Dr. Angela Seay: A Beacon of Achievement; An Inspirational Story of a Multifaceted Role Model

Naeem Ul Hassan Kandwal

Holistic Health Practitioners are extremely important because they help people live healthier lives. Everyone wishes to live a healthier lifestyle because it is considered a luxury. Holistic Health Practitioners, also known as Holistic Healers and Wellness Practitioners, use a variety of wellness practices to assist patients in achieving “full body” health goals. They address not only physical health but also emotional, social, cultural, intellectual, environmental, mental, and spiritual wellness. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that Holistic Health Practitioners are the unsung heroes of our society. Dr. Angela Seay, Chief Visionary Officer of D3 Health & Fitness, LLC, is one of these unsung superstars. Dr. Seay is a certified Health & Wellness Coach, Body Contour Specialist, Reflexology Specialist, Reiki Master, Acupressure Therapist, and Education Consultant. She has over three decades of experience and has helped numerous people reach their health objectives and live a happy life. Dr. Seay has eighteen, (18) years of K-12 teaching and administration experience, fourteen (14) in higher education as an assistant professor/administrator of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as fifteen (15) years as an Education Consultant, in addition to being a highly accomplished Health and Wellness Coach. She has an EdD in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, a PhD in Divinity, a PhD in Entrepreneurship, an EdS in Curriculum & Instruction from Concordia, an MEd in Administration and Supervision from the University of West Alabama, a second MEd in Early Childhood Education, Certifications in Teaches of Students with English as a Second Language from Henderson State University, a Women’s Entrepreneurship Certification from Cornell University, and a BS in Early Childhood Education from Concordia. Dr. Seay is a number one Best Selling Author who is also the CEO of Everybody SeAy Read, LLC. I have two beautiful daughters. I raised them and they have become fine young ladies. I worked two jobs to take care of my family, attended school full time and earned several certifications and degrees. Any time I was faced with traumatic experiences, education was my outlet. I am truly a life-long learner. Embracing obstacles can encourage us to think and move differently. Dr. Seay exemplifies the power of embracing obstacles, fostering creative thinking, nurturing resilience, and unlocking our true potential. “I started my business with a focus to help individuals live healthier and happier lives. Educating others is truly my purpose. With only one year as a solopreneur, I experienced a divorce and I walked away with nothing. Not knowing where I would live, how I would survive, walking by faith. He wanted a divorce and asked me to leave “his house” and I did. For two years, I worked in survival mode to take care of myself without a clear plan for my business, just chasing and networking to establish and build relationships to get clients. I have continued to smile, to give, and serve, and encourage others to achieve goals. By God’s grace, I have kept drumming. I missed a few beats. However, my song is still going strong because the beat goes on! I am grateful that my parents instilled in us to never give up! Always stay focused and work to take care of ourselves. And that if we did not make any mistakes, it was an indication that we were not doing anything. I understand that shifts happen in life. When adversity happens, I go deep, find strength from within, learn the lesson(s) and keep moving forward. I thank him and I am grateful for the experience. I have learned several lessons from being in a relationship with him for two decades. The divorce helped me to see who I am and how I neglected myself to be what I thought was the right thing to do and be. I was sidetracked and my focus changed for a little while from what my parents taught us. After going through different emotional phases of being angry, hurt, and sad for a couple of months; I turned my pain into power, educating myself to improve my knowledge and skills as a business owner. Over a six-year span, I have lost my biological parents, stepparents, an aunt who was like a parent. I thought that I was doing a good job with handling the deaths. Because I know that it is a part of the life cycle. When we lost Mother, that really broke me down, really to the “Core.” I became depressed and did not know that I was depressed. I was in a very dark place. From that hardship/trauma, D3 Health Fitness, LLC became official. My mother was a Hair Stylist, and she tried the best she could to tell us to become an entrepreneur. My heart and mind were focused solely on serving in the K-12 sector at that time. When I was working on my first master’s degree. A professor, who was assigned to me as an advisor told me that Education Leadership was no place for me, being a woman and of color. He said, I should focus on remaining in the classroom as an Early Childhood Educator. “That was the place for me.” Tears filled my eyes. I fought them back. I said to the professor, “I am not only going to finish this program, but I am also going to do it early with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.” It appeared that he tried to make things difficult for me. Nevertheless, I achieved my goal and proved my point, specifically for myself. To know that I can achieve any goal my heart desired.” stated Dr. Seay. Despite advancements, Black women continue to experience racial injustice and prejudice; as a result, having role models who motivate them to overcome obstacles is critical. Female role models, such as Dr. Seay, provide guidance and mentorship, assisting young women in developing key life skills and making sound decisions. “To all the incredible young Black women out there, I want you to know that you possess a strength/resilience that is unmatched. You are the embodiment of beauty, intelligence, and limitless potential. In a world that may sometimes try to diminish your worth, remember that you are powerful beyond measure. Embrace your uniqueness and voice and stand boldly in your truth. Your experiences, your stories, and your dreams matter, and your potential knows no boundaries. Never let anyone silence you or make you feel small. Your perspective is invaluable, and the world needs to hear it. So, seize every opportunity and rise above Know that you are deserving of every opportunity that comes your way. Break down the barriers that society has placed before you and refuse to accept limits on your dreams. Your brilliance knows no bounds, and you can achieve greatness in any field you choose. Surround yourself with a network of uplifting and supportive individuals who believe in your potential. Seek mentors who can guide and inspire you along your journey. Remember, success is not a solitary pursuit, and together we can shatter glass ceilings and redefine what is possible. When faced with adversity, remember that challenges are not roadblocks but steppingstones towards growth and empowerment. Your ability to rise above obstacles will inspire generations to come. Believe in yourself even when others doubt you, and let your accomplishments speak for themselves. Above all, remember that self-love is your superpower. Embrace your beauty, both inside and out, and celebrate your heritage and culture. Your identity is a source of strength and inspiration. Embrace it, nurture it, and let it guide you to greatness. The path ahead may not always be easy, but know that you are never alone. Lean on your community, seek support, and empower each other to reach new heights. Your success is not just for yourself; it paves the way for others to follow and creates a ripple effect of positive change. So, young Black women, know that your words are your world. Speak life, positivity, embrace your power, trust your journey, and never doubt the incredible impact you can make. The world is waiting for your brilliance to shine. Go forth and conquer, for you are destined to leave an indelible mark on history,” she advises. Dr. Seay’s achievements are very extensive as an educator and an entrepreneur; far too many to describe in a single article. She has appeared in several publications and on several multimedia outlets: Women of Dignity, Triumphant, Black Family Magazines, and the Dr. “JC” Cooley, It’s Your Life Show, just to name a few. She has earned various honors, including the Women Empowered To Achieve The impossible (WETATi) Creating a Seat and the Table Above & Beyond Service Award 2023, the TIUA Humanitarian of the Year 2023, and the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Community Service Award 2022. Clute Institute for Academic Research Presenter and Best Paper Award 2010 IABR & TLC Conference Orlando, Florida, 2010, Clute Institute for Academic Research 2008 IABR (Business) & TLC (Teaching) Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2008, Nominee for TESOL Teacher of the Year 2014, and Best Professional & Most Dedicated: Nominated by Peers 2011-2013 are among the MANY awards she has received. Dr. Seay is driven by unwavering determination and accomplishments stand as a testament to resilience and innovation. Through her relentless pursuit of striving for excellence, has shattered barriers and transformed impossibilities into milestones. Her journey embodies the power of perseverance, inspiring others to embrace aspirations, overcome challenges, and redefine the limits of what is achievable. A beacon of inspiration, she has established herself as a role model for individuals to believe in their potential and strive for greatness, and possibly Holistic Wellness Practitioners and Education Consultants due to her exceptional accomplishments and broad skills.

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