I AM YOU
The "I AM YOU" videos are a collection of relatable motivational stories from women from across the globe who have faced life hurdles and have prevailed. It is a powerful message of support for those who are facing similar challenges to understand that they are not alone.
Why are we doing these video series?
It brings hope.
It strengthens others
It supports those who feel alone
It can be healing and empowering
It brings awareness
It clears judgement, taboo and demolishes stigma
It encourages others to seek help
It will reach all who are suffering in silence and fear.
Listen to many of our powerful women who contributed their time & wisdom to support our initiative.
Listen to their journey, their lives, their stories..
Stories are powerful and so are you.
Wendy McCarsky - I AM YOU -Hearts of Change
Healing journey after abuse.
Wendy shares her pearls of wisdom and support on her life experience in being a victim of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence.
Wendy: "My Intelligence was attacked. My spirituality was attacked." "You will find yourself again"
Wendy McCarsky is from the United States and has done her Master's in social work
“The perpetrator threatened my life if I told” ~ Laura Staley
“I learned at a very young age who I needed to be on the outside of our home and what I was experiencing from the inside was outer turmoil, deep shame and a lot of terror” ~ Laura Staley
“As children we often blame ourself, if I were just the most kindest perfect little girl, these individuals would never behave so badly to me” ~ Laura Staley
Laura Staley who is from Black Mountain, North Carolina USA, is the founder of Cherish Your World & a columnist with BizCatalyst360. She passionately supports people thriving by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, and life. Laura is the published author of four books: Abundant Heart: Thoughts on Healing, Loving, and Living Free, Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves.
I AM YOU- Oluwatoyin Phyllis Wiggins-HEARTS OF CHANGE: How do I overcome & find the why of my life?
"We are all living a story. Stories that are unique to each and every one of us. Im just a women who found grace”
"I went through almost severe depression. A depression that changed my life course forever”
“I know my scar is my testimony” ~Oluwatoyin Phyllis Wiggins
Oluwatoyin Phyllis Wiggins is from Nigeria, Africa. She is the Youth Development Coach, Team Lead and Founder of Toyin Wiggins Centre For Leadership and Mentoring initiative. She is also the CEO of Carriage Studios.
Nienke van Bezooijen -I AM YOU- Hearts of Change; Your Heart Knows Best.
"I AM not the trouble I've been through in life. From becoming paraluyzed at the age of 17 , caretaker at the most critical times for 6 family members. Including my autistic daugher and suicidal depressed partner. I am not my braintunmour, I live with it.
Life taught me: I can love to the level of self love, I can communicate to the level of self awareness and be as I am to the level of healed trauma.
Nienke van Bezooijen is a globally recognized public speaker, international leadership mentor, best selling author & TEDx Speaker who produced this video to support Hearts of Change's initiative.
“With in our Imperfection there is Perfection.” "Its about talking to the little one thats inside you" ~ Dr. Anita Caprice
Dr. Anita Caprice Powell, Msc.D., is mom of Beautiful twin daughters, two Beautiful sons (in-law), and grandmom to Beautiful Precious five. She is Global Chair with ALL G100 Oneness & Wisdom, ALL Ladies League G100 She is also the founder: TAPN2U Movement, LLC / Empowerment thru Spoken Word Poetry - TAPN2U Foundation
I AM YOU - Ana Rodríguez García - HEARTS OF CHANGE: Transform your life in Abundance & Wealth.
“We do deserve abundance and wealth”
“As women we always we very often put everyone else's need over ours” “We end up giving up who we are” ~Ana Rodríguez García
Ana Rodríguez García is Based in Ireland. She is an Expert in Financial Freedom and Wealth Generation where she educates and supports individuals, companies and investment clubs to pick companies of high quality as per her TICN 4x4 system. She is the Podcast Director for "Empowered Supernova"
Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann- I AM YOU -Hearts of Change: Healing from a Malignant Narcissist Mother.
“What is important as women is that we respect each other and really stick together to support each other we would be further of the quest to be equal human beings with Men” ~Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann
Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann HDipCTh is a chromotherapist from Vienna, Austria and the founder of the COLOR LIGHTS world project. Gabrielle is also the President of International Light Association and the pioneer of holistic color consulting and color/light therapy since 1987. She is an author and speaker and works worldwide in the field of holistic color therapy.
Cordelia Gaffar- I AM YOU - Hearts of Change ~ My self nurturing journey in unveiling the hijab as a muslim woman.
"At the end of the day, whose talking in your head when they’re not around?" ~ Cordelia Gaffar
Cordelia Gaffar is the Ultimate Joy Monger. She has created a process she calls Replenish Me ™ to help you transmute fear, rage and anger into Joy. In one of her eight books, Detached Love: Transforming Your Heart Do That You Transform Your Mind, she breaks down the Replenish Me ™ process through her research, client stories and her personal vulnerable shares.
Dr. Celina Pina Shemo- I AM YOU -Hearts of Change: Childhood trauma from divorce and loss.
"I was the quiet child who would think a lot. I was that child that quit and lost the desire to achieve. All because my mom wanted to divorce my dad." ~ Dr. Celina Pina Shemo
"I was that child that became invisible." ~ Dr. Celina Pina Shemo
Dr. Celina Pina Shemo is From Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts USA & the Chief Executive Officer at VGI MENTAL HEALTH.
She is an International Best selling author of "Five Keys to Emotional Oneness; the Emotional Detox System." and is a demonstrated global leader in Emotional Mental Health.
She is a speaker and on boards of many international organizations and Non-Profits including being on the Board of Advisors for Hearts of Change.
Gladys Mutsopotsi Shumbambiri -I AM YOU -Hearts of Change: Retrenchment/Unemployment lead to Greatness
“From 2011 to 2012, I did over 5000 applications trying to get a nice job… a good paying job and I did not get any job from all those 5000 applications”
"Use that pained moment to become a prized moment" ~ Gladys Mutsopotsi Shumbambir
Being retrenched (laid off from employment) spearheaded Gladys's journey in becoming financially literate where today she educates and empowers other women to become financially independent, encouraging them to start small businesses. This is Gladys's story.
Gladys Mutsopotsi Shumbambiri is from Zimbabwe, Africa. She is the Chief Executive Officer of IBC Microfinance, Zimbabwe, a senior economist & business consultant with broad experience in all aspects of macroeconomic analysis, monetary analysis, IMF/ World Bank meetings, economic research and macroeconomic database and micro finance management.
Dee Russell Thomas ~ I AM YOU: Imposter Syndrome & Empowering the self
Dee Russell Thomas speaks on the grips of "Imposter Syndrome" and her journey of self love & empowerment.
Dee Russell Thomas is the Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, England, Global Goodwill Ambassador Child Welfare Chair UK and has over 30 years of experience in the UK and oversea as as educational consultant & International Inspector.