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Randi Levin

Randi Levin

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I am a nationally recognized transitional life strategist, keynote, author, and reinvention expert. I support women founders, emerging entrepreneurs, and women in various stages of renewal in becoming legends in their own lives! As a legacy catalyst I am disrupting the conversation about redefining success, aging with empowerment, and living and leading a legendary life in the current moment. When you utilize success and legacy as power tools for change and choice, you can curate, drive, and produce limitless growth and personal leadership now!

I am a relatable resource and action-oriented coach building upon almost two decades in Corporate America in fashion merchandising and retail, my tenure as a stay-at-home super mom, and my successful mid-life reinvent and pivot as an entrepreneur and sought-after life strategist. Randi Levin Coaching is widely quoted and featured in top media outlets and featured as an expert on podcasts, radio, and on women’s panels and national stages. You may have seen her quoted or featured in Thrive Global, HuffPost, MSN, Yahoo, Reader’s Digest, Swaay, FairyGodBoss, Fatherly, YourTango, Business Insider, American Express OPEN Forum, Working Mother Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. Her workshops have been featured in The Wall Street Journal.

I am married forever, have two wonderful adult children and enjoy traveling the world. Legacy is why I do what I do and I am forever building upon it! Thrilled to be a part of Ellevate, I am also a proud member at Luminary in NYC and a connector of like-minded and intelligent people. I look forward to meeting as many Ellevate members as possible!

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I have attended a number of Ellevate events in the past as a non-member and they were all filled with energy and collaboration. Now that I am in NYC most of the time and a member of Luminary the fit between Randi Levin Coaching and Ellevate seems just right! I am excited to expand my network, to inspire and be inspired, and to have a brilliant platform in which to continue to grow myself while impacting others.

How would you define your professional mission?

My professional mission is to support self-awareness and reinvention through the power of personal and professional legacy. When you make decisions and choices that align with who you are in the current moment, your energy aligns as well. This enables you to curate and create a legacy that you are living rather than dreaming about. As a legacy catalyst, I support my clients and audiences in setting their legacy in motion through the actions they take today. Reinvent. Refresh. ReYOU.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

In NYC there is a coach on every corner! The popularity of coaching is a testimonial to its power and results, yet it is a competitive and saturated field. In order to be successful at it you need to have 3 skills available to you. 1. You need to be consistent and follow through over and over again in every area of business, no matter what. 2. You need to make decisions. Most coaches were once in corporate jobs or working for others and choices and decisions may not have always been theirs to make. Having your own business means you are the CEO not only of that business but also of yourself. If you want something to be a certain way...decide! 3. You need to ask. Ask for help. Ask for clarification. Ask if you want something. Ask of yourself. Being curious is a success tool for all.

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I thought about being an entrepreneur for years. I knew I could do it, I knew that I had the goods, I felt confident enough in my abilities to create and grow a business...yet HOW I would get this going and sustained always stopped me from making it happen. There were a lot of excuses and fears that lived in the HOW of things. So my most memorable career accomplishment is that I made a habit out of success. In other words, instead of asking how, I decided that I wanted to live my legacy and lead myself and others. So, I challenged myself to stay in the conversation daily on doing so. It is a challenge that I continue now in year six of my business. What I have learned is that no one else can create accomplishments for you. Only you can do that and be mindful everyday of what those successes and wins are. The net-net is that my most memorable career accomplishment is creating and successfully sustaining Randi Levin Coaching because I CAN!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Turning on the lights! Clients and audiences believe that I have the magic ingredients or ideas. What I have are the right strategies and tools and questions. The solutions most seek come directly from them! So shining a light into the darkness of what someone has previously done so that they can shift perspectives is always a delight for me. Being a catalyst for change is extremely rewarding and a part of my own legacy!

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

That reinvention is ageless. That you lead YOU. That if you are not visible you are invisible. That curiosity is the key to legacy. That you can if you decide you can. That in order to be meaningful, success needs to be redefined at every stage of life. That making a habit of success is creating legacy. That legacy is not what you leave behind but what you create today. I have coined the phrase legacy leadership to encompass all of the above. How you choose to lead you, is how you manifest the life you want. That is what I support others in building out for themselves. My legacy is positioned in how I support and reach others to build out theirs!

What is your morning ritual?

I exercise every morning before I eat, shower and begin my day. It clears my mind, is my first check box of to do today and is something good I can give to myself. Some days my time is more compromised, yet I will always get in some kind of workout even if abbreviated. This simple habit is something I can count on from myself.

Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?

Work-life balance is not currently a problem, yet it was in my stay-at-home mom days. I told myself a lot of stories about how I could not do this AND that well. So I picked one instead of both...this OR that. OR is where fear shows up, where you put limitations on yourself. Today I coach women around the power of AND. Celebrate the AND. Which means celebrate the wins and your ability to balance this AND that and not simply this OR that. If you are a working mom you have made the decision to do two things that will both pull at your heartstrings, your mind and your time. So make sure that you are "balancing" both as such. Balance is about relationships. It is about your relationship, mindset and choice about multiple important aspects of your life. Balance is about your relationship to yourself. It is also about your relationship to all of these aspects of your life and to yourself IN THE CURRENT MOMENT! This relationship will only feel balanced if you touch base with all these moving parts frequently. Which means, be mindful of the wins and where and how you lead yourself and your children. What feels right? State what you most want and add the word AND to the statement and finish your thought. Does it feel right? Is it solution focused? Do you feel balanced right now?

What is the best career advice you ever received?

When I decided to become a coach, I went back to school to get certified in coaching. When I was on the phone with iPEC Coaching and the representative took all my information and my credit card info she left the conversation with the words "Just start! Begin." I remember hanging up the phone perplexed. How could I start being a coach when I had not taken even the first class? Who would take me seriously? Yet, it was those words that rang true then and still do for me...just start...begin. So in that moment of signing up, I made my very first new business owner decision. I needed to be in action, to be doing, to be visible. So, I did the things I could in those first moments of my business. I developed my LinkedIn, I ordered business cards, I set up my first networking event, I reached out to everyone I ever knew. The results? My actions resulted in my very first client in a matter of weeks...and I had not even started my classes yet! So...Just start! Begin!

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