We had the good fortune of connecting with Shana Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shana, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born was raised in Brooklyn, NY and my parents are from the beautiful island of Jamaica. As a first-generation American, I have had the privileged of growing up in two cultures, simultaneously. As a young child, I remembered spending my summers in Jamaica. Literally, once school was out for the summer, I would spend my entire summers in Jamaica (3 months) that continued up until 5th grade. Also, there were few Christmas holidays that I would spend time with my paternal grandparents in Jamaica. My childhood was unique through first-hand experience to know and understand my Jamaican heritage. My parents taught me through their actions about strong work ethics, determination, sacrifice, and to believe in the impossible. Therefore, I desire to inspire others through my lived experiences and life lessons to help people to become the best version of themselves.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My coaching began when I was a coaching client that later became a Certified Creative Love® Coach. After my experience working with a love coach, I was on the path of self-discovery (unknowingly). Which, led me to Self-Love. As a Self-Love Empowerment Coach. In my work, it about empowering women to remember their WHOLENESS and Self-Worth through Self-Love.

When I began talking about self-love it wasn’t a topic that discussed as mainstream as today. I’m sure when people hear the word or term self-love, it may sound cliché. At a glance, it may seem shallow, however, self-love has a do with one’s self-image. Which in my process, I like to explore with my clients their core beliefs, assess their love for self, people-pleasing tendencies, way to establish healthy boundaries, help strategies ways to improve their self-love to lead a meaningful life on their terms.

Though I have a clinical background, I hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. My coaching is separated from my clinical work, I specifically, help clients to focus on improving their self-love and very specific areas related to self-love. Coaching is not a therapy session and clients are encouraged to have a proactive approach to the tools/strategies they will learn in our coaching sessions.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I returned to Atlanta in 2018, after being away for five and a half years. When I returned, Atlanta was unrecognizable and still re-learning the city. However, I enjoy being outdoors, so going on hikes, I like Piedmont Park, the Beltline, or visit Meet Up or Eventbrite to see want social activities are happening. Also, I’m a foodie, so I would like to try a food spot I’ve never been to before as an adventure. I’ve to the Ponce city market a few times and I like the vibe, I enjoy the Grant park area which they have a few hidden gems ( The Beacon), the Little Five Points area, Atlantic station.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to my parents for always encouraging and believing in me. Especially, my mother who suddenly passed in 2019, she has always been my biggest supporter/cheerleader. My father, who cultivated my critical thinking skills through philosophical discussions. Since my self-love and coaching journey started in Hawai’i, I want to give gratitude to every person that I encountered and the relationships I’ve experienced. Also, the various coaching programs I’ve invested in that help transformed my mindset and sharpen my coaching skills are great contributors to my success journey. I like to thank my past clients for entrusting me and it was an honor to serve those clients. Also, my friends and associates who supported me through a kind word, support, and simply being in my life. I cannot forget seemingly failures and setbacks that taught me valuable lessons in areas that I needed to improve.

Website: www.selfloveglowup.com

Instagram: G: http://instagram.com/selfloveempowermentcoach

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/shana-campbell-b8676a13

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shanalovecoach

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ShanaLoveCoaching

Image Credits
Daphne Hargrove Photography

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