Updated: May 30
In the midst of the pandemic, the award-winning speaker, host, coach, strategist, author, and podcaster, Ayana Blount, known professionally as The Passion Strategist, birthed her own passion project now known as The Passion Strategist Enterprises. TPS was created to build confidence and provide direction for creative entrepreneurs by providing clarity, connecting them to accountability, and developing strategies for success through teaching and creative centric coaching that uses passion to fuel action. It is the home of the Passion Strategy Academy for established visionary CEO’s and the Creative Clarity Community for emerging creative entrepreneurs. Ayana provides a safe space to learn how to stop hitting their heads and start hitting their goals.
Ayana Blount helps you to get the K.E.Y.S.™ to success, unlock the door, and unleash the winner within. She has collaborated with creatives and entrepreneurs, as well as community advocates and thought leaders to coordinate events, facilitate workshops and training seminars, and present keynote speeches and more for clients across industries using her signature Success Over Sabotage (SOS)™ strategy to define visions and execute winning outcomes. Ayana delivers knowledge-based content in an emotionally intelligent and transformational package that calls the hearer beyond limiting beliefs into limitless success.
How did the name “The Passion Strategist” come about?
As I decided to turn my pastime into a profit, I really had to sit with myself and think about what I was actually doing and how I could capture it in a way that would reflect the vision of my gift activated in the frame of a business. Being a creative and a person who loves words to my core, this name mattered. It had to say something that would resonate with the people who would be influenced and impacted by the work I was doing. When I got quiet and just listened I heard it…. I have a passion for creating strategies that help other people win. The name and the work were the perfect pairing. The Passion Strategist.
What are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about seeing other people embrace their authenticity, discover their unique gift, and unleash their greatness by giving themselves permission to show up and serve unapologetically what they have to give to the world.
What went into your decision to change careers in healthcare administration into human resources?
I would liken it to deciding to leave being a specialist to become a primary care doctor. I saw many people sick and tired of living from frustration looking for a prescription to cure this sickness of the mundane. I decided I could do more good on the preventative side by prescribing the vitamins of passion, proper placement, and investing myself into the stock of human capital helping people discover what they were gifted at instead of guilted into. The long-term effects and sustainability of success were undeniable when addressing the root cause proactively instead of dealing with the bitterness resulting from barrenness from a fruitless career.
As an award-winning speaker, host, coach, strategist, author, and podcaster we would love to know what keeps you motivated?
What keeps me motivated is the opportunity I have to encourage and empower someone everyday with the gift of my voice in oral or written form. I get to be a part of the positivity we so need in the world today. When you discover your gift and where you are supposed to give it purpose and passion become an unstoppable force that together fuel action.
What do you believe is your purpose in life?
I believe my purpose is to inspire others to aspire to evolve into their most authentic, brilliant, confident self with consistency that does not apologize or quit.
What are some of your latest projects you are proud of and what upcoming projects are you excited about?
I am extremely proud of the recent release of my podcast Creatives Unscripted and elated to share my upcoming book Dear F.E.A.R. dropping just in time for the holiday season in 2022. I also have some signature events simmering along with a tour that you do not want to miss!!!! You have officially been given the exclusive sneak peek of things to come here at The Passion Strategist.
What else would you like our readers to know about you?
I would like to leave the readers with one of the philosophies I’ve adopted along my journey to success. I’m a firm believer that if you stop focusing on who’s in your lane and start being grateful for who’s in your corner you will find that you have exactly what you need for your next win.
How can we keep up to date on social media?
I would love to invite everyone to connect with me @thepassionstrategist on IG and Facebook @passionstrategy on Twitter and Clubhouse and subscribe to join the tribe at www.thepassionstrategist.com
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