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LEADERSHIFT- Adv. Reader Copy Review

LEADERSHIFT 
We are living in world of Leaders, but are you ready to make the Leader Shift?

During one of my late night work sessions, I stumbled upon several book launches. I never in a million years thought I would get invited to participate in a book launch team let alone be involved in so many that are the perfect fit for my passions. The first book launch that I was honored to be a part of is LEADERSHIFT. 
John C. Maxwell is a fantastic author with a great mission and many year of experience. He is encouraging us all to make a LEADERSHIFT rather than focus on leadership. What is a leader shift you ask? Well, it is making an effort to support all those around you and help them to the top of the mountain with you. Being a leader you are doing just that, you lead the way. You pave the trail and tell others how you did it. By creating a leader shift, you are working with those around you to encourage, promote, pave the way together and help them achieve success along the way with yo…
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.


I want to share my life with you as a mom and boutique boss. It is busy, it is messy and it is so much fun teaching my children to reach for their dreams.

I have always had a strong work ethic. Since I was 15 I have had a job or two or three. At one point after I got married I was working three jobs and going to graduate school. If you are not passionate about what you are doing, why are you doing it? I want my children to grow up with that same work ethic, provide amazing customer service and expect to not have anything handed to them.

While many parents don't get the opportunity to show their children what they do, I get to share with my children every single day. This past weekend we had our first drop in and shop of the year. While my son was at school, my girls were helping me "organize". They named our mannequin Elsa and decided she needed a steam and a fashionable hat. They spent almost 30 minu…

Welcome to Mama Chic and her interns

Welcome to the Mama Chic and her interns blog. This blog will give a behind the scenes look into the world of being a #boutiqueboss while also being a #momboss. A little bit about me, Krista Vanderveren. I am co-owner of Chic Avenue Boutique with my sister Jillian. We started Chic Avenue in July of 2015. Chic Avenue launched the week I found out I was pregnant for the second time. Fast forward a few weeks and we were slowly growing out boutique. I found out I was expecting twins. Yes, twins! So not only did I have a new business and a newly two-year-old. I was going to be adding two more babies to our family. The last 3 1/2 years have been a whirlwind of boutique business, raising babies and building our empire. Through it all I have had amazing support from my husband Brad, my sister Jillian, our parents Scott & Pam and our entire Chic Community. Without all of you we would not be here today.

Through this blog, I plan to share the adventures of owning a small business owner and b…

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