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Chrissy Bernal is quite a character and has led a life full of surprises and things you just can’t make up. We talked about light-hearted stuff like sleep eating (yes, eating in her sleep) and talked about heavier topics such as regaining her confidence after escaping domestic violence. Did you know her daughters are Guinness Book record holders? I’m telling you; her story is a movie in the making.
In this episode:
- Why she carried meatloaf in her purse
- Competing in physique competitions
- Gary’s son being born dead
- What Chrissy has in common with Kurt Warner
- Primordial Dwarfism
- Throwing up the first time she saw her daughter
- The shocking thing her special needs daughter did at camp
- The surprising thing that prepared her for having a child with Primordial Dwarfism
- Survivor’s guilt
- What made Sierra so independent
- Having a woman threaten to call CPS
- Sleep eating
- The time her husband said she was going to kill him
- How her daughter’s global fame shaped her career
- Domestic abuse
- What it’s like having kids who don’t want to take normal paths
“When I was competing, I would carry meatloaf in my purse because it smelled better than tuna, and I would just take it out of the baggy and start eating it in the car.” ~Chrissy Bernal
“She [Sienna] knows everything that she’s missing out on. So she tries to gain control of what she can, which is why she started her jewelry business so she could have something of her own that she got to have control over.” ~Chrissy Bernal
“I said like any good Texan would say, ‘Well, you put your big girl panties on, and you just do it.’” ~Chrissy Bernal
“Sometimes taking the first step is the plan, and you figure it out along the way as you make mistakes.” ~Chrissy Bernal
After accidentally ending up in the global spotlight for her unique identical twins, author Chrissy Bernal was forced to create & grow a brand on the fly. She knew she needed to harness the power of the publicity they were getting. Fast forward 15 years, and now by combining her formal education with the real-world knowledge gained from her family’s growth toward global brand awareness, she has a deep understanding of how to help brands clearly communicate their stories, increase their influence & reduce the chaos experienced in the journey of being known.
While she works with men and women, she’s particularly passionate about working with women because statistics show that female entrepreneurs make half of what their male counterparts make.
She knows from her own experience that particular events in her life caused her to lose sight of her worth, and she has heard the same thing from other women.
She has had so many wonderful coaches and mentors over the years; she wishes she had found them earlier in her career. It would have saved her a lot of headaches and lost income.
She remembers always feeling jumbled and constantly operating from a desperation mindset. Now that she’s clear about who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what difference she wants to make, she feels so much more focused.
And she wants to help other women feel the same way.
She believes women should embrace their worth and confidently pursue the success they desire, so she guides them through proven frameworks for Branding, Marketing, and Communication and uses strategic PR to help them increase their audience and improve their influence with intention and less stress.
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