Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Wallace.
Hi Chelsea, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
This time last year, I was serving tables feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. COVID has an extreme effect on the restaurant industry. Just as it did for many others, I forced me to face the fact that I was so unfulfilled and knew I was capable of stepping into something bigger. I couldn’t ignore that I was playing small. I took a leap of faith and quit my job to start my business. My goal was to help other women be bold. I wanted to create a container for women to feel safe to explore. Explore who they are, what they want in this life, and how they could make it happen. What started as a small idea quickly gained momentum supporting me get to where I am now.
I began to analyze all the roadblocks I hit along the way. I noticed the main issues I and many others were facing was lack of accountability, unclear visions, and the confidence to take action. I knew I wanted multiple hands in the creation process and was able to find the perfect team to support the vision I had. Together, we created a program that offered solutions to the obstacles I saw many women facing. Alchemy Academy is a Women’s Empowerment Movement that supports women to step into their fullest potential through mindset, spirituality, and self-exploration. We believe that as one develops a deep understanding of self, the action connected to what you’re creating comes naturally. Alchemy Academy has supported many women to find the missing piece of the puzzle. We are committed to spreading our messages and offerings far and wide.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Entrepreneurship is far from a linear journey. I have come to realize that the challenges will always present themselves, but it’s how we react to the challenge that really matters. I have gotten to know myself on such a deeper level throughout this journey and have learned how to master my unique mind. Releasing my limiting beliefs has been crucial to create a clear mind in the business. Though it’s hard to face the music, I wouldn’t be where I am without doing the inner work to support my external world.
Another obstacle I have faced in the business are being adaptable as the business naturally shifts and evolves into what it is supposed to be. It was a tough decision to make, but we recently decided to make huge shifts in our way of offering Alchemy Academy. Surrendering to the unknown and detaching from what once was is difficult. Change is scary, but it is the inevitable and always working out for us. Ultimately, I must to continue to trust my intuition and allow it to guide me within the business. I have to remind myself to stay connected to our why and being impact-focused. Making decisions based off your mission is a choice we have to stay committed to as business owners. The truth is, this isn’t about us, it’s about the people we get to impact. Allowing yourself to trust that gut feeling and staying adaptable is key! This leads to more impact for you as the business owner and the customer as the recipient of what you can offer.
We’ve been impressed with Alchemy Academy, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Alchemy Academy is a Women’s Empowerment Movement that supports women awaken to their fullest potential through spirituality, mindset, and self-exploration. We offer women an opportunity to gain clarity and inspiration through thought-provoking conversations and exercises. Our goal is to provide women with the support and effective tools to take action of creating the life they desire. Alchemy Academy has a diverse panel of experts that bring eclectic perspectives and approaches to reaching this goal. We feel so lucky to watch huge breakthrough moments happen within the container we have created. We believe strongly that community is a tool that we aren’t using enough. As humans, we are so scared to say when we need support and we are committed to breaking through that conditioning. We get so much further together and are confident on the clarity this community will bring you.
Alchemy Academy is unique because we approach everything holistically and zoom out see a bird’s eye view of what you are facing. You may come to a career development workshop but find yourself talking about your relationship with your parents. We believe everything is connected, and we must get to the root of what is blocking you from creating the reality you desire. Our team is focused on creating the container for your to feel safe to explore yourself. We are proud of the space we hold for others to see themselves in ways they have never seen before. As the leader in the movement, I cannot say enough how amazing our team is.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I believe there will be a huge shift into the feminine energy in the future. Collectively we are so deep in the masculine. Alchemy Academy is committed to pulling away from hustle culture and stepping into something more sustainable. We see so many of our clients struggling from burnout because of the expectations hustle culture provokes. The truth is, there isn’t one way to get where you’re going. We hope to help people see that their journey is unique and to embrace their style rather than mold to someone else’s. Creating a balance of the masculine and feminine energy makes us so powerful!
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