We had the good fortune of connecting with Destiny DeHaven and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Destiny, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. I come from a fairly large family and I learned three things from this experience. First, I was that kid that called out the adults and the lies being told. Looking back, I can see how that might be annoying; however, it really set me up for success as an adult. I have an ability to know when something is a lie or a stretched truth. I began to utilize this skill in my coaching. I also learned that I had limiting beliefs and they are essentially lies I told myself when I was younger, and they no longer serve me. At one point in my life they did, but not anymore. Now, most mindset-type of coaches will automatically want you to get rid of the limiting belief. Instead, I want us to know how to manage ALL of our beliefs. Next, growing up I was also taught to see many different sides of an issue and come to the quickest, most efficient solution. Getting rid of a limiting belief causes our brain to simply replace that belief with another and it feels like a struggle or a never-ending battle. But if we befriend our belief…BOOM!! We can make such a difference in our own lives and the world. Third and finally, I grew up as a VERY angry child. I’ve learned to harness this emotion and utilize it in moving myself and others forward. I’m not a fan of the current system we’re living in. Utilizing my anger to ignite a flame and my passion…I know I can make a difference.
What should our readers know about your business?I think what sets me apart from others is my intuition. I can hone in and really dive deep with someone without causing a lot of emotional anguish. I also don’t like to work with a client for a long time. All my business coaches have gotten mad at me for this one; but truly, I want my clients to go back out into the world and do their thing, THEIR way. Get out of the nest and test things out, learn to fly and not need me anymore. In addition, I have A LOT of certifications in many different techniques. This allows me to customize a plan that works for each person to get the maximum results. There is no cookie-cutter solution here. Lastly, I think my energy sets me apart. I’m non-judgmental and I don’t go around smacking people on the back of the head, yelling and screaming. It’s very organic to work with me. We get a lot done and we have fun doing it. I get giddy, excited in my business because I work with kids as well as their parents. I’m telling you; kids just get it. They’re way quicker than adults to just let all the stuff go. I am so proud of my hanai kiddos.
It’s often assumed it was easy to get to where I’m at because of how easily BS Detecting comes to me. However, it was 100% not easy. Quite frankly it sucked. I keep looking back and thinking I should be much further along because of x,y,z. In truth I was very easy to sway in the beginning of my career as a business owner. Someone would suggest I do something, and I’d chase that rabbit until I was exhausted and unhappy. I was clear on one thing though…I make an awful employee. I say this with the best of intentions. I make too many changes, too fast, and my ex bosses didn’t appreciate that. Working for myself has been a perk. I can do what I want, when I want, it’s the rebel in me. I want the world to know that if you’re not happy you can change that. It’ll take work but the work doesn’t have to be hard. I’ve gone through hard, and it sucks. Ease in life is SO much better, but I didn’t believe it until I had it. It is possible for you to speak your truth, survive, AND thrive.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Okay, best places to eat in Greeley, CO: Kenny’s Steakhouse; Lucky Fins Seafood and Grill; and Gourmet Grub. It has been a pleasure supporting these businesses during this time. I’d definitely hit up Estes Park; show them around Fort Collins; drive them out to Kersey so they can see all of the beautiful differences between each city/county. It would be a must to show them the hot springs and maybe Breck as well. I have a very low tolerance for cold so hopefully they visit in the summer and we could go swimming and boating on Lake Loveland. Red Rocks is also a must. At some point I hope we’ll be having concerts there again and I’d for sure take them to that. But Red Rocks on its own is stunning and worth the trip. My friends are amazing so I’d bring together as many of them as I could so they could all meet and get to know each other.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents, family and my husband for sure; all the support they’ve given me…I can’t ask for more. I also want to shout out Merrick Weaver for getting me through some hard times; Hollie Clere for this opportunity; SRT Global for the difference we’re making. I also want to give a big shout out to WEBO Network. The women in this group have supported me both personally and professionally. They have pushed me to go farther than I thought possible and continue to do so. I have grown so much because of them and the opportunities they present to me. WEBOs Rock!! There are SO many others so ‘I’m talking about you too!’
Other: I also paint rocks. More info can be found at www.facebook.com/destinyrocksrocks and www.instagram.com/destinyrocksrocks
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