Joella Corneille is an advocate and ally for women’s development and empowerment. Joella is the chief cook and bottle washer at SHE Casa. Over the last ten (10) years, she has fostered a community of like-minded women through holistic health, business and life. Joella is a former corporate executive in hospitality and administration with more than 12 years entrepreneurial experience. She also has over 15 years experience as a tertiary education lecturer in hospitality and entrepreneurship. Let’s get to know a bit more about the owner of SHE Casa as she answers our questions.
SHE Talks Q & A
Why did you decide to start your own business?
I was seeing a career/business coach because of an internal feeling that I was meant to do more with my skills. At the time, I thought it meant that my then job needed to be enhanced. However, that feeling and those sessions led to entrepreneurship.
How do you deal with fear and doubt?
Most times, I talk it out. Find somebody or “some bodies” to discuss the challenge that I’m fearful about. To be fair, it’s not even much of a discussion because the person is really a sounding board. If no one is available, then I am my own sounding board because fear and doubt will not be the thing that’s preventing me from doing something that needs to be done.
How do you define success?
I define it by being happy and having the resources to do all the things I enjoy.
What would you change about your business journey if you could go back?
I would have ventured into entrepreneurship on a part time basis while remaining employed for a much longer time.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why?
Oprah Winfrey. Her interview style and the success of her talk show opened up a whole new way of thinking for me.
Describe what a perfect day outside of work would look like for you?
Sleeping and binge watching a television series without feeling guilty.
What’s your go-to comfort food?
What would be the theme song of your life right now?
When Jesus Says Yes, Nobody Can Say No!