Woman Wednesday: Topaz

Q and A with Topaz, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

“When your cup starts to overflow, get a bigger cup.”

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I’m passionate about serving others, specifically women entrepreneurs who are looking to have a more fulfilled life. I want to support others’ life purpose and create balance and ease. I spent over 16 years as a coach in various ways. I started out as a personal fitness coach and moved into an education role with the University of California Irvine. I taught leadership development courses at the ropes course for UCI and later became a corporate team building coach. I spend every morning exercising, meditating, and sitting with my feelings. I love anything with water, so I live 15 minutes from the ocean. I am an avid paddle-boarder, and I love to surf. I am currently working on my new life coaching business. I’ve never wanted anything more in my life and I can’t wait to support as many women as possible.

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: I grew up in a mountain town, population of 100. My house that I lived in did not have running water or electricity! I learned how to do whatever it took to make “it” happen, this carried on through my adult life and career. I think one of the most valuable quotes a past mentor told me when I said I was so overwhelmed I couldn’t even cope was, “When your cup starts to overflow, get a bigger cup.” This was a whole new perspective I had never thought before, and allowed me to take a birdseye view of my life. I realize that everything I want is possible.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: I want everyone to know two things: First is that you need to put your oxygen mask on first! This is so important to know that you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.
Second is that you will get triggered by fear, and it’s okay to feel those triggers and to push past the fear and do it anyway.

Q: What does feminism mean to you? 

A: Growing up, I was afraid of other women. I was afraid of rejection and not fitting in. It’s only recently that I discovered how incredible women are and embraced the power of the divine feminine. So, to me, feminism is fully welcoming my fellow sisters with encouragement. I want us all to empower each other to grow and be stronger and love and support each other.

Thank you for reading! Connect with me here:


My schedule link to book a complementary 30 minute call: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21479123&appointmentType=19218580

My August 20th workshop link: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21479123&appointmentType=25276636

I’d love to connect with you! 🙂

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