BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
ChangHER Academy LLCHammond, Louisiana
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:ChangHER Academy is a single women's mentorship initiative. I encourage single women to redefine themselves and strengthen their relationships with God and self prior to entering into a new relationship.
I spent over 15 years in a toxic, mentally and emotionally abusive relationship. God delivered me from that place of bondage. When He freed me, He then released me to go back and help others come out! It is my mission to encourage single women to use their season of singleness to heal, forgive, and build instead of wasting their time twiddling their thumbs waiting for their Boaz.
ChangHER Academy is a 12-week program that focuses on 4 major areas. One of those areas focuses on uncovering the root of "you". In this section, we uncover the root of where many emotional and mental barriers were formed. For most, it happened during their childhood. The lessons and assignments are geared towards uprooting the seeds that have caused many to make unhealthy decisions as it relates to their relational preferences.
What sets me apart is that I lived this and I tell every detail of my actual testimony within the lessons to help the women get a clearer picture of what dysfunction looks like. I tell them about the times I used sex as a tool to get the attention I craved, I share with consequences of those actions, the lessons I learned, and I give them step-by-step tools to destroy that type of thinking.
This is my purpose and my heart's work. I'm a living witness of how life can be so beautiful once you not only come out of a dark place but when you take the time to heal.
THE STORY:I have experienced many hardships in life. From burying 2 babies by the age of 16 to being sexually assaulted then ending up in relationships that caused me to question my desire to continue living life. I found myself questioning God, wondering why I had to endure so much pain. I knew that there had to be something more to life other than suicidal thoughts and depression. One day I decided that I was going to give God my all. I had allowed everyone else to use me, so I decided to give God a try. On my spiritual journey, God began to reveal the reasons why I had gone through so much. I had a powerful testimony and I had to share it. Once I began sharing, I felt free. Like I finally found my purpose. Those open mic nights turned into speaking engagements, which turned into books, then led me to create my company ChangHER Academy.
I have made so many mistakes in life. I candidly share my story in hopes of encouraging someone else to let them know that they too can come out of bondage.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I've received countless awards for things such as bravery, Woman of the year 2018, Mompreneur of the year 2018, but the best forms of recognition I have received has been in the form of testimonies. When I receive testimonies from my clients who were on the break of a mental breakdown but found out about my program and are now thriving and living their best lives. It is the most rewarding feeling ever.
ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES:The greatest struggle I have had in business was believing that I could actually do it. I knew that God had given me the blueprint but I was so fearful I worried about what others would say if I told the real story. I feared a lack of support and insecurities. Once I stepped outside of myself and decided to just go for it, life hasn't been the same.
GLOBAL FOCUS:I would change the minds of those who are afraid to invest in themselves. Many don't understand the power of self-investment. Whether it is investing in education, a business, or fulfilling a life long dream. Whatever it may be, it will be powerful once the person has done their due diligence and invest in self
CONTACT INFORMATION:Alandria Lloyd