Exclusive Interview with Lady Victoria (Favored Queen)
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lady Victoria (Favored Queen).
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I have always had a passion to serve and empower others. For well over a decade, I excelled in my career as a health care practitioner. In fact, just a few years into my profession (2012–2013) I became the top Nursing Ambassador in my country (Jamaica). This role also allowed me to serve as a corporate ambassador for the Lasco Group of Companies whose management highlights and supports the outreach initiatives of exemplary civil servants. My philanthropic pursuits began, however, during my childhood, where I visited the elderly in my rural community and ran errands for them. My love for people and service led me to be actively involved in advocacy and empowerment initiatives at the national, regional, and international levels for which I have also been recognized. In 2011, I received the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Service and was inducted into a national mentorship program by Jamaica’s Governor General as an ‘I Believe Ambassador’ (2013). Selected as a Women Deliver Young Leader (2013) for significant advocacy in the areas of human trafficking and child abuse. Recognized as a Caribbean Regional Nurse of the Year (2014) and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society (2015). Today I continue to empower individuals as an International Life Success Coach & Best-Selling Author.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Indeed, I have had to defy the odds and swim through the trenches of abuse, poverty, attempted suicide, blackmail, and professional jealousy, amongst other ills. I have had to “feel the fear and do it anyway”. Through faith and perseverance, I have been able to realize my dreams and help others do the same. It hasn’t been easy but it is possible. I am a living testimony. My entrepreneurial journey started at an early age where, during high school, I used to sell snacks on the school bus and carry home-cooked lunches, much to the ridicule of some of my peers. Later when I was enrolled in nursing school, I sold newspapers, snacks, and calling cards so that I could complete my education. I did graduate as one of the top students in my class. So, all that hard work and tenacity paid off after all.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
For over a decade I have been successfully coaching and mentoring others. Many of my mentees today are professionals themselves, others are now enrolled in University. As a Life Success Coach, I help individuals to effectively and successfully use their purpose and passion to get the phenomenal results they desire in their lives and finances. Individuals who are “Results Focused” are happy to work with me as I am a very strategic individual. My Team and I, at the VIP Inspirational Academy (the VIPIA) are extremely strategic and results-oriented. Our programs are uniquely curated based on time tested and proven success principles that have been effectively used by industry leaders like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and numerous other high impact individuals. We offer Premium Coaching services ideal for professionals and corporate executives who want to create greater impact and income by leveraging what they already are doing. We also offer 80% done for you programs with numerous workbooks and templates so you can hit the ground running if you are new to Coaching or need to expand your practice. Additionally, we feature high impact Experts throughout the course and in-depth Email Marketing and Sales Mastery Training. As a published author, my team also helps individuals get published and assists with actively marketing their work. We ensure that your vision, passion, and purpose remain fore-front as we collaboratively implement the strategies which help you to achieve your desired goals.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
As outlined so brilliantly in my book “Seven Secrets of Successful People” using the “Seven Steps to Success Model” @ 2015 by Victoria E.S. Melhado and depicted by all high impact individuals. We live by these 7 Principles:
1. Study Success — successful people are students of the success they desire. You have to seek out mentors and coaches that are where you aspire to be, study the path they travelled and then you will be able to blaze your own trail. You don’t have to try to “reinvent the wheel”. Try rather to make the wheel turn more effectively.
2. Understand your identity — once you discover your identity, your life’s purpose and mission will become clear. You will live every day passionately and purposefully.
3. Create your own story — The pen and power are in your hands.
4. Cultivate the Mind of a Champion — Once you learn and apply lessons from the Eagle, you will become Indomitable. You will be able to soar above all storms.
5. Embark on your Journey (Just Do it! According to Nike)
6. Speak Success (Activate the Power of Positive Affirmations)
7. Sow seeds of Success — Every Successful person is known for their philanthropic deeds, for example, Bill Gates, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and so many others. When you live by the law of abundant giving, abundant wealth will magnetically locate you. In opening your hand and heart to give, you likewise become open to receive.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success for me mainly means living a life of purpose. Every day I strive to create a positive impact. I am guided by the life philosophy powerfully stated by Gandhi which implores us to “Be the Change…” Every day I try to become a better version of myself. I live purposefully (intentionally) and because I enjoy giving, serving, and offering high value, my passion helps me to pursue purpose. Consequently, I experience phenomenal results in my life and help others to do the same.
Being the results and impact oriented individual that I am, I have had the pleasure and privilege to co-author 2 other best-selling books with some other amazing entrepreneurs and change agents from across the world, namely “It Takes Money Honey” by Pamela Mantey et al and “Get Over It” by Dr. Adair White-Johnson et al.
Additionally, as a child, I dreamt of traveling the world. To date, I have traveled to numerous countries such as Canada, Australia, France, South Africa, Malaysia, China, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bermuda, several Caribbean countries, and several States and territories in the USA such as the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
What’s next for you?
I continue international advocacy work as a Women Deliver Alumni.
I also recently started a YouTube Channel, Favored Queen, to highlight entrepreneurs who are launching and growing their businesses despite the Pandemic.
I am open to partnerships that empower vulnerable individuals, especially women and girls.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more.