Welcome back to another week of Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016. Last week I made three women cry. So yah, that was fun!!
I hope you all are loving these as much as I am!
Telanne Wilhelm is out #5 Favorite Inspirational Woman.
I’ve known Telanne for atleast 10 years as she is my very good friend, Janet’s, niece.
We’ve spent Christmas together on more than one occasion. She comes from an incredible family who welcomes anyone who should knock, into their home with loving kindness and huge hugs.
She has always made me smile because of how she moves through life.
She’s a straight forward, no bullshit kinda gal who could be mistaken for being shy or quiet. That’s what I originally thought when I met her.
But my assumption was incorrect. She keeps her truest self a hidden little gem of a secret reserved for only those who she chooses to share it with.
It’s one of those secrets that everyone wants in on, but few are selected to have the privilege of being privy to.
She is astonishingly kind, compassionate and caring. She is an incredible mama. She has two babes. But it’s her son Noah who has won my heart.
Noah is the kindest and sweetest little boy who shares with smiles and genuine loves. Her babe is not this way by a miracle, but instead because of his mama as his model. He’s a sweetheart due to the love and kindness he sees from her each day. She is a tremendous mother.
Telanne is a gift to anyone who gets the opportunity to move in her circle.
Case in point:
I work differently. I have done a lot of business. I have worked stats and demographics and business plans and marketing and advertising routes all in the hopes to create my past business.
But never have I had more success than when I started following my heart.
Everything in my business is now created by feel.
If I FEEL like marketing, I do. If I FEEL like going in another direction in my business, I do. I FEEL everything. Every decision.
I don’t make it any secret who I am or what I do for a living. And, in truth, I have had contractors or potential mentors who refused to work with me.
So (still being honest here) whenever I call someone new to discuss the idea to work together I do brace myself for a no. Because it could happen (and has)
I called Telanne in November to discuss my Empowerment Bracelet idea. She already knew what I do for a living, but honestly I require my contractors to meet me halfway.
What does that mean?
It means this…I had an idea of what I wanted the bracelets to be, but I needed someone who could use her expertise to FEEL the rest of the idea to completion.
When I explained this premise to Telanne she met me right where I was. No judgement. No eye rolls. No argument. She just showed up to play, she was maybe even a bit fascinated by my FEELING process.
In fact, she showed up so well that by the end, she was bringing spacer selections stating, “How does it feel, Lana?”
But perhaps my favorite moment in working with Telanne was when she discovered she actually works by feel all the time. She just didn’t realize it.
Telanne, thank you. Thank you for showing up and being willing to complete these bracelets for me. Thank you for taking all my phone calls (as I hate texting so much) and listening to me “feel” the beads and the spacers and everything else that we created.
Yea, these bracelets have my name on them, but a good portion of them wouldn’t exist without you. Your ability to know what is on trend and what looks good paired together has been priceless to me.
Thank you Telanne for everything you did to bring these bracelets alive with me.
Thank you for showing and being willing to think outside the box and work with a client who is different.
I am so excited for what we have created together. And CANNOT wait to bring the other four bracelets alive with you.
Telanne’s offer to the readers
Telanne owns a company called NKW Jewelry. You can find her on Facebook where she is surrounded by a mighty fan base.
She also promotes her business at tradeshows around Regina and area.
Or you can find her purchase her products at various salons and stores in Regina, Lumsden and further.
Telanne has an AWESOME giveaway on her Facebook page — it’s your chance to win these beauties:
Note: Due to the INCREDIBLE demand for her products, Telanne is currently closed, in order to guarantee order completion for Christmas delivery. She will reopen on January 2.
So go over and take advantage of winning her giveaway….you know, to hold you over until the New Year!