Keep track of what's new with Color Your World founders Yvonne & Erika. Two Founders Dedicated to Helping Busy Adults in All Aspects of Their Career and Personal Life

press Aug 14, 2018

Tell us your story. Why did you start your business?

Erika:  Expectations were always high in my previous career in Finance and it shaped my view on life. I calculated return on any investment solely in terms of dollars and cents- especially my time. I always thought a bigger paycheck would create a better life for my family so twelve-hour work days were the norm leaving me to multi-task in every “free” moment of my day, prepping and planning for the next. To call me ambitious was an understatement. As a black, single mom climbing the corporate ladder, I felt I had a lot to prove.

Over time, I found myself muscling in on Yvonne’s coaching calendar, taking up a lot of her time wrestling with the idea of success and how best to achieve it. Much of the advice I received outside of her sessions, implied that all my “challenges” were personal. That the only things holding me back from the type of professional...

Continue Reading... Getting Unstuck; Bouncing Back Quickly During Difficult Times

press Aug 11, 2018

Entrepreneurship was once considered a man's domain, but according to a 2017 national study on the state of women’s entrepreneurship, commissioned by American Express Open[i], the number of women-owned businesses has been on the rise in the United States for the last two decades. The study reports that the number of women-owned businesses has grown more than 2.5 times the national average between 1997 and 2017 – a whopping 114%, compared to a 44% increase among all businesses. It also estimated that 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States – a total of 39% of all U.S. private sector firms – employed 8% of the total workforce (nearly 9 million people) and generated more than $1.7 trillion in revenues.

However, according to most indicators, women lag behind our male counterparts in growing our businesses beyond $50,000 in annual gross revenue.  Why is this happening? One reason may be the pressures...

Continue Reading... Neglected Areas for Solopreneurs and Leaders of Home-Based Businesses

press Aug 05, 2018

As we participate in the daily grind to create and promote our businesses, four of the most neglected areas for solopreneurs and leaders of home-based businesses tend to be: nurturing social/professional networks, striving for deeper levels of self-awareness, calling upon our creativity; and sustaining the acts of self-care. Tackling these areas can certainly help us work smarter.

Nurture Networks

Why is it so important to network and how does it impact our level of self-awareness?

There are popular sayings that answer this question quite nicely, “Your network determines your net worth!” and “Contacts mean contracts!”

The purpose of our network is to have more people within our sphere of influence that know, like, and trust us; can vouch for our character and professionalism; and can extend our message and/or resources outside of our immediate...

Continue Reading... Empowering Women - How Two Women Joined Forces To Help Women Outshine Their Competition

press Jun 28, 2018

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NBC 12News Phoenix - Color Your World Personal Development & Coaching Provides Women's Leadership Training

press Jun 05, 2018
Dr. Yvonne Williams-McMillan and Erika Danina Williams tell us about their unique and innovative online Leader Development program.


Continue Reading... 3 Things You Should Do Before You Apply For Your Dream Job

press Jun 05, 2018

If you want to get that next big promotion or your dream job, Dr. Yvonne Williams-McMillan and Erika Williams of Color Your World Personal Development & Coaching, LLC., suggest three things you should do before you start filling out applications. Become exceedingly knowledgeable about who you are and what your priorities are; use a journal for self-reflection and insight; and establish habits of success.  

1 – Be Very Knowledgeable About Who You Are and What You Stand For.    

Their Women’s Leadership Series focuses on helping women gain self-awareness. Williams and Williams-McMillan believe knowing who you are, your purpose and passion in life, your potential, and what core principles guide you, are indispensable to success.  

Examine your values, beliefs, thoughts, words, and actions so that you understand why...

Continue Reading... “It Takes A Lot Of Time, Money, And Effort To Make Something Look Effortless”

press May 10, 2018

Words of Wisdom with Dr. Yvonne Williams-McMillan and Erika Danina Williams

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Yvonne Williams-McMillan and Erika Danina Williams, a mother-daughter duo who are founders of Color Your World Personal Development & Coaching, LLC. —dedicated to helping busy, professional women sharpen their competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

Yvonne: In May of 2016, after almost 20 years as a college professor in Chicago, I gave up my tenured post and focused on building up my coaching practice in San Diego.

My days were filled with productive one-on-one sessions with clients but as I began to build my practice I was also approached with opportunities to provide highly-focused, uniquely tailored workshops. When I considered adding this component to the mix, capacity became a major issue. There just wasn’t enough time in the day to do it all. I then, approached...

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