Thinking back to my previous home in Phoenix, AZ and the special moments after Michael and Cleopatra had moved in with me, we would sit in my kitchen on the countertops with both dogs and the cat at our feet. God forbid the five of us not be in the same 10 square feet of each other. We would discuss our day, how we were feeling, talk through hard things, understand one another more deeply, and plan our futures together.
Back in 2019 when Michael and I had first started dating, we were in what became our very normal spot drinking champagne and eating Crumbl cookies for dinner, because, you know, we're classy. We were working through a frustrating work situation of mine, and he reiterated, as he usually did as a leadership coach, that I wasn't aligned with what I was really meant for: entrepreneurship. He asked me the question that is still in the works today: "If you didn't climb the corporate ladder, if you quit your leadership job, and you actually did what you wanted each day, what would you do?" At the time, it felt like the fucking worst interview question, "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Or the even more dreaded question, "what are your hobbies?" Same answer. Drinking champagne, snuggling dogs, and watching Netflix. Boom. Some call it talent, I say natural abilities.
I told Michael that I would own some sort of a gym as well as a wine bar, hopefully connected as wine and working out obviously go hand in hand.
He said, "Great. We will continue to figure out how to make this happen." Ok Seaver, whatever you say.
For the last 3 years, it is still a topic of daily conversation. As I mentioned in earlier sections, the name RBF came to me in a dream shortly after talking about my future entrepreneur dreams. It's been coming to life since then.
Michael was the first person to ever ask me what I need, what I want for my life, how he can love me in the ways that make me feel loved, how can he support me more deeply, how he can continue to show me what I'm capable of, and the first person to ever discuss my dreams on a podcast, in a book, and to most of his clients. Michael doesn't just believe in me as his partner, he is a true supporter of the "underdog." He thrives in seeing people walk into their personal power and accomplish what they were meant to do.
In the 10 years of owning his company, Seaver Consulting (check him out https://michaelsseaver.com/), being a highly sought out leadership coach and executive consultant, and publishing his first book, I Know, Michael has been ready to step into his own power in a different way. After all of my soap box discussions about issues affecting women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, microaggressions in the workplace and in every day life, and the lack of confidence given for those stepping out against "the man," Michael wants to do his part. He wants you to shine brighter than you ever thought was possible. He will ask you about the best part of your day, but he definitely won't tell you to smile.
Michael will show up for you, ask that you show up for yourself in return, and then encourage you to extend a hand out to others that could use some support too.
Michael does the shit most women want to see men do. He lost the ego. He feels, shows emotions, apologizes, admits when he is wrong, doesn't puff his chest with anger, understands his personal issues and when he is triggered, and he actively owns his reactions. Like I said earlier, he's my fucking unicorn of a man.
If you're still reading, I bet your questions is, how the fuck does this all connect? Great question, my little skeptical RBFer.
Deep in his heart and soul, Michael knows he has to be a part of the RBF way of life. He wants to uplift women in the way he knows he can contribute. He wants to show women how to walk away from old mental models and take stride in their true power. He wants to help you navigate leadership roles and new businesses. He wants to help you understand your family dynamics, encourage you see your own blind spots based on your childhood and traumas and how those things hold you back. He wants to see you stand tall where others made you small. Michael longs for you to live your life fully and authentically.
With that being said, let's fucking chat. If this is the kick in the pants that was needed and you want to see how Michael can meet you where you are at, please visit: https://michaelsseaver.as.me/schedule.php for a free 30-minute consultation and follow him and his luscious long hair on Instagram by clicking here. You will not regret it. Girl Scout drop-out's honor.
We have never been more clear in how we want to spend our days: uplifting people, giving them a voice, and showing them what they are truly capable of.
As we continue to grow, we will be starting The RPC (Reggie, Phoebe, Cleo) Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to funding women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurial business ideas with 1 on 1 coaching, assistance with initial LLCs, grants, branding, and company development.
Stay tuned for further information, and please contact me to join forces in the pursuit of women empowerment.