I am inspired by, women of Color that change the game with the power of their purpose. -Nicole Redmond
I AM Chosen, Co. is an organization that provides avenues of success for people willing to shift their mindset and behavior to confidently walk freely in their God-given purpose. I AM Chosen, Co represents me to the fullest. Knowing my brand and what I represent is essentially knowing who I am and what God has Chosen me to do in this lifetime.” Nicole Redmond
Nicole Redmond, is the founder of I AM Chosen, Co. She is a Pillar Coach, a Financial Misfit, Author, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Mindshift Motivational Speaker, Mental Health (Conscious Mental Awareness & Awakening – CMA2) and Domestic Violence Advocate and Victor.
A Pillar Coach uses life experiences, spiritual wisdom, practical application entwined with purpose, gifts and talents to mentally rebuild people from areas of life that have been negatively impacted. There are three key pillars Coach Red uses as foundations to rebuild God’s people. Those three pillars are Spiritual-Mentality, Wealth & Abundance (Finance) and Holistic Wellness in both personal and business.
She is a published best-selling author: The Money Code and How to Crack It and Grief to Grind. Presently, she has an upcoming co-authored book release entitled: Behind the Rank, Vol III. She is currently finishing up book projects: Walk In My Words Or Ride In My Back Pocket & You Are Chosen, Own It.
She is a Veteran of the United States Army and active in her community. She is a mother of an artist, Deloris Rose, and faithful and devoted wife. She believes in family, marriage, abundance, and legacy.
Nicole Redmond is chosen to be a lead people to live abundant lives through coaching of wealth-abundance teaching, knowledge and application; poetic shifting and inspiration, Mindshift motivational speaking and community work. She is chosen to speak for the voiceless. She is chosen to lead people to a legacy of growth and success.
Nicole shared this when asked why she started her business,
That is a journey of a discussion. In a nutshell, I started by business and brand because it was a personal testament and journey of my own. My goal was to ensure individuals who needed assistance with increasing their credit scores didn’t have to go through the hardships that I had to endure due to lack of financial knowledge, the consequences of an unplanned divorced, and poor financial foundation (upbringing). God was just starting me on this journey. At this stage, I thought I had the secret formula to repairing credit. HA! I shake my head as I think about this.
My first divorce impacted my household going from over 100k a year to under 70k a year with the same expenses. Child care, house note, car note, utilities, credit cards, loans, unnecessary debts for taking out unnecessary loans to live a lavish lifestyle. My ex and I were both ignorant with money. Worst, our personalities were oil and water. This included me having serious co-dependency issues from his abusive treatment, depression, and insecurity about myself.
Fast-forward, working as a Government contractor, I had a Top-Secret clearance, which requires a re-evaluation of your clearance status every couple of years. I was NOT thinking about my credit at all because I was just trying to SURVIVE and take care of my young daughter at the time. When it was time for my investigation, my clearance was temporarily suspended because of things on my credit report. Talk about a nightmare. I literally had a stress headache almost every day during this process.
Long story short, I was forced to learn, to fixed, to apply and continue to make changes in how I managed my personal finances. I initially got into the credit repair business through a well-known multi-level-marketing company (MLM) which turned out to be an eye-opening experience both internally and externally. I ended up leaving the company because I learned that most people who needed their scores increased really needed a financial overhaul of educating. A lot of people suffered from a minimal financial knowledge which impacted their behaviors and mindset as an adult. Additionally, the company was selling a one size fits all plan and you can’t apply one size fits all plan when it comes to wealth. Especially when every household and individual has different financial needs and problems.
So, I began the process to learn more about finances from the level of coaching someone shift their thought process into a wealthy (abundant) mindset instead a survivor’s mindset. That portion of my business has now grown because I have grown. It is now the second pillar under my brand as a Pillar Coach (see bio). I am currently building an online platform called the Real MMA (Mindshift, Manifestation and Abundance) which will include unique and realist courses in the area of wealth and more.
Collectively, my business and brand represent three pillars. Spiritual-Mentality, Wealth & Abundance and Holistic Wellness. When you think about a Pillar, you think about something strong holding something up (like a structure) A home can stand firm without first building the foundation and the frame. This was a very evident problem that I saw in most of my clientele. They lacked the foundation and the fame of a wealth mindset to know how to live abundantly. Each of those pillars represented areas in my life that I had struggled with. It is still a day-to-day process to be “perfected or mastering” your craft and ensuring my foundation doesn’t have cracks and if it does then to repair it asap.
After several years of struggling with my purpose because I had gifts in talents in different areas that brought me joy, I asked God…How can I do all these things and maintain a business without being all over the place? He responded with…You are Chosen. Then I responded with… “I AM CHOSEN!”
I AM Chosen to do spoken word, write poetry, and publish books.
I AM Chosen to educate individuals, families and communities about the importance of leaving a legacy behind and not a liability.
I AM Chosen to speak for the voiceless when it comes to Domestic Violence and Mental Health.
I AM Chosen to live a long and prosperous lifestyle by changing the health meter in my environment and what I intake in my body through obedience, discipline and fasting.
I am a Women. I can be anything at anytime and own it like a Boss.
I AM CHOSEN.
So now, I am strategically building my brand in a way that it will work for me and not the other way around.
This is only the beginning…stay tune…there will be more.
P.S. If my crazy self has been Chosen by the Most High…Trust and believe you have been Chosen as well. Get to work”!
Being in business since 2004 has been full of change and transition. Nicole credits her unbreakable no-fail attitude. “I am bless to say I don’t know what it is too fail. My mom and I were not the best of friends but she has worked her ass off even to this day. Her work ethic has taught me that if you want the best things out of life, you got to work for it. There have been many people in my life, including myself that wanted me to fail. Owning my purpose and understanding that I AM CHOSEN for something greater, I can’t afford to fail. There is a huge different between failing and falling. You can recover from failing. You take the lesson that was meant to be learnt in the failure and change it up next time. However, falling and mentally not being able to get up…well that is just suicide.” Learning and sharing business lessons, she shares these this,
“Every authentic and genuine passion purpose pushing business owner should know…
1. NEVER chase the dollar. Work your purpose as if your life depended on it because it does. When you authentically work your purpose with passion the dollar will follow because it will be a need to operate your business in a manner that will require you to level-up in an effective and efficient manner.
2. SAVE for those things that your business will need. Most small business fail within two years because of lack of cash reserve and minimal to no follow-up or follow-through. Whether it is investing in yourself, a machine for a T-shirt business, an application scheduling platform, a website, training, contractors, EMERGENCIES, etc., having adequate funds is a must.
3. NEVER partner with someone you can’t trust and has a lackadaisical drive to succeed in business or life.”
When asked how she is changing the narrative,
“I am intentionally changing the narrative by create platforms that don’t exist and showing others how to create their own lanes of success when there isn’t a example to follow. I once said, I don’t want to be a life coach. Everyone is a life coach, a transformation coach, a this coach and that coach. God said to me…I have Chosen you to be a PILLAR Coach! Tell me what other Pillar Coaches you know”.
Personal, business, self, mental, physical, emotional care…what have you faced that was difficult? “Scaling my business to level up with minimal resources. Finding people that I could trust with my vision. Knowing when to switch gears and change hats. Keeping self-care, self-love, and self-preservation a top priority!
What do you do to keep a healthy mental health?
Work my purpose, surround myself with people that challenge me and travel. I also will unplug for social media without notice and take 24-48 hours to binge on my favorite past times, i.e, watching Netflix, reading books, and sleeping. Most importantly spending time with my family.
What brings your peace?
Listening to mediation music that have flutes in them, with aromatherapy infusing scents as I lay down for the night. Traveling to different places and spaces with like-spirited people.
How do you deal with challenges?
Observe. Assess. Use spiritual discernment. Tackle. Realign. Repeat.
How do you deal with grief?
I diligently work my purpose in memory of my brother who passed May 2nd 2018. RIH Kenneth Bryant.
Shhh! It’s a secret: “I know all the lyrics to Dr. Dre’s 1992 song Let Me Ride on the Chronic CD. I am a hip-hop, old school, blaxploitation movie junkie. I love the smell of books and e-books are not for me. I love men with long hair. Bold men with the basic suit and tie bore me. Andre 3000 and my husband are long lost twins”.
If you could have anything in the world what would it be?
To spend a day with my Great Grandparents so I know more about my ancestral history.
Book Truths, Insights & Sangrias (BTIS).
The goal of BTIS is to promote diverse, positive, mind-shifting, engaging, elevated reading and critical thinking. To increase the reading and awareness of books where there is a lack of reading. To promote self-published, co-authored, and authored books and book authors. To bring truthful intimate conversations about the holistic book writing journey and insights about personal (or co-authored) trials and triumphs of getting a book available to the universe. And of course, wine with a good book is always a plus.
BTIS will be catalyst for a grandiose platform in 7due time.
Upcoming events for BTIS will all be located in a community group on Facebook www.facebookcom/groups/chosenBTIS
May 24th @ 10am CST- Popping Conversations with DeCarmen Mitnaul on her latest book “As You are: If Only the World Was Colorblind”
June 28th @ 7pm CST – Popping Conversations with Hope G. Marshall on her recently published book “Corny Girl Chronicles: Persnickyety Ramblings of the Corny and Overly Insightful”
July 26th @10am CST – Popping Conversations with Ashley Knight on her book “Ashley Free: Never Allow Your Past To Define You. Allow True Healing to Be Revealed”
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Bachelors of Science in Management Information Technology, Keiser University
Masters of Science in Psychology, Keiser University
Member of Credit Consultants Association
Board Certified Credit Consultant
Board Certified Credit Score Consultant
Also known as:
Queen Red, NicciFaye, Coach Red, Financial Misfit, Nep-tune, Eos, Urban Mawu