Author | Actor | Voiceover Talent | Speaker | Trainer | Personal Growth & Relationship Coach
YES, I completely missed the memo that I had to ONLY do one thing.
There are things I can do well, but don’t much like so I don’t do them. Then there are things that I really enjoy and am good at, which I make time for. Who says I have to choose just one, or only do one at a time? …doesn’t matter, I’m not listening!
My career has been a blend of my formal education: psychology and communications.
I specialize in personal growth, resiliency development and individuality advocacy. Currently, I help people sort through a myriad of personal and relationship challenges and crisis situations through 1-on-1 coaching. I’m a public speaker and I provide group training along with my husband, Alfred Edmond Jr on our other platform The Grown Zone, a relationship education company that teaches individuals and group training, but also provides Love and Money training at conferences and as part of wellness training in corporations teaching the financial implications of relationship choices and how it impacts professional life.
I’m a certified Christian minister, although I’m no longer a practicing Christian…clutch your pearls – you, and (still) some family members since I come from a long line of pastors. I’m a certified Heal Your Life™ Workshop Leader (based on the philosophy of Louise Hay). I’m the creator of the temperament study, What Is Your Priority? created to help families get along; to understand and communicate according to each person’s individual design, which significantly increases individual confidence, family unity and minimizes conflict.
Started in broadcasting – a news reporter, radio and television and let me tell ya it quickly loss its glamour. After covering 1 too many murders on the streets of New Orleans in the early 90’s I’d had enough! …of news, not production.
Held a few corporate jobs in Atlanta from human resources to public relations, all depended on my communications, leadership and interpersonal skills while establishing myself as a print, commercial and voice-over talent.
Began volunteering at shelters teaching personal growth and providing job training skills. I wanted more so I began working as traveling trainer for SkillPath International, and I fell in love with seeing light bulbs turn on while training adults teaching professional development and personal growth. Loved the work, but hated the grind. I was literally in a different city everyday – left home on Sunday for what we called a “swing” and wouldn’t return until Friday (if I didn’t get snowed in somewhere, like Sioux Falls, South Dakota).
Somewhere in there I married twice and entered a 2 year ministry education/counseling program. Before graduating I’d already began to struggle with the concepts I’d known and lived, and my life as I knew it began to turn (what I now know as) right-side up though it felt like an utter breakdown. Soon after, I left 2nd husband and everything I knew behind for Los Angeles – LaLa Land – where nobody knew my name and had no expectations of me; where I could get to know me again, freely and on my own terms.
Once I felt grounded and found my center after working many productions I returned home, to New Orleans, where I was when Hurricane Katrina struck serving as Director of Public Relations for the City, under Mayor C. Ray Nagin – *side-eye stare* oooouuu child!
Today, I carry within me the best of all that I’ve been and have been through. I specialize in personal growth (not as optional learning, but as the foundation all others stand on), resiliency development (because the breakdowns of every individual happens when they’re trusting in something outside of themselves rather than developing internal tools to handle whatever life throws) and individuality advocacy (because everybody needs a safe place to just be – where they’re honored, esteemed and respected for their unique design of difference).
For over 2 decades I’ve been known for helping others to understand individual temperaments as a key factor of healthy, productive life management with a focus on, Next Decision Better™, which leaves no room for blame, shame, guilt or criticisms – just progress.
The consistent thread for me is H.E.R.™—Honor, Esteem and Respect—a non-negotiable priority in order to secure happy and fulfilled lives.
For fun and fitness I do CrossFit, at least, 5 times per week – I LOVE IT!
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