Follow These Black Women Life Coaches For Inspiration In The New Year

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


It’s a new year, and whether you are looking to get your finances in order, get out of a relationship or into a healthy one, land a promotion, or all of the above, these life and inspirational coaches will give you the motivation you need to make it happen. These black women have devoted their lives to making sure that you live your best one.


Bestselling author, motivational speaker, and life coach, Lisa Nichols’ inspiring story of turning $12 into millions continues to drive people across the globe to unlock their full potential. Her page features inspiring quotes to move and motivate as well as heartfelt images into her personal life.

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S. Tia Brown is a licensed therapist, journalist, and TV commentator, dedicating her time to helping others overcome obstacles in their lives, especially those around relationships and finances.


Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a bestselling author, a champion for social justice, AIDS awareness, and supporting Black women in politics. From her TED Talk to her Instagram page, you can find inspiration through her own experiences and commentary on pop culture.

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Since 2009 (my decade recap) I've:⁣ ⁣ * Got laid off my fulltime job (2010)⁣ * Looked for jobs on LinkedIn as I consulted (2010-2011)⁣ * Realized my purpose was not to report to the same place every day (2012)⁣ * Wrote a book – I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2015)⁣ * Became a New York Times Bestselling author (2016)⁣ * Got my 2nd book deal on the 3rd anniversary of my 1st book (2019)⁣ * Signed first TV development deal with a major network (2017)⁣ * Founded a national nonprofit organization – The Red Pump Project (2009)⁣ * Closed the doors of that organization (2018)⁣ * Oprah added me to her SuperSoul 100 list (2016)⁣ * Went to Oprah's house for a brunch (2017)⁣ * Was the first person to have an event at the Blacksonian after it opened – 2 days later in the Oprah Winfrey Theater (2016)⁣ * Got my first tattoo (2011)⁣ * Traveled to 30 countries⁣ * Fell flat on my face publicly (a bunch of times)⁣ * Started going to therapy (2017)⁣ * Gave a TED talk that now has 4.6 million views (2017)⁣ * Got paid to travel the world to speak about my story and my lessons – Czech Republic, Ireland, France, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Netherlands, Spain, Barbados, Egypt⁣ * Coordinated and did a group swag surf on the lawn of the Obama White House (2016)⁣ * Got featured in the New York Times (2016)⁣ * Wrote for the New York Times (2017)⁣ * Was on my first magazine cover – Essence (2017)⁣ * Started 2 podcasts – Rants & Randomness, Jesus & Jollof (2019)⁣ * Started my own community network – LuvvNation (2019)⁣ * Founded a learning platform – The Do-Better Academy (2019)⁣ * Retired my mom (2016)⁣ * Loced my hair (2009)⁣ * Cut my locs off (2016)⁣ * Met a guy (2015)⁣ * Married that guy (2019)⁣ * Track booty that Jesus promised me started loading (2019)⁣ ⁣ Grew up a lot, was challenged a lot, fell in love with who I am over and over again and so excited to meet who I will be. I’ve seen dreams I wasn’t brave enough to have come true. I’m grateful for what is ahead. ⁣ ⁣ Thankful for all of it.⁣ ⁣ 📷 Whitten Sabatini for the New York Times

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Self-care is at the center of Lauren Nash’s Instagram page as well as her holistic platform for women of color, Black Girl In Om (BGIO). A certified yoga teacher and wellness advocate, she is devoted to creating a safe space for women to “breathe easy.”

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Los Angeles-based Demetria Lucas is a life coach and author of,  A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-To Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. Nicknamed “The Black Carrie Bradshaw,” Demetria serves up relationship advice and proclamations of self-love.

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Dear Mum: I’m back. Checked into the new hotel. Charged phone. Currently in search of dinner. I’m still jet lagged. I’ll be in bed by 8. It’s just past 6PM here. So. The bench. I’m at the palace, hanging out, right? This Asian lady comes and sits up on me. Her friend lifts her phone to take a picture of the woman. There’s nothing of note behind us. Trees. Grass. I peep what’s happening. I turn my head so my face isn’t in the shot because, um, I’m not a statue or an inatimate object or a damn animal. I am not an object to pose with. Black people are the international symbol of “cool”. (Pause. Remind me to tell you why rappers gotta stop with the N-word.) The photo equals ‘I went someplace and see how cool it was? A black person was there!’ It’s like the “smart Asian” stereotype. Meant as a compliment, but yet and still RACIST! When I turned away, THE B**** GRABBED MY ARM. The entitlement to not just think you can photograph another human like they are a dog, but to touch a stranger! WHO THE F*** DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! Is there some cultural thing I’m missing here? I sucked it up when I was in Singapore because I was on their turf. Istanbul, this side anyway, ain’t theirs to claim. The whole time I’ve been here, everyone has been chill. Actual Turkish folk and everyone else have been minding their light brown business. I flipped around and without even thinking yelled “NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” all up in her face like when Ghost was telling Shawn to leave on #PowerStarz ‘cause “Ma’am, HOW DARE YOU!!!” I scared the living bejesus out of her. It was a scene. Everyone turned and looked to see what the commotion was and I just sat there looking wounded like she’d hurt me and I was trying to recover. (Inner Susan.) She scatters off toward her group. Three minutes later, they circle back, re-position themselves and try to take an “usie” with me in the background. Like I’m a damn plant. Is a picture of a Black person that serious? In other news, I ate baklava for breakfast and washed it with coffee to cheer myself up. Im fine. I’m also putting my hair back in the bun. #seesomeistanbul #seesomeworld

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If you are looking to get your finances right in 2020, turn to Tiffany “The Budgetnista”. #1 bestselling author and self-proclaimed “America’s favorite financial educator”, Tiffany will encourage you to live an all-cash lifestyle with zero debt.           

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LESS than 30 days left in this decade; time to take a real inventory of what’s serving us…and what needs to get CUT! 😅✂️⁠ ⁠ Let’s start with your job… yep, your J-O-B! Does it make the list of things you love? Dread heading to work? Do you feel appreciated? I can’t answer any of these questions FOR you, but I CAN drop some gems on how to secure the job you really, really want.⁠ ⁠ I’m going live tonight at 7:00pm EST for an extra special, FREE CLASS: 3 Steps to Securing your Dream Job in 2020! ⁠ ⁠ Woot woot! Yup, and I’m pulling out the big guns with my FIRE friend and Dream Job expert, Isi Aladejobi, who’s coming to teach. Isi’s a business & career strategist, as well as the founder of Millennial Job Blueprint, a transformative 8-week program that has helped women secure multiple job offers…$13K+ bonuses…and 30% salary increases! ⁠ ⁠ Who said we not ready for 2020?!⁠ ⁠ Click the link in my bio (then the pic of this post) or go directly to https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIVERICHER/ to check us out live TONIGHT at 7pm EST, dropping gems on how to secure the job (and coins) you want and deserve! ⁠THE RECORDING WILL BE PINNED TO THE TOP OF THE GROUP PAGE! ⁠ IMPORTANT: Not already a member of my private Dream Catcher FB Group? Hurry and request access (we get 1,000s of requests a day) and answer ALL the mandatory questions! ⁠ ⁠ Use an emoji in the comments to let me know how you’re feeling about your current job situation?⁠ ⁠ #TheBudgetnista #DreamCatcherGroupFounder #2020⁠

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