CEO of Soldier Girl Coffee Company is experiencing tremendous growth with her coffee business – but only after she faced her PTSD head on.
Carrie Beavers, Founder and CEO of Soldier Girl Coffee Company is also a veteran. However, she’s had her fair share of challenges while serving the U.S Army.
It gave her lasting life lessons, valuable experiences, and skills found nowhere else on the planet.
But it also left her with a massive battle against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Too many veterans ultimately lose their battle to PTSD. In fact, 22 veterans take their own lives per day. Carrie almost became a statistic – but thankfully fought her way out of it.
“I got PTSD in the military and suppressed it. I was in denial for a long time but once I faced the PTSD and reached out for help, the healing started,” Carrie said. She continued, “I reached out to an online veteran group for support and in doing so, I saw so many other veterans struggling too. Listening to them and supporting them gave me a purpose and I knew I had to find a way to make a difference in the veteran suicide rate.”
Carrie went from being paralyzed by the effects of PTSD to now the CEO of a fast-growing coffee company in only two years. Although she faces the challenges that come with a fast growing business, she never forgets where she came from and the path that brought her to where she is today.
Her Charitable Contributions From Soldier Girl Coffee
“I donate a portion of my sales to a variety of veteran programs that actively gets veterans out of isolation and with other veterans for charter fishing trips, hunting trips, etc. I want to help get them back in a team environment,” Carrie said.
Her focus is to continue building her business so she can keep giving back. Her business has grown immensely in only two years, and she credits her experience in the military for her unexpected success.
“I got my hard-working ethics from the military and learned to push myself more and more to succeed and get out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I run my business with integrity and thinking beyond my limiting beliefs – I broke so many of these limiting beliefs through the military.”
And Carrie believes that if you’re a woman, you don’t have to enlist in the military to become a successful entrepreneur. She says the power is inside of you already.
“You should be passionate about your business. Write a business plan. What is your mission or purpose for starting this business, what value are you providing? What is your story?” Carrie said. “Network with other business owners and learn from other successful people.”
You can learn more about Carrie and her company by visiting https://www.soldiergirlcoffeecompany.com and follow her on Instagram and visit her Facebook page.
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