Name: Melissa Kolb
What does #girlboss mean to you?: Being a girlboss means standing up for what you believe in, going after your dreams, and never giving up no matter what life throws at you. Being a girl boss means that you believe you were meant to do amazing things, and that you’re taking the world by storm living through your passions, and helping make the world a better place in the process.
Tell us about what you do? I am the CEO and founder of Fit Fearless Happy. At Fit Fearless Happy, we believe that any woman, from any walk of life, has the potential within her to create the life of her dreams if she’s given the right tools. To help provide girl bosses with the tools needed to succeed, we have created our event, Dare to Be Fearless. The mission of Dare to Be Fearless is to empower millennial women to turn their passion into their career by developing their entrepreneurial skills, discover the importance of living a healthy life, and increase their happiness and well being to ensure they are the best version of themselves they can be. This two-day event is for like-minded, ambitious millennials who have always felt they were meant for something more, and are ready to support and encourage one another while building their dream life and doing something DIFFERENT. It’s a networking event, business development event and personal wellness event all in one!
How did you get involved? I created Fit Fearless Happy in December of 2014. From there, it has grown to where we are today! Through my work, I am able to live my passion helping to inspire millennial women to go after their own dreams. It’s truly what makes me happiest!
One piece of advice: Never, ever let the negative voice in your head take over. You’re always going to hit obstacles, no matter what business or goal you’re diving into. Don’t let negative thinking destroy your potential and success.
Biggest win in the last year: Fit Fearless Happy is officially incorporated, and we are slated to host Dare to Be Fearless in Chicago next August!
Favorite inspirational quote: “The moment you decide to stop accepting mediocrity for your life is the moment your life will begin to transform.” (totally stole and tweeted this)
Book recommendation: So many! You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, THANK and Grow Rich by Pam Grout, and the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson are my current favorites!
Best way for people to reach you: www.fitfearlesshappy.com
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? I would be my own version of a superhero! One that works to make the world a better place through positive change. The world needs more women who are comfortable killing it by being their own badass, girlboss selves! As women it’s so important that we learn to love ourselves. What better way to do that than by being our own awesome versions of superheroes?! 🙂
Thanks for sharing, Melissa! For more girl bosses in the series, check out the posts here.