Born in Chad, Nathalie is a multifaceted individual – a mother, nurse, media professional, and philanthropist. She founded HEALTH4PEACE, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, driven by the biblical principle of “reaping what you sow.” Facing challenges like financial constraints in her endeavors, Nathalie draws strength from her belief that tough times are temporary and teach valuable lessons. Her focus on positivity, surrounded by people with admirable work ethics, has been a cornerstone of her resilience.
Nathalie believes in transparency and accepting one’s flaws, seeing success as a combination of love, financial stability, and being surrounded by nurturing relationships. Her dreams are ambitious yet grounded in empathy and practicality – from revolutionizing healthcare through AI to eradicating global hunger.
Her parents, immigrants who returned to Chad to help the local community, are her biggest inspirations. With interests ranging from food and culture to fitness and fashion, Nathalie leads a life of diversity and joy.
She advises authenticity and following one’s instincts, valuing diverse teamwork for productive outcomes. Despite being perceived as ‘too nice,’ she views her kindness as strength, essential in her service-oriented career. Nathalie’s passions extend from the unfiltered nature of toddlers to the expressive world of fashion.
A key skill she values is listening, understanding that emotions often stem from deeper, unrelated issues. She emphasizes the uniqueness of individuals and the power of collective strength, learning from failures and moving forward with optimism.
Nathalie’s life philosophy is simple yet profound – “be kind.” Her favorite quote, highlighting the importance of reaction over circumstance, further underlines this ethos. Learning the value of self-worth, she takes pride in her children and envisions a global impact through her business.
Giving back through volunteer work, Nathalie also harbors a regret of not learning to sew, a skill she still aspires to acquire. The best advice she has received is a simple affirmation of her capabilities.
Staying innovative, she engages with diverse information sources and enjoys country music for its storytelling. Lastly, she sees humor as an essential part of entrepreneurship, reflecting on the rapid evolution of technology and societal change.
DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS FACE OF THE WEEK
Can you tell us about your background and the inspiration behind your non-profit organization?
My name is Nathalie Dengone Beasnael, and I am from Chad. I am a mother, a nurse, a media professional, and a philanthropist. I founded HEALTH4PEACE, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. My career in business was inspired by the biblical verse, “you reap what you sow.”
What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced, and how have you overcome them?
The biggest challenge for me has been understanding that I need to see things through once started, especially due to the difficulty arising from a lack of financial support. I overcame these tough times by reminding myself that they don’t last forever and are there to teach me valuable lessons.
How do you maintain a positive outlook, and who are your biggest influences?
I pray a lot and always try to focus on the positive. I am very sensitive and easily hurt, so I choose to surround myself with people whose work ethics I admire. My biggest inspiration comes from my parents, who are immigrants that mastered cultural and language differences in the United States before returning to Chad to help locals.
What is your definition of success, and what are your biggest dreams?
To me, success is love, and God is love. It’s about financial stability for basic needs, but having love around you is nurturing and leads to peace and success. My biggest dream is to help struggling hospitals worldwide through AI and to eradicate hunger, by being of service in my community.
What role does faith play in your life, and what have you learned from your experiences?
My faith is my threshold. My strength comes from believing that once I think something is possible, it gets done. It might not be perfect, but at least the attempt was made. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that everyone goes through challenges and that staying transparent and accepting one’s mistakes is crucial.
What are your interests outside of your professional life?
I am a foodie who loves Michelin-starred restaurants. I don’t drink alcohol or smoke, but I enjoy experiencing different cultures and music. I love books, outdoor workouts, city shopping with my kids, and a good spa day.
What advice would you give to others based on your experiences?
I would advise being true to yourself and knowing yourself first. It’s important not to conform or imitate others. Stay grounded in your beliefs and choose to follow in the footsteps of those who work well in diverse teams.
How do you deal with misconceptions about kindness in your profession?
Many people mistake kindness for weakness. In my case, being “too nice” is often seen as a lack of assertion. However, I view service as a calling, requiring patience and understanding that it’s often a thankless job.
What are your passions and how do they influence your life?
I am passionate about toddlers because they are fearless and unfiltered, showing so much character. My other passion is fashion, which I see as a form of art and self-expression.
What is the most valuable skill you have learned, and what wisdom have you gained from your experiences?
The most valuable skill I’ve learned is to listen. Understanding that people’s emotions often stem from journeys unrelated to me has been enlightening. This has taught me that no two people are alike, and assuming similarities can often lead to misunderstandings.
How do you handle failure, and what is your life philosophy?
When faced with failure, I allow myself a good cry and then discuss it with my mentors. My philosophy in life is simple: “be kind!” My favorite quote, which has guided me, is “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react,” by Church Swindoll.
How do you contribute to your community, and do you have any regrets or unfulfilled aspirations?
I give back by participating and sharing my skills as a volunteer on various platforms. My biggest regret is not learning how to sew clothes, a skill I still aspire to acquire, especially given my love for fashion.
What are your future aspirations for your business and personal growth?
I see my business becoming globally recognized, helping save lives, and inspiring others to do the same. Personally, I am still learning to recognize my worth, a journey that is a work in progress.
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“Celebrating Impactful Achievements Across Various Fields”
DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS has launched a new initiative called “Face of the Week,” which aims to showcase the achievements of men and women who are making an impact in various fields, including entrepreneurship, entertainment, education, communication, and more. Each week of the year, from January to December, a new face will be introduced to the public through DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS’s platform.
Many of these faces of the week will also be honored at the Crownys, which are the DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS Awards and where all the faces and people who worked or partnered with DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS will be celebrated. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to give recognition and exposure to individuals who are making a positive difference in their respective fields.
The initiative will culminate with the release of a printed magazine in December for the Face Of The Year.
By highlighting the achievements of these individuals, DIZZYDIDDY+PLUS hopes to inspire and encourage others to pursue their passions and make a positive impact in the world.