Monday, July 25, 2011

Spotlight on Mommy -- Charlotte Howard of Charlotte Howard Consulting LLC and Hair Artist Association

 This week's Spotlight Mommy is Charlotte Howard of Charlotte Howard Consulting LLC and Hair Artist Association.  Charlotte is a life coach specializing in social media.  She assists hair and beauty professionals on creating a life changing income using their skills and the internet.  Through her coaching services, she can help you advance your career and business today.  If you or someone you know is in the health and beauty field and looking to boost your income through the use of social media and marketing, then check out Charlotte's website and services today. 

In the meantime, here is my Spotlight interview with Charlotte.


Name: Charlotte Howard
Company Name/Product/Service: Charlotte Howard Consulting LLC and Hair Artist Association
Company Location: South Carolina, but work with clients around the globe.
Company Website:
Facebook URL:
Twitter Handle: @charlottehoward @hairartistassoc
Age of Company: Charlotte Howard Consulting 3 years old, but initially started consulting under my own before forming LLC since the year 2000. The Hair Artist Association has been started in December 2010
Favorite Inspirational Quotes: Those that show up go up! Learned from mentor Pam Perry, Ministry Marketing Solutions
Favorite Book: Think and Grow Rich

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm an author, hairstylist and life coach specializing in social media, assisting hair and beauty professionals on creating a life changing income using their skills and the internet.

How many children do you have?
3 kids

What are their ages?
15 years old, 6 years old and 6 months old

Your hobbies?
Beauty makeovers, traveling, reading, writing and social media marketing.

Briefly explain your business.

We assist women business owners with start-up and marketing. Our specialty is working with hair and beauty professionals on skill development, business development and life coaching.

How did it come about?
Charlotte Howard Consulting LLC and Hair Artist association both started from my personal passion of helping women start their own businesses. In addition being a hair industry professional I saw a big need for more skill development, business development and balancing of transitioning from corporate America.

What is a typical work day like?
I wake up every morning at 6 am to begin my day with my family and getting my kids ready for school. At 8 am I begin my work day with coaching clients either in business development, skill development, and life coaching. I usually end my work day around 7pm depending on client needs.

What has been a struggle while starting up your company?
My biggest struggle with starting my company I would have to say was putting together the right team of people and managing distractions when working from home.

What did you do in your past work life?
I use to be a salon manager in corporate America before starting my own businesses.

What have been some of your major successes?

The ability to help other people walk away from corporate America to start their own businesses and being featured on the Synergy Energy Show, Black Business Women Online, National Business Women Entrepreneur Network, The Works Team, Linked Influence,,, Digital-Women and Pure Salon Designs just to name a few.

What have been some of your major challenges?

When I first started one of my major challenges was wasting money on non productive advertising. After being mentored years and years by Pam Perry and Lashanda Henry this has been a true blessing. Now I am able to have more cost effective advertising that requires little to no budget.

On those impossible days, what motivates you to keep going?

My family motivates me and having the ability to change lives motivates me to do more.

What is your balancing secret in managing a business and family?

In order for me to balance my business and family life, I work around my kids schedules. I write articles and complete social media in bulks. Meaning I will write 6 blog articles in one day. Then automate social media in bulk for entire month unless other special announcements arise. I consult with clients while my kids are at school or sleeping and my 15 year old gets paid in addition for watching her siblings during other times. She loves to make her own money too.

What is next for your business?

We are launching our very first magazine, mastermind team coaching programs and repackaging our look. In addition we are creating done for you services for the hair and beauty industries.

Do you have any advice for other mom entrepreneurs that are starting out and struggling, or are on the fence about starting a business?

Everyone has a passion that is just waiting to shine through. But not everyone knows how to take the key steps to move forward. Find a mentor that will help you step by step on building your blueprint to success for your business. Achieving goals in life is very exciting. Unfortunately, many people let others tell them what they can’t accomplish and give up. The reason for quitting would never happen if you learn how to deal with others when you have effective guidance. Build your confidence and your self esteem by facing your fears right now.
If you want help with starting your business just ask, there are many of us who have been there and done the very same thing that you are doing right now. Do not sit on the fence doing the wrong actions can cost you BIG time! Find your mentor, discover your passion and surround yourself with successful people.

1 comment :

  1. This sounds like a great company. I love that they teach women new skills.
    heather [email protected]