Are you ready for The Sterling Experience? Get to know the amazing, Marchelle Sterling!
Can you please give our audience a glimpse into your world? What inspired you to become a motivational speaker, TV host, and education administrator?
My name is Marchelle Sterling, and I am The Sterling Experience. I'm a motivational speaker, TV host, and education administrator. I've gained over a decade of leadership experience and have had various experiences along my life's journey that have helped me in my career.
My journey as a motivational speaker began when I was a child fighting to overcome stuttering. I quickly realized teaching and motivating others was the secret to overcoming my own obstacles. At the age of nine, I created "Dabney School to Learn”. This school is where Marchelle Sterling, motivational speaker, TV host, and education administrator was born.
We'd love to know more about The Sterling Experience! How do you help people break down walls and exhibit resilience in the face of any situation?
The Sterling Experience / Marchelle Sterling, LLC is all about how we travel along this road on life's journey. Life is meant to be experienced together, learning, living, and sharing! I'm passionate about helping others break down walls, produce positive thinking and exhibit resilience in any situation. I help others achieve each of these through personal experiences and transparency. I share with my audience how to create a game plan that pushes to mind your mindset, overcome obstacles and take that shot to succeed. The Sterling Experience is brought to you weekly on my show, Vitamin M – Motivation with Marchelle Sterling on the InspireU Network. You can also get a dose of The Sterling Experience through keynote addresses, conferences, workshops, breakout sessions, professional development, or private corporate training. The Sterling Experience pulls the best out of you and pushes you to limits you only dreamed of. The Sterling Experience gets you up and moving on your hopes, dreams, and desires.
What's new with The Sterling Experience? Can you tell us more about your latest release and upcoming events?
I'm currently in the fifth month of my television show. You can watch The Vitamin M – Show with Marchelle Sterling on Sunday nights at 6:30 PM CST via the InspireU Network. The Sterling Experience always delivers energy and an uplifting message while simultaneously challenging you to keep going and never give up.
How can someone benefit from your work with The Sterling Experience? What impact do you hope to have on your clients and supporters?
The Sterling Experience ignites a fire within viewers to get up and do something. It is my heart's desire to see you win. At each experience, the energy, encouragement, and motivation I bring to the show are apparent. It is my goal that you leave better than you came.
As an experienced motivational speaker, is there anything about your industry that you wish you had known earlier? How did you cope with these challenges?
I underestimated the amount of time needed for networking. I fully understood the importance of networking and the value it adds to my life. However, it truly takes time to nurture those relationships and foster genuineness, and sometimes has to be done within a limited timeframe.
You must make the right connections and be open to doing life together along this journey. By nature, I want to do things by myself, but a speaker journey coupled with building and marketing a brand cannot be accomplished alone. Nurturing networking relationships helps by providing people willing to share their stories and guidance that aids in avoiding pitfalls. I was able to cope by being open and honest with myself: People want to journey with you and help you succeed. It is the team impact that sets you up for success. Those around you help keep you grounded and remember your why.
Balancing a full-time career with entrepreneurship can be challenging. How do you manage to juggle everything?
I balance the business of a full-time Campus Administrator with a Speaker (Entrepreneur) with prayer, the right mindset, and an amazing team. I pray daily for the Lord to order my steps and provide clarity and direction. I rely on my husband and our strong bond because I have cried many nights. He allows me to cry and talk it out with him, which really helps. My team keeps me organized and going. When I say, “Let’s go,” they are all in. I take everything in small chunks and allow myself a lot of grace.
What does success mean to you? How do you define it?
Success means doing the right thing at the right time. I want to make an impact but in the right way and at the right time. Success is watching the impact my journey is having on others. It is unassuming and allows greatness and blessings to flow my way.
It is the sheer shock and excitement when I learned that within a 3-month period, the Vitamin M show had 90,000 viewers! When something bigger and greater happens that you did not think or imagine, that is a success! Success is when you keep going daily, although you feel like throwing in the towel. Success is knowing it is all going to work out. Success is understanding there is greatness within and realizing you are living the life of your dreams.
Taking care of oneself is crucial, especially for entrepreneurs. What does self-care look like for you, and what advice would you give to others struggling with it?
Self-care for me is finding small pockets of time to be still. It could be riding to work, going home, or closing the door to my office for five minutes to practice my breathing.
I need the small breaks to recharge and keep me going throughout the day. Self-care is R.E.S.T = Relax…. take some time to relax and center yourself for the day Enjoy …. Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things – Kenneth Branagh, Stop…. Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you.” – Anne Lamott, Thoughtful …. Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience. -Jon Kabat-Zinn.
If you are struggling to take time for yourself, do it (stop and breathe, right now). I would suggest you put yourself on your calendar for a minimum of 15-30 minutes daily. Calendar yourself in! The most important business meeting is “YOUR SELF-CARE”
What's one thing someone could do right now to support your business or brand? Maybe there's something specific you need help with or a goal you're trying to achieve. I'd love to hear more about what kind of support you're looking for and how people can help you get there.
Support my journey by liking and sharing my motivational messages on social media and watching the Vitamin M – Motivation with Marchelle Sterling Show on Sunday nights at 6:30 PM CST. The Sterling Experience is available to come to your next event – Conference, Keynote Speaker, Breakout Session Leader, and Private Corporate Events. If you would like a feature or to advertise your business or product, go to www.marchellesterling.com and Let’s Grow Together.
Last question, what exciting things are coming up for The Sterling Experience within the next 6 months? How can supporters get involved?
I am planning to write my first book before the end of 2023. Go get your weekly recommended daily dose of Vitamin M – Motivation with Marchelle Sterling every Sunday night at 6:30 PM CST.
Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marchelle.sterling
InspireU Network: https://inspireunetwork.lightcast.com/