A Single Mother’s Quest for Financial Freedom

I came to Canada as a refugee, and I left school to be a stay-at-home mom, but when I got divorced, I became the sole financial provider for my three kids. I had multiple side jobs because I was motivated by financial security. And I believed if I work hard and constantly put myself out there, I would achieve it. In 2018 I had a great management job but I was the sole provider at home and I still wasn’t where I wanted to be financially, so I continued working my side hustles.

But one day I was in a workshop and the facilitator said something that blew me away. They told us how there’s an infinite amount of resources – time, money and knowledge for us to tap into – right now. I was amazed, I’ve never heard of anything like that before.

Soon after that day, I signed up for a vision board workshop, where I started to ask myself; if I could have it all and really live my dream, what would it look like?

Seeking Guidance and Taking A Risk

Realizing I needed support to bring my dreams to reality, I invested in a Coach and became a certified coach myself. And I started stepping into the woman I wanted to be and creating the world I envisioned.

When my Coach asked me if I was going to run my business The Boundless Mindset, full-time, I had doubts. But in order to fulfill my dream of supporting women of colour, I knew I had to quit my job and follow my passion – full force.

All that hustling got me to where I needed to be, but it wasn’t serving me anymore. It wasn’t centred around my core purpose. I was putting my energy towards things that were not aligning with me. And I knew my purpose was in helping Black entrepreneurs to fulfill their dreams. I had a conviction that was so strong I was willing to put everything on the line, nothing else mattered.

And I bet on myself, with no plan B.

An Opportunity for Expansion

Betting on myself was the best decision I could have made. I was honoured to guide and support many WOC entrepreneurs in making massive mindset shifts. And they began to create the life they’ve always wanted. I remember getting ready for work one morning, with tears streaming down my face.

And it hit me.

I was meant to do this, I was meant to help people find their potential. The Boundless Mindset flourished and I was getting noticed very quickly. As my consulting business grew the barriers to entrepreneurship within the black community became evident.

One of the biggest barriers was the limited financial resources of potential Black entrepreneurs to access the support they needed to start a business.

I also noticed there weren’t enough business startup resources or mindset support that centred around the unique identity of Black entrepreneurs and the challenges of the Black community.

So, I expanded into The Chnge Mker Innovation Hub, a place where Black entrepreneurs could find tailored one-to-one support at every stage.

A place where we eliminate any of their barriers to entrepreneurship so they can build the business of their dreams.