Coach, Entrepreneur, Retreat Leader

Growing up, I always felt that I didn’t belong. I was ridiculed and teased for the way I looked. I grew up in a time when being dark skinned was not cool, especially in the South. And with my “nappy” hair, I was the exact opposite of what a beautiful girl should look like. It was painful. I felt ashamed and embarrassed to be me.

Because of my insecurities, I looked outside myself for validation. As I got older, I filled out, my hair grew longer and I developed a great smile. In the end, I became quite a cutie (thank God!)

With all my insecurities, I naturally welcomed all the attention I started getting from men, and I began dating to fill the emptiness inside. Of course, I didn’t realize that that’s what I was doing at the time; I just wanted to have fun. But truthfully, I was looking for love in all the wrong places.

I was always a pretty smart girl, too, and in some ways that saved my life. I studied hard, got good grades, graduated high school, went to college and ultimately became a high-profile lawyer earning accolades that continued to feed my self-image.

On the surface, everything seemed great. But underneath, I was overworked, stressed out and scared of losing the game. Eventually, I didlose – and I lost big. I was fired in a big and public way. Humiliated and deflated, my sense of self-worth was crushed.

That crisis forced to me to reassess my values and priorities. For the first time in my life, I really began heeding my intuition. I was led to disconnect from the world, figure out who I really was and what was going on inside me. And then, I began an intensive process to fall in love myself fully and completely. Having been a lifelong learner, it was now time to use all of my book knowledge, years of coaching and my spiritual and personal development work and take the transformational journey from my head to my heart.

And after my long period of self-reflection and metamorphosis, here’s what I learned: I learned that nothing outside me will complete me or make me happy, and that attaching my self-worth to a person, job, career or anything external was a recipe for disaster (not to mention pain and suffering). I also began connect deeper with and be inspired by who I am historically, including the rich heritage of courageous and brilliant souls who have come before me.

I know now beyond the shadow of a doubt that I’m okay just as I am; that I am a spiritual, endowed with all of the qualities and characteristics of my Creator; that I do not have to prove myself to anyone and there’s always space for me to be my real self.

And now that real Self wants nothing more than to share her life lessons with YOU . . . so you can also know how valuable you are and learn how to create a happier, more authentic and richly empowered life – without all the pain and suffering!

Now let me share a little more of my vision with you: I discovered during my own transformation that meditation and wellness retreats were like lifelines to me – helped me stay balanced over the years.  However, on most of the retreats I attended, I seldom saw other women of color. So one day it occurred to me: If these experiences feed my soul, wouldn’t other sisters be nourished by them, too? What if I could create a sisterhood of like-minded women who want to travel the world and discover and strengthen their authentic selves at the same time?

Today, my vision is still expanding, and it’s very exciting. I’m creating a sort of “ecosystem for fun and learning” –off the beaten path, including enriching, luxury retreats for Women of Color who want to disconnect from their hectic lives and reconnect with their true selves.

And my greatest joy is to see these women return home feeling as rejuvenated and transformed as I felt, with all the tools and techniques they need to live a healthier, more empowered and beautifully balanced lives.

My vision for you is to realize who you are. To see yourself as unstoppable. To let yourself shine!

Does this sound like you? Then, join me. Let’s nourish our souls; travel the globe & inspire the world together.