08 Sep Meet Allyson Spellman, Founder of Unleash Your Voice!
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
I have a 3 year old daughter Shayler. I love spending quality time with her which usually means playing together. She brings out the child in me! My greatest wish for her is to never settle for less and go for her greatest dreams. I want her to take a bite out of life, enjoy the adventure of it and find the beauty in each moment.
When and where are you the happiest?
I am the happiest just being with my family. Sundays are usually our family day where we let everything go and just enjoy being in the moment together. With our busy lives it is so important to connect and be fully engaged with one another. That is why we “unplug” for that day- no phones, iPads or computers.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Greece. It is a part of my heritage and I haven’t been there yet!
Who has had the biggest influence upon you? And what quality do you most admire in a mother?
My grandmother was the biggest influence on me and my outlook on life. She instilled in me that I could do anything and be anything I wanted. She taught me how important it is for a woman to be self-sufficient and stand on her own two feet.
I admire mothers who are positive role models for their children. We are their world and what we say, how we act and who we are sets the stage for how they see the world and what they expect from life.
What do you like to do for fun?
This may sound strange but I actually love to work out for fun. That is my “me time” when I am alone and do not have to be responsible for anything or anyone except myself. I come up with my best ideas when I work out!
What is one of your favorite books? Movies?
“Oh the Places You Will Go!” by Dr. Seuss. It is an inspiring classic for children starting out in the world including preschool, high school, college grads, and helpful even for adults in transition. It is a true testament to the power and necessity of individual curiosity and tenacity. It helps me see the beauty in all the ups and downs of life.
What do you feel is one of your strongest qualities?
I am a good listener and truly care about what the other person is sharing with me.
What is your favorite type of food and what do you love to cook?
I am a health nut so I love to cook healthy recipes that trick my family into eating vegetables without them even knowing it!
What is your favorite time of the day and why?
5:00 AM. That may sound crazy but it is a time of quiet, stillness and peace. Once it hits 6:30 get ready for the chaos to begin in my house.
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms and what’s your favorite drink?
I love the JHouse for both fun and business. I love a good Cosmo!
Allyson Spellman is the CEO and founder of Unleash Your Voice. A former actress, Allyson is currently a women’s empowerment coach, author, and speaker.