Alandria is an award-winning, multi-time best-selling author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She has been featured in major publications such as FOX News, Yahoo Finance, CBS, Forbes BLK, and seen on dozens of billboards from LA to NYC.
As a single parent who has overcome the odds, Alandria has built businesses from the ground up and enjoys teaching others how to do the same. She has successfully coached thousands and looks forward to serving even more.
Those she mentors use her guidance and expertise to shift their businesses and change lives. Alandria is also the founder of a global television network that airs in 200 million homes globally across the US, UK, Canada, and in 100 countries and continents.
We had the amazing opportunity of sitting down with Alandria and discuss business, her journey of entrepreneurship and the road to becoming a best selling author.
Outside of business, who is Alandria?
Alandria is an adventurous person who loves traveling and experiencing new things and meeting new people. I also enjoy down time that includes binge watching shows and lounging on the sofa. I’m a proponent of self care and unplugging from the business to make time for myself.
How did you get your start into entrepreneurship?
I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I remember selling oatmeal pies and dixie cups when I was 8 years old. Once I became older and was introduced to the workforce, I soon realized that I wasn’t cut out for corporate and I needed to figure out how I could create something that allowed me to operate in purpose and gain profit at the same time.
You are now a multi-time best selling author, when did you realize you had a message that needed to be shared with the world?
Writing has always been cathartic for me. Even as a child, I always kept a diary to record my thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately at the age of 15 I lost my first child, and after that experience I really turned to writing as my pen became my best friend. I dealt with extreme anxiety and suicidal ideations, so recording what was going on really helped me in an unexpected way. Writing also helped me to get off of anxiety meds and anti-depressants. After losing children (2) and overcoming things that should have taken me out proved that I had a story worth sharing.
Being a best seller one time is hard enough, what has been the key to gaining best seller status multiple times?
It has been a total blessing. Thankfully I’ve been able to build a solid community who supports everything I do, so whenever a new book is released, I know that I can count on them to grab a copy and refer the book to their respective communities.
You have overcome several obstacles, can you share how those experiences prepared you for where you are today?
Overcoming childloss, suicidal thoughts, and depression was just the beginning of a series of unfortunate events for several years, but my faith in God is what kept me going. The resilience and ability to push despite the pressure prepared me for the role as CEO. Being an entrepreneur can be extremely challenging, and resilience is a key component for sticking with it.
Tell us about your television network, how can creatives get involved?
My network is called The InspireU Network, and our tagline is: Inspiration Fuels the Nation. Thankfully we air in over 200 million homes globally and are on all major podcast platforms. So we have an expansive reach and the testimonials I receive from our viewers is proof that our mission is being felt across the globe. We offer show slots for brand builders, content creators, and thought leaders who want to share their stories on a global scale, without having to deal with losing the rights to their content or being shadow banned on social media platforms. They are also able to monetize their shows. Creators who have their own shows also have added credibility which increases confidence in those they are called to serve.
What can creatives expect once they get a show on the network, what is the intake process like?
They can expect thorough trainings that teach them how to monetize their content while creating opportunities for others to shine. We have an orientation process that goes over best practices and policies to protect their work. They also receive a one on one call with a producer to help them mapped out their season for clarity which leads to a stress free season. They also receive promo flyers from our team so they can advertise their show on their social platforms and their email lists. This comes in handy because not everyone has professional graphic artists on hand. So that is an added benefit we provide to our creators among other benefits.
We are all wondering what is next for Alandria, what can your audience expect from you over the next 2-3 years?
Within the next 2-3 years, The InspireU Network will have a huge multipurpose studio space not only for our show creators but for others to use and create amazing content for their brands as well. The network will produce original shows and movies for families to watch and not have to worry about their children watching anything that could negatively affect them.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A pretty woman who hustles is a woman who doesn’t rely on her looks alone but is a woman of stature and status who never looks down on others but looks back to help others go forward.
To connect with her, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org