Angelica Prescod is a Valley-based business coach and motivational speaker. Believing that everyone can win, she provides “actionable advice to disrupt the norm and change the future.” Learn about Angelica Prescod…
First job: I was a waitress at a beachfront restaurant and loved learning something new from my guests which inspired me to create a wonderful experience for them. When we take the time to learn from others and see something unique in each of them, they feel special and know they were seen and heard while expanding our paradigm.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I love spending time outside in this beautiful state and discovering new gems, traveling, making new friends and trying new restaurants. Arizona has a ton of amazing food, and I’m definitely a foodie!
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Being able to help over 100 people transform their lives and manifesting their dream life.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Our mind is a powerful thing. I was able to give myself permission to be limitless in what I could achieve and realized limitations and challenges are only temporary. Doing this allowed me to inspire greatness in others.
Someone who inspires you and why: My mother, Fay Prescod, was the first Black woman to become a captain in the Panama Canal. She did this while being a mother of multiple children, married to a husband who was also doing the same intense training. She overcame the injustice of falsified information stating that she had failed her tests when she had actually passed the tests. She taught me to measure people based on their character and understand that we must believe people the first time they show you who they are. Beyond blessed for all the life lessons I’ve learned from her and traits I’ve inherited.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Be a forever student of life, willing to evolve as you serve others. Stay true to the spirit of caring and don’t get disgruntled when things get tough. This is the part of the journey where you’ll learn the biggest lessons. Carpe Diem, seize the day. Don’t be afraid to lean into the lessons you’re learning because without knowing, someone else can learn from you.
Favorite quote: Only one? Impossible! Here are a few from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same as ‘making a life’.” “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’m a huge philanthropist. I believe in giving back at every stage of my life. Creating opportunities for others always comes back to you 100 times over, and it’s extremely rewarding. I should’ve been a singing and dancing special agent. I also love to skydive, scuba dive, sharp shoot and race cars. Zoom, zoom!
What makes someone fabulous: Being willing to discover and act in your purpose. If we all helped each other be our best selves, our world would be filled with even more opportunities and successes.