Caprice O’Bryant: Coaching Others to Keep Pursuing Their Goals
Caprice O’Bryant is a passionate leader who inspires other women to persevere through obstacles they face in life. She is also a member of The BOSS Network, and Hope for Women is proud to feature O’Bryant and her achievements. As a strong, motivated woman, she knows how to help others find the success they truly desire. What is your profession? I am a health coach: certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist.
What accomplishments have you made during your time in this field? I've learned that fitness is more of a mindset, and I've truly mastered the art of eliminating all excuses to, in turn, breed lasting results. I've made myself a boss. I've changed countless people's lives!
What is one of the most important keys to your success? [It’s] keeping my faith in God stronger than anything. Without Him, I wouldn't have made it to where I am today. Also, I write everything down. I used to rely on my brain to remember so much. But writing everything down keeps my thoughts organized, and my day runs much more smoothly and productively when I have a written plan.
What are some of the obstacles and challenges you have faced? What helped you overcome them? Besides the ups and downs with seizures and my health, the challenges I faced were almost self-made. I allowed myself to believe that I wasn't good enough to run my own business, and I became stagnant. What helped me overcome those struggles of doubt and insecurities is prayer. I learned that I was made to be extraordinary, and I needed to believe in myself more than anyone else did. I told myself, “If I had a million dollars, I'd bet it all on me.” That’s how I live to this day.
How would you encourage other women seeking to take the next step in their career endeavors? Don't be afraid to fail. You cannot catch fish if you don't throw any bait. Just keep going! You will fall down because you are human. Who cares? Get back up! You are beautifully and wonderfully made in the eyes of God. The life of joy and abundance that He promised you is waiting at the end of your comfort zone. Never, ever, ever give up!
Caprice O'Bryant is a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is the owner of Excuse Free Fitness, Inc., a personal training business with custom meal plan services. Caprice is the definition of a walking miracle—after surviving two major car accidents and thriving with epilepsy, Caprice sets the example for everyone in pursuit of their dreams to never give up, despite all odds.
About the BOSS Network
BOSS™ stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. Listed in Forbes as a top 10 network for career and entrepreneurial women and in Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 website for entrepreneurs. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.