Audrey Woodley, known as “The Brand Therapist,” is the CEO and founder of Changing Oasis Inc. and Better Destination Media Inc. Woodley is also a lifestyle blogger, Amazon author, and creator of a brand launch society for service-based coaches.
Rolling out had the opportunity to chat with Woodley about taking risks and talking to her younger self.
As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpowers to be?
My superpowers are being able to teach high school math, and boldly using my gifts to mentor and coach creative entrepreneurs to their unique talents. As a visionary, I’m always using my power to create things that I can’t possibly see being able unapologetically to ask for what I want.
What thoughtful or encouraging piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
The encouraging piece that I would give to my younger self is to listen to my inner intuition, don’t rush success, and learn how to give myself time to heal to be able to make better decisions.
If you could thank any Black woman history maker for her contributions to society, who would it be and why?
There are many, I don’t want to forget about the many trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, Ida. Bells, and Maya Angelou, but for this purpose of Michelle Obama, The 44th first lady, and wife of Barack Obama. Chicago’s South Side Native graduated from Whitney Young. Went to Princeton and Graduate from Harvard Law School. As the first lady, she was able to be the voice for women that were underrepresented and On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls.
What are your thoughts on taking risks? Making mistakes?
Quote, “Failure is success.” Every successful person took a risk. Taking risks teaches you about humility and compassion. Risk takers go beyond the “status quo” because being different is unique. Why ponder, when you are the story.
What three success habits do you implement into your daily routine to maintain your success, sanity and peace of mind?
The three success habits that I keep daily in front of me. Read one of my favorite books, study my craft, and treat myself to the spa.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?
My biggest inspiration is my grandmother, Beatrice Sanders. She pushed me to believe in myself, to finish college and buy the first piece of property.
Describe innovative methods you apply to your leadership role and life.
Creating an authentic online coaching business comes with learning how to balance time and make money while you’re sleeping, and technology has put us in position with a marketing plan, also use platforms like Thinkific & Teachable, and host your Master Classes, Signature Programs & Courses, where you can hold people accountable. I’ve been able to access partnerships with Black Women’s Expo, Fearless Conference, and WomanSpeak where women can lean in and leap into success.
What are the three most important factors of being a successful woman?
The three most important factors being a successful woman, one being able to listen and take constructive criticism, knowing how to build collaborative partnerships, and learning how to ask for help. Successful women are not doing it alone, they have a supportive team, they highly invest in the growth of their success, and they are great with sharing their knowledge.