I AM IN WITH LIFE'S JOURNEY...
I find myself always looking for the perfect words to describe exactly who I am and what I do. But what I find easiest to share is what I love most about life.
We all journey through life’s peaks and valleys, but it is during these highs and lows that we can experience self-discovery and fulfillment. For most of my life I thought I was an extrovert. I’m completely unreserved and I love people. But while working in a very unique corporate Human Resources role, I discovered I am what is commonly referred to as a “social introvert”. I find strength in being in my own company. In fact, I am my happiest and most creative self when alone.
What’s crazy is that most of my life I’ve been operating in roles outside my personality. Everything I have done has involved extreme group activity, being a team player and having a career in influencing, coaching and serving others.
This new understanding of my personality put me on the path to find peace in my life. For the last six years I have been able to build a 7-figure business working from my natural space because of the uniqueness of social media platforms. I am able to connect with hundreds daily, yet have full control to go inward and to myself at any point in time. And in these six years I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with myself, leading to intentional personal growth, genuine relationships and a skill set that I find uniquely assigned to me.
In a world full of timelines, news feeds, newsletters and google, it can be overwhelming to find the balance between who you are supposed to be and who you truly are – the most authentic version of yourself; because we’ve become tainted by the noise that “inspires” us daily.
WHO IS ALENA…?
I’m a HBCU graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. After graduating FAMU, I did what most business students do – I got a prestigious corporate job, paying good money in my dream city of NYC. After watching the movie Eat, Pray, Love way too many times, I decided that I was ready to escape the rat race and find something that fulfilled my passions and somehow paid my bills. I became very committed to my spiritual walk and practices. And focused on understanding my beliefs while manifesting my dreams.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS EVERYTHING YOU GOT...
In the early part of 2018 I launched my podcast series “The Reminder Remedy”. The podcast has become the perfect medium for me to merge my love for teaching and developing others; connecting with the brightest and the best; and sharing my unsolicited opinion that no longer fits on the 30 second clips of social media. But it was in 2013 during the most transitional period of my life to date, I became aware of my podcast’s now tagline “Everything you need is everything you got”. While trying to make sense of how my life was unfolding, I learned that God equipped me at birth with what I needed to fulfill his purpose. And what’s more… my journey through life was just going to allow me to discover it more and more with each assignment.
LOVE, FAMILY, AND UNMASTERING MOTHERHOOD...
I am a wife and mother to three kiddos ages 4 and under. My happy place is a room full of family, friends and food. Life looks a lot different and gone are the days of me living in NYC in search of love and labels. I now find I can spend hours talking about all things mom related. With my “UnMastering Motherhood” segment I discuss the secret society of motherhood and parenting. I’m extremely passionate about childbirth education and postpartum care/therapy.
I believe the key to life and business is being your authentic self. Being true to myself and trusting my journey has led me to a love of teaching others how to identify their key characteristics and find peace.