Dr. Shellie Hipsky, From Ball Gowns To Yoga Pants

September 10, 2020

Dr. Shellie Hipsky empowers and inspires women all over the world.
Her latest book, From Ball Gowns To Yoga Pants: Entrepreneurial Secrets for Creating Your Dream Business and Brand, is a 1st Place award-winning international best-selling book.

In our Utility Avenue Spotlight, Dr. Shellie Hipsky shares her successful journey from ball gowns to yoga pants.


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Dr. Shellie Hipsky

Who is Dr. Shellie Hipsky?

I am a proud “Mompreneur” who is the CEO of the motivational media company Inspiring Lives International, who leads the nonprofit the Global Sisterhood helping women and children worldwide, and I am the editor in chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine. At my core, I am a mom on a mission to help inspire and empower the women of the world!

How did you go from ball gowns to yoga pants and best-selling author?

My daughter Alyssa noticed I always wore power suits when I was a tenured university professor for a decade. Now that I am an entrepreneur, I am either in a ball gown for a charity fundraiser or rocking yoga pants and making deals on my cell phone with my kiddos in tow!

You have written thirteen books, what are the main lessons?

The books’ lessons are that you can conquer your life obstacles, meet your challenges head-on, and crush your goals while living your big dreams!

Who has been the most supportive in your career?

Consistently, it has been my mother, whom I call “Moo.” She is an amazing author who wrote the short story book Wolf Note (by Libby Jacobs). My mother has always seen my potential and encouraged me every step of the way. And her support has been very hands-on. I recall one textbook that I wrote, and I was up against the publisher’s insane deadline. We were in a beach house on a family vacation, and I was typing the words on the page from my research notes. At the kitchen table, my mother would proofread them hot off the printer. We spent the whole vacation doing this, and my Moo, she never complained. She understood it was important for me to complete it on time and at a high quality. It’s been an incredible gift to be blessed with the parent that I have.

Tell me about Ball Gowns to Yoga Pants: Entrepreneurial Secrets for Creating Your Dream Business and Brand.

Many of the five-star reviews I have received from around the world compared them to two books and said they were the modern woman’s version of the respected texts. One is Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, and the Other is Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. The reviewer said they saw it as “Rich Mom Poor Mom” because it was like a parent was writing down their own success secrets. Ball Gowns to Yoga Pants is my entrepreneurial journey combined with multi-millionaire heart-centered business leader’s tips, and lots of questions to help the reader make their own plan for their business and branding success!

How have readers reacted to your book?

It has been thrilling to read all the reviews as they come from magazines, buying sites such as Amazon.com, #Bookstagrammers on Instagram, and reader sites like GoodReads. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive internationally. I love to see people are starting or strengthening their businesses and brands due to applying the 10 Dr. Shellie Success Secrets from Ball Gowns to Yoga Pants!

Can you tell me the essential idea of the book in one sentence?

You CAN create and monetize your dream business and brand based on your purpose and passion!

What can you tell us about the Global Sisterhood?

The Global Sisterhood educates while providing resources and networking for women and girls internationally. By forming connections and supporting each other’s missions and movements, we provide sustainable ways for women throughout the world to make their dreams and goals a reality.  I’d love for the readers of this article to check our Charity Partnership Stories and join us in our mission.

From our Global Sisterhood SWERA Entrepreneurial and Business Center for Women in Tanzania to our #PopUpGiving in Pittsburgh for a business owner named Jackie Page, whose restaurant Love Rock’s Café fed kids in need in Pittsburgh through COVID, we are making a profound difference together!

What future projects do you have?

In my EmpowerU Master Class, I teach inspiration, empowerment, balance, and abundance to women who need to focus on themselves and their dreams. I particularly enjoy teaching this at the VIP 1:1 level because I can see such dramatic results for the women I mentor through the proven curriculum. I always have multiple projects going at once. Check out www.ShellieHipsky.com to keep up with what is next for my business and nonprofit; plus, how you can benefit from it all!

What message would you send to your readers?

That dream you have been thinking about? It is so beyond achievable! You just need the right guidance. You will see that it is all inside you just waiting to be set free!

Is there anything you would like to add?

I would love it if when they read Ball Gowns to Yoga Pants, that they would write a positive review and connect with me via my website. I love to meet my readers so I can cheer them on towards their success!

Dr Shellie Hipsky’s Contact Info

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