The Queen Of Inner Work
Mindset, Success & Feminine Activation Coach to Women
I am a bridge. I am a testimony. I am God’s instrument for positive change impacting lives across the world. I am a powerful force who authentically shares and connects with women and girls globally to help them overcome and become. I empower women to live life on their terms, soulfully and powerfully aligned with the little girl at her core who desires to be loved, to be heard, and to be seen in order to leave an indelible impact on this world. I am Aprill Dosarn Edwards.
Believe it or not, I repeat this affirmation many mornings. It’s my internal compass; my GPS to keep me focused.
I am a behavioral health strategist, women’s performance coach, and teacher who specializes in helping women experience profound transformational change so they can overcome anything and become everything they desire to be. I support women in shedding the physical, mental, and emotional weight holding them back from living healthy, happy, healed and whole–from a whole-person perspective.
Using my personal framework that I coined “IYP3”: Into Your Person, Into Your Power, Into Your Purpose, I major in helping women master their mindset, energy, and influence so they can speak up, step up, and unlock their next level of power, purpose and impact. As a Behavioral Health and Women’s Performance Coach, my mission is to educate and empower women and girls by helping them identify and overcome the obstacles in their life holding them back from living their most fulfilled life—a life that is soulfully aligned, full of purpose, power, and prosperity. Together we break generational patterns, broken mindsets, and learned patterns and behaviors that keep women playing small instead of fully launching into a life that they may only dream about today.
It is my core belief that we can be, do or have anything we can think, dream or imagine. The ability to create that life is not found outside of us, but by tapping within. I utilize tools and strategies related to self-discovery, self-esteem, self-help, self-empowerment, and self-love to shed the layers inhibiting women from living their most powerful, most purposeful life. Exploring the 5 dimensions of health and wellness (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual), women shed the physical, mental, and emotional weight that’s holding them back from living their best, most bold, most intentional life.
I believe, wholeheartedly, that God has called me–putting me on the frontline to share my voice, my skills, and my life–the bad and the beautiful–to help position women and girls to live a healthy, happy, healed, and whole life. Professionally speaking, I have accumulated decades of knowledge through degrees, certifications, trainings, and professional work experience. However, what makes me most qualified to serve is that I am a certified overcomer of the very issues I serve and support other women with.
I had no clue the childhood trauma I experienced and the impact it had on my life. I thought I was I was just wired like this!! Through deep, deep, deep inner work, I learned that I endured multiple major traumas as a child:
- Mother died when I was 13
- Immediate family members in and out of correctional institutions
- Drug addiction
- Emotionally unavailable dad (side note – he most definitely loved and adored his baby girl)
These experiences had a major impact on how the rest of my life unfolded. I was the people pleaser, caregiver, martyr, victim, etc. I lived my life seeking love and attention with an ego that was determined to protect me at all costs. Eventually, the toxicity that was repressed for decades took a toll on me-depression, emotional eating disorders and other chaos plagued my life. In fact, chaos became my normal so much so that I was addicted to suffering.
But in all the madness, I managed to birth two children, who through some wondrous act of God, managed to become amazing human beings, despite some of my challenging parental tendencies. My daughter, Dominique, is a pharmacist and blows my mind in every way in watching the person she has become. My son, PJ, is equally gifted–fighting through adversity to pursue a childhood dream. He is currently a Division I basketball athlete at the University of Central Florida. He is brilliant, gifted, compassionate, and respectful.
My Service comes from my suffering.
Back to me. I serve women as a coach and as a guide–leading them on the path to living a soulfully-aligned, powerful life that resonates with the person at their core. As a coach, I am not here to judge, criticize, or orchestrate. I am not above my clients; I’ve just been there before and can show them the way. Together we do deep inner work.
A lot of the self-help practices promoted today are great. They transition you into a deeper level of self-love. But the ego likes to keep things the same. So, while the typical self-love work penetrates beneath the surface to some degree, it doesn’t naturally flow within your cells to be fully embodied into your being.
I use a three-pronged practice that I have coined IYP3: Into your person, Into your power, Into your purpose, that will help you manifest more magic into your life than you could ever dream or imagine.
Some of Aprill’s professional accomplishments:
- MBA, National-Louis University
- ISSA Certified in Fitness Nutrition & Sports Nutrition
- AFFA Cert. Group Fitness Instructor
- Certiﬁed Life/Success Coach (Success Coach Institute)
- ISSA Certified Transformation Coach (2021)
- Cert. Project Mgr & Prog. Mgr, AT&T
- AFAA Cert. Personal Trainer
- Certified Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Cornell University
I have served my community in numerous capacities and have had my service acknowledged with the following accolades:
- Advancing Indy Women In Leadership Program
- Springﬁeld Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty
- Greater Springﬁeld Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership graduate
- Big Brother Big Sister of Central Illinois mentor
- Noontime Toastmasters Club, president
- District 186 Youth Leadership Saturday Academies, organizer/leader
In all, the accomplishment I am most proud of and that deems me highly qualiﬁed to serve others is that I am a CERTIFIED OVERCOMER of the very issues that I serve and supports others in. I am in love with life. I believe in the possibilities. I am backed by God. And, I am ready. I am grateful and thankful for my journey. And I am even more grateful to use my platform to serve and support other women and girls. Both Because She Matters and Fab, Fit, Fem and Free are two programs that I was divinely inspired to create. I am confident that they will both help many women and girls conquer the world, one action and one step at a time.
Yes, that’s my life.
I recall being ashamed to share my testimony until I realized sharing it is not for me–it’s for us…women who need to be restored in some area of their life.
Isaiah 61:3 says “He will bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Praise God.