Aria Leighty Founder of @the.mobnation | Mama | Speaker | Creative Consultant | Mindset Coach
Founder of @the.mobnation | Mama | Speaker | Creative Consultant | Mindset Coach
"Theres a MOB for that"
We'd love to know your story! How did you get started,? How did you get to where you are today? What are you most proud of?
I founded the MOB Nation in 2012 as a single mom and brick and mortar owner. At the time I had owned by Art Studio "Art ala Carte" for less than a year . I was desparate to find my people! Back then the MOMBOSS culture was not a big trend or fancy IG hashtag. It was hard to find a seat at the table, so I built my own. I worked with so many Mom-Owned Businesses I realized so much more was needed than just in person networking. The MOB has transformed into a hub for all things Mom-Owned Businesses- resources, education, connection, support.
We continue to grow and evolve. The MOB is a movement- we have dedicated members across the country and host almost 40 events per month. I am so proud of what this community has grown into- very organically. We really have created our own micro-economy with in the group. Our members are dedicated to supporting each other over big box retailers. If MOB A buys laundry detergent from MOB B, MOB B has more money to invest in MOB C's coaching program, and MOB C now treats herself to MOB D handmade jewelry. It is a cycle. We even have a slogan #theresamobforthat and our directory is theresamobforthat.com. Because that is the lifestyle we promote and believe in! It is a beautiful thing.
In 2017 I ended up closing my brick and mortars after expanding to three locations and a mobile unit that traveled to schools. That was one of the hardest decisions I ever made, but it was worth it to be able to focus on MOB fulltime. Watching this expand to new communities is the most rewarding experience of my life. Our annual conference MOBCON is where this culture, this movement, this vibe can truly be felt. Members from all over the country join together for two days of connection, education, and motivation. The energy is unlike anything you have ever witnessed. Smiles, hugs, tears, breakdowns, breakthroughs. It is really powerful. It never really occurred to me that I was a business consultant. It happened very organically by just working with MOB Members.
It was not until 2018 I put language to it and began offering my services. I was letting people "pick my brain" for so many years, I realized I should begin charging for it. Because if you let too many people pick your brain, you have nothing left for yourself. In 2018 I went through a crazy transformation and rebirth. I ripped myself apart at the seams to unravel all of my limiting beliefs, trauma stories, and internal blocks.
I began the most beautiful, messy, life-changing, challenging journey to healing. In 2019 I sold everything and moved back to Honolulu Hawaii for a fresh start at life. In February of 2019, right before moving I remember writing out my dream life in a journal. One year later I have every single thing I wrote about!Now with this new-found knowledge and mindset, my Mindset Coaching practice, "Glitter Mindset" was born. I enjoy fusing the consulting and coaching worlds together for my clients. I love helping women through the gritty messy evolution to their highest selves. I love uncovering women's zone of genius and helping propel them into the life they deserve!
I am in the process of writing two books, creating two courses, and practicing a new talk underneath the Glitter Mindset brand. As I continue to grow and evolve, I learn more about dreaming bigger and daring to receive.
Now I am focused on world domination! I am ready to expand to more cities, throw larger events, and bring more women together. I am in such a beautiful season of my life.
My family is growing stronger daily and finding a beautiful harmony. I live in my dream home in my dream city. I work with the most incredible women in the world. I fly to awesome cities to continue this dream. I am living proof that you are one decision away from a completely different life.
What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a career similar to yours?
Your dreams are yours for a reason. No matter the path you are being called to- it was meant for you, that is why you desire them. You are worthy of it, and you are capable of acheiving it. Trust that nudge, that niggle, that inner calling, that crazy idea at 2am. Follow it to your dream life.
What are the best resources that have helped you along the way?
Honestly, the MOB has been the best resource for me. The amount of growth and knowledge I have gained from the experience and my members is immeasurable. I am so blessed to be surrounded by powerful women everyday. Also I am a huge fan of Youtube University! Anything you want to learn is available on Youtube!
"I was not invited to the table so I created my own" - Aria Leighty