Today we’d like to introduce you to Veronica Williams.
Hi Veronica, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I am the Co-Owner of Alliance Seminars Coaching, which is a veteran-owned, faith-based organization that provides clients with motivational speaking, certified workshops, and coaching services. I have always wanted to use my extensive experience as a master-certified life coach, keynote speaker, and certified facilitator to provide clients with expertise in the areas of relationships, empowerment, and purpose. I have been involved in life coaching for many years and my experience has influenced women and strengthened couples throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
I am also a licensed minister and I have been a part of community leadership and relationship building for the greater part of my life, so it was natural to find a way to utilize my gifts, talents, and knowledge to encourage individuals wherever they are in their journey. Additionally, I coach military wives as the spouse of a veteran, helping women maneuver through the challenges that come with a military lifestyle. I have also learned from National Marriage Conferences such as “I Still Do” and participated in the Family Life Council seminar, “The Art of Marriage,” so sharing this valuable information with others was my way of paying it forward.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My journey has not been smooth, and I don’t believe in luck, I believe in blessings of opportunities. I have learned that “your misery produces your ministry.” Throughout my ministry of service, I have discovered that God would have me work in ministry to equip today’s women for tomorrow’s challenges. I have presented at many church workshops for youth leaders, youth retreats, women’s conferences, and round tables that empowered women. What allowed me to connect with other women is the journey that I traveled. Like most women, I survived running my race and becoming victorious. I have also had my share of sorrow and loss. The spiritual gifts that I operate in the most are being an encourager and teacher, as I mentor women of all ages.
One challenging situation that I remember is when I experienced financial difficulty paying back my student loans. Once I began to commit to stewardship financially, God helped me to pay off my student loans in a shorter time frame than expected. I knew that it was nothing but the mighty hand of God making a way out of no way in my situation. Because of the circumstances surrounding my finances, I learned to stand on Ephesians 4:20, “Now unto him, that can do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” My commitment to being a good steward of my finances paved the way for me to live an appreciative life and not return to the same financial situation that God brought me out of. Since then, I have been instrumental in helping young adults and seniors plan a monthly budget, set goals, develop a timeline to get out of their debt, and prepare for retirement financially.
My journey to entrepreneurship has been full of frustration and favor. I have always enjoyed helping people and to be able to do it through keynote speaking, coaching, and workshops allow me to operate in my passion. I subscribe to the quote that success happens when preparation meets opportunities. My preparation has involved studying numerous relationship books such as Love and Respect; His Needs, Her Needs; Sacred Marriage; Sheet Music; the Good Fight, and the Four Seasons of Marriage. These books have allowed me to dialogue freely with couples and create a safe atmosphere for constructive conversations. I also believe that “our destiny is determined by the choices that we make” and each experience carries with it an expectation of sharing the good and the bad, to ensure others do not make the same mistakes that we made.
Growing up in Compton, California, and being in the position that I am in today, has more to do with surrounding myself with positive people who have a contagious, positive outlook in life. It is important to ensure that your inner circle is filled with people who will push you to achieve greatness. There is something to say when you have accountability partners that do not care about your profession, but focus on you as a person and are willing to call you out when you have an imbalance in your life that does not match your personal mission statement. These individuals keep me on track by asking tough questions such as, when was the last time I went on a date with my husband, when did I do something for myself that did not revolve around work or ministry, as well as when did I spend significant, special time with my children. Again, this has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with placing the right type of people in your life that will make positive impacts on you, instead of negative withdrawals from you.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Alliance Seminars Coaching?
Alliance Seminars Coaching is a veteran-owned, faith-based organization that provides clients with coaching services, motivational speaking, and certified workshops. Our mission is to support clients by sharing strategies and skills that strengthen personal and professional relationships. We also collaborate with individuals and organizations to improve leadership skills, which increases the individual quality of life and business culture.
In reference to our brand, we simply have a commitment to excellence, as we perform C.P.R. on lives by providing Clarity, Purpose, and Resilience. We have inspired individuals, couples, and organizations throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area and we look forward to bringing our personal touch to others or their next event.
The call upon my life shifted when I found myself providing advice to married women on a weekly, if not daily basis.
This was ultimately solidified when I was asked by my Pastor to facilitate the very first married couple’s bible study with my husband. Facilitating the bible study took me out of my comfort zone. Based on the numerous books that we read and studied, I knew I would have to become transparent about my marriage at certain times. I started out as the one that would not discuss my marital situation. My parents always told me to keep people out of my marriage and take any concern to God in prayer. However, I found out that some of my experiences could be a blessing to help other couples learn how to deal with one another during challenging times in their relationships. This has led to one of the biggest services that come out of Alliance Seminars Coaching.
Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Favorite books that I would recommend are:
- The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
- A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
- A Woman’s Walk With God by Elizabeth George
- Becoming A Vessel God Can Use by Donna Partow
- Walking In Total God Confidence by Donna Partow
- Living In Absolute Freedom by Donna Partow
- Standing Firm by Donna Partow
- Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
- His Needs, Her Needs by William Harley Jr.
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