There is absolutely more to me than meets the eye and for sure a jack of all trades. A rewarded flight Attendant with a BA degree in design, specializing in advertising, business management and communication science.
Life does not come easy, but the choices we make can make it easier. In 2020, I lost my job opportunity overseas due to Covid. My life changed within a second of a phone call, “Sorry, due to covid we have to withdraw your job application”. It’s words that completely changed my life. Yet, the words that have haunted me for a long time has become my motivation not to give up.
I became a influencer and model, whereby I grew my platform in a short period of time. I simply had to think outside of the box. I needed to survive to be able to support myself and others financially.
I learned that my Instagram became a business opportunity, whereby I can help others not only financially but to grow people, businesses and brands who have suffered financially during lockdown (covid). I worked with top brands and influencers in South Africa and also became a Coordinator on set where I worked with influencers and brands on set. I also used my platform to help others mentally, emotionally that is struggling with addictions, relationships, marriages, self-esteem etc. My business online not only became successful, but became a part of my healing process and trauma I went through.
Yes, I lost everything end of 2021 again. I lost all my platforms and was in a life threatening situation. I was simply targeted for believing in body positivity. Yes, I was in abusive relationships. Yes, I was severely bullied in school. Yes, I stood up for people who went through gender based and sexual violence. We all have an significant story to tell. I firmly believe that you shouldn’t give up for what you believe in. I have learned from my mistakes, but I have also learned that opinions made by other’s, doesn’t define WHO YOU ARE. You determine who you want to become in life. No matter your sexuality, no matter what gender you are. Be who YOU want to be and don’t give up. Embrace your imperfections, because we all are imperfectly perfect.
I had to lose everything to find myself again. To LOVE starts by loving yourself first; it all starts within. To love yourself actually has a major role in becoming successful. Imagine not loving yourself or what you do?
I am now a Fashion Business Owner and Model working on commercial sets. I am currently waiting for my new business venture opportunity in Dubai. I’m also studying to become a Professional Life Coach to empower and inspire others. I want to help others pursue their dream careers, extend and grow businesses, brands, help those whom wants to become a flight attendant, influencers etc. I know how it feels to lose everything – why not help others become the best versions of themselves.
Things I have learned:
I believe that communication and confidence is key when it comes to starting a successful business, career or relationship.
When you put your mind to something I believe that the impossible is possible. Your mindset is the most powerful tool. Make well use of it!
Learn to LET GO of the past – take the past and make it your motivation to become the BETTER version of yourself.
We all process hurt differently
It’s OKAY not to be okay
I had to go through PAIN and struggle in order to restore my faith with God
Anyone can CHANGE by simply making the choice to want to change for the better
You don’t have to forget, but you can forgive
Manifest, Pray and BELIEVE…
Charissa Cooper Featured in international magazine articles, two cover features, Global News, IOL, MOLL, LW Magazine, Wonderbra SA, SARIE, 5FM, Carte Blanche, Brand Ambassador programs