Summer Millennials to Watch 2k18 Series, Andrea Nicole Thomas
Meet Andrea Nicole
Photography: Tony Franklin
I have a passion for people by loving them into freedom and inviting them to break the chains of their past or present. By walking in truth and using the power of their voice, I know that it will allow them to thrive in the lane they were created to run in. I am an Austin, Texas native, living in the always thriving city of Dallas, Texas. I graduated from The University of North Texas, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Marketing and Business to Business Professional Sales. Through a series of challenging events, I found myself continuing to run into the same metaphorical wall. As a voiceless girl who always felt insecure, I struggled with how I could live a life of purpose. Although I switched friends, moved cities, and “started over”, my internal disposition never really changed. It was when I realized the power of “my” narrative, and my voice that I was able to grasp an understanding and a revived sense of freedom. With my new found freedom I have discovered that I love a great cold brew, letting the sun go down on a good book, photography and rainy days. Engaging in these activities causes me to be still, think and practice self-care.
Ultimately, I would love to own my own business with my husband incorporating speaking engagements, writing workshops and hosting meetups to empower others through their narratives. I want to host a global conferences around the world where there will be breakout sessions and merchandise tables promoting my future books. During this time, I want to get certified as a life coach not only to create multiple streams of income, but to also have the credentials to make me reputable. A pillar of mine is to be gracious in giving of all things including my finances. Creating educational and personal scholarships will allow me to sow into the next generation of our future leaders.