Jamella Stroud is a transformational speaker who values Jesus, family, community, giving back, and building relationships. She is passionate about the healing of the heart, mindset transformation, and relationship reconciliation. In addition to being a single mother of one daughter -- Jamiah Stroud -- Jamella spends much of her time supporting women, especially entrepreneurs and professionals, in finding their authentic voice and stepping into freedom.
Jamella is an African American women who is an overcomer of bulimia nervosa. After a successful recovery, she became an activist for eating disorders to raise awareness, educate, and offer support and understanding
of the disorder for the African American and minority communities. In August 2017, Jamella used her experience to release her book, Bulimic To Believer, in which she shares her struggle, strength, and hope in overcoming the mindset that fostered her eating disorder. She also served as the keynote for the National Eating Disorder Association Walk in Birmingham, AL.
Jamella, who holds a BS in criminal justice form UAB, has an extensive writing history. She has published various self-help articles about eating disorders for Magnolia Creek Treatment Center & Thrive Global. Her expertise and story of strength and survival has gained her recognition in various major media outlets, including features on ABC Talk of Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 News, and Forbes.com.
Jamella serves on the board of Pathways Homeless Shelter. She is also a SCORE Certified Business Coach and the CEO of Empire Builders 360. She uses her business and financial savvy to coach others in financial management. She is currently an enrolled agent who is federally licensed to represent clients before the IRS. With more than 10 years business experience in taxes, Jamella used her expertise to create the “Master MInd Master Money Empowering Prosperity” Workshop which she often delivers.
When Jamella is not giving her all to heal her community, helping others master their finances, and inspiring women to overcome body image issues, she recharges by listening to music, dancing, writing, and speaking.