Are you determined to sashay passed your mistakes? Are you more than ready to shift into your promising future? Are you ready to live your best life with no apologies or excuses? If you said yes, let’s high step into your future by creating the greatest version of you! Connect with Andrena Phillips, our new life coach, for an enlightening session as you both lock arms to move into your best version of you!
ABOUT OUR GIRL ANDRENA: Andrena Phillips, CEO & Founder of KeepMovinWithAndrena, is a dynamic Master Life Strategist specializing in personal development, Motivational Speaker, and Published Author.
Before you book your first inspirational sesh with Andrena, we wanted to introduce her properly.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
A woman who once struggled to accept greatness lies within her. She once denied who she could be, where she could go and the life she could create. Now she has laughter, joy and peace to see she never give up on herself. You took a chance on you because you believed and leaped look at you now. YOU DID THAT!
What do you do for a living?
After 21 years of being a Nurse, 4 1/2 years in Corporate America I can now excitedly say I leaped into my business full-time! I am working as a Master Life Strategist Professional/Personal Development with several organizations. Speaking on several platforms as a Motivational Speaker, coaching several clients online and developing more projects to align with my mission to empower, educate and enlighten others to transform their lives.
How do you think self-love plays a role in success?
A vital role. If you don’t love who you are it shows up in all areas of your life. How you love yourself contributes to how others will perceive you. I always challenge myself to pour back into me what I fuel others with. If I am empty and feeling neglected, how can I be examples for others to love themselves? Forgetting to love you will set the standard on how others will love you to. Yes, we all want to be successful but what is success if you can’t love the person in the mirror?
How do you think we, as women, can work together to lift each other?
There are so many ways women can empower each other. Start by celebrating the woman standing beside you with kindness, compassion and a cheer. Many times women are known for their cattiness, competition and jealousy but that is not necessarily true. The truth of the matter, every woman wants to be loved, celebrated and acknowledged. I always say “Celebrate the woman standing next to you.” We all have a story and believe it or not we have more in common than we could imagine but if we can just take a moment throughout our lives to tell the women you see striving daily, “I see you,” do you know how that could build her confidence? The support another woman can receive from others also is speaking positive affirmations towards one another. Positive affirmations build and heal a woman to realize just how amazing she is. Remind her, she is valuable just being her. You never know what the woman with jewelry or makeup has been through but she is waiting for somebody else to acknowledge her with a simple cheer, words of kindness and genuine positive actions towards her. My passion to always make the next lady standing beside feel like her superpower, her existence is amazing and without her the world would be missing a precious jewel.
Have you had any adversities that you’ve had to overcome in order to achieve success?
Absolutely! Who says success comes easy? Success comes with a cost. The cost is resilience, tenacity and motivation to keep going when all fails. In order to obtain the success in your life you must believe in you and forget about anything else. Anything worth your sweat and tears will be valuable at the end. I definitely can identify with adversities in me growing my business. When I started my business, I had nothing and I mean nothing. I was unemployed, ended a toxic relationship and a pile of bills staring in my face and I had to decide which way I could go. The funny part of the story was I was at peace and still believed I could make something happen, so I decided to start my own business. I had no money, a business plan laid out and no investors. All I had was the willingness to take my story and my passion to share with others to lift them up and say no matter what life gives you, you still can make it. I birthed Keepmovinwithandrena and guess what? I have been moving since. Adversities and failure are part of the success. What I learned from my struggles, without them you will never understand just how strong, smart and capable you are to keep climbing the mountaintop. Its something about when your back is against the wall you find a strong fight in you.
What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?
So many to speak about. Being a single mother of 3 who are adults living their lives. Showing up in spite of the many failures and disappointments that came along my journey, I almost counted myself out but something inside of my said no, keep going. Confidently living my purpose out loud, embracing the woman I am. Falling in love again with an amazing husband. To sum it all up, experiencing life’s greatest beauty from the mountaintop. Every step was worth it.
What inspires you to keep growing?
I love the fact my life looked one way but it did a turn to a better way. As I continue to grow I evolve into a better me.