Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived in a slum, in a tin-roofed hut between a ravine and a landfill, in a small town in the Dominican Republic. With the odds against her, this young girl had a dream that wouldn’t die.
Rather than succumb to a fate that she seemed destined to live, Elayna Fernández bucked the system and set out to change not only her life, but the lives of everyone she meets.
Now a highly successful entrepreneur, Elayna is on a mission to help mompreneurs create their own success stories.
A storyteller, story strategist and student of pain, Elayna shares insights on how to go from the depths of despair to a life filled with purpose.
During our conversation, Elayna shares how she created a vision, focused on her vision, rather than her conditions, and now inspires moms everywhere to have a dream to hold on to.
As an ethical vegan, Elayna is a force to be reckoned with. Tune in to find out what drives this woman who turned her life around in ways almost unimaginable.
[01:30] Elayna’s motivation to become vegan was her 7-year-old daughter
[06:00] The health benefits of raising children as vegan from birth
[07:30] The Positive MOM is born out of one of Elayna’s darkest moments
[12:00] When we hit bottom in the fetal position, that is our rebirth
[15:50] See, sense, say … a first step to turn your life around
[22:00] The growth and trajectory of The Positive MOM®
[28:00] Going narrow to go deep in your product and service offerings
[32:00] How to be a great storyteller
[37:00] What comes next?
More about Elayna Fernández
Elayna Fernández is a storyteller, story strategist and student of pain. She has been a TEDx Speaker twice, has appeared in some on the most prestigious publications and shows including FORBES, WSJ, SUCCESS Magazine, NBC, ABC, CBS, Scary Mommy, Yahoo! CNN, The Huffington Post, Univision, Telemundo, and LATINA.
Elayna was named one of the 125 Top Leaders to Know in 2022 by SUCCESS Magazine and recognized to have one of the Top Parenting Blogs Worldwide.
She received the Best Latina Lifestyle Blogger Award Winner twice and has been named one of the top 100 Top Influencers In USA two years in a row.
Elayna is a Certified Thought Leader Speaker Coach, Certified Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer and Graduate of the Steve Harvey School for Business Acceleration and the Steve Harvey School for Personal Transformation