If you’ve ever wanted to escape the structure and pace of a corporate job, Semonna McNeil’s story will inspire you. Her journey from hobby to business wasn’t easy, but it was worth it!
Meet Featured Sister Semonna McNeil
Business Name: Run Leap Launch
Business Description: Runleaplaunch.com is a strategic launch consulting service specializing in list building, virtual events, and launches for both stuck and upleveling business owners.
I am a reformed Corporate American robot. I started growing my VA business while employed, utilizing evenings and weekends to network and work on client projects. I believe I started off as a VA versus positioning myself as an internet marketing strategist initially because I suffered from severe impostor syndrome, but I desperately wanted more freedom in my life. My final straw: I remember asking my manager if I could leave work to go to urgent care because I was sick (this was so out of character for me), and she refused to let me take the day off. I went to urgent care after work to learn that I had been working with a sinus infection and walking pneumonia with a fever of 102. I began working on my escape plan that day. I prayed to God and shared my challenges and heart’s desire. Within a month, I was gifted a scholarship into an ‘escape your 9-5 job’ coaching course. This was my sign and I began to ramp up my marketing efforts to turn my freelancing hobby into a full-time business. After taking on several clients, I learned quickly that I was passionate about strategy and implementation, and I wanted to support more partners that really struggle with putting the two pieces together.