Featured Member: Bridgette Rooks is Helping Business Owners Realize Their Dreams
Using her creative background, Bridgette Rooks founded a company that helps business owners realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
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Turning Vision into Realty
After more than 20 years of working in the wonderful world of retail, I finally broke out. With a dream and a vision, I wanted the chance to live my life on purpose and become my own boss. I am now CEO of my own company, Cre8tive Vibes, which provides solutions to help entrepreneurs mentally and Cre8tively prepare to launch their own business.
Even though my degree is in graphic design, I recently realized that I can help my clients in more ways than one. When clients come to me for brand assistance, I find it important to help them bring their vision to life by first getting their ideas organized. It’s great to have an idea, but it works best with a plan. I help future entrepreneurs and small business owners by removing the stress and pressure to ‘figure it out,’ and provide structure and process to get organized and launch their business.
Step by Step
As an entrepreneur, you have to have a dynamic work ethic and become dedicated to the process that comes with building a brand. At Cre8tive Vibes, the first step is our Monthly Master Planning Session, an online series where we discuss the mental obstacles that may detour you from successfully launching your business.
The second step is creating what we like to call your Personal Brand Bible. This is simply a complete roadmap to guide you through the process of starting your business. It begins with identifying your brand identity and writing your mission, vision and values. We also coach our clients on developing an outline that describes their services/products with full descriptions and pricing. We focus on finding your ideal clients and or niche and start creating a compelling sales platform to provide a solution for your future client’s needs. At the end of the course, the BYOB participants have customized their personal brand content for their business.
This process helps build confidence as well as prove that getting organized is not detrimental to launching your brand with ease. It’s easy to give up during this process. At Cre8tive Vibes, we want you to be proud of the process and live to inspire the next “futurepreneuers” to come. This is what we call The Entrepreneur Lifestyle.
Don’t Stop Believing
My best advice to women as they look to become entrepreneurs is simple: just believe in yourself. Don’t allow self-doubt and the fear of the unknown stop you from living your life. We all have greatness in us. Believe that you can achieve and become anything you set your mind to. It’s important to find your purpose and trust the process that the journey takes you on.
It can be difficult for people to be willing to change their habits and routines. The most rewarding part of my career is witnessing the transformation that happens when they do decide to get organized, set goals and take action. Seeing a vision evolve into reality is the best reward. My goals for the future are to build a platform to highlight and tell the stories of the brave few who survive the
transformation. We all have a story to tell that can help inspire, support and motivate during the process of becoming your own brand.
Reap the Benefits of IAW
I am new to IAW. So far, I have attended several webinars and look forward to becoming more active this year. My advice to other members is don’t be afraid to ask for or seek help. I know it’s not easy at times to reach out for assistance, however, IAW is the perfect place to reassure you that you are not alone. So many wonderful women to learn from and be inspired by.