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064 - Nichole Sylvester - Entrepreneurship Born from Abuse and Violence

Released Wednesday, 4th November 2015
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Entrepreneurship comes in many forms and it often starts from very bizarre places.  What if you received a call from the police who were trying to determine if you were alive? That's what happened to my guest, Nichole Sylvester. After leaving an abusive relationship, she received such a call because the police found a dead woman's body in the house she was previously living in. It could have been her, but thankfully it was not. We are really inspired by her story. She has created an amazing program to help other women find a better path and way of life. Her pain, suffering and life hurdles allowed her to become someone who is helping women find success on their terms.  

Nichole Sylvester has overcome a lifetime of adversity, using her pain to propel her into a journey of self-discovery. Along the way she discovered the transformational power of meditation and self-inquiry. During this time she created 30 day programs to break limiting patterns and recreate her life. After experiencing radical change and redefining success as a single mother, she decided she must help other women realize their purpose and rediscover joy.

Nichole has a background in finance, having worked with some of the largest financial institutions in world throughout the past decade. In 2014 she was awarded New York Life’s Career Success Award and Executive Council Award during her first year in the running.

A commitment to helping others guided Nichole into Philanthropy. In 2013 she created A Night Of Wonders, an annual fundraiser in Los Angeles, California benefiting The Small Wonders Foundation, raising over $30K to help children receive surgery. In 2014 Nichole partnered with The Alexandria House, a transitional shelter for women and children located in Los Angeles. To ensure the children had all they needed for the upcoming Holidays, she hosted an event to raise money and collect over 250 toys.

Realizing her passion for making change and her ability to bring people together she decided to create a community for females. Sylvester soon formed UPLEVEL with a vision of empowered women striving to make positive change in the World. In its second year, UPLEVEL transformed into LIB(H)ERATE to focus on women finding their personal freedom.  Learn more at http://libherate.com.