Coach Ines Fomé: Unlock your destiny

Femmes d’Espérance had the opportunity to speak with Ines Fomé. A woman, a mom, a wife and an entrepreneur of impact! Her job as a life coach seems like she was born for it, and yet during our discussion she revealed to me that it was only when she understood who she was that she became what God said about her.

Let’s start from the beginning…

Ines Fomé is of Cameroonian origin, she lived a few years in France. When she was still a young, she returned to her homeland. At that time, her friends at school looked like the French girls she had left in Paris. She thought she looked like them, but she got rejected by her classmates and that quickly made her realize that she was very different. As a result of this exclusion experience, she became aware of her skin color at the age of 9.

This age is the beginning of a quest, that of her identity: “I could not articulate what it was, and as bizarre as it may be for a child so young, I knew that I was a spirit in a body. And not only that; my body was changing, my head was filled with questions and the universe was not providing me with answers despite my prayers, “she says.

Obviously so young, it was difficult to understand that she was looking for her identity. In addition, she found no comfort or listening when she returned home from school. Ines describes her childhood as unstructured.

Through survival mechanism, to fill a void, as she grew, she would derive her value from academic achievements. She was inspired by her mother who has always valued work above all.

 

A few years later, Ines went back to France where she began her prep to apply to the best universities. Unfortunately, these efforts fail, and this failure makes her question what she had clung on to exist. Was this value of work as solid? Was it sufficient at all?

What if in the end none of this mattered? In this troubled time, Ines Fomé remembered her childhood prayers and turned to God once again for comfort.

Eventually, her prayers were heard. God used one of her friends to send her where her destiny would flourish. Indeed, her friend offered to apply to HEC Montréal and against all expectations she was accepted.

 

You could say that Canada was her promised land. Even if at first, she did not quite fit in or that it did not understand why she was there.

It is on the benches school that she met two young Christians who were on fire for Christ and who inspired her to give her life to Christ. As she puts it: “They had a joy and an assurance that I wanted to experience”.  When she met these two young people, little did she know that she had also met her future husband who really helped her step into her identity.

As a friend, he taught her to discern, understand and put precise words on her feelings and the chains that she had been dragging since childhood.

“When I gave my life to Christ, I could go deep without fear, forgive and build myself.” Ines Fomé

 

Ines was born again when she gave her life to Christ and changed to what God said about her when she decided to be radical in her relationship with Him. Indeed at her 24 years old, she decided to invest in herself, and in order to do so she had to invest time in the word of God, to devote herself fully to understand who he was, to obey him and become intimate with the Holy Spirit. During this time, God revealed to her what the purpose for her life was. She received her calling in a vision, God said to her: I called you to be in the heights to wake up those who are sleeping, as you woke up. The more she surrendered to the Lord, the more he cared for her and the more he healed her.

She confided to us that it was exactly at that point that understood that God had created her to help others to free themselves by discovering their identity.

Much of this change process took place while Ines was still single and for her that significantly influenced her development. In her own words It is important to take advantage of this celibacy season, to seize one’s identity. Because knowing your identity means discovering your call, who you are, where you want to go, and knowing who can accompany you to fulfill your destiny. Women who do this work during marriage may face resistance from their husbands to carry out a project, for example.”

It is breathtaking to see how knowing her identity in Christ freed Ines and healed her from her wounds, allowed her to discover her calling but also gave her the ability to build herself as a woman, wife and mother. This shows us that this process is essential for all women!

Do you remember how she described her childhood? She says it was “an unstructured childhood”. However, there is no way one could suspect that when you meet Ines today. Our identity in Christ frees us from all limiting thoughts! No matter who you are, what went through, and who you think you are … God says that you are his wonderful creature and a creation of God cannot be subject to the limits of man.

This is true even if you have lived the most traumatic situations. You are what God says about you! This will shine not only in your home, in your businesses but also in your relationships.

Inès says the following about relationships: “Beyond my Christian values, it is my love that speaks more than anything else. I am authentic in all my relationships. By being me, by reflecting who I am I attract who I am”. She is not looking for any profit and she knows how to discern if this person will be a friend for a season or more.

 

Inès Fomé testifies every day of her identity in Christ without having to share biblical verses every day. She also lives it in action. What is most striking is her assurance, it reminds me of Paul’s (2 Cor 12: 5-7).

If I can take one thing from this interview it is this: “investment in oneself”. Inès did not become a woman of impact overnight. One day she decided to make the investment of a life, that of investing in God. This investment simply revealed who she really was and brought her farther than she could have imagined. There are still a lot of things that Inès could tell you about “identity”.

I invite you to follow her on her website and her social media networks. This year, she was committed to helping 100 women achieve their goals. If you want to be part of it, do not hesitate to get in touch with her!

 

By Grace BrialmontFemmes d’Espérance had the opportunity to speak with Ines Fomé. A woman, a mom, a wife and an entrepreneur of impact! Her job as a life coach seems like she was born for it, and yet during our discussion she revealed to me that it was only when she understood who she was that she became what God said about her.

Let’s start from the beginning…

Ines Fomé is of Cameroonian origin, she lived a few years in France. When she was still a young, she returned to her homeland. At that time, her friends at school looked like the French girls she had left in Paris. She thought she looked like them, but she got rejected by her classmates and that quickly made her realize that she was very different. As a result of this exclusion experience, she became aware of her skin color at the age of 9.

This age is the beginning of a quest, that of her identity: “I could not articulate what it was, and as bizarre as it may be for a child so young, I knew that I was a spirit in a body. And not only that; my body was changing, my head was filled with questions and the universe was not providing me with answers despite my prayers, “she says.

Obviously so young, it was difficult to understand that she was looking for her identity. In addition, she found no comfort or listening when she returned home from school. Ines describes her childhood as unstructured.

Through survival mechanism, to fill a void, as she grew, she would derive her value from academic achievements. She was inspired by her mother who has always valued work above all.

 

A few years later, Ines went back to France where she began her prep to apply to the best universities. Unfortunately, these efforts fail, and this failure makes her question what she had clung on to exist. Was this value of work as solid? Was it sufficient at all?

What if in the end none of this mattered? In this troubled time, Ines Fomé remembered her childhood prayers and turned to God once again for comfort.

Eventually, her prayers were heard. God used one of her friends to send her where her destiny would flourish. Indeed, her friend offered to apply to HEC Montréal and against all expectations she was accepted.

 

You could say that Canada was her promised land. Even if at first, she did not quite fit in or that it did not understand why she was there.

It is on the benches school that she met two young Christians who were on fire for Christ and who inspired her to give her life to Christ. As she puts it: “They had a joy and an assurance that I wanted to experience”.  When she met these two young people, little did she know that she had also met her future husband who really helped her step into her identity.

As a friend, he taught her to discern, understand and put precise words on her feelings and the chains that she had been dragging since childhood.

“When I gave my life to Christ, I could go deep without fear, forgive and build myself.” Ines Fomé

 

Ines was born again when she gave her life to Christ and changed to what God said about her when she decided to be radical in her relationship with Him. Indeed at her 24 years old, she decided to invest in herself, and in order to do so she had to invest time in the word of God, to devote herself fully to understand who he was, to obey him and become intimate with the Holy Spirit. During this time, God revealed to her what the purpose for her life was. She received her calling in a vision, God said to her: I called you to be in the heights to wake up those who are sleeping, as you woke up. The more she surrendered to the Lord, the more he cared for her and the more he healed her.

She confided to us that it was exactly at that point that understood that God had created her to help others to free themselves by discovering their identity.

Much of this change process took place while Ines was still single and for her that significantly influenced her development. In her own words It is important to take advantage of this celibacy season, to seize one’s identity. Because knowing your identity means discovering your call, who you are, where you want to go, and knowing who can accompany you to fulfill your destiny. Women who do this work during marriage may face resistance from their husbands to carry out a project, for example.”

It is breathtaking to see how knowing her identity in Christ freed Ines and healed her from her wounds, allowed her to discover her calling but also gave her the ability to build herself as a woman, wife and mother. This shows us that this process is essential for all women!

Do you remember how she described her childhood? She says it was “an unstructured childhood”. However, there is no way one could suspect that when you meet Ines today. Our identity in Christ frees us from all limiting thoughts! No matter who you are, what went through, and who you think you are … God says that you are his wonderful creature and a creation of God cannot be subject to the limits of man.

This is true even if you have lived the most traumatic situations. You are what God says about you! This will shine not only in your home, in your businesses but also in your relationships.

Inès says the following about relationships: “Beyond my Christian values, it is my love that speaks more than anything else. I am authentic in all my relationships. By being me, by reflecting who I am I attract who I am”. She is not looking for any profit and she knows how to discern if this person will be a friend for a season or more.

 

Inès Fomé testifies every day of her identity in Christ without having to share biblical verses every day. She also lives it in action. What is most striking is her assurance, it reminds me of Paul’s (2 Cor 12: 5-7).

If I can take one thing from this interview it is this: “investment in oneself”. Inès did not become a woman of impact overnight. One day she decided to make the investment of a life, that of investing in God. This investment simply revealed who she really was and brought her farther than she could have imagined. There are still a lot of things that Inès could tell you about “identity”.

I invite you to follow her on her website and her social media networks. This year, she was committed to helping 100 women achieve their goals. If you want to be part of it, do not hesitate to get in touch with her!

 

By Grace Brialmont

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