Ayanna Moo-Young: Prepare for the Breakthrough

By Will Deyamport

On this episode, I Zoom in Ayanna Moo-Young and we chat about entrepreneurship, purpose, and living life on your own terms. Ayanna Moo-Young is a Maryland native who holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She also holds licensure as a practitioner and trainer in Restorative Practices, through the International Institute of Restorative Practices, and has been trained to teach mindfulness and stress reduction. For over 20 years, Ayanna has dedicated her professional career to making a difference in the lives of others. She has provided services to individuals and families who have experienced judicial, educational, and social-emotional challenges, and has worked for various agencies and educational systems across the States of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. These experiences, along with additional entrepreneurial experiences and personal development, enabled her to pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Therefore, in January 2015, she became the Founder and CEO at Consult Ayanna, where she provides hands-on personal and professional consulting services and training, is a motivational speaker, and an author. Her most recent publication, “The Empty Chair: Sitting with Forgiveness”, is a memoir and self-help book in which Ayanna shares her personal story and offers readers practical strategies to implement during their own journeys to forgiveness. In addition, Ayanna has recently expanded her business internationally to places such as, Ghana. In the past, she has also been called upon to moderate important discussions on topics such as, community and police relations. In 2015, Ayanna was recognized as one of “Metro Phenomenal Women”, and in 2017 was recognized as one of Black Business Review’s “Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs”. One of her most recent projects, I Quit Academy,is geared towards helping individuals who would like to leave their jobs to become full-time business owners. It is her belief that everyone has a purpose, and that we must understand our purpose, develop the appropriate mindset to walk in our purpose, and then, purposely walk in it! You can connect with Ayanna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/consultayanna Learn more about Ayanna’s work at her website: http://consultayanna.com/ Reach out to Ayanna on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayannamooyoung/