Jess Rodriguez is a personal and professional expression Coach, changing the world one Goddess at a time! GoddessGirlTalk.com
1. What does thriving mean to you?
Thriving to me is the result of living through and maximizing your emotional intelligence in the areas of your life that bring you conscious purpose
2. What’s the one domino that moves you toward thriving?
Having a balance between my personal gain and our planets gain as a result of my actions is a domino that propels me forward. When I know I am giving back, I accelerate.
3. What was or is your favourite way to sabotage yourself?
Sleeping in! I could sleep for more hours than I’m awake in a day. I think I used to get away with calling it beauty sleep!
4. How do you deal with challenging times?
I dance and cry, sometimes at the same time haha!
5. What was an embarrassing/painful moment you can share?
My grandmother passing away is my most painful experience. She was/is like a mother to me and I have always been very committed to her in my life. From this experience I felt true appreciation for every moment I have the opportunity to share with someone.
6. What did you learn recently?
I recently learned that I can start giving back to my passion for wildlife conservation NOW. There is no level of success that gives you a go ahead for giving back. I often believed I had to wait until I was super successful to make big change and I feel just as purposeful making small steps until I get there.
7. Divide your age by half , who were you then?
I was very angry with the world, I felt I had to create an intimidating persona to protect myself from the people around me (high school). I had experienced a lot of bullying in elementary school so I became a leaner version of myself as a survival instinct. It’s unfortunate that I share this with so many women and stand for our next generation to be more united as women of power, not trauma.
8. Think back 5-10 years, what moved the needle in your success?
Saying yes. I never questioned my ability to do anything, even if it was a first. This is why when I started working in business development, videography, and content I went head first to learn as I went along. I got my hands dirty and had to learn how to clean them right away, which had my learning process move quickly. I am sure that in action, you discover so much more than in theory.
9. Whats the one resource you would recommend?
A coach. There is nothing better than the help of someone who has already accomplished that which you are set out to achieve for yourself.
10. What is your favourite quote or motto?
No man is an island. It’s true and I appreciate the transparency that comes with desiring support, community, friendship, love, and the possibilities that come from those relationships.
11. What are your top VALUES?
Family- I will honour my family and the families of everyone I meet. Respect- you will be received as you receive others, your self respect speaks waves of who you are and how others can expect you to treat them. Wildlife and Environmentalism- We are not the only ones who deserve to live on this planet, every species matters. Honesty- Your communication is the key to every and any possibility. Whether what someone wants to hear or not, your honesty can lead to curiosity and growth from either party.
12. What is your focus over the next 12 months?
My team and I are scaling our business development agency, Coachable, so in 12 months we will be complete with our automated products. This will allow us to serve more entrepreneurs who are ready to make impact and income online from their message. I am focusing on creating more opportunities to give back to wildlife through my work and creative expression.
13. You write a book for your grandkids / next generation, what principles do you want to pass on?
My values- that our earth and animals are our duty to care for, that family is a foundation for success, that your self love and self respect comes first, always. To communicate your worth is to set a standard for the quality of life you desire for yourself, no negotiations.
14. You start a podcast, who is your first guest? If you have a podcast who would you love to have on?
My first guest would be Angelina Jolie. I love her example as a successful woman who speaks for the issues at stake in our world.
15. What are you thankful for?
I’m thankful for my family who showers me in love and has supported me in being the woman I am and continue to become. It’s because of their love and acknowledgment that I can hold space and love women for their evolution as well.
16. If someone grew up in a dysfunctional home what advice would you give them going forward?
You have the power to create your own family. Be true to what you love and create a family with people who share your interests. Be relentless and honest in the pursuit of your soul family.
17. What is your favourite memory of the last 12 months?
I travelled a lot with my partner; all the moments we shared travelling to our clients world wide. I had the same feeling of gratitude each time in reflection of my ability to facilitate the expression of my clients, their work in this world, and be a catalyst for their impact.
18. Do you have a favourite joke or a funny moment?
A funny moment in my life was getting on stage for the first time hosting my own event of almost 400 people. I truly laughed at how the world was like, “you know what? No. You don’t get to ease into this!”
19. What do you need to have LESS of in your life?
COFFEE. I do love coffee and I question how much it really wakes me up.
20. What rule should we be breaking?
Metaphorically, that we should be having kids. I think we are living a time where adoption is necessary. Literally, trespassing for information. It’s against the law to film any abuse on private property in an age where information like real documented footage can change our way of being and save the lives of many.
21 . What’s the one thing you want to do before you die?
I will open an animal sanctuary for local wildlife and facilitate women stepping into their greatness through their connection to our earth.
22. What is an important step one can take to shift from SURVIVING to THRIVING?
Be relentless in speaking what you want. Tell the world what you stand for and watch how you will attract others committed to your same vision and desires. Slowly, the details will fall into place and you’ll be thriving before you know it!
23. Who is the PERSON you would love to acknowledge by nominating them to be showcased @ THRIVEMASTERS?
Melanie Rousseau, @MoneyMamaTO is an amazing example of a woman in 2020. Single mom of 2 kids, running an online business helping other mamas with their finances, while still being herself and connected to her purpose.
24. How can people connect with you?
@goddessgirltalk on Instagram,