Rasheda Hatchett is the founder of Rasheda Hatchett Media, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm steeped in her passion for women’s wellness. She is the creator of Audacity To Thrive!®️ a coaching program for women on the rise who lead audaciously in the world.
The wellness advocate curates luxury retreats for female executive leaders to help them release burnout and prioritize rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation by making themselves their next passion project. She is dedicated to educating and guiding people from burnout to thriving. She helps organizations build thriving teams through workshops focusing on building personal, team, and organizational resilience.
Rasheda is one of the speakers who will take the stage July 11-13, 2023, for the Profit & Secure HER Virtual Conference, an extraordinary experience designed exclusively for intentional, Black businesswomen who aspire to take their ventures to new heights and build a secure and prosperous future. Get better acquainted with her below.
Q: What is your SwagHer? What makes Rasheda, Rasheda?
Rasheda: Oh wow, I think the biggest thing that makes me, me is my authenticity. I am who I am in my kitchen and on stage in front of thousands of people. My swagher is being true to myself in everything I do.
Q: What are some things your coaching program, Audacity To Thrive!®,️ teaches women?
Rasheda: Audacity To Thrive focuses on whole-life leadership, one of the things that I found was missing in the executive leadership coaching space was personal development, so in my program, we bring personal and professional development together. I guide women to understand that they must put themselves first to become the best version of themselves and leaders. We dig into up-leveling confidence, silencing the imposter, communication, prioritizing self-care, and other leadership topics.
Q: What does the word perfection mean to you?
Rasheda: Perfection is the biggest thing holding most women back from reaching their full potential in life, career, and business. We’ve just leaned on the idea of “I’m a perfectionist” for too long, it’s time to drop perfectionism and pick up momentum. There is so much waiting for you once you decide just to move and keep moving until you see the results. Perfectionism is such a myth; its entire purpose is to stifle your growth.
Q: You are presenting your Drop Perfection Pick Up Momentum method at Profit & Secure HER Virtual Conference. Can you tell us more about it?
Rasheda: Yes, Perfectionism is the crux of limiting growth in the women I serve, and overthinking slows down momentum and helps to perpetuate self-doubt. I don’t want to give away too much of my talk, but that self-doubt then leads to a lack of motivation to get going or keep going, so we never create the momentum we need, and finally, we lose out on money because we get stuck in that perfection cycle.
Q: Have you experienced burnout yourself? If so, how did you overcome it?
Rasheda: So, I’m a nurse; as you can imagine, it’s a tough job. Here’s the thing, nursing school just doesn’t prepare us for how to deal with all the emotional stuff that comes with our jobs, and I got burnt out pretty badly early in my career. I really had to dig into my personal resilience factors and self-care to dig myself out of that hole. I also had to change my relationship with work. I had tied who I was to what I did for a living, and when work was on fire, I began to question myself. I realized I needed an overhaul of my mindset, so I started doing the work on myself, and that’s really how I got through and then created Audacity to Thrive for other women like me.
Q: How do you prioritize self-care and maintain a work-life balance while running a successful business?
Rasheda: This is the million dollar question, so I teach work-life harmony, I don’t believe work and life will be balanced as much as they have to be in harmony. There will be plenty of times when life is “lifeing” as they say, and it will take priority over work and vice versa. So I strive for harmony. I understand that I have to be worth what comes my way, and the stress of balancing everything wasn’t helpful. When I shifted my mindset, it changed my whole outlook on self-care, I began to see that for there to be harmony, I had to prioritize self-care and make myself a non-negotiable. I started setting boundaries around self-care time, which changed the game due to my mental health.
Q: Where can readers go to connect with you?
Rasheda: The best place to find me is on my website at Rashedahatchettmedia.com, subscribe and get weekly emails to help you uplevel your whole-life leadership. You can also find me on Facebook and LinkedIn, just search my name and send me a connection request!