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Unfortunately, I wasn’t always able to see myself as worthy of achieving greatness. I grew up repulsed by own reflection, I have suffered with depression since the age of 19 and for most of my life there was a loud voice living inside my soul convincing me I was worthless.

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I’m LaKitia Woodard born and raised in Chicago Heights, IL which is 30 minutes outside of Chicago. The oldest of 14 siblings which makes me the first in the family to do many things such as: graduate from college then go on to obtain a MBA Global Management. Additionally, I’m a speaker, Sister Coach, and future Author. My first self-published book will be released in November 2017.

Our normal every day family life changed on Sunday, March 29th 2015. It was a beautiful day outside and my kids were outside playing. My husband and I were enjoying my parents company while the kids were enjoying the fresh air. A while after being outside, my son came running home trembling from head to toe. The only way I can describe his trembling is to compare it to the shakes you get when you are trying to break a fever. He continued to say my friend is shot, my friend is shot. We had no idea how real that comment was until moments later.


RYC: TaShala Boyd

The most significant turning point was when I turned 25 years old. I was an avid risk-taker. At that age, I had decided to quit my career as a correctional officer and move to Atlanta from Ohio to further my education and start a new life. I was terrified of the "new". But I was determined to live out my dreams! Little did I know, God was bringing me to an unfamiliar territory to break me down and rebuild me.


I’ve had two defining moments in my life. The first was becoming a mother and the second was becoming a business owner. Becoming a mother was something I would never say that I was prepared for or could ever be prepared for. If you’re not a mother but becoming one, let me just tell ya, put down the books and just flow through life. You’ll be happy that you did!


RYC: Abused But Standing

Before I met evil, I was a lot of things. I was happy and confident. Smart and funny. A single mom of two. I was independent. I was artistic. I was a beautiful and strong woman. I loved life and had never been afraid of it.

Meeting evil changed all of that.

In 2009 the world turned upside down when my husband, a strong and gorgeous man, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. All the treatments in the world—and we tried them all--couldn’t save him.