive job (Assistant Vice President with AIG Finance) to start a consulting business. The entrepreneurial spirit is in me whether it’s a full- or part-time gig. I organized and owned a public holiday event with a record of <15 hours of sleep for two weeks. I burned both ends of my candle learning how to day trade Futures (a financial instrument) and ended up designing a system for investors to learn how to develop trading discipline. I used my Amazon account to sell pest and pet products, which inspired me to create an online multi-seller marketplace (combined features of Amazon, eBay, and Kijiji).
How I got the enthusiasm and knowledge to see things through and why I keep trying? I have been enjoying the knowledge gained and learned a lot about myself in the process. I truly believe that I will bring something good to the world.
When did the Entrepreneur light bulb go off?💡
When I ran my first experiential training program and saw the glow on the learners, I knew that sharing and serving were a rewarding journey I wanted to embark upon.
What advice would you give other women wanting to start a biz?
- Take action!
- It’s okay to start with a small task.
- Stay hopeful and things can and will get better.
- Follow the 20/80 rule and apply this principle to prioritize your life, tasks and time management.
How do you bring goodness to the world?
By having respect and empathy for everyone around me.
What are your “5 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Experience” and why?
- Get Going – Whenever I feel stuck, I become more creative. I keep thinking of what else I can try and I take action. Another secret is to make some physical moves. For example, take a break and go for a walk. It works like a charm and I feel more refreshed every single time.
- Another Door Opens – When one door closes, another door opens. Always look at the bright side that something else will pop up.
- It’s Okay To Say No – I used to say yes to almost every request. It’s actually okay to say no so that I can spend my time on the prioritized items and lead a more balanced life.
- 20/80 – I used to put in 80% effort to realize 20% results. Now I focus on 20% efforts to realize 80% results. This principle helps me enjoy a work-life balance for inner peace and harmony.
- I’m A Change Agent – I can’t change others. However, I can change myself. A big change could be overwhelming so I start with a small change to uncover what else I can do, and adjust along the way.
Favorite “Life Lesson Quote” ✒️
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Is there a person in the world whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why?
The Dalai Lama! He is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. I’d love to have a private chat with his holiness.
Secret Talent? 💃🏼
Singing traditional Chinese opera in my shower.
Zodiac Sign? 🌟
Where will social media in five years ⏰
Social media will still be here. More videos, and hopefully fewer ads!
Favorite drink order? ☕️
Apple juice, no ice, with kombucha.
Favorite Instagram Account?
View this post on Instagram
Favorite Way to Decompress?
Mindfulness and smile.
Twitter Handle 🐦
— 🌞Beth Fiedler🌞 (@fiedlerbeth) January 7, 2020
Women you Admire?
My mom came to my mind. My father passed away when I was six, and my mom became a single parent of four young children. I admired her strength and dedication to keep us safe and protected. She was my role model and my inspiration to be a giver. She was a very generous person and often shared our surplus clothing with strangers in the neighborhood.
Another woman I admire a lot is my older sister. She started working when she was under 10 to support the family. I’ve never seen her dropping a tear even though her work was labor-intensive. My sister is always there for me across space and distance.
I also admire the following ladies because they are all very motivational:
What are you most excited about for the future? Share something you want to promote or the latest news/launches for your brand.
I’ve recently published an animated memoir, Mind Over Matter, completion of an NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner certification, and organized an awesome, highly engaging virtual conference “Supercharge Your Personal Growth In 2020 & Beyond” which is now live.
What makes my conference different from other online events?
- Live stream keynotes on the main stage (up to 10 speakers on stage and can accommodate over 200,000 attendees viewing)
- Interactive breakout sessions (up to 10 can take part with 300 watching per session)
- 1:1 speed networking live chats
- Expo area with customized event booths to do demos real-time
- It’s a disruptive product because it doesn’t require users to own the physical property and/or employ any event management staff
- It’s environmentally friendly without a carbon footprint
- It will significantly alter the way companies host conferences, the way businesses connect with their partners and customers, the way employers engage their employees, and more.
I look forward to sharing a kickass all-in-one online event platform with the world soon.
A true #femaledisruptor, Beth has learned to adapt in the face of adversity and is always eager to share her knowledge and expertise with others. If you want to support Beth and learn more about her work, you can buy her self-help book Mind Over Matter or sign up for an NLP training!
About Female Disruptors
Female Disruptors is a passion project by Lisa Buyer, designed to spotlight women who are disruptors in their space. You don’t need a bestselling book to be a female disruptor—you need passion, vision, focus, compassion, determination and a burning desire to share this with the world.
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