Nancy Gonzalez has been a wonderful part of our See Her Soar community, frequently commenting on posts to help lift up our women, and even making it out to visit SOL Burger on Ashley Durham Day! She is also a survivor of domestic violence and now helps lift up other survivors through Mustard Seed Bags of Courage, a non-profit that collects new and gently used purses and makeup bags and fills them with essential items a survivor of domestic violence needs after finding the courage to leave their abuser. The bags are donated to various abuse shelters, police departments, churches, other agencies, and individuals. We adore Nancy’s mission with this charity, and so much more about her. Let’s get to know her a bit better!
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I am a motivational speaker that encourages audiences to be better, not bitter when life hands them challenges. I am also a Nonprofit Support Coach. I help founders of nonprofit organizations achieve a sustainable non-profit solid foundation that gives back to the community in a mighty way. My 10-week program create stepping stones from living their mission statement to having that perfect presentation. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. Through speaking engagements and interactive workshops, I bring awareness to domestic violence and educate others on the many faces of domestic violence. In 2015, I founded a nonprofit organization, Mustard Seed Bags of Courage, that empowers victims of domestic violence to become survivors. I have a passion for empowering women and co-authored a book, One DAE at A Time, a devotional book created for women that shares 365 Declarations, Affirmations and Encouragement. In October 2020, I produced a talk show on YouTube called Seeds of Encouragement Show. Guests are invited to share a “Seed of Encouragement” with the audience. We then have a conversation about how the audience can use this seed to help them grow, be a better person and share that seed with others.
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is…
Thank God for giving me another day to make a difference in someone’s life.
4. My best business advice is….
Follow your passion. The rest will come naturally.
5. My professional goal for 2021 is…
…to increase the number of speaking engagements and coaching clients.
6. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
Hire me to speak, facilitate a DV workshop, and/or hire me as a coach. The biggest compliment I can receive is a referral for any of my services.
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10. Favorite book:
One DAE at a Time
11. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
There were so many: Money Heist, Virgin River, Merlin were my favorites
12. When I practice self-care I…
…go for a walk at my favorite park by myself.
13. The place I am happiest is…
…with my 3 children under one roof.
14. People are surprised to learn…
…I am fluent in Spanish and that I am Cuban, people never guess that I am Hispanic.
15. 2020 taught me…
Life is so precious. We have to do what we love!