Angela “ALove” Lewis is an Empowerment Speaker, Visibility Coach, and Publisher residing in the metro Atlanta area. Passionate about helping women use their gifts, talents, and voice, Angela guides their brands with proven strategies that provide the visibility and credibility needed for them to “Elevate and Dominate” in the marketplace.
Her desire to give women a voice and see them share their personal stories to empower others was the catalyst behind her anthology, “I Am a Woman Empowered: Stories of Strength, Resiliency & Triumphs.” Since publishing the book, Angela has assisted numerous others in publishing their work through her company, A & M Publishing & Productions. She is editor-in-chief of the digital magazine iShine Magazine, a curated publication designed to showcase individuals making an impact in the community. In addition, Angela hosts two podcasts, iShine Podcast, and InnerVation: Motivating You From the Inside Out. She believes everyone has a story to tell and should be free to speak their truth. Your voice has power; your voice matters; and your voice inspires change!
Who is Angela Lewis outside of entrepreneurship?
Outside of entrepreneurship, I am a worshipper and praiser of God. He has blessed me to be a wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, and business partner. I love having a good time and making people laugh, but I also love spending time at home with my family, building memories, and of course, thinking of ways to build an empire. Entrepreneurship is such a huge part of who I am that it’s difficult to separate who I am outside of it. I’m always thinking of ways to help others expand their brand and become better.
When did you discover your passion for helping women use their gifts?
I was on the leadership team at a church in 2008/2009, and my primary responsibility was to manage the New Members who joined the church. As I got to know people, I discovered I had a desire to help them use their gifts to pursue their passion and purpose. I would recruit them for ministry positions where I believed they would naturally have the most impact and influence. From there, I would push them outside their comfort zones to do things to enhance their gifts even more. It was easy for me to see their greatness, but I had to position them to see it for themselves.
What has been your greatest lesson thus far in your career? What has been your challenge?
The greatest lesson thus far in my career has been learning to trust the process. It doesn’t matter what things look like; you have to know within your heart that what God has for you is for you, and things will manifest in its appointed time. All you have to do is have faith and do the work to be ready and in alignment when God says so. The greatest challenge has been getting out of my comfort zone and doing it afraid. Good is the enemy of great, and sometimes we get much more comfortable than we need to be. It’s easy for me to push other people and motivate and encourage them. Making that happen for me has been much more challenging.
What message do you hope women take away from your brand?
The message that I hope women will take away from my brand is that everyone has a story to tell and unapologetically unmuting your voice and speaking your truth is the most powerful and liberating thing you can do.
You shared your personal story in your anthology “I am a Woman Empowered: Stories of Strength, Resiliency & Triumphs” what was the inspiration behind creating this project?
For years I carried around a lot of grief and pain over the loss of my father, mother, and sister. I bottled that pain up and kept silent about how I really felt. A good friend told me that there was strength in tears, and it was ok to cry and talk about my feelings. At that point, I realized it was time for me to become unmuted and speak my truth. It was time to share my story about how grief tested my faith. That conversation inspired me to do the anthology, “I Am a Woman Empowered: Stories of Strength, Resiliency, and Triumphs.”
You are an entrepreneur, podcast host, author, editor in chief, and more; what tips do you have for entrepreneurs trying to balance more than one project/brand?
The first thing I would tell entrepreneurs trying to balance more than one project/brand is to be crystal clear on what their vision is. Billy Cox said, “Clarity is power. The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” The second thing is to prioritize tasks accordingly – be productive, not busy. Manage your projects, don’t let your projects manage you! The third thing is to surround yourself with a good team. It’s a definite game-changer. Last, make time for self-care to avoid burnout. You are your biggest asset.
Where do you see your brand in the next 3-5 years?
One of my good friends, Paula Hatton Banis, gave me this blueprint, and it’s where I see myself in 3-5 years.
“Angela Lewis is an international speaker and sought-after women’s empowerment guru with a multimillion-dollar media conglomerate that includes an award-winning publishing company, a global magazine, a media training academy, and a television and podcast network broadcast worldwide.”
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A Pretty Woman Who Hustles is Fierce, Fabulous, and Free. She is a beautifully spirited woman who has faith in God and confidence in herself to unapologetically pursue her dreams while helping others achieve their dreams. Her goal is to leave this world on E. Empty of the Excellence that God has given her.
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