Today we’d like to introduce you to Corpreale Mariga.
Corpreale, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m naturally an encourager. Over several years, I have noticed a deep desire for every woman to see their value and their inner strength to achieve more in their life. After experiencing a long season when I was looking to understand the value I had to offer, I found the vision to create an opportunity for women to connect while enjoying their journey of growth. I am still learning and making adjustments in my life but I am learning how to transform with grace.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I hear “smooth,” I think without bumps or turns. I would not say smooth, rather my journey has been a terrain of many hills. My first obstacle was overcoming my own negative thoughts. Once I took responsibility in this area, overcoming challenges in other areas became easier. My mind can show me two stories; the story of what others have that I do not, or the story of what I am able to achieve. I am choosing to remain focused while pursuing what is for me.
After addressing my thoughts, I have learned how to approach obstacles such as funding for events, utilizing social media, balancing various roles as a business owner, wife, mother, and volunteering in a way that is more productive to my goals.
I am still learning on this journey of hills, but I’m so grateful for the opportunity to grow while doing what I love rather than not thriving because of my limiting view of challenges or obstacles.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Graceful Renew – what should we know?
I am so proud of what Graceful Renew is about. I wanted to create a platform for women to grow with grace in various areas of their life to support their goals. Some women view personal development as a reminder of what is wrong and become discouraged in the process. Graceful Renew meets women where they are, celebrates the small steps, and offer encouragement for them to envision and live a life that is renewed.
My specialty is creating intimate, safe spaces for women with private retreats and personal development workshops. At times, large crowds can be intimating for some. Women can feel like they were not heard or acknowledged in large events. It’s my goal to meet this need with smaller gatherings.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
When I think of the various people who have and continue to pour into me, I’m humbled. I am constantly bouncing random ideas with family and friends. I try to spread the love out so that I am not overwhelming them. 🙂 I am grateful to say that I have so many gifted and selfless people around me who have shared their time to hear me out. They each have a way of offering value with a perspective that I may not have considered for my goals. My husband is my biggest supporter. He sees, understands, and accepts me for who I am. I love him.
Outside of my personal connections, Score has also been significant in my success. Score is a non-profit organization to help business owners at any stage thrive by connecting them to an experienced mentor.
Someone told me, you attract what you think you deserve, I’m glad to have attracted so many incredible people in my life. It’s my goal to support others as needed in the same way.
- Website: gracefulrenew.com
- Instagram: @gracefulrenew
- Email: Gracefulrenew@gmail.com
Image Credit for the main photo:
Kevin Steed Photography