Burge Smith-Lyons is founder and CEO of Essence of Being, Inc. For more than 36 years, she has helped thousands of men, women, children and companies globally with healing, self-development, communication techniques, relationships, abundance, team building, and leadership development. She specializes in helping people identify their “Bubble Talk” — subconscious negative self-talk that blocks them from achieving what they want in life. Burge is an international bestselling author, motivational speaker, DISC Certified Instructor, relationship and communications expert. She is the founder of The Healing Forest Foundation, Inc., member of Women’s Speaker Bureau, IWLA, advisory board member of Women’s Network, TV host and Peace Ambassador with the Global Peace Initiative and the WIN and prosperity partner for Women’s Prosperity Network. She has hubs in Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Asheville, Boston, Rhode Island, Canada, and Malaysia. She is expanding into India and China.
What’s your “why” behind what you do?
To make a difference and create a win/win in the world and help us all realize we are loved and important.
What is your morning routine?
Look in the mirror and see my inner child and tell her “I love you”.
What’s your personal advice on how to rise above adversity?
What you focus on Expands. Continue to focus on what you want to create more than what you don’t want. The more clear you are the more power you have to create your dreams.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
Clear communications are the key to make sure everyone is heard and understood.
What are you personally most proud of in the past year?
Helping teenagers want to live again and being part of a global movement to create more peace, prosperity, and love in the world.
What kind of legacy do you wish to leave behind?
My son is my legacy, however the body of work in Essence of Being is my legacy to the world. I want it to continue when I am gone.
Who is the most inspirational woman in your life and why?
Michelle Patterson! Does that give me brownie points?? I met with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda and they brought me to tears.
What are you looking forward to the most at the 2017 California Women’s Conference?
Connecting with old and new friends and sharing my gifts and learning from others.
Essence of Being transformational programs support you in discovering your subconscious beliefs that may keep you from getting what you want in business and relationships. Learn communication techniques and tools through these experiential experiences and transform mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually on a cellular level.
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