Tracey Chapman is a Resilience & Transformation Coaching. She is a sought-after resilience and transformation coach, a 2-times bestselling author, who empowers executive men and women to uncover their inner strength and transform their new ways of Being so that they Thrive After Grief.
What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.
Growing up as a farmer’s daughter, I played an active role in supporting my family on the farm. My father always emphasised the importance of giving our very best. If something didn’t work out initially, he taught me to keep trying until I succeeded. This valuable lesson instilled a tremendous resilience that has carried me through life’s challenges. I grew up in Boyup Brook, a small town located in the southern region of Western Australia. Like many others in rural areas, I followed the traditional path of marrying and having children at a young age. I have two boys, Shannon and Tristan. From the very beginning, I possessed a clear vision of what I wanted to achieve in my life. I understood that the key to living the life of my dreams rested solely in my own hands, regardless of being married. Health and fitness were ingrained in me. I pursued my passion by opening my own health club in Collie. During the day, I dedicated myself to teaching and working in the club, while at night, I tirelessly stacked shelves at Coles to provide for my young family. I made the transition from living in the country to Perth, where my corporate journey began. Over the course of thirty years, I devoted myself to the corporate world as an Executive Manager. Throughout this period, I had the privilege of spearheading the growth and success of several start-up companies, turning them into thriving, multi-figure enterprises.
Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”
In a single, life-altering moment, my entire world was shattered. A phone call that changed everything. My beloved son, at the young age of 32, had gone missing. It was completely out of character for him. And then came the devastating news: he had taken his own life. In the blink of an eye, I went from an accomplished, driven, high achiever, to someone who could barely get out of bed. I was determined to honour my son and ensure that his passing would not be in vain. Thus, a new journey began, one that aimed to overcome life’s toughest challenge.
Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?
I am dedicated to nurturing a movement known as ‘Thrive After Grief,’ where we can all flourish after enduring the pain of loss. Our past does not determine our future; instead, we possess the ability to craft a new, empowering narrative that embraces our resilience and the strength we have acquired through our trials. This newfound strength enables us to liberate ourselves from doubts, fears, limiting beliefs, negative narratives, stresses, and emotional burdens. Let us rewrite our stories, fully aware that they will be even more impactful due to the obstacles we have conquered, allowing us to live in a renewed state of being.
Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?
I have studied with some of the industry’s biggest names, such as Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Jim Fortin, Dean Graziosi, Benjamin J Harvey, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jay Shetty, and many more.
I am an Internationally Certified High Performance Coach trained by Bendon Burchard. I am a trained Certified Life Coach trained by Benjamin J Harvey. A 2-times bestselling author releasing two books: A Resilient Life and My Mess Is My Message II. I am an author of a series of children’s books – Queenie Is Taught Manners at the Corgi Ranch – teaching children the importance of manners.
Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?
Look In the Mirror of Life and See the Most Beautiful of All
Key Lesson: We cannot avoid confronting what we refuse to acknowledge within ourselves and our pain, just as a mirror cannot escape whatever is reflected in it.
And yet, in order to see the truth of this fact, we must acknowledge that the healing remains trapped until we open ourselves up to what resides within, including its pain. The mirror does not lie, it reflects what it sees.
Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?
Women leadership today is a force to be reckoned with. Gone are the days when women were confined to the sidelines in the workplace. Today, they are standing tall and asserting their presence shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. The cracks in glass ceilings are becoming more apparent as more and more women break through barriers to reach the top of the corporate pyramid.
The rise of women leaders is not just a matter of diversity and inclusivity; it is a testament to their exceptional skills, talent, and determination. Women bring unique perspectives, empathy, and collaborative approaches to leadership roles that enrich organizations and drive success. In today’s fast-paced and dynamic business world, adaptability is crucial for survival. Women have proven time and again that they possess this essential quality in abundance. Their ability to navigate ambiguity, think critically, and make sound decisions under pressure makes them invaluable assets in any leadership position.
What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?
In conclusion, women’s leadership today represents an unstoppable force that is shaping workplaces worldwide. Their contributions have shattered glass ceilings everywhere, redefining leadership with strength, resilience, and compassion. It is imperative that we continue to celebrate and empower women leaders, creating an environment where their talents can flourish and bring about positive change for individuals and organizations alike. No matter what challenges life presents, remember that you have the inner strength to rise above and live an extraordinary life. Thrive and embrace the opportunities that come your way.