Episode #279: Accessing our Inner Mentor

Jan 25, 2024

As women entrepreneurs, we put off our own dreams for a variety of reasons. But there’s one reason in particular that comes up a LOT in my coaching sessions — and it’s one that I think deserves far more attention.

One of the biggest reasons that we put off our own dreams is that we tell ourselves that we are NOT READY.

Because we tell ourselves that we’re not ready, we remain stuck in a holding pattern, watching those around us succeed… while we sit on the sidelines, hoping that one day we’ll feel "ready" to chase our dreams. But if you want to grow, you need to leave your comfort zone - even (and especially) when you don’t feel ready!

Andrea Mourad, owner of ethical skincare company Orora, knows what it’s like to get started before you feel ready. Before becoming a business owner, she was a teacher who wanted to leave the profession but wasn’t sure what that could look like for her. When her husband’s skincare business faced serious logistical issues during Covid, Andrea decided to take it over – and took a giant leap into the unknown.

In this episode of The Business of Thinking Big, Andrea and I dive into her journey of learning along the way while building a highly successful business during an incredibly challenging time, and explore her toughest obstacles, her biggest shifts, and her hard-won lessons!

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌

  • How she proved the viability of a struggling company and successfully implemented a new revenue stream
  • How her hearing disability impacted her willingness to show up as the face of her brand — and the identity shift that helped her gain confidence
  • What led her to join A-Players – and how it helped her to overcome her fear and do things differently!


Guest bio: Andrea Mourad is the owner of Orora, a skincare company on a mission to discover the clean, ethical innovations that take radiance to the next level and make breakthrough beauty available to all.



00:34 Meet Andrea Mourad

02:33 Discovering MamaCon

07:02 Taking over Orora

08:40 Joining A-Players

12:00 Do what scares you

13:29 Hearing disability & visibility

17:14 90-day journey

19:00 Initial goals

23:00 Joining Mama Mentors

28:05 Mentor challenges

31:00 Recap & Mamas & Co.

37:54 Friendship

41:19 Final tips


Links mentioned:

Andrea Mourad
Instagram: @ororaskin


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