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All Eyes Are on Featured Member Trudy Soucoup

By Staff

All Eyes are on Fabulously40 Featured Member Trudy Soucoup!

Trudy, also known as trudyson Fabulously40, consultant for nutritional cleansing Isagenix. 

We asked her a few personal questions to learn more about this powerful Fabulously40 woman!

1. Describe how you started out in your career field.

I now work in a career for which I never dreamed I would be a part. I work as the Director of Marketing and Fundraising for a wolf sanctuary.  I attended college to work in technical theater, which I did for many years.  Three years ago I had a chance to change my career path and I took it.  About the same time, I realized that my health had greatly suffered from my years of the ‘wild life’ of theater.  A friend introduced me to Isagenix - the world leader in nutritional cleansing and it has changed my life.  I now weigh 60 lbs less and my health has completely turned around.  I now have so much energy that not only do I work a 40hr full-time job, consult for Isagenix, care for my home and family but I have also enrolled in a Master’s degree course!

2. What is the most significant challenge you have been faced throughout your career?

My biggest challenge is finding a job that keeps me gainfully employed but not keeping me away from my family. Relationship marketing seems to be the answer to that challenge.

3. What keeps you from giving up along the way when faced with tough challenges?

I am naturally a positive person which helps me overcome many obstacles.   I also have an amazing network of family and friends to support me when the going gets rough.  

4. What are your accomplishments you are most proud of and why?

 I am proud that I took a chance in my mid-twenties and traveled on my own around the world.  Many thought I was crazy but after seven years abroad there is not and experience I would want to have missed.  I am also proud that I wasn’t too afraid to have a child at 39 years old and that I have now completed 1/2 of my M.A. program and will soon be a Master of Organizational Leadership!

5. What do you attribute your success to?

Hard work, tenacity and luck.

6. Has goal setting been a key component to your success and why?
Being happy with what I have and always thinking of the good that has and will happen rather than all the things that can go wrong.  Happiness/positiveness can get you a long way.

7. In helping yourself achieve career goals, do you perform any type of mediation, relaxation or affirmations?

I do mediate and pray from time to time but not on a regular basis.  Mostly it helps me calm down in stressful situations and be clear about what is and is not important in my life.  Not important?  Let it go!

8. Have you had any mentors that have guided you or provided insight throughout your career climbing?

I have not really had any mentors.  I did have a teacher in high school that inspired me to take the ‘road less traveled’ and it has made all the difference.  I love mentoring others and do it fairly frequently. I love the experience not only of helping other acheive their goals but also of learning from them.

9. What is your experience with networking and do you feel it is important?

In my work, networking is THE BUSINESS.  You don’t go anywhere without knowing the right people.  

10. What do you feel are the essentials to career climbing and why?  

#1 - wanting to climb.  Never been that interested in climbing myself - more in be happy where I am.  Sometimes that involves climbing - as my husband likes to tell me, I am a natural born leader.  Sometimes leaders just naturally rise to the top.

11. Where do you see yourself in your career in 5 or 10 years and how do you plan on getting there?

I see myself as the executive Director of a non-profit or educational institue....or if I can get my Isagenix business in better shape - which needs much more of my time - I can see myself working from home and being there for my son when he comes home.  

12. Are you involved in any non-profit organizations as a volunteer or board member?

Not only do I work for a non-profit, I am also a volunteer board member on others.  I am a supporter of arts, animals and education non-profits in particular. I mostly use my skills to help them raise support and awareness of their mission. It is my specialty.

13. Other comments or stories you may want to share.

I love Fab40 - I just wish I had more time to visit with my friends there.

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