Wisdom and practical tips 
to be role models 
in our everyday lives

Meet Amy

 

Amy explored different roles after college until she found the career she loves. Working in Higher Education, Amy's passion is to provide financial opportunities to students, who are often the first in their families to go to college. 

Following in her Role Model's footsteps...

Blessed with having strong role models around her, Amy's learned so much from her role model Kim. For example, how she taught underrepresented students skills that would make them successful beyond college. 

Being a Role Model...

"We always have to act as though we are a role model, because we don't know who is looking up to us!" For Amy, it comes down to character and being who you are - consistently.  

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Find-Role-Models

 

Find your Role Models in everyday life. They are right around us. 

Sabina found a new role model by following Dale Carnegie's principle of "being genuinely interested in other people". You never know who you meet and how this person impacts you. 

Have you ever met somebody amazing totally unexpectedly?

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Meet-Kait-Part-2

 

Kait is role modeling that we can all contribute to the world in a positive way. With empathy and curiosity we can make friends around the world. 

Living in different countries has given Kait the trust in herself to figure things out and to thrive. Kait's advice is to draw on that and think about:

"What are the challenges I'm facing and how can I use these to empower myself and take on even greater challenges?"

What challenges did you overcome that empower you....

 

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Meet Kait Part 1

 

Kait's created her successful career by thinking through how she wants to impact the world and at the same time by being open to new influences in her life. She spent time in Burkina Faso and currently works in management consulting. 

Following in her Role Model's footsteps...

Kait's long-time role model has this infectious enthusiasm, that mobilizes others to work with her in creating the change in the world that she wants to see.

Part 2

In the next video we will hear about Kait's experience in Burkina Faso and how this helped her in being the role model she is today. 

 

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Meet Dawn Part 2

 

In the second part of the interview Dawn talks about the benefits of having role models in her life and the power of creating a vision-board for herself & her business. 

Dawn's piece of advice: Have a vision of where you want to go and seek out others - role models - who have done it before you. "When you have that passion and you put your heart and soul into it, you're going to make the world better!"

Question for you: Like Dawn, have you ever experienced that when you put your mission out there, you attract people who support you? [comment below]

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Meet Dawn Part 1

 

Learn all about Dawn's journey of creating the life she loves.

Dawn left the corporate world to build a thriving business she is passionate about. 

Being a Role Model 

Dawn talks about how moods are contagious and gives an example of how she turned a situation around by pausing - breathing - stretching and setting intention, so she could be the role model she wanted to be. 

Part 2

In the next video we will learn all about Dawn's role models and the power of vision boards. 

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Meet Paula

Hi, my name is Paula (boomer). In 2016, I left a two-decade career in investment banking to follow my dream of being a catalyst for others to propel themselves in the direction of becoming their best selves. I founded Celestial Strategy that offers High Performance Coaching, Kundalini Yoga and Energy healing to support others to boldly, vulnerably and courageously embody life and new experiences. We can overcome our own suffering by believing that we are enough, being grateful and taking responsibility for using and sharing our gifts to create happiness.

Who has been your role model?

From a very young age, I idolized my older sister Emer. l was thrilled and proud to have an older sister who was joyful, accepting, balanced, driven, creative, funny and stylish. As a teenager, she was a go-getter working at weekends to gain independence and freedom to buy herself beautiful jewelry and clothes. Over the years, Emer has modeled what it is to be a loving wife, a successful career woman and a strong compassionate matriarch for her three beautiful children.  She is a natural giver who took care of me during a period of illness in my twenties while she was raising a young family and managing a successful career in television.  She devotedly cared for our mother, Lily, through her long journey with Alzheimer. Her patience and loving kindness have truly been an inspiration for me. 

With tenacity, she fulfilled her own dreams taking the step to return to college as a mature student, at the same time her oldest son, Conor, was starting his college career.  She serves as a therapist and volunteer in the local community and continuously develops her skills. She understands the need to nurture her own passions and to care for herself.  As an example, she continues to paint and displays her work at art...

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Meet Sabina

Hi everyone, I’m Sabina Reinhardt, founder and owner of Rocketing Life and Rocketing Role Models, living in my favorite place: New York City. I launched Rocketing Role Models since creating a community where we, as women, can share our stories and build each other up is very close to my heart. I truly believe we are all role models on a day to day basis. With our actions and behaviors, we set examples for others to follow in our footsteps. 

On my blog I’m asking two simple questions: 1) Who has been your role model? and 2) Who have you been a role model to? Generally, the first question is easier to answer, when you think of certain qualities, traits or habits you admire in other people. [I invite you to think about how you’ve applied your role model’s qualities in your life…] My intention with the second question is to get you thinking about what you’ve accomplished and how you’ve impacted others. No matter how small it seems to you, it can have a big impact on others. You don’t have to be a superstar or CEO to be a role model. It’s time to give yourself a pat on the back, be proud and celebrate your successes. My aspiration is that YOU get out as much out of answering my questions as your readers do.

I have to say, I LOVE every single story on my blog. I’m really proud of the role models who have shared their stories so far. Big shout out: I honor you for your courage, openness and for role modeling the way! And of course, I’m looking forward to new rocketing role model stories.

 Who has been your role model?

There are many role models I could write about but let me pick my favorite: my mum Karin. She is the most generous, kind, and patient person. I love how she keeps herself active and teaches aerobics in our small, idyllic village. She...

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Meet Larissa

Hi, my name is Larissa! I’m a millennial High Performance Coach and Success Strategist in the United States who focuses on helping entrepreneurs reach their highest potential in all that they do in both life and business. My hobbies are traveling both domestically and internationally (I travel full-time and I don’t have a home base!), trying new cuisines (I’m a major foodie!), and spending time with the people who matter most to me. My motto in life is to lead by design as I am all about lifestyle design. My husband and I have set up our businesses in such a way that they are nearly 100% outsourced and automated, which allows us to “work” only on the things that we’re truly passionate about.

I’ve developed a love and passion for leadership and training through my experience in owning an eCommerce business alongside my husband. I attribute most of my success to engrossing myself in personal development all throughout my career. Because I believe that mindset work is such an integral piece in realizing a life that you love and deserve, all of my coaching and consulting services heavily integrate mindset, motivation and high performance work. As a High Performance Coach, I have helped numerous entrepreneurs bridge the gap between hustle and heart and develop mastery in 5 key areas of life: Clarity, Energy, Productivity, Influence, and Purpose so that they may design their lives for success. Nothing lights me up more than helping people realize the life they've always desired, and I’ve made it my life's work to do just that!

Who has been your role model?

I’ve definitely been blessed with a number of amazing mentors and role models in my life - in-person mentors and coaches, books, audios, and online resources. Words alone cannot describe how grateful I am for each...

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Meet Jasmin

Hi, my name is Jasmin, I’m an 80’s Millennial and work in the financial services industry in NY. I grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and was raised by parents from different worlds – German and Indonesian / Chinese. Despite the many cultural differences, I consider myself lucky to have this diversity early on, be able to adapt more easily and have the best of both worlds be part of who I am. 

I love the outdoors – biking, beach bumming, soccer, hiking but I also enjoy quiet time at home watching movies and mainly procrastinating making lists and schedules I never follow. Foot massages and discovering neighborhood coffee shops are also high on my interest list. I wish I could say I love to cook but really just love the eating part, especially desserts. I’m most passionate about exploring new places and going on spontaneous adventures. My next travel plans would need to include South Africa, Banff National Park in Canada, and Croatia.

Who has been your role model?

I can’t say I have one specific role model but I look for qualities in women that I admire and find inspiring. These are usually women who have overcome hardship, are courageous and persevered by never giving up. At the end, they came out stronger and despite their struggles, they seem to always want to help others in need. In my industry, there are still too few women role models, but those I look up to display a quality of strength and confidence. They aren’t afraid to dance to the beat of their own drum, stand up for what is right and try to help others along the way. After all, we are stronger together. Two public figures that came to mind as role models I think I could learn a lot from are Oprah or Michelle O.

Who have you been a role model to?

Hmm, I find this question harder to answer - it’s quite a...

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