We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angela, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought processes behind starting my own business was that I was more aligned and in tune with my vision than that of my employer. I had an epiphany that I will never become the person I envision by doing something that isn’t fulfilling. My passion lies with helping women discover their inner genius that’s been lying dormant due to self-sabotaging beliefs. It is my life’s purpose to help them realize their life’s purpose. That is what fuels me and drives me each day. That’s why I decided to move forward with starting my business. It gives me the freedom to flow in my God-given zone of genius.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a certified professional coach with a CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) certification, and an Amazon bestselling author. I help Christian women break out of self-sabotaging beliefs using faith based principles. My mission is to help them flow in their God given zone of genius. I have a 6-week transformation course (Master Your Mountains) that will launch this August. I’m super excited about launching my very first online course. What I believe sets me apart from other mindset/transformation coaches is that I literally use the word of God as the foundation for their transformation. In addition, the women who take my course don’t have to be bible scholars to understand or implement the lessons. However, they must be prepared mentally for the journey. I am where I am today because I identified my “why” and that has been my driving force. Once you understand your “why” nothing can stop you. It hasn’t been an easy journey nor a short one. I was faced with many obstacles, distractions, and challenges. Most recently, with the passing of my Father. When he died, a part of me died. I wanted to cave in and quit, but the one thing that keeps me going is my “why”. Why I started this journey to begin with. I also know that my Father would not have wanted me to quit. I know he’s smiling down and cheering me on. That gives me the strength and tenacity to finish. When I feel challenged, I have an awesome support group which consists of amazing friends, family, spiritual mentors, and business besties. I lean on them in times of hardship and mental overloads. It has been a blessing. I would say the lessons I’ve learned along the way is to be consistent, do something different if you want to see change, and to remember why you started because there will be days that make you want to quit. Tyler Perry said it best, he said, “sometimes the dream must carry you.” This is so true. What I would like the world to know about me is that I’m just a girl from Shreveport, La. that decided to remove the labels that people placed on me and went for all my dreams. I’m on a mission to do the same for women who look like what I’ve been through. So, watch out world…here I come!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wow, this is a hard one because I have so many favorite places. An ideal itinerary would be to go to the Galleria for some retail therapy, then maybe the Alamo-Las Colinas for a great movie, and Gloria’s for dinner. I love the Bishop Arts District, so we would have to hang there for sure. The Rainbow Vomit Museum would be another place we could visit. Breakfast at Snooze AM eatery, lunch at the Shake Shack, and dinner at Yard House. There’s also a favorite Jamaican spot I love called Café 214. I could go on and on because Texas is huge and there’s so much to see and do, but I think that sums it up for me.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out my two amazing coaches, Ese Eniwumide and Alease Michelle. These two women have been instrumental in getting me where I am today. It is with their guidance, insight, knowledge, and strategies that I was able to identify my niche and target audience. Once I discovered “my lane” I was able to create something amazing for the women I was called to serve. For that I am truly grateful.

Website: www.payhip.com/angelamotivates
Instagram: @angelamotivates
Twitter: @angelamotiv8
Facebook: Angela Williams
Youtube: Angela Motivates
Other: www.masteryourmountains.com

Image Credits
For Beauty Sake-Tavia Whitlowe Photographer