Author: Andrea Amador


  My name is Andrea Amador and I am an abuse survivor. I’ve  endured things like family members in prison, losing loved ones because of illness and death, leaving college to run a family business, allowing people to take advantage of me financially and emotionally and tons of other experiences that have made me who I am. For years, I allowed a lot of those experiences to give me an excuse not to play the game of life.  I allowed my demons to keep me in prison and locked up from the world.  I used to hide from people.  At my top weight, I was 212 pounds. Daily, I stuffed my emotions and fed my pain feeling sorry for myself.  Deep down in my heart ,I did not trust most people and was angry all the time.  I was miserable. I allowed that to run my life up until two years ago. I was 40 at the time. That was when I decided to make a change. The reason that I stand before you today is because I have had so many people in my life who have always been there for me.  I dedicate my work to them. Approximately 29 years ago, my father introduced me to some of the concepts that demonstrated the power of a human mind.  Now having fully benefited and after having used many...

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From BRAVE to JUICY!!!!!

Hello my dear friends, I’ve missed you all. I hope that you have had a wonderful summer. I’ve been a busy little bee since I last saw you all in April. Now I am humming along. In September, I will be doing a series of personal growth workshops for women at a local Adult Ed Community, also developing a Self Esteem workshop series for local pregnant teenagers in the county and in October, I have plans of doing many of those same workshops and expanding them to other women in regions including Manhattan. By February, I will be doing a workshop for the Learning Annex and presenting it at 4 of their locations, New York, Minneapolis, San Diego and Los Angeles. As many of you know, after I got certified as a coach, I had a tremendous realization that I did not want to focus my work on incest survivors. That was a heartbreaking realization. It led to several months of tremendous sadness and depression. I had no clue how to proceed. I had already created the corporate name, Brave People International, Ltd. and felt deeply tied to the name for several reasons. I’ll share that story in more detail in future posts. Jana Stanfield: “Andrea, You Are A Powerful Speaker” I still can’t believe that it was just a year ago, when I first met Jana. Jana Stanfield is a...

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