1-Hello Grace, can you please tell us a bit about you?
I’m an entrepreneur and a marketing funnel expert currently living my lifestyle dream in the beautiful surroundings of Adelaide Hills in Australia. I’m quite fond of introducing myself by the many titles I carry, including “wife, daughter, sister, female entrepreneur, speaker, author, and friend.” Although I am indeed a dreamer, I never lose sight of the everlasting importance of being a doer as well.
After my experience running quite a few successful entrepreneurial endeavors, I founded GraceLever.com & The Doing School to emphasize to other female entrepreneurs the importance of being both a dreamer and a doer while also highlighting how a focus on “doing” opens the door to achieving your lifestyle dream, whatever it may be.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
At GraceLever.com & The Doing School, I focus on working with and supporting female entrepreneurs and only female entrepreneurs. There is a groundswell of interest in entrepreneurship among women all over the world, and with my knowledge and experience, I feel it is something of a responsibility to show aspiring female entrepreneurs how they can make their lifestyle dreams a reality through entrepreneurship and the principles of “doing.”
3- What influences your work? What makes you want to wake up every morning?
I know what it feels like to achieve financial success yet still feel professionally unfulfilled, and it was this experience that inspired me to pursue my own lifestyle dream so many years ago. So when I wake up each morning, I wake up to the realization that my hard work as an entrepreneur is what made achieving my dreams possible, and it would be incredibly selfish of me if I chose not to share what I know with all the female entrepreneurs who are trying so hard to achieve their own lifestyle goals.
4- What should people expect when meeting you in person?
They should expect to meet someone who is energetic and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and about life in general. I’m so grateful that my work allows me to meet and connect with so many amazing people each day, so anyone who meets me should expect to learn a lot and to experience my genuine gratitude for being granted the opportunity to share what I know about dreaming, doing, and entrepreneurship.
5- Where do you think you are making an impact?
GraceLever.com & The Doing School’s impact has mostly been felt across the whole of Australia, but we intend to expand our reach so we can continue to help empower female entrepreneurs all over the world.
6- Can you tell us more about The Doing School?
The Doing School is a free online workshop I provide to female entrepreneurs through GraceLever.com. The principal aim of the workshop is educating new entrepreneurs on how to set up a business in a way that positions them for success without being the least bit stressful or overwhelming. It’s worth noting that this is hardly the only subject area this particular Grace Lever webinar reviews, as I believe in a comprehensive yet simple approach to entrepreneurial education.
7- Where do see yourself in the next 5 years?
I’ve already achieved my personal lifestyle dream, but I have no intention of resting on my laurels when I know I’m in a position to help so many other female entrepreneurs achieve their lifestyle dreams. In the next five years, I see myself hosting workshops online and in person all over the globe, and I hope that many of the current members of the GraceLever.com community will be doing the same as well.
8- What can you tell young women entrepreneurs who are pursuing their dreams?
Thomas Edison once asserted that — and I hope you’ll forgive me for paraphrasing — 90 percent of success in business is the product of nothing more than perspiration, but I believe Edison missed the mark by just a bit. While perspiration is indeed a critical component, I’d say that true entrepreneurial success stems from the simple combination of dreaming and doing. This might seem like an oversimplification, but it is still the case that far too many would-be entrepreneurs are unable to make the transition from dreaming to doing.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
I’m always looking forward to hearing new stories of entrepreneurial success from the members of my community. I’m so fortunate for the opportunity to work with so many talented women entrepreneurs, and every day I get to hear about how a member of the GraceLever.com community was able to take what they learned to transform their entrepreneurial dream into reality.