264. Andrea Johnson – Intentional Optimism, Growing Up in a Missionary Family, Being a Pastor’a Wife


I’m Andrea Johnson, and I’m an Optimism Expert and Professional Encourager. My mission of helping others find true freedom is expressed through coaching, motivational speaking, podcasting and building a global community of women, growing through following my six tenets of Intentional Optimism. I spent my entire childhood and adolescence battling weight gain and, ultimately, bulimia and depression. As an adult, I found several tools to help me manage, including gastric bypass surgery, years of antidepressants and counseling. In 2008, I was diagnosed with early menopause (at age 37), and told I had a 13% chance of a live birth using IVF. Then, in Feb. 2017, my mother finished her 15 year fight with breast cancer, and I finally sat down and truly walked through all the pain and anxiety and emerged, as if from a crucible, with a new life philosophy – Intentional Optimism. Now, I teach others to grow, lead and succeed, using the six tenets of (Optimistic, Present, Courageous, Energetic, Wise and Intentional), through coaching, speaking and training. My mission is to empower other women who have been told they are “too much” or “too strong,” to be as BIG as they are created to be. Women lead in unique and glorious ways, and I’m here to help them do just that. Never underestimate your impact on those around you. We all lead at every level, in any area, using your unique gifts. We are the answer, and the role models for future generations. Additionally, I am certified by the John Maxwell Team, an international Leadership Coaching organization, and her personal philosophy, Intentional Optimism, is a comprehensive approach to Personal Growth and Leadership Training viewed through the lens of hope. 

Resources: ● Website: http://www.theintentionaloptimist.com ○ Individual Coaching ○ DISC Assessments and Personal Growth Plans: http://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/DISC ○ Team Training and Development: Andrea Johnson – The John Maxwell Team ● Facebook: ○ Andrea M. Johnson ○ The Intentional Optimist ○ Private Facebook Group – The Intentional Optimist: Building a global community of women helping and mentoring other women. ● Linked In Andrea M. Johnson ● Instagram The Intentional Optimist

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