Elaine Williams is an award winning video & visibility coach, speaker, best selling author and comedian.
Elaine has appeared on SaturdayNight Live, America’s Got Talent, HBO, ABC, NBC, FOX, and has been featured in The New York Times. She’s a nationally touring stand up comedian who’s performed in 41 states and three countries.
She joins Kuel Life’s roster of Thought Leaders this month and will be sharing the power of LAUGHTER with our community.
Welcome Elaine Williams to Kuel Life.
KUELLIFE: What type of business do you own/run?
Elaine: Captivate the Crowd is my coaching/speaking biz. I also do stand-up comedy to raise money for charities and I own and manage real estate. I show second act women how to get over their perfectionism and give themselves permission to be loud and proud about who they help, what they do, and what makes them uniquely qualified so that they can grow their business/nonprofit/life.
“I’ve always loved side hustles and having income come in from many sources.”
KUELLIFE: What prompted you or drove you to become an entrepreneur? When?
Elaine: I was the top Campfire Candy salesperson in San Antonio, TX and I did my first commercial for Campfire Candy too. I’ve always loved side hustles and having income come in from many sources.
KUELLIFE: What’s your biggest struggle?
Elaine: How long do you have….organization, finding the right people to be on my team, juggling priorities at times.The list is long.
KUELLIFE: What is your biggest fear as an entrepreneur? How do you work through it?
Elaine: That I won’t be able to make as big a difference as I think I’m supposed to. I believe that I picked a really tough childhood/young adulthood/family in order to have painful experiences, then heal myself (with the help of others) so that I can help others heal too.
“I want to be used up when I die”
Freedom And Creativity:
KUELLIFE: How do you measure your success?
Elaine: Freedom, creativity, feeling good about my work, lifting others up, making people laugh, feeling like I left it “all on the mat” at the end of my day. I want to be used up when I die….like I gave it all I had….
KUELLIFE: Finally, what advice would you give other women about taking an entrepreneurial path?
Elaine: It’s fulfilling, terrifying, and impossibly hilarious and that’s all before lunch most days. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”-African proverb. You deserve to have help and cheerleaders along the way.