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ABOUT ME

"This is Your life.  Only YOU hold you back.  Be the YOU you want to be!"

- Remi Gibbs

Passionate About Inspiring Others

I find people fascinating and have always asked many questions to get to know someone.  Naturally curious, one of my top 5 character strengths, (we will find out what yours are as well), I want to know what makes people tick.  This is a perfect character trait for a coach, as coaching is all about you, your needs and your goals.

I have always been a connector of people and builder of communities, curious about what drives others and driven to help all become the best version of themselves.  I have trained and mentored many people over the years regarding career development and business startups. 

I am an entrepreneur at heart, starting my first business at 10 years old, washing cars in my neighborhood. I have been a practicing, self-employed marketing consultant and event planner since 2009. I even had a pet sitting business for seven years!  My official coaching practice began in 2021 after completing my certification.  

"I'm a retired teacher who had zero work experience outside of the classroom, so when I was faced with a need for additional income to supplement all of the necessities that my retirement didn't cover, I was in a quandary.  Through Remi's patience, advice and wisdom, my confidence grew by leaps and bounds and I was able to build a successful pet sitting business.  I truly love my second career and know I couldn't have done it without Remi."

                                                            - Linda Traylor, Critter Care by Linda

It's All in A Name

Remi

Let's address my first name.  It's pronounced "Ray-me".  My mom was a big Sound of Music fan and pulled it out of the scale, Do. Re. Mi. Fa. So. La. Ti. Do.  So what does it mean?  "Re" is a drop of golden sun and "Mi" is a name I call myself.  The scale is written in Italian, hence the pronunciation.  

Renovated Realities

When looking for a name for a business there are certain steps you should follow.  It needs to be easy to say and easy to remember.  It needs to represent what your business does. And most importantly, there needs to be a .com available.  After writing down many words and phrases, Renovated Realities is what I came up with.  What does it mean?  We want to take your current reality, make some improvements (renovate) and make it the reality you want to be living in.  The fact that it was made up of both my husband's and my initials was just a cute accident.

The Softer Side

And just a little bit more about me...I love animals!  My husband and I have two dogs, Merlin (the white wizard), he's a gentle giant, Great Pyranees/Anatolian hybrid and Kona (Hawaiian Coffee and Chocolate), she's a Chocolate Lab rescue, and four rescue cats, Suki (Siamese), Meow Meow (guess how she got her name), Claire (Outlander) and Jamie (Outlander).  We rescue—every dog and cat deserves a soft place to sleep.   I am very passionate about traveling and seeing the world.  I still have a long way to go to finish my bucket list.  Our retirement goal is to have a bed & breakfast somewhere in a mountain retreat with a natural water feature, four gentle seasons and a tourist base.  We attempt to take one research trip and one international trip annually.   

Education

  • Certified Life Coach, JRNI Life Coach Training (now Lumia)

  • Workshop and Self-Study—Designing Your Life

  • MA, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix

  • BA, Criminal Justice/Psychology, Sam Houston State University

Qualifications

  • 25 + years of Sales and Marketing Experience

  • Experienced Small Business Owner

  • Recreated Myself Several Times

  • VIP Contributor to FGB—Largest Career Community for Women

  • Self-Improvement Columnist

  • Mentor and Consultant

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