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Ask Schellie: The Answer to Burnout among High-Achievers

Burnout and depression has always been a common thing with high achievers, so much so that it is sometimes taken for granted and not given the proper attention it requires. This phenomenon is particularly heightened in a world still reeling from a pandemic that seems to have no end in sight. However, a company has taken it upon itself to proffer solutions to this silent menace.

Ask Schellie Consulting, LLC has designed training and interventions that are unique to the often unaddressed injury caused by the pandemic and social mores of this world. Additionally, the training includes consideration of the overall psychosocial stressors that cause high achievers to internally hemorrhage without having any awareness of the decline. One of the unique characteristics of the company’s training is the focus placed on the power of the subconscious and how it can be tapped into to produce unspeakable results.

What makes the Ask Schellie approach so original is the practical nature of its interventions and the competitive cost. But there is a more personal side to Ask Schellie that makes the training different from other competitors. According to Schellie Fanfan, founder of the company, “I personally experienced and won an almost three year battle against depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, workplace toxicity and imposter syndrome. Through vulnerability with strong mentors and counselors, I was able to go from a highly functional successful woman to a highly functional, healed and whole successful woman WITH the capacity to be present in a healthy way in the multiple roles I hold as a change agent. Not only do I teach it, I LIVED IT. I understand the power of practical steps to wellness with the intentional enhancement of emotional intelligence.”

Schellie Fanfan is a Haitian American female, born in Manhattan and raised in Queens Village, New York. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in addition to two Master’s degrees from Florida State University in Mental Health Counseling and Human Services and Systems. Schellie is the founder and sole owner of Ask Schellie Consulting, LLC where she leads a team of experts who consult with corporations, individuals, other business entities, ministries and organizations to maximize performance and productivity.

Ms. Fanfan is a highly esteemed Emotional Intelligence Expert and Ordained Minister that is determined to change the world one life at a time. She notes that her life’s purpose is to motivate and encourage others to experience Total Life Prosperity by applying practical wellness principles that cause people to Live In Their Smiles. Ms. Fanfan does this via individual therapy, empowerment speaking and corporate training. She is committed to impacting her community by actively serving as: Board Chairwoman for the House of Hope Orlando, Parliamentarian for the Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce, immediate Past Florida State Parliamentarian for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Board Member for the CEO CHICKS Institute for aspiring teen entrepreneurs, and as an Advocate against Human Sex Trafficking. Her guiding philosophy is that there are ABSOLUTELY NO obstacles that one cannot overcome due to God’s desire to bless and empower his creation beyond all imagination.

Speaking on what motivated her to start her brand, Ms. Fanfan says, “I decided to build my own brand in the middle of a performance appraisal I was receiving for a Mental Health Center I was directing for the severe and persistently mentally ill. It was a man that had seen me briefly a few times out of the year that had control over my destiny with the company. I knew in that moment after five years of others signing my check, that it was time for me to CALL OUT WELL. I was having dreams of leading teams, writing books and teaching the secret sauce to prosperous living. Even when I tried to suppress it, PURPOSE CHASED ME. Without PROVISION, I made the DECISION to step out to do all I was created, equipped and qualified to do. And once the decision was made, PROVISION came in abundance. As a result of my own personal mental health challenges, I knew I had a story, a message and a prescription for others to follow.”

On where she sees herself in the next five years, the proud mother of two children, Etana (20 years of age) and Philippe (18 years of age), has this to say, ” Five years from now, I see my daughter as the Chief Operating Officer managing teams across the United States and abroad to include London and Paris. These teams will represent the best of the best as it relates to emotional intelligence. I will continue to write books and training curricula in multiple languages while traveling the globe teaching how to tap into the subconscious in ways that manifest and influence significant desirable outcomes in the earth.”

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23-Year-old Steve Sandoval Shows Unyielding Determination to Succeed in Real Estate

Steve Sandoval, a 23-year old realtor, is taking the unconventional route in the real estate business and is determined to succeed at all costs. He recently made a bold move, which had him holding a sign that read “Starving for Success” on the side of FM Highway 1488 in Texas. His partner Chelsea Anderson has also thrown her full weight behind him in support and has been the other half of a power couple in the making.

Steve has always put his work ethic first before anything else; thus, it came as no surprise when he stood on one side of the highway to promote his business. He has never been one to fancy taking up a 9 to 5 job; so, he took the bull by the horns and chose the unconventional way to promote himself. Chelsea fully supported his crazy idea of standing on the road. In her words, “We were having a hard time getting our business onto traditional promotional channels, and things weren’t looking so great. Steve had to do what he had to do, and I fully supported him.”

Steve has attributed his strength to his partner’s support. They have been together for four years and are trying to build an empire out of a real estate agency. “Getting a supportive partner is hard these days, and having Chelsea, who supports all my crazy ideas, is such a good thing. I feel very fortunate,” he says.

Their goal is to serve at least 140 clients (both buyers and sellers) every year as real estate agents, and they are willing to do what it takes to achieve that goal. The real estate industry has been dealt a huge blow, no doubt due to the pandemic, and Steve has had a hard time keeping up with the bills. This prompted him to take to the streets to promote his business in a non-traditional way hoping someone would see him and take his business card.

If there is anything Steve Sandoval hopes to pass on, it is the lesson that everyone needs to get out of their comfort zone at some point. He believes that living a fulfilling life requires a lot of work, which often involves doing what needs to be done. Steve has no plans to give up on his pursuit of a breakthrough. He is eager to show clients what he can do and how far he is willing to go for them. “All I rely on is my work ethic. I’d like to get people to experience that at least once,” he says. 

Steve and Chelsea know that starting a business in the real estate industry is tough for newcomers, and they are willing to go to those great lengths together until things pick up. They are committed to making things work out for them as a young couple working together and supporting each other. This is their strength, and they hope they send a message of positivity to as many people as possible that great things are possible with the right support.

“We are lucky to have each other. When I need his support, Steve is always right there for me, and I make sure I am there for him too. Supporting each other this way has made things fun so far, and we wouldn’t do things differently at any other time,” Chelsea says.

To get in contact with Chelsea and Steve, reach them through their company’s email address at lustrecorp@gmail.com.