Kathleen Cameron: Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life
An Interview With Fotis Georgiadis
I wish I knew was that I was capable of far more than I ever imagined. Had I known that I could have done even more, I know this would be an even grander story. The future is ours and I’m excited for all the greatness coming the worlds way!
Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their lives. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50's.
How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome those challenges? How do you ignore the naysayers? How do you push through the paralyzing fear?
In this series called “Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life “ we are interviewing successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.
As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kathleen Cameron.
Kathleen Cameron is a Success, Life and Manifestation Coach, 8 figure entrepreneur, and record breaking author. In just 2 years, she built a $10 Million dollar business and continues to share her knowledge and expertise with all of whom she connects with. Kathleen started her leadership journey as a Registered Nurse. That journey expanded into entrepreneurship when she began exploring and working in the coaching field in 2017. She quickly realized that working for herself and being present with her daughters was truly possible and she went for it. Kathleen started Diamond Academy Coaching Inc in January 2020, Kathleen Cameron has impacted hundreds of lives, generated multiple millions in income from coaching programs and supporting courses, co-written a book, written a book, guest appeared on numerous podcasts, is in Bob Proctor’s Inner Circle, and a Diamond pin holder.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we start, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
I grew up in Ontario, Canada to a family of what I would call “high achievers”. Both my parents were successful in their careers and worked hard, so I grew up not being afraid of getting to work myself. One of my recurring memories from my childhood was wanting to fit in and be liked. At a young age I became very aware of my differences, primarily my bigger sized body, and spent the next 30 years wanting to make my body “normal” size. This narrative went on until I was 37 years old. I am focused now on helping people see their differences as strengths, and to step into their power no matter what others think of them.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Success is faith expressed in action” — Robert Russell
This quote has been such an incredible reminder that without faith, in ourselves and our capabilities, we will never achieve the success we want, no matter the action we take. So many people work hard with no result, and this quote helps to explain why that might be.
You have been blessed with much success. In your opinion, what are the top three qualities that you possess that have helped you accomplish so much? If you can, please share a story or example for each.
The top three qualities that I possess that have helped me in my accomplishments include being generous, disciplined and focused. I have an immense desire to help others which translated into generosity. A beautiful example of this would be when I launched my coaching business and was partners with Bob Proctor. While my business was growing rapidly, using attraction marketing and social selling online, I shared all my evolving business methodology with hundreds of other Bob Proctor consultants. I truly desired for them to all be winning alongside me, so I shared generously. I do believe this contributed to the continuous growth of my success.
Being disciplined in my thinking and vibrational state is another important factor in my success. Many people want to know “how” I achieved success. One woman asked me for some time and wanted to know every single step of my business plan, how I hired, who I hired, why I hired, etc. I remember asking her to put her pen down and told her that she would learn much more if she asked me what I was thinking and feeling. I am the cause to my effect, not just the actions I take, but the underlying consciousness within. The conversation shifted quickly and I do believe she got the inspiration she was looking for.
The worlds most successful people start something and finish it and this has been a key for me as well. Being focused on one thing has been so important for me. I do not get distracted and stay the course, no matter what outside of me may be telling me. Focused attention has and always will be one of my keys to success.
Let’s now shift to the main part of our discussion about ‘Second Chapters’. Can you tell our readers about your career experience before your Second Chapter?
I became a Registered Nurse in 2009 and continued working in healthcare until 2019. I studied for and completed a Masters Degree and worked my way up from front line nurse to Charge Nurse to Manager to Director, where I ended my nursing career. I worked with people in all areas of life, from Labour and Delivery to End of Life, including policy development, administration and strategic planning. Near the end of my nursing career I began working for myself selling products online and caught the vision. Once I saw another way of helping people, and creating a life of freedom for myself everything changed. I resigned from my senior leadership position to pursue entrepreneurship and I haven’t looked back.
And how did you “reinvent yourself” in your Second Chapter?
In September of 2019 I hired my first coach. I was working in my online business and wanted to grow it quickly, I had left nursing and was feeling a lack of security in where money was going to come from.
Can you tell us about the specific trigger that made you decide that you were going to “take the plunge” and make your huge transition?
I remember having this recurring thought as I was studying the universal laws, “I would love to teach this”. I listened to that thought very closely and began teaching it to anyone who would listen. That thought quickly turned into another “what if I could teach this and people start living the life of their dreams with my help?”
What did you do to discover that you had a new skillset inside of you that you haven’t been maximizing? How did you find that and how did you ultimately overcome the barriers to help manifest those powers?
I took a course in myself and then rebuilt and designed my new self concept. I watched for and acted on my intuition (seeing the signs that were telling me I was meant to do this). This allowed me to discover my skills as a teacher, mentor, coach and thought leader.
I removed limiting beliefs and built an image that I am “the one” do to this. I believe I am being called for this purpose.
How are things going with this new initiative? We would love to hear some specific examples or stories.
My new venture has been going according to plan and booming. I have built a nearly 16 Million dollar business over the past 2 years and are a global success network operating in 37 countries. We are ever expanding and recruiting. We have essentially created our own economy. We have a team that does personal growth and development which helps people step into their true potential. We also have a coaching program that helps people create an income for themselves and their family. Ultimately creating an economy for themselves.
I have coaches that prior to coming to work with me that were bringing in 2k a month income and now they have 20–30k coaching businesses. Where they are entrepreneurs working for themselves, they have upgraded to new homes, new experiences and have been able to travel the world.
Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
This is a very easy question to answer, because this person has been so instrumental in my growth. That person is Mr. Bob Proctor. I came to meet him in September of 2019, when I enrolled in one of his programs, I didn’t know much about him, the law of attraction or manifestation. I had seen the movie The Secret that he was in, but I didn’t really remember him. Once I started studying his program, I started really loving the content. I would watch his YouTube and just dive deeper into what he had to teach. I realized how big of an impact he was making and I ended up deciding to become one of his coaches. So I enrolled in his coaching certification program, and started partnering with him in by using his program as part of my coaching platform. His program was part of my coaching program that I offered when I started my business. Because of his knowledge, mentorship, and experience; he blazed a trail that allowed me to follow in his footsteps. Through that process and over the last two years, since I launched my business, I became his number one North American Coach, and became dear friends with him. He wrote the foreword of my book and helped me in so many ways. He has been so incredibly instrumental to my journey. Even as I have branched off into my own programs and courses. I am forever grateful in what he taught me and allowed me to do. I wouldn’t be here in this place if it wasn’t for him.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started in this new direction?
Since starting to study manifestation, this has been one of the funnest things for me to share. People always want to know, and want to hear about my manifestation stories. They want to hear about things that I basically create in the screen on my mind and bring into the physical form, and how quickly the manifestations can come. So one of the most interesting stories, if I had to pick this one is probably when I manifested an exact amount of money to the dollar. I’d written down that I wanted to bring in $21,795, into my business. I wrote it repeatedly and I visualized it coming into my bank account. When my husband called me and said, you know, we have an option to exercise of stock options with the business. Do you think we should do it? Right away? I thought, of course, yeah, let’s do it. I thought it would be a couple 100 bucks. And then, you know, a couple weeks later, when it showed up in the bank account, it was the exact dollar amount to the “T” in my bank account, $21,795. In that moment, I knew that everything that I had been taught and everything that I was teaching was 100% truth. That we do hold the power and the control to bring anything we want into the physical form. So journaling and writing things out, has become a way for me to ask for what it is that I desire. So I continue to have things like TV shows, articles, my book going bestseller, things like money, business success, people coming into my life appear in true form. All of these have been written down on paper first, and then they show up in my world. That’s just one small story of how I have manifested.
Did you ever struggle with believing in yourself? If so, how did you overcome that limiting belief about yourself? Can you share a story or example?
Believing in myself was an issue much of my life, I made an intentional decision to change that in 2019 — I started studying myself and designed a new version, who more than just believed in herself but believed miracles were about to happen. This ended up being the reality.
In my own work I usually encourage my clients to ask for support before they embark on something new. How did you create your support system before you moved to your new chapter?
The biggest support in this new venture was my husband. Before I embarked on this, I made sure he was up for the journey. I knew this would require more of my time and energy at first and he was very supportive in helping with the house and home and kids to give me the space to go after my dream. As the business has grown, I have made it a priority to bring in more help, whether its to help around the house, with the kids or in the business, I always get the support I feel I need. Work/life balance is and always will be very important to me.
Starting a new chapter usually means getting out of your comfort zone, how did you do that? Can you share a story or example of that?
I continue to get out of my comfort zone on a daily basis, whether it’s investing in myself, putting myself out there on social media or being vulnerable in my book/posts. One of the most uncomfortable situations for me was when I filmed my signature program. This involved having hair and makeup done, a full film crew in a studio and me filming for 3 days. I had moments of feeling like an imposter but I used some of my techniques to step right into it, as the confident and powerful woman that I am.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started leading my organization” and why? Please share a story or example for each.
The first thing that I wish someone had told me was that I would be far more successful if I was highly generous and made my venture about others more than about myself. Instead I learned this along my journey. I learned that it is key and imperative for you to absolutely put yourself first, but with the overarching desire to help others. Because I have been so generous, and so caring, and so loving, and have really wanted to help people so much, I have been able to make it not about me, but to make it about others. I’ve overcome a lot of the limiting beliefs, feelings, fears, worries, anxieties that I had, and have been able to move that into a positive place. The second thing that I wish somebody had told me before I started leading my organization was that the people that I started my business with, would not be the people that would continue to be with me long term. There is such a valuable lesson in this. I so much wanted those people that were with me at the beginning; you know, the first couple of people that I started having work with me, to be there forever. I felt like it would be just such a beautiful story and all these things. But what I realized is that I attracted those people into my life in my business at a lower level of awareness. When I wasn’t as strong as I am. Now, I didn’t have the self concept and identity of who I am today. I have understood that in order for my business to continue to grow, that I need people that are wanting and willing to grow with me. Some people will lose oxygen up the mountain and that is okay, as long as I am aware and accept the fact that things will always change around me, including the people that are with me on this journey. The third thing that I wish someone told me before I started leading my organization was that the negative things and negative feedback, the failures all serve a purpose. Things have happened in my business that have not gone the way that I wanted them to go. There has been conflict that has arisen and in the moment, it feels uncomfortable, it feels sad, it feels like betrayal. It really can throw you off. I had a situation happen where I felt betrayed by someone in my business and in that moment, I made it about me. In that moment, I couldn’t see the purpose in it, I couldn’t see the value. What I know now is that having experienced those negative things, those betrayals, the feelings of not wanting things to be a certain way have allowed me to be super grateful for when things are going well. They’ve really helped me to learn that the contrast serves a purpose. You know, you can’t be grateful for the light until you know what the darkness is. This is a common thing that I have seen in my business and it would have been nice to know this going in. The fourth thing that I wish somebody had told me is that change is constant and necessary. I have always been somebody who has embraced change, but since launching my own business and building my own corporation, I’ve really come to terms with the fact that it is not only necessary, but it is actually something that we should seek and strive for. It is something that is constant, so if you can be somebody that can be in a state of flux at all times, then you are going to be able to accomplish more.
The final thing I wish I knew was that I was capable of far more than I ever imagined. Had I known that I could have done even more, I know this would be an even grander story. The future is ours and I’m excited for all the greatness coming the worlds way!
You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be?
Raise the collective consciousness — a movement of self-belief and positive influence. If we all wanted to change the world, and believed we could, the world would be a better place.
We are very blessed that some very prominent names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this if we tag them. :-)
Oprah, hands down. She has inspired so many people and has gone outside the box. She has always gone against the normal paradigm always and had advocated for something different. She’s not afraid to change the narrative.
How can our readers further follow your work online?
I can be found on Facebook, IG @kathleencameron_formygirls and Youtube, my website is kathleencameronofficial.com
Thank you so much for sharing these important insights. We wish you continued success and good health!