In a society where “girl power” and “sisterhood” is said not to exist, there is a woman who has a heart for women and uses her influence to pull out the best in others. A resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, Courage Molina is a woman of faith on a mission to help women become the best version of themselves through ministry, transformational coaching and entrepreneurship. As she uses her platform of transparency and truth, Courage is a woman on fire and is ready to head the world, one woman at a time.
Meet Courage Molina.
Tell us, who is Courage Molina?
I am a woman of faith, a wife and a mother. I am also woman called to give a message of hope to God’s people.
How did you get the name Courage?
The nickname “Courage” was given to me by my grandmother. I was a chubby baby, well, I still am, and people said I looked like the Cowardly Lion from the Wiz. So my grandmother wanted to speak against the spirit of fear and a lack of courage in my life. So, she started calling me “Courage,” and the name stuck.
How and why did you go into coaching?
I have a heart for women. I want to be to the next woman the mentor, coach, minister, friend and woman I wish I had years ago. Everything I am and everything I do is rooted in the Word of God, so my desire and my mandate are to coach women using biblical principles. Most people shy away from the Word because they don’t have anyone to make the spiritual teachings of the Word relevant in the natural. I incorporate the spiritual and the practical in my coaching. I coach women on how to make the word relevant to their lives in a way that they can understand and apply to their lives.
How do transparency, transformation, and God all tie in together in your life?
Believing that all things are possible is one of the keys to living a blessed life. Having the courage to be transparent about who you are and what you’ve been through is also a key to life but also to transformation. When I was a nurse, I often cared for the elderly. And if you don’t know, when people get over the age of 80, they say what they want, and they say it however they want to. They have no fear in telling you about themselves and what they went through. Working with them helped me get over my fear of what people would and could say about me.
At one point in time, I was depressed, suicidal and my marriage was on the rocks. It took time, but I learned that in sharing my truth with others, I was setting myself free. All that time, I thought I was waiting on God to act on my behalf, and in all actuality, God was waiting on me! He knew that I needed a soul transformation, not just a change.
I relate my story to that of a butterfly coming out of its cocoon. And I don’t want to get too scientific, but when a caterpillar goes into its cocoon, it knows what’s going to happen. It doesn’t fight its growth and transformation, and it helps it. And God has blessed me to flow within my transformation and then be able to help others do the same. God called me to do work that is bigger than me and requires my full faith to work.
How has coaching other women helped you in your journey?
Coaching has made me dig into the Word more because I operate in ministry within my business, meshing the two together has ignited a fire in my soul for reaching the masses.
My introduction of CourageTV is a result of my ministry and my business. I needed a way to get the people what they needed without stretching myself thin. I needed to be able to address the questions and concerns of people’s hearts without dropping the ball in being wife and mommy. CourageTV allows my audience to learn from me on their own time and for a small price. Those who join can email me, and I can respond to them in a video online. I tell everybody about it, and I’m so excited about its growth and success.
What legacy do you desire to leave behind?
I want people to say that I encouraged and empowered them in their journey with God. I want them to say that something I said or did helped them to fall in love with God and His Word.
What’s next for Courage Molina?
My book! The release of my book “The Power Principle: How I Overcame Depression, Saved My Marriage and Took Back my Life” is on the way. I’m blessed to be able to share my story with others because I know it will help transform thousands of lives.
Courage is well on her way to capturing the hearts of women around the nation. To keep up with her, visit her online at www.couragemolina.com.