Pearl Spotlight: Maggie Gentry Miller

A compassionate thought partner on a mission to empower all businesses to trust their inner knowing and operate from a heart-centered place.

Next up in our Pearl Spotlight series is one of our Pearl Partners—Maggie Gentry Miller. Get to know her a little better with gorgeous photos by Jessica Santiesteban of Ideology Photography.

How do you define community and connection?

To me, community is about a group of people who come together to work towards a common goal, and true connection is about honoring the other person (or people) in front of you, listening intently to their words, and being open to what they have to offer. I believe that for both honest community and connection to exist, you must be open to listening more than talking, be fully present to what is in front of you, and be respectful of any differences with a curiosity to seek to understand rather than assert dominance over.

How has being a member of the Whiskey & Pearls community impacted your life?

Being involved with Whiskey & Pearls has been tremendously impactful for me in that I feel like I have found so many soul sisters. It’s a wonderful community that follows through with its mission in every endeavor, and I’m honored to know Courtney and be a part of this group.

Tell us more about you and what you do!

My name is Maggie Gentry Miller, and my business is MaggieGentry. I am a thought partner, which means that I work with business owners to challenge their way of thinking so that it creates value in their life and business. The philosophy I teach is Own Your Why®, and it is ultimately about coming back to your inherent Truth and operating your business from that place.

I help business owners identify and make needed transitions, creating the space and opportunity they need to do their soul work. Identifying that we need a change is a courageous act, and then following through with it is even more courageous. And we shouldn’t do it alone.

Humans are communal beings, and we need support from each other. I am dedicated to being a person whom business owners can come to when it feels like the wheels are falling off. I provide a safe place for sharing and exploring, and act as a mirror to reflect business owners’ inherent power back to them. Together, we explore different approaches to find what they need, and then I support them in getting those needs met. Throughout the entire process, I am a lighthouse, a steady source of inspiration and encouragement during a long, dark night at sea, helping creative entrepreneurs find their way back home. I offer strength and support they can lean on as they find their way back to center, into feeling clear and confident in their ability to create, work, and live from a genuine and heartfelt place.

How do you overcome your fears?

I don’t think I ever fully overcome them, but I’ve learned how to face them and not feel overwhelmed by them. For me, it’s about taking it one step at a time. When we have big dreams for what we want to do, it can be debilitating to look at the entire landscape of what lies ahead. What helps me to come back from that place of overwhelm is to ask myself, “What’s the right next step?” If I can break it up and always bring it back to what is the right next baby step, that helps me feel like it is all a bit more manageable.

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