Every now and then, someone touches your life with the incredible power of their story. Such is the case with Eneazer Layne, the beloved life and leadership coach, visionary founder of IMAGERY International “I Am” Movement, and the gifted speaker, writer, and gospel recording artist. Known by those who love her as “Lady E,” Eneazer is my guest on today’s podcast. In this deeply personal interview, we talk about her journey, including her tragedies and triumphs; her superpower and kryptonite; and what gets her up and excited every morning. We also talk about the personal identity crisis that ignited her passion for empowering women and girls, the things she loves most and least about her work, and her sage advice for anyone who wants to follow a passion or dream. At times touching and poignant, at other times light-hearted and joyful, Eneazer’s message of love will stay with you long after the interview wraps up.
Simply click the <play> button above and off you’ll go. You’re going to love this interview.
Much like Marty Casey in an earlier interview, Eneazer Layne came into my orbit in a most surprising way. Out of the blue earlier this year, I received a direct message (DM) on LinkedIn from a stranger who offered several suggestions for podcast guests. At first, I was unsure about what to think so I simply thanked her and moved on—or so I thought. Over the course of the next few weeks, she continued to share leads, including the names of two people whom I would love to interview. One of those amazing people was Eneazer Layne, whose reputation as a powerful speaker and coach preceded her.
Now, recommendations are one thing, introductions another. So, I decided to put my new mystery friend to the test and see if she was willing to make an introduction. Remarkably, she said, “Yes.” Within minutes, she had DM’d Eneazer and me on LinkedIn. And because my new friend is so well known and loved in the community, Eneazer graciously agreed to chat and to join me for an interview. Thank you so much, beautiful ladies, for the kindness you shared with a stranger. Truly a gift!
In addition to the captivating subjects mentioned earlier, Eneazer talks about the driving force behind her passion for empowering girls and women, the strengths that she leverages and challenges she seeks to overcome, and the essential role that faith plays as her anchor. She also shares the powerful story behind her brand tagline, “Defy Limits,” and the interesting plans she has for the next five years.
You’ll love hearing about the wildest, craziest risk that Eneazer has taken to date that paid off and what she learned about herself in the process. And you’ll be moved when she talks about the advice that she would share with her 18-year-old self—and the person with whom she would love to attend a three-day women and girls’ retreat.
- Loves to go out in the snow and make snow angels
- Butterflies make her all warm and fuzzy and she can’t keep from smiling
- Loves the ocean and she can’t swim
- When inspired, she jumps in and thinks later – She Defies Limits
- Places she loves to go: Los Angeles, Bahamas, any Ocean
- Favorite books:
- The Holy Bible
- Surface Deep – The Evolution of YOU (self-authored)
- All John Maxwell books – top picks: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, 16 Undeniable Laws of Leadership
Quotes by Eneazer
“As a coach, I know if you really want something, the power is in you to do it.”
“Faith has always been my anchor, and the name of my brand … is Defy Limits. See, for every ‘no’ for me, I’m going to try and figure out how to get a ‘yes’ from a ‘no’.”
“When you get up in the morning and you hit the floor running towards your purpose, then you know you’re in your sweet spot. And I think that’s the meaning of life is to live not only to tap into your untapped potential, but know what your purpose is, what you’re here for and go for it.”
“If you have a fire in your belly, even if it’s just an ember, you can ignite that flame by replacing impossible with I’m possible.”