You probably recognize Randi Lee – she’s one of our Host team that helps greet our members and guests and make our space awesome.
Randi is a Business-Mindset coach and a world-class powerlifter, and has a bunch of cool projects on the side. I chatted with her about some of the projects she’s working on outside, and what we can all learn from her motivational mindset reset.
Andrea Bertoli (AB): Tell us more about WomanSpeak, the event you are part of here at Impact Hub HNL? Who comes to WomanSpeak events and why?
Randi Lee (RL): WomanSpeak is a public speaking circle for women that is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, here at Impact Hub HNL. I got involved with WomanSpeak when the circle started in June 2018. I joined WomanSpeak as I was looking for a way to improve my public speaking skills and loved that WomanSpeak did this with a more feminine approach- instead of the typical masculine approach. At the time I was preparing for my first live workshop. Since then, I have hosted several live workshops, launched a podcast, and spoke on stage at the International WomanSpeak festival.
WomanSpeak believes that unleashing the brilliance of women’s voices is the key to positive change in the world. Women with all different experiences and backgrounds come together to learn how to become more effective public speakers so they can make a bigger impact in their communities.
AB: You got to travel with WomanSpeak a few months ago to Arizona and share your story with women from around the world. What was that experience like for you?
RL: I am a member of the WomanSpeak mastermind, which is a separate program from the WomanSpeak circle. As a part of the mastermind, we worked with the founder of WomanSpeak, KC Baker, to create our signature talk and then in May, we got to give that talk on stage at the International WomanSpeak festival.
I was blessed to have several women from the Honolulu circle travel to Arizona to the festival. It was so incredible to be able to look out in the audience when I was on stage, and see a row of women from my circle at the event, cheering for me.
Speaking on stage at the festival was one of the most transformative experiences of my entire life. As someone who has felt like she has had to try and be someone else for others to earn their love and acceptance, speaking on that stage was the first time I felt fully seen and accepted for my TRUE SELF.
AB: I watched your video, and it’s really powerful. You said in your talk, “Self acceptance is a necessary step on your path to greatness.” Tell us more about this important concept, and how people can start embracing themselves in a fuller capacity:
RL: I believe that we must accept ourselves fully if we want to be able to create the biggest impact possible. If we are consumed by a part of ourselves that we cannot accept, this takes away mental, physical, and emotional energy that could be put towards something that is actually going to help you make a difference in the world. When we accept ourselves unconditionally, we free up all of that energy that was once used towards not accepting ourselves. It frees up so much space in our lives to focus on the things that truly matter.
The first step to accepting yourself is to identify the areas that you are currently struggling to accept. Many people are not even aware of the part of themselves that they are not accepting because it has become so ingrained in who they are.
Once we become aware of those areas- we can determine what the limiting beliefs are that are holding us back from accepting ourselves. For me, the part of me I always struggled to accept was my body. When I identified this, I was able to start breaking down the limiting beliefs that were holding me back from accepting my body at any size.
Watch Randi’s powerful talk at Women’s Speak below!
AB: What’s your newest project?
RL: I recently launched a 16-month calendar with other super heavy weight powerlifters from around the world. As someone who once said, “I will never be a super heavy weight powerlifter,” to currently being the #4 strongest super heavy weight powerlifter of all time- this calendar is my way of showing the world that you can be beautiful and strong at any size. The calendar includes exclusive photos from some of the top ranked female super heavy weights and body empowerment quotes. Use discount code IMPACT to get 25% off on the online shop.
AB: Tell us more about the coaching work you do and how can people work with you:
RL: I work with women to help them build and scale the business of their dreams so they can quit their full time job and make abundant money doing what they love. I have a very high-touch coaching style- I work closely with my clients in all aspects of building their business from creating coaching packages, to marketing, to increasing profit margins. I work with my clients to help them fully embody their mission and purpose so that they can show up fully in their power so they can make the impact and income they desire. Learn more and set up a complimentary breakthrough call by using the link here.
Find more about Randi on Instagram and on her website.
Thanks Randi, for sharing your story and encouraging everyone to share their gifts with the world.