Interview With Author Telma Sanchez
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Telma and, the author of Own your Dance and a bilingual life coach. I help busy working professionals maximize time so they can feel productive, energized to fully embrace and enjoy their desired lifestyle. I specialize in self reflection and accountability with a splash of energy and time management. I’m committed to having the hard conversations so more of us can live a life without self imposed restrictions. A life where we prioritize self care and spend more quality time with loved ones. Because when you are fulfilled, you can fully show up for yourself and others
My role is to be an accountability partner in creating a toolbox to help each and every one of my clients to stay committed to reaching their goal(s) and creating and/or maintaining a lifestyle they truly love, one decision at a time.
I like to think of my coaching relationship with clients just like 'dancing'; it takes two to tango, one leads, one follows and wears a great outfit. I would be the one wearing the great outfit, following YOUR lead to your success…
Now… I didn’t get here fast. I have always been passionate about self development but became ‘obsessed’ 6 years ago. I have over 18 years of work experience including being a caregiver, a pretrial services liaison, as well as working in the financial corporate world where I succeeded in various positions; customer service, sales, service management, underwriting, relationship management, and project management. My certifications range from CPR, College Grad in Business Management & Administration, to Life Coaching and High Performance Coaching.
I am an international work in progress and so are you!
Everyday is a gift in which you get to decide how you show up.
The choice is yours!
And Yes! You guessed right! I love dancing. I am unique, bilingual, and too direct to sugar coat my words. I am, as most of us, playing multiple roles. I am a Mom of two amazing girls, a wife, daughter, sister, and friend to some great people. I am a community builder and I love seeing others find their FULL potential. I am an avid hiker, love to travel, seek new adventures, and routinely push myself and my community outside of our comfort zone. I am as human as you are, I cry at the sweetest moments in life and lose sleep when I face my fears as I strive to live a life with no regrets.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Own Your Dance, it was inspired by my need to be the one to tell my kids my story. See, I had to beautiful girls, but I still enjoy adult only trips. So before I could go in one, my husband asked that we leave everything ready and put a will together. I did not think much of it, and it was not until I was sitting there, crying and imagining the worst that I realized i would leave a document full of instructions, and yet not any background of how I came to be and how I reached some decisions. I left that meeting knowing I had to do more, and my kids deserved more than just a set of instructions to live their life. Own you dance is a collection of stories in which I share my journey and invite you reflect on yours, in the journey you get to review your decision making, embrace yourself just as you are and empowered to create your dream life.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
well, I did not plan this, but I do live in a house with a puppy, a husband and two toddlers so there was times that I had to lock myself in the bathroom to get my writing in without any interruptions. When you have kids, the bathroom becomes your quiet peaceful place and before I knew it, I found myself giving my goodbyes and going to my new office. the only door that locks in the house! the bathroom
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Glennon Doyle, Patrice Washington, Jamie Kern Lima, Rachel Luna, James Clear. Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Jay Shetty etc
What are you working on now?
I host retreats and group coaching programs so I am working on making those experiences even more epic!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I would say my website or my IG
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep Writing! no one gets to share your thoughts the way that you do!
Do not let perfectionism take over!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be grateful for today, tomorrow is never promised.
What are you reading now?
The power of one more and permission to offed.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Possibly a more how to book.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Untamed, Atomic habits, and think like a monk
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