Today, we have an extraordinary guest who’s on a mission to redefine the beauty industry. Meet Shelby Bettencourt—a hairstylist, breathwork facilitator, and coach who has a unique blend of skills that make her a force to be reckoned with.
Indeed, Shelby’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. From her humble beginnings in a small town in Massachusetts to making waves in the bustling city of Miami, she’s a living testament to what it means to bet on yourself. However, she’s not just a hairstylist; she’s a life stylist, focusing on the “work-life bleed” philosophy that emphasizes the interconnectedness of our professional and personal lives.
In today’s episode, Shelby shares her transformative journey, including how she built a full clientele in just six months after moving to Miami and even opened her own salon suite. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing; she faced personal challenges, language barriers, and even a period where her own parents didn’t speak to her. Yet, she emerged stronger, more confident, and incredibly self-aware.
Shelby later takes us through her coaching journey, where we dive deep into Shelby’s philosophy that “success equals freedom.” She’s passionate about helping her clients achieve both professional and personal freedom and has some incredible insights to share on how to get there. We also touch on her evolving mindset about money—how she went from seeing it as hard-earned to viewing it as an energy she can use to build relationships and create opportunities.
Whether you’re a hairstylist looking to level up, interested in personal development, or just curious about how to blend your work and life in a harmonious way, this episode is for you. With that, I hope you enjoy this episode of the Unchained From the Chair Podcast with Shelby Bettencourt.
[06:26] Why Shelby Bettencourt believes that success in both business and life are intertwined.
[20:34] Shelby’s journey from working in structured and unstructured salon environments to opening her own salon suite and her eventual transition to coaching other salon professionals.
[32:36] Why Shelby views money as a resource that enables her to help others and build relationships.
[41:38] Shelby Bettencourt’s strategies for self-improvement and keeping herself grounded.
[51:31] How Shelby overcame the biggest obstacle in her life: herself.
Links Relevant to this Episode
Shelby Bettencourt’s Instagram
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