We had the good fortune of connecting with Chrisnatha Derosier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chrisnatha, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Starting my own business was and still is all about freedom. Freedom to help as many professional women as possible in their life and business. Freedom to use my skills and expertise to assist the effectiveness corporations. Freedom to empower other women to truly discover the Masterpiece within themselves. There are 5 main ways that starting my business has changed my life. As a business owner our businesses change us for the better. We become a different, better version of ourselves as a result. Here are the main changes I have experienced. Tenacity I feel that I can do anything. I am resilient. Because over time, I have had to become tenacious to keep going. Trials have come, hard times, unexpected circumstances – but through it all I kept going strong. I did not always feel like pressing forward, but I had to be the master over my emotions. Self-awareness I am so much more self-aware because of this journey of entrepreneurship. I know what my strengths are, my areas of opportunity and how to recognize what the business needs. And the ability to hire help, get a coach and the willingness to grow, even if it was uncomfortable. Organization I was always tidy and liked order. That may have been a plus when it comes to me starting my business. But I learned how even more important order and organization matters once I founded I am a Masterpiece Coaching & Consulting Firm. Systems, procedures, routine, flow, bookkeeping, etc – all this and more requires discipline. Discipline As a business owner, I learned to be discipline. As an entrepreneur you may wear many hats. To ensure that tasks get completed, you must develop discipline. Working for myself, it was important that I honor my business the way in which or even greater than I did my job in corporate America. Because this is mine. My legacy. Power of Collaboration/Partnership No man is an island. A strong team is imperative in your professional and personal growth. Also, partnering with other brands and business owners are important as well.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a Masterpiece Coaching and Consulting Firm provides coaching services to professionals. We assist them with strategically creating a success and growth plan for their business. We provide group coaching services through our monthly subscription, the Masterpiece Society. We have 3 tiers to choose from, they consist of but are not limited to an exclusive private Facebook group, Monthly Guest Expert Presenter, Group, and individual coaching sessions. We also consult corporations on how they can improve their customer service practices increasing sales and customer retention. I am most proud of seeing my clients reach their desired goals. My entrepreneurial journey has been a rewarding one. It has not always been easy. There were moments when I lacked confidence or unaware of how to address challenges. I had to develop a Masterpiece mindset. I needed to hire a coach to assist me in growing professionally and personally. I had to become a better version of myself. Transformation takes place from the inside-out. I knew that my personal success or personal challenges would show up in my business. So, I decided to do my inner, spiritual work. The greatest lessons I have learned along the way is to be authentically myself, dare to be different and deliver more than I promise. This is how I have been able to run a successful coaching and consulting firm. I want the world to know that there are no limits. There is no ceiling. You define what success looks like for your life and business and continue to take action towards your destiny each and every day.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I absolutely love South Florida! The Fort Lauderdale/Miami area is so beautiful and I love to enjoy the food and culture. Some of the most fun and exciting places that I like to visit are listed below: The Beach: • Fort Lauderdale Beach • Nikki Beach Miami – Restaurant and Beach Club Museums/Art: • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens • Museum of Discovery & Science • Historic Stranahan House Museum Outdoor Activities: • Butterfly World • Flamingo Gardens • Water Taxi Restaurant: • Mario’s Catalina • Shooters Waterfront • Steak 954 (W Hotel) • GiGi’s Waterfront
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many incredible women that has contributed to my success. The list is long. I want to shout out all the women in my life that has coached, taught and mentored me along my journey. A huge shout out and thanks to Christianna McCall, Dr. Casandra Henriquez, Lucinda Cross, Daphne Valcin, Shalena Broaster (Shalena the DIVA) and Aprille Franks (Epic Aprille). These ladies have coached me and helped me grow in both my personal and professional life. I also appreciate my I am a Masterpiece family. The ladies I have the honor of coaching, consulting, and assisting on their journey of purpose, growth, and success. The book that changed the trajectory of my life (aside from the Bible) is the Purpose Driven life by Rick Warren.