Angela Bell is a highly accomplished woman and a mom. Working out ways to continue to be both despite societal biases and other stumbling blocks, taught her that moms experience a special brand of limiting beliefs and she’s found ways to overcome them and to help others. Here’s her story:
“I have always been the type of person who likes to go after big goals. After successfully obtaining my Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, I went on to get my Law Degree (JD) and my MBA from Western New England University. I passed the New York State Bar Exam and the Connecticut State Bar Exam, in the same sitting. After returning to Canada, I successfully grew my family’s food manufacturing business from $200K in annual sales to $2.5M in annual sales in 5 years.
And while all of that may sound impressive, it’s not why I am here. I am here because I am also a mom to 2 beautiful kids, twins in fact. And when I had my twins, I was knee deep in growing the business. Having kids did not make my ambition disappear. I did not wake up the morning after thinking “huh, I think I want to stay home now and just blissfully raise my kids”. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t me. But it seemed to be what society and everyone else thought I should do. This led to a lot of guilt and shame. I even passed on my chance to compete in the ITU Triathlon World Championships, because it felt wrong.
After doing the work to overcome the mom guilt and shame associated with not fitting in to what “society” wants, I have made it my mission to help other moms do the same. I became an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Life & Success Coach. Now I coach other moms. I help them get free of their limiting beliefs, release their “mom guilt and shame” and get comfortable going after their goals and being their best and highest self.
I am now an award-winning mortgage agent, entrepreneur, author, business owner, mother and wife. I balance my personal and professional lives together by understanding that they are both important parts of living a happy life.”