Girl Boss Spotlight: Chas Góngora, Owner of Chas Góngora
Name: Chas Góngora
Location: Starkville, MS (hometown)/Atlanta, GA (current town)
Name of Business: Chas Góngora
Type of Business: Spiritual Guidance
Yoga | Meditation | Oracle Card Readings
I am a Lightworker encouraging and guiding others to live a more abundant and prosperous life. Also, I am guiding others to live more in alignment with their spirit and truth by using different methods such as yoga, meditation and oracle card readings to help one celebrate their bright light. Yes, honey!
Did you always want to be an entrepreneur and start your own company?
Yes, however I didn’t come to this realization that I wanted to dive into this field until the age of thirty where I really had a spiritual awakening. While I have always known that I wanted to help others and that I had an intuitive gift, I had a lot of ego to work through before I began this entrepreneurial journey of Light working. It was very important to me to be very aligned with the Universe before I entered this field. I am so happy that I was patient, grateful and put in the work. I cannot express enough my
infinite love of helping others connect with their spirit and the Universe as a whole. It is pure bliss.
What were you doing before?
I was a fashion, editorial and portrait photographer for ten years then I started to realize that it wasn’t fulfilling for me anymore. It had served its purpose, but it was time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life. Photography will always be a great love of mine, and please know that I appreciated and learned a lot from my time in the field through both my mistakes and successes.
When did you decide to make the switch and why?
It’s kind of an interesting story. I had entered a yoga teacher-training program at a local ashram here in Atlanta when I turned thirty years old. My motive for entering the program was to deepen my twelve-year practice as a yogi and become a yoga teacher because I loved yoga. The “plan” was to finish the course and possibly teach part-time while maintaining my other job. Well, that all was flipped upside down over the course of six months. The Universe had a much LARGER AND BETTER plan for me.
Throughout the entire training, I was receiving spiritual messages in my meditations; dreams and actually hearing spirit guides saying profound statements that literally made me tear up and send shivers down my spine each time. These messages were guiding me to a more dedicated purpose on the planet of helping others. After six months of training, learning how to work with my ego, really focusing on aligning myself with my spirit and the Universe, I had FINALLY felt that I had a purpose, a calling, and gumption! I was so excited at the idea of taking everything that I had
learned and then pouring my love, wisdom and light into a field that could help others. During that training, I realized that I had what it took to be a spiritual cheerleader for both others and myself.
What gave you the idea for your business?
Do you remember that little bit about me learning how to work with the ego? Well, for many that can be a very lonely and confusing road to navigate on your own. I get it- been there, done that and got the flipping t-shirt that says, “leggo my ego!” I look back at that challenging time in my life of letting my ego run the show, being unaware of its presence in myself and others and not realizing that I actually had a big and beautiful spirit residing in me that needed to be shared. At the time of my grand unfoldment, I had wished that I had someone to be my spiritual cheerleader and help guide me through my hurdles in a lovingly, nurturing, empathizing and humorous way. So I guess that is what gave me the idea for this business which is connection. When I say connection, I don’t mean just human connection but awareness of connection among us all in the Universe as a whole.
How would you describe your brand?
My brand is fun, cheerful, humorous, helpful, evolving, sparkly and colorful.
What was your biggest hurdle in starting your own business?
Oof, the biggest hurdle for me was gaining clientele. In the beginning, I thought that social media was the best way to go about it (hello, ego! Grr.), but after re-centering myself was when I realized that the truest way is to simply trust the process and reassure myself that it’s all going to work out. The Universe will bring whomever it wants to bring into my life for me to help serve as a guide, continue to be authentically myself and love everyone. I mean look how beautifully serendipitous this is- I am being interviewed by this gorgeous and sparkling spirit named Nicole! Yes,
Can you give us an overview of what a normal workday is like for you?
I generally wake up, shower, make a green smoothie, take my vitamins and
supplements, light incense and meditate, check my emails and answer any intuitive questions for my clients, squeeze in a yoga session or a walk with my two dogs Bistró and Artika, hop back on the computer to research all sorts of topics pertaining to my business (marketing, workshops for lightworkers, networking, offering special oracle card reading deals on my social media pages, psychology and the spiritual realm and so much more.) I am a HUGE researcher and am quite obsessed with learning, making
a lists of goals that I would like to accomplish virtually for my current and future clients, later I may have some down time possibly to either script (manifest), watch an episode of one of my favorite spiritual mentors named Michael Bernard Beckwith, fix dinner, shower, brush teeth, wash face and then go to bed early. However, this changes from day to day. Being a seven on the enneagram, I like to mix it up and be spontaneous.
What is your 5-year goal for your business?
My five year goal for my business is to create a program on my website that others can access virtually for an affordable price per month that gives full access to a whole heap of beautiful and spiritual knowledge through yoga, meditation and oracle card readings. I really want to create a beautiful haven that is accessible to everyone for an affordable price because many entrepreneurs that are in this field seem to be SO OVERLY driven by money, and I would like to shift this into a new paradigm that is a loving and evolving one by creating a program with beautiful content that is helpful
In appropriate and Divine timing, I will have workshops in different countries and meet all of the beautiful spirits and have a celebratory and joyful experience.
What is one piece of advice for you have for other women who want to start their own business?
Whatever your soul calling is, DO IT BABE! I encourage you to stay true to who you are and what makes you unique and happy, shed all that doesn’t serve your highest good and always listen to that little voice that is encouraging you to go further (that’s your intuition and spirit talking). You’ve got this! Live out loud, beauties!