We interviewed Michaela Wild. Michaela has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with me and is as an amazing coach, on-stage performer, actress, and dancer. She is also a huge asset to our Blair Singer Training Academy organization. Listen to what she has to say…
The following interview was edited for brevity and clarity.
Q: How did you first start out on your personal development and training journey?
Michaela: Back in 2014, there was a seminar series hosted by T. Harv Eker in Germany that you were a part of as a speaker and trainer. I attended it for the first time, and when I heard Blair speak, I knew I had to learn more. I then looked for more events hosted by Blair and decided to attend those as well.
Q: What motivated you to come to that seminar?
Michaela: Before then, I was starting to go through a rough patch in my life. I still loved what I did as a theater performer, but I also knew that I didn’t want to do that forever. In my personal life, things weren’t going very well, and the toxicity started to overwhelm other parts of my life.
My friend had sent me a self-help book, which I thought at the time was nonsense, but it really started to change my perception on life. After that, I continued to read more books from people like Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and T. Harv Eker, which is how I came about his seminar series.
Q: What made you decide to start your own business?
Michaela: Well, around the same time I went to that seminar, I had also attended other training events from other speakers and coaches. But when I went to Train the Trainer (with Blair), that really changed my life. When Blair was talking, I felt like he was really speaking to me. It touched me deep in my heart.
Even though becoming a trainer was not my goal at the time, I decided that I needed to continue along this path. It was 2014, and I was still performing, but I needed to find out what my true calling was.
Then, in December 2014, I attended Making the Stage and that’s when I knew that I had to make this my full-time endeavor. After that, I followed my passions and formed my own training business.
B: How was the first year of your business? At what point did you know that this is what you wanted to keep doing?
Michaela: Starting a business was hard. For me, I had to learn how to rebrand my image from being an on-stage dancer to being an on-stage business expert and motivator. Having a business coach was extremely helpful, and it taught me that in order to make it work, I had to keep working at it, over and over again.
In April 2015, I hosted a 5-day personal development course, which almost didn’t happen. I thought about cancelling the event because I only had 6 people sign up, and I was scared and unsure that it could be successful. But, I thought to myself, who am I to let these people down just because I was scared?
So, I held the event anyway, and I’m so glad that I did. My participants experienced massive breakthroughs in their development, and there were so many tears cried that week. That was the moment I knew that what I was doing was important, not just for them, but for me, too. Even if I could only help one person, I knew that I could not give up.
B: That’s very inspiring to hear. What then inspired you to pursue certification with BSTA?
Michaela: I knew that to take my business to the next level, I needed more than just my will. I needed a network of other people as a resource and as motivation. Like they say, you are the average of the people you spend the most time with, and so I decided to join that group of amazing individuals from around the world.
I became a level 2 coach in November 2016, allowing me to be a part of an exclusive community of other trainers and coaches. Their constant support is great, and it is one of the best parts of being certified.
B: What important lessons have you learned along the way?
Michaela: Your past successes can help push you towards your goals today. Back before I started on my journey to self-discovery, I blamed everyone else for my problems. I was not happy with my life. But, with help from others and through my own will, I was able to turn my life around. I knew that if I was able to do that, then I can do anything, as long as I take it one step at a time.
B: That’s the name of your book, too, isn’t it?
Michaela: Right, it is! I wanted to share my experiences and struggles with others who may be in the same shoes, and hope that they can learn that as long as you keep moving forward, anything is possible. My book is one of my best accomplishments, and it has helped so many people in their lives.
B: What’s one of your personal mottos that you’d like to share with everyone?
Michaela: With enough love, you can achieve anything!
To learn more about Michaela Wild and her business, check out her website here. You can also follow her on Facebook or subscribe to her YouTube channel. Pick up her book One Step at a Time: You Can Get Anywhere When You Keep Moving
on Amazon. We had such a great time seeing what she’s up to, and we’re sure you will too!