About Intro

I am so thankful you’re here.  If you landed on this page it’s not by accident. It’s because you are currently facing an obstacle and need direction on what you should do next. You feel stuck— In your business, life or relationship, or unclear about what you want.  And that’s okay.

I launched Caressaj.com to help women entrepreneurs and professionals gain the clarity, courage and confidence they need to answer their true calling, fulfill their purpose and recover from —toxic relationships, unfulfilling jobs, failed dreams, broken hearts, damaged self-esteem, all of it.

I’ve helped so many women to get clear on what’s next, recover from loss, heal their hearts and live again.

I’d love for you to join them.

 

But first let me tell you a little more about me.

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I love to see people to win. I am an empowerer to women, motivator, a coach at heart. I believe that beneath your pain lies your purpose.  I believe in the power of possibilities and that life is meant to be lived with passion and in truth.

But honestly? I am once-broken, now-healed woman who wants to help other women be the same.

I was STUCK and in need of a SHIFT…  I had experienced personal loss, failed relationships,  I made poor financial decisions, I wasn’t living my purpose and I wasn’t happy! Make no mistake, no one else knew I was living in hell, not even me. I played it off beautifully. I dressed well and spoke better. I didn’t confront the lie that had become my life until…

I was on the ground, face down on the floor of a Las Vegas hotel suite. I looked in the mirror having to face myself. I needed to get clear about fears, the past, mishaps, and beliefs that were keeping me stuck.

And then…

It was so clear, I thought I was dreaming. Just a few moments before, my ears had been ringing so loudly that I couldn’t hear anything above my own screams, I laid there and I listened.

I realized I wasn’t imagining it. It was voice God telling me to move, to get up, and to stop living beneath my full potential. That I need to face challenges head on and get clear in areas where I felt a disconnect in order to be the business woman I needed to become.

I stopped looking to and blaming everyone else for my bad choices. I grieved the death of my relationship, my dreams and the woman I’d always been. It was a long, tumultuous road. But at the end of it I found the woman I wanted to be.

As I began to share my story, I connected with women and entrepreneurs who were where I was not too long ago. They too were dealing with doubt and discouragement, I knew I had to do something. Today, I reach women all over the country through my programs and online platform. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds.

 

Heres my story

I can speak to you from a place of power, of purpose—of peace—because I’m finally here. Life has taken me to some places and through some things, and it was during some of the most uncertain moments of my life that I discovered my destiny. My life has been this windy road of wondering, who I was, where I should be and what I should do. Yet I’ve always felt this stirring in my soul to help people get to the other side of something—uncertainty, insecurity, loss, heartbreak— or get too something Business, Entrepreneurship, Real Love and Healing. It is always in those spaces, those conversations, those moments, where I feel most alive. Because I know what waits for her on the other side is so possible and so extraordinary.

Love. Lived Dreams. Purpose. Happiness.

And so that has become the essence of my work. Helping women to believe again. To feel alive again. To find the people, the purpose, the life that stirs their souls. To find the courage to chase it and the heart to live it. To have a happy everything.

 

WHAT I WANT FOR YOU                         

Every book, every course, every inboxed love note, every talk that I create is about getting you to your happy. And for me, that means every part of you. Your relationships. Your 9 to 5. Your business. Your body. Your heart. Each and every beautiful piece, inch and space of you. It all makes you who you are. And it all counts.

I want to bring you out. I want to build you up. I want to encourage and empower you to be brave—wherever life takes you. Even when you’re broken. Even when you feel your life is good enough, but you know there has to be more out there for you. Even when you feel like it’s time to peek around the corner of possibility and see where your purpose leads you.

Because I love it when you’re happy. 

 

Official Bio

 

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Caressa J is an Entrepreneur, Certified Professional Coach, Speaker and Mentor. An established expert in personal development, her insight has graced the pages of digital media platforms including Jet Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, the HuffPost, Women of Excellence Magazine, Madame Noire and more.

Through her programs and online platform, she coaches and mentors women on how to make their comeback after dealing with setbacks in their life or business. 

As a Grief and Loss Expert, Caressa travels the country helping entrepreneurs, professionals and families to rebuild after loss, heartbreak, and personal tragedies. 

Known for her authenticity and straight-from-the-hip approach, Caressa connects deeply with audiences, leading them through an intimate, an explorative experience from every stage. Caressa’s passion is fueled by her own pursuit of happiness and freedom. The personal challenges she has faced once seemed insurmountable.  She has loved and lost. She has been beaten and broken. Today, she shares the unedited narrative of her life, inspiring others to redefine their own.  An impassioned speaker, she delivers motivational messages on personal development, women’s empowerment, and entrepreneurship.

Caressa is a vocal social justice and women’s rights advocate, and regularly lends her insight to high-profile tragedies on a national and global scale as a woman activist and media contributor.

She received her Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters of Arts in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Union University.  She has worked in the field of social work, marriage and family therapy, with an emphasis on personal development, female empowerment and grief and loss, for over a decade. 

Caressa currently resides in Washington, DC. Metropolitan area.

 

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NOW ITS ALL ABOUT YOU

Life wasn’t always this hard.

It may be difficult to remember right now, but there was a time when you were truly happy.  You trusted people and yourself. You looked in the mirror and liked what you saw. You loved without reservation or hesitation. Your heart was open to giving and receiving love.

You were free.

And then something changed.

Maybe…

You tried to stand up for yourself, to take your life back, to get out. But they told you no one else would want you, that you had nowhere else to go. You stayed. So now you feel weak.

Or perhaps,

You lost someone or something who you deeply loved. You began to withdraw from the people around you.  So you felt more and more isolated and confused.

Could it be that…

You pursued something you were passionate about and it didn’t work. So now you’ve given up on your dreams. You shared your dreams with someone you trusted.  And they told you it wasn’t possible for you. So you began to believe that you weren’t enough—not sexy enough, not smart enough, not skinny enough. You felt ugly and unworthy, so you started seeking validation from the outside (like men, material things or money) hoping they or it could make you feel better about you. You were looking for happiness, but you felt superficial—fake.

But there’s always a Life Saver…

Somewhere, deep inside, you still hear God’s voice. It’s a faint whisper, urging you to reach out and get help. You feel it.

Today is the day that you listen.

None of it was your fault. You are not alone. You are not weak.

Your dignity is not destroyed.  Your heart can heal. You deserve to be loved.

Don’t be embarrassed by your experiences. Embrace them. You needed everything you’ve been through to bring you to this moment right now. Those struggles shaped you. That pressure molded you, just like a diamond, you, too, were divinely created to shine. The loss was necessary to polish you.

Stop telling yourself that you aren’t enough, because it’s not true. Stop believing what he or anyone else ever said about you. Stop being afraid to love. Stop expecting that someone else will come and put the pieces of your life back together again. Stop waiting for the apologies that will never come.

Forgive them. Forgive yourself. Finally… Set yourself free.

Face your pain.  It is there so that you will heal. Your pain is where your power is.

You were happy once. You can be again. Make the decision. Take the step.

I know you can do it, because I did.

Are you ready? LET’S GO!