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When your faith is bigger than your fear, miracles happen

Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

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Now in the hospital, she had eight weeks of recovery time to really think about that and her decision to not follow God's lead and launch the coaching firm for small-business entrepreneurs.

On April 1, 2012, Davis returned to work. Things still didn't seem right. She was complaining to her husband. Her boss wanted her to terminate an employee without good reason.

"I knew it was the beginning of the end," she said.

For 15 years, company execs had been telling Davis she was at the top of her game when it came to motivating people, coaching them and driving results. Now she finally had the confidence to take those qualities and use them to help other companies do the same -- accelerate and grow their business.

In July, Davis tendered her resignation and left the following month.

"It was really the first time, my faith was stronger than my fear," she said. "I totally believed that if I walked out on the ledge, God would provide a foundation for me to stand on."

On Jan. 1, 2013, after writing her first book, Davis launched MVPWork or Meaning, Values and Purpose Work, to empower women across the globe to build sustainable businesses.

Now at 50, Davis, known as the "Chief Bosspreneur" and "Greatness Facilitator," is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and spokesperson and empowerment speaker for the Coca-Cola Co.'s 5 by 20 entrepreneurship initiative that launched in 2010 to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company's value chain by 2020.

She recently signed a second contract with Coke to continue in that role for three more years and host a bimonthly small-business breakfast network event that Coke will sponsor next year.

 

"I figured out where my target audience was and started to grow my business through building relationship networking," she said. "Coke puts me in places that would take me years to open the doors. It's been an amazing ride with a great partner."

It would not have been, she said, without her faith in God to silence her inner villain and awaken the hero that is within all of us.

"It takes courage to wake up your inner hero," she said, "but you'll see miraculous things happen once you do."

The question is, is your faith bigger than your fear?

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