As a mom, you quite literally do it all! Between working and making sure your kiddo gets to school with a matching pair of shoes, it proves to be the toughest job anyone could do. Our Giggle moms have shared with us what makes them a #BossMom, and we are all for it! Meet Michele Holloway, a mom and business owner, who embodies the definition of a #BossMom!
Where do you work and what do you do? Tell us a bit about it and what are some of your goals?
I am the owner/visionary of Eden Michele Salon. Eden Michele Salon is an Aveda Salon located here in Gainesville, FL, and we specialize in color and keratin treatments. We create experiences that are customized to our guests’ needs. My goals include empowering stylists to live prosperous and balanced lives, creating a successful stylist associate program to grow new stylists, and to open multiple salon locations.
What is your favorite part /most rewarding part of being a mom?
My children’s personalities/humor. They are hilarious and keep me laughing. On the days when I feel exhausted, they provide me with the boost I need.
What gets you up in the morning?
My children and my salon team. The team of stylists that I have is amazing and they work alongside me to make Eden Michele Salon successful. Knowing that my children and my staff believe in me and support me makes it a joy to wake up in the mornings.
How do you balance it all?
God, prayer, faith, consistency and an amazing support system.
How do you relate to other #bossmoms?
As a #bossmom, I desire to be an amazing mom and also a fearless and successful leader, and at times, it seems hard to have work/life balance. What I believe we #bossmoms have in common is that we are built to overcome every obstacle we face and to grow in the process to become bigger and better. We are unstoppable.
What advice can you give to other #bossmoms?
#Bossmoms, you are loved and appreciated. Life can be hard and discouraging, and it’s important to know that we see your hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Take time for yourself, take deep breaths and celebrate YOU, often!
How have you had to change/ pivot parenting/schooling since COVID-19?
I have an amazing support system. My family has come together to provide support for my children and I during these difficult times.
Who would be your fantasy dinner party guests?
Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Dr. Matthew Stevenson, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey.
Are you a #BossMom or do you know one?
Do you work hard at home and at work? Giggle Magazine wants to hear your story! Click here to submit your #BossMom for a chance to be featured in one of our upcoming issues.
Photo by Anna Morera