Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work. For other episodes go here!
Definition of an Alpha Female
An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.
She is the brightest star in her constellation. When an Alpha Female stays true to their authentic selves and their missions they shine. An Alpha Female puts herself first because she deserves self-care and love. She knows that work/life harmony is found by staying true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with all the people in her life.
Meet Carley Schweet!
Carley once worked in the intense corporate fashion world of New York City, spending her workdays people pleasing, and her nights and weekends shopping and drinking to fill the void she felt within. Almost daily, she struggled with low self-worth, poor relationships, and constant anxiety. Worn down and tired, she finally decided it was time to make a change and she began setting aside an hour a day just for herself.
Over the next two and a half years, she went through a process of personal transformation. She realized her issues arose from being afraid to say No —whether out of reluctance to hurt others’ feelings or due to her own crippling anxiety and guilt.
In late 2015, she quit her corporate job, and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City to become a IIN Health Coach. Today, she is a Self Care Coach and Author of the book Boundaries with Soul, living just outside of Seattle, Washington.
Connect with her on her website.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. – Irma Kurtz
What is your definition of happiness?
Happiness is knowing that you are worthy of putting your needs first and recognizing that this decision does not make you a bad person. It’s feeling secure in who you are and what’s important to you…and it also involves a lot of laughter, mostly at yourself.