Chrisnatha Derosier #HearMeRoar Interview
I had the privilege of interviewing the Masterpiece Maven, Chrisnatha Derosier. She is an Author, Speaker, Life Coach and the Chief Empowerment Officer of the I am a Masterpiece Movement (IAAM). Her mission is to encourage women to Discover the Masterpiece Within as well as inspire women to operate from the C.O.R.E. of their being! She is funky, soft and just plain fabulous! She has been seen on Lee Pitts Live, Tropik TV and also featured in Bronze Magazine, Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine, and radio shows such as Naked Truth, Love/Hate Relationship Show, Soul Topics, Love 101,, Positive Teen Talk and Joyful Living for Women. Here’s how Chrisnatha found her authentic voice #HearMeRoar
Vicky S. Joseph: How did you find your voice?
Chrisnatha Derosier : Remaining silent was literally killing me. I was dying on the inside. I was hurting and no one knew. My past was running my life and I had absolutely no control. As a result, I was hurting other people. I was making terrible decisions while living in bondage and fear. I began to journal to express myself. Those journals eventually turned into my first book, Through the eyes of the KING: seeing yourself the way God sees you. Once I wrote my truth I was able to finally be free. That is how and when I found my voice.
Vicky S. Joseph: Why did you start IAAM movement?
Chrisnatha Derosier : I am a Masterpiece (IAAM) is an assignment from God. He gave me the name of the movement along with the scripture Ephesians 2:10. It was during my quiet time with Him, a Heavenly download. But He didn’t say anything else about it for 6 whole months! Finally that summer as I was cleaning my house (lol), He downloaded step by step what to do next. And I took off running! :-). The movement was created to help women discover the Masterpiece that already lives within them. As we confront our past and unpack our invisible baggage-we can begin to see ourselves through God’s eyes. We all have a deposit of Heaven on the inside of us. That is what makes us a masterpiece.
Vicky S. Joseph: What advice would you give your younger self?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I would tell my younger self how beautiful, smart, and special she was. She didn’t believe that to be true back then. She was so insecure and suffered in silence. I would also encourage her to speak. Tell someone how much she was hurting.
Vicky S. Joseph: What do you enjoy the most about your personality?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I enjoy that I am able to be quiet, reserved and observant. I also enjoy that I look for the beauty in all things, perspective is key.
Vicky S. Joseph: What is your super power?
Chrisnatha Derosier: My superpower is very cool. I can make anyone feel completely comfortable with me. I can have a conversation with a complete stranger and at the end of the conversation; I’m giving them a hug! LOL. It sounds silly but it’s true. I really do love people and I want them to feel the love of Christ through me.
Vicky S. Joseph: How do you remain organized, focused and consistent?
Chrisnatha Derosier: Remaining organized can be challenging especially when you have a busy schedule. My outward environment is usually a manifestation of what is taking place on the inside of my mind. Being organized helps me to be creative, productive and focused. If I am not organized, I will be busy but nothing will get accomplished. I am surrounded by vision boards. I have boards from 2011 until now. I love them and I have my goals in front of me at all times. Every day, I take a moment to go over my goals and pray over them. I also write out step-by-step action plans to reach those goals and put those up as well for me to see. This keeps me focused. I get discouraged at times. But over time I have learned that how I feel has absolutely nothing to do with how I perform. I keep my WHY in front of me. This enables me to be consistent.
Vicky S. Joseph: What problem in our society were you created to fix?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I help women and young ladies discover the Masterpiece within themselves. As someone who once struggled with an identity crisis, low self esteem and eating disorder, I want women and young girls to know that their identity lies in God. They are significant, they have purpose and they are God’s most prized possession.
Vicky S. Joseph: In a world oversaturated with posts, tags and likes, what is the key to remaining relevant?
Chrisnatha Derosier: It is imperative to not get consumed by the amount of likes, comments and shares that our posts get online. If we are not careful, we will only share what we believe will get attention but not necessarily add value. The goal is to always add value. As I add value, I remain relevant.
Vicky S. Joseph: What advice would you give someone who wants to start their own movement?
Chrisnatha Derosier: Starting a movement should not be a fad or a hobby. It’s an assignment. You can’t quit when the excitement fades or when you don’t feel like delivering. It is a commitment. It is a lifestyle. It is authentic. I would encourage those that are interested in starting a movement to make sure to operate from a place of authenticity. It is important to pray for direction and to be in alignment with your calling. Be strategic, it is about the people you are assigned to and the people you are serving.
Vicky S. Joseph: As an Author, Life Coach and Speaker, how do you prepare yourself for new projects? What is your process?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I pray about each project. Every great idea is not a God-idea. Once I get confirmation about the project I ask God for wisdom. I brainstorm and begin the work. I consider the needs of my audience and ensure that I offer them a solution to a problem. I’ve learned to be extremely intentional about WHERE I’m writing from. Am I writing from a hurt place? Healed place? Insecure place? Performance-based place?
It’s not about what I want to say to my readers. It’s about what my readers need from me. I’m here to be part of the solution to a problem. God ultimately solves the problem but I have the honor of being a vessel on His behalf.
Vicky S. Joseph: What is next for you?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I am currently coaching a group of incredible, purpose-filled, God fearing women. They are so inspiring to me. I get to watch them grow more and more deeply in love with God and themselves. It’s amazing! That has been my focus since the start of the year.
I am planning my 2nd Annual IAAM Empowerment Conference which will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015. All details about the conference will be available on www.iaamevent.com
I also have a documentary in the works. It will focus on the obstacles we face as a generation and our journey in getting through them along with discussing identity. Our generation is suffering from an identity crisis. I am happy that we’ll be shedding some light on this prevalent issue.
Vicky S. Joseph: How can people get in touch with you?
Chrisnatha Derosier: I can be found on all social media outlets:
Facebook: Chrisnatha Derosier