Welcome to Episode 243 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Flavia Leal, the founder of the largest Brazilian beauty school in the U.S. Flavia shares her immigrant story with us — how she came to the U.S. at age 19 and was successful at a number of business ventures until her parents’ deaths and financial setbacks sent her into a serious depression. When she discovered that doing makeup for friends — for free — was good therapy, she found her life’s work: teaching other women how to change lives through beauty.

So if you want to know:

  • About a success story that has helped thousands of women find a new path
  • Why the teachers at this beauty school ask their students, “What’s your story?”
  • How beauty can help people build their self-confidence
  • A healthy alternative to covering up skin with layers of make-up

 About Flavia Leal

Flavia Leal is the founder of the Flavia Leal Beauty School and a champion for all women. Immigrating to the U.S. from Brazil with nothing more than a dream, Flavia built a beauty empire and, along the way, “brought up” thousands of women by helping them find entrepreneurship with beauty and beyond. She is working on a book about 19 women she has met through her school and the wonderful stories of their lives. Flavia believes that her school doesn’t just teach women a new profession, but shows them there is a way out of things they’re unhappy with. Find out more about Flavia and her beauty school at her website, www.flavialeal.com

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.