My name is Brandi. If there is one thing I know after the battles I have fought in my life, it is how to rise above your circumstances and create the life you want for yourself! I won't bore you with all the details, but I will tell you that I lost myself completely. Even though I had a strong foundation of confidence and self-love as a child and adolescent, life's circumstances tore it to pieces in a few short years. Luckily I had been building a network of strong individuals over the years who gave me the perspective I needed to find my inner strength again. I learned there was still some fight in me, and I emerged from my ashes like a Phoenix Rising!
Once I started telling my story, I realized how many women were fighting the same fight! The Reclaim Journal is a compilation of everything that brought me from zero to hero in my own life! I cannot wait to share it with you! And my Brainspotting for Breakthrough Coaching Program is amplifying results for women who know they were meant to live a better life than what they are experiencing now. When integrated, these programs are helping women Heal for Real and Reclaim their Sparkle!
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and after my parents divorce I was raised in Craig, Colorado. I am so proud of my southern roots, however I am thankful for the small-town "hick" life I was provided in the wild west! I appreciate the outdoors and have a deep respect for wildlife and nature. I also have a very passionate love for southern cuisine and live music!
My family is my rock. My mom, sisters and I can be silly, yet classy. Laughter is our favorite memory. My father taught me how to work hard and never give up on your dreams, being an entreprenuer his whole life. My step-father taught me about honesty and loyalty and how to treat a lady. I can go on and on with the rest of my extended family, espeically my Pappa, who is the best man I've ever known, and the beautiful woman he married! But then that would turn into a novel by itself!
I became a mother in 2014. Now I have 4 little humans to raise as a single mom and it is tough but extremely rewarding. Their ages are 8, 7, 5 and 3, so those of you with kids know exactly what that means for my sanity! ;)
But I've learned more about life from those little munchkins than anywhere else and I am forever grateful for that. I would not be the woman I am today without them.
For fun, I love to golf. It is something I could do every day of my life! And on top of that, I have found someone very special to share that hobby with. He is my calm in the storm. I can take one look into his eyes and the entire world seems to fall into place. I have never known that to be real outside of the Hallmark movies I used to make fun of. I know now what all the fuss is about!
After graduating high school I went on to earn my Bachelor's in Science at Louisiana State University and I am a die-hard fan! Geaux Tigers! Forever LSU!
I was a stay-at-home-mom for 5 years and then began working again to support my family. As a fitness and networking goal, I started participating in beauty pageants! To my surprise, I was chosen as your Ms. United States 2021 in October! The women I was competing with are absolutely powerful and classy human beings and I'm so blessed to be in their circle.
In March of 2021 I started Krav Maga classes. I was a little leary of some connections in my life that turned sour and felt the need to be able to protect myself should the opportunity arise. This has easily become one of my passions! One day I hope to own my own Krav Maga gym and be an instructor. I currently have my yellow belt and I plan to earn my orange belt in 2022. Cheer me on! I recommend EVERY woman and even every man to at least try one Krav class! It's always too early to learn until it's too late! Better safe than sorry.
Shortly after that I discovered Brainspotting in therapy. I was completely healed of my PTSD symptoms including anxiety, depression, self-doubt, imposter syndrome and even relationship trust issues. Now I offer Brainspotting to ALL of my Coaching clients! You can find out more on the Coaching and Brainspotting pages!
I'm not sure what else you'd like to know about me but I'm always open for questions! Please reach out! I'd love to chat about YOU!