#entrepreneur inspiration with author, Kelley Porter Turner
Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?
I am a woman of God fulfilling His dream for me; known as Kelley Porter Turner; an author, speaker and abuse victim’s advocate; I empower victims and survivors of abuse to develop a forgiving heart, stand in their truth & live in their passion.
How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?
I remain empowered as an entrepreneur by knowing and understanding how much my work is needed. The amount of testimonies, emails, and inbox messages I receive empowers me to keep moving forward even when I want to quit. I understand the significance of the pain that victims suffer from and how hard it is to break the silence. With that, my power comes from within as well. My personal experience with, and freedom from sexual molestation and domestic violence empowers me to move forward on purpose and diligently to help those who need to break free the pain, patterns and behaviors associated with sexual abuse and domestic violence. Lastly, that little inner voice and the feeling in my gut that tells me, “There is a victim of abuse who needs to hear my story and understand that freedom and peace can be accomplished.”
How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?
I remain equipped as an Entrepreneur by ensuring my availability and willingness to be flexible in my schedule. I continue to write and share my story via blogs and my books. I facilitate Webinars, Seminars and Workshops. I also maintain my products and create new products that will empower clients to feel safe enough to speak out. I fuel my growth by connecting with new and like-minded individuals when I can. I stay abreast of the laws and statistics on child molestation and domestic violence. I reach out to those who are more experienced and I maintain a solid relationship with my Business Coach.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from clients/customers who have read my book(s), Perfectly Planned (Overcoming incest, rape & sexual abuse), Overcoming Toxic Relationships, (Patterns & Behaviors) those who have attended my workshops, and seminars, those who have hired me, and those who have reached back to say, “You saved my life” or “Thank you for doing what you do” and/or “Please don’t stop being the voice for us.” This assures me that I am doing what I was supposed to be doing. It inspires me to move forward diligently in breaking the silence and exposing those who abuse as well as being able to continuously provide hope for the victims, courage for the survivors and knowledge for those who don’t understand.
What is your “WHY” — why do you do what you do?
My “WHY” is the pain I feel for other victims of abuse. I do not want victims and survivors to suffer any longer in silence. I want them to understand that freedom and peace is possible as long as one is willing to not only deal with the issue, but conquer it and learn to forgive. My “WHY” is also “ME.” I am free from 30 years of abuse that includes incest , sexual molestation, physical, and verbal abuse, rape, attempted suicide (3 times) abandoned by my mother, and two domestic violence relationships; yet I am free to love, trust, and live whole again. I have no fear of what life has to offer as long as I am equipped with the power of forgiveness and God. I want the same for other victims. I want them to not only see my story, but understand if one “does the work” your life will elevate and you can then live in your authenticity.
What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?
My number one tip for Entrepreneurs is to never attempt to be like another entrepreneur because you will lose focus on whom and what you are supposed to be doing.
The #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!