Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Cachia Lewis. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Cachia, appreciate you joining us today. Can you open up about a risk you’ve taken – what it was like taking that risk, why you took the risk and how it turned out?
One of the biggest risks that I have taken was moving to Arizona by myself while married. I was at a point in my life where I needed change and wanted to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. I could not do that where I was residing at the time. My husband and I took an impromptu vacation trip to Arizona and fell in love with the people, mountains, and heat. I knew that this is where I wanted to be so what did I do. I decided to apply for jobs in Arizona and a week after returning home I received an invitation for an interview. Of course, I was offered the position and moved to Arizona by myself within a 2 week turn-around. It was like a whirlwind adventure that I was experiencing but I loved every moment of it. Having to find a place to live, meet new people and explore my unique environment. I can say after being here for 5 years I finally have a place I can call home and it is one of the best risks I have taken in my life!
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is CachiaCherise and my brand is called Transparency Lifestyle. My brand is built on helping women to tell their life truth. We as women tend to carry the burden of life on our shoulders as it relates to trauma, household and financial responsibilities however being able to talk about these experiences helps to release the pain, disappointment and stress that surrounds our life. I provide women with resources, tools, and daily practices to help them become honest about who they are and heal. I am most proud that I can help women speak their truth daily so that it becomes natural and freeing in the process.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
One of my most resilient stories is escaping a domestic abuse relationship. I was in my 20’s and in a relationship that had been toxic from the start, but I never realized it until my life almost ended. The abuse was verbal and physical (pushing) at first, then came cheating and ended with me being on floor begging God for my life. That night I decided to leave and never return to that relationship again. I would still see my ex-boyfriend in the halls of my college walking up to me begging me for forgiveness, that he was sorry and does not know why he lashed out that way. I did forgive him and that lifted me higher than ever because I was free in knowing it did not have me bound anymore. I was able to move forward in my life leaving the past behind while walking into my future.
Putting training and knowledge aside, what else do you think really matters in terms of succeeding in your field?
What has been most helpful in helping me succeed in my field is listening and acknowledging my client’s feelings and concerns about their life. This is a very important skill to have in this type of field because it takes me not only listening to what is being said but also feeling with empathy and compassion. This not only helps me to put myself in their shoes but keeps me in a no judgement zone.
- Website: www.cachiacherise.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cachiacherise
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cachiacherise
- Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/transparencylifestyle
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/cachiacherise
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