Have you ever met someone and knew instantly that they were destined for greatness? That's exactly how I felt when I met Siobhan Sudberry of the BeFree Project. From her personal journey to the passion she feels for helping others on theirs, Siobhan is living out her purpose.
Whether you're looking for clarity in your life or work, or are looking to cultivate more enjoyment in your life, Siobhan has you covered with a blog full of resources, a shop filled with inspirational items, and a Facebook group to connect with like-minded individuals.
But before you do ANY of that, make sure to read what she had to say in today's interview.
For those that may not be familiar, tell us about yourself and what you do.
I am the founder of BeFree Project where I teach women how to get unstuck and gain clarity in their life through my in-person events, online programs, and coaching resources. I’ve been married for 14 years and I’m the mother of two children that I homeschool.
Outside of my roles, I am passionate about personal growth and living life on my own terms so I can be free. As I grow to become the woman I desire to be I am doing my best to make an impact in the world and in the lives of women that are connected to me.
What does it mean to be a clarity cultivator?
I come in contact with women, all the time, who don’t know what they want for their life. They’re moms, partners, daughters, and employees but at some point, they lost themselves. They thought that once they got to a certain point in their life they would feel fulfilled, but instead, they feel empty and stuck.
As a Clarity Cultivator, I teach women that it’s okay to make yourself a priority without feeling guilty. I give them permission to discover what they want for their life, why they want it, and actionable tips on how to make it happen. I teach women that it's important to show up for themselves every single day, and that their dreams are possible as long as they put forth the effort. I help women cultivate the life they desire by first getting clear about who they are and what they want.
Talk to us about this feeling of knowing you were meant for something bigger. How did that show up in your life and what did it lead you?
I was emotionally and mentally stuck for a very long time due to my mother abandoning me when I was a child. I held on to a lot of pain and carried unnecessary baggage that kept me stuck. After going to group counseling for four months to specifically deal with my mother wounds, I understood that what I went through was for something bigger than my situation. I know that what I went through wasn’t about me, but it was to birth the BeFree Project.
My purpose in life is to be a light and empower women to be free. Now that I’ve healed from my past I know that my story is no longer my own and it’s my responsibility to share my journey to empower others.
I decided to choose me and show up as authentically as I can, and, honestly, I am still learning and growing every single day. As a result, I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur for 3 years and I’ve been intentional about creating services, resources, and products to help women get started with changing their life.
What does feeling stuck mean for you and how has it helped you to get where you are today?
I felt stuck in so many ways. I was stuck in a job that didn’t fulfill me. I was stuck emotionally due to things that had happened in my childhood. I was stuck in my personal life because I felt like there was more to my life than being a wife and a mother.
There was a time when I felt like I was just existing in life without a plan; I had no goals, no ambition, no purpose and no clarity. I had mental blocks and I felt stuck in every area of my life.
I got tired of being tired and I decided that if my life was going to change I had to do something about it. I started my self-discovery journey where I asked myself very specific questions that are similar to the prompts you’ll find in the Free Your Mind Journal. Through this journey, I got crystal clear on what I wanted for my life, why I wanted it, and I decided to start making positive changes to move forward.
It’s been a long process but it’s a beautiful thing to see how much I’ve grown over the years.
What role has the BeFree community played in your growth and evolution?
When I launched BeFree Project I had no idea the impact that I would have in the lives of women all over the world. I receive messages all the time of women thanking me for the work that I do. I am honored that I’ve been able to cultivate a community of women who desire to get unstuck and they trust me to help them do it. My BFF’s, whom I affectionately call my community, inspire me every day because they’re are trying to improve their lives and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
What does the future hold for you, your work, and your life? Anything you've been dreaming of doing and/or any new collaborations in the pipeline?
I’ve been sharing with a lot of my friends that I feel a shift happening in my life that’s going to make a huge impact in my business. I feel like I am just scratching the surface of the great things that are in store for me.
My big dreams are to one day speak at Essence Festival, to create a line of journals, and open up my own empowerment space where women can come to take workshops and connect with other positive like-minded women.
Famous last words... What advice would you give to women who want are looking to figure out what the heck they want their life to look like?
One piece of advice I want to share is that it’s okay to put you first without feeling guilty. No matter how you feel at this very moment there’s a purpose for your life that’s bigger than your job, your family, etc. Your dreams matter. Your ideas matter. Your goals matter. Your life matters. You matter.