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Dr. Lashonda Wofford- Bestselling Author, Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Life Recovery Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Transformation Coach, Certified Art Therapy Practitioner

Women's History Month Spotlight

Dr. Lashonda Wofford


Dr. Lashonda Wofford is a WOG, wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a friend, and a proven CEO. She has founded and built several successful organizations, including The Affirmation Collection and L&S Consulting Group. Wofford And Williams Inc dba Akins Helping Hands which is a 7-figure Home Care Business based out of Hope Mills, North Carolina.  She is also the proud owner of EmpowerHer Legacy; Purposeful Collective. She is a community advocate and personal development partner who encourages all to bet on themselves through her All Bets on Me platform on Facebook.  Her newest business ventures are The All Bets on Me Academy, and Akins Global Diagnostics Laboratory Solutions, both launched in the Spring of 2024.  


Through various pains and struggles, Dr. Wofford has learned to bet on herself and accomplish her goals despite adversities. She is a successful businesswoman of color who breaks the ceiling and creates tables for other women to have the same opportunities as she has. Some of Lashonda’s noteworthy accomplishments are serving in the following roles: internationally and nationally accredited certified instructor partnered with Purpose Zeal Academy, certified executive leadership coach, certified life recovery coach, certified mental health counselor, certified transformation coach and a certified Art Therapy Practitioner.  


She is also a six--time best-selling author for the anthology project, Blessed Not Broken, Vol. I, her solo project Pain Equals Purpose, anthology Igniting Your Purpose, 90 Days of Biblical Affirmations for Christian Women in Business and Ministry, Love Business Marriage and Becoming Her and Becoming Her allof which can be purchased at is the recipient of the 2022 ACHI Award for Public Service. Recipient of the 2023 Trailblazer Award from the School of the Great Commission Theological Seminary.  Recipient of the 2023 Author of the Year for her solo book project Pain Equals Purpose from the InspireU Network Awards and the recipient of the 2023 Power and Grace Leader Award for Coach of The Year. Received The President’s Lifetime Award in 2024.  

Nominated for The God Made Millionaire Award and the DWAP Award in 3 categories Woman To Watch, Game Changer and the Author Of Influence.  


Dr. Wofford and her husband are proud members of MtZion AME Zion Church located in Eastover, North Carolina.  Dr. Wofford takes pride in also being a member of the Lock4Love Sisterhood based out of Sanford, North Carolina.  

Women's History Month Spotlight Interview 

Please introduce and tell us about yourself.

First and foremost I am a WOG, wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a friend, and a proven CEO. With the help of God, I have founded and built several successful organizations, including The Affirmation Collection and L&S Consulting Group.  Akins Helping Hands, which is a 7-figure Home Care Business based out of Hope Mills, North Carolina.  I am also the Founder of the EmpowerHer Legacy; Purposeful Collective. I am a community advocate and personal development partner who encourages all to bet on themselves through my All Bets on Me platform on Facebook.  Host of the international podcast " All Bets On Me".  My newest business ventures are The All Bets on Me Academy, which launched in February and Akins Global Diagnostics Laboratory Solutions,  launching Spring of 2024.  

Dr. Lashonda Wofford, you are the CEO & Founder of “All Bets On Me Academy.” Tell the readers about your company and the services you offer clients.

All Bets On Me Academy” – a pioneering online academy dedicated to the personal and professional development of our students with a unique focus on integrating Christian values into the marketplace. Our academy is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills essential for making a meaningful impact in today’s dynamic world while upholding your faith and principles.

 At the “All Bets On Me Academy,” we believe in a holistic approach to education. Our interactive courses are carefully crafted to ensure a comprehensive learning experience, blending practical skills with spiritual insights. Our expert instructors are not just leaders in their fields but are also deeply committed to the Christian ethos, ensuring that each lesson is infused with values that resonate with your beliefs.

We take pride in offering certified, accredited courses that meet the highest standards of educational excellence. This is a place where professionalism meets innovation, where each course is an inspiring journey, and where every lesson is an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally in a faith-centered environment.

Our friendly and motivational approach makes learning both effective and enjoyable. We’re not just an academy; we’re a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world, guided by our faith and knowledge.

Join us at the “All Bets On Me Academy” to embark on a transformative journey where your faith and career aspirations converge, creating endless opportunities for growth and success.

Where can the readers learn more about your services?

You founded and built several successful organizations. Tell us about “L & S Consulting Group” and “Wofford & Williams Inc. DBA Akins Helping Hands.

L & S Consulting Group was created to new and existing business owners in the home care industry. We provide consulting services to assist with starting a home care business, to learning the day-to-day operations, how to grow and scale their home care business, and how to bill Medicaid claims and private insurance claims.  Wofford And Williams is the corporate umbrella for Akins Helping Hands. Akins Helping Hands was birthed from a personal tragedy over twenty years ago. Our clinical team is led by my daughter who has a bachelor's degree in nursing and is now pursuing a master's in nursing at Duke University to become an FNP. Our clinical and care team is made up of a team of Personal Care Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Our care team provides limited to extensive hands-on assistance to individuals who suffer from illness or injuries due to physical and or cognitive impairments, in the privacy and comforts of their home. 

Dr. Wofford, a few of your accomplishments are serving in the following roles as a Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Certified Life Recovery Coach, Certified Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Transformation Coach. Tell us about these great accomplishments and the services you offer.

Being an accredited Life Coach and Instructor is so rewarding to work with individuals under each sector of life coaching. I offer group coaching, one-on-one coaching and peer support. In the Instructor sector I get to develop others leaders as I certify, mentor and equip individual to become Life Coaches and Counselors. Looking through the lens of both sectors, the one common denominator is the transformation that has the honor of witnessing. When people come to be to receive coaching services or to become certified to become a life coach, they're looking for change to embark on a new journey or to find their way back to life as they once knew it to be. 

Dr. Wofford, I know you are a Best-Selling Authors of several books. What is your book, “Pain Equals Purpose” about and the reason you wrote it.

Yes! Pain Equals Purpose is the story of my life. This book is a story of truth, resilience, hope, strength and triumph. It is my personal journey and how God turned my Pain into Purpose. When God gave me the download for the book and told me to write my story, I was afraid. Why? Because my story is not a story filled with glitz and glam nor is it all golden. My story is filled with lots of pieces bad, ugly, good and lots of pain but it's my truth. I was afraid of what people would say or think about me if they knew about the things I tried to hide. God assured me that all I needed to do was write the story and he would take care of the rest. Pain equals Purpose has changed lives globally and has given others the courage to speak out and tell their truth. For many it provided hope that one day the chains that have held them in bondage will be broken when they stand in their truth and find the purpose in their pain. 


You were a co-author in the book, “Becoming Her:  A Woman’s Path to Purpose, Self-Love, and Fulfillment. Tell us about your chapter in the book.

Becoming Her was another favorite because it allowed me to flow in God and share from a place of wholeness. The name of my chapter is Self-Forgiveness: Pathway to Freedom. I shared in this chapter that forgiveness for myself was a part of me Becoming Her, which is who people see me as today. Harboring unforgiveness in our hearts is unhealthy and it yields no positive results rather it's against ourselves or others. Self-Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do but the most liberating. I shared practical tips and tools to help others along their journey to self- forgiveness. I was grateful to be a part of the book collaboration. 

Tell us about a few of your other books. Also, where can we purchase copies of your books?

Of course. The thing that I love about all the books that I have written or been a part of were all inspiring with messages of encouragement and hope. Highlighting the victories instead of harping on the things that life has thrown my way. The books can be purchased on my website under products and services


You are the host of “All Bets On Me Podcast.” Tell the readers about your podcast and where can we tune in to listen?

The All Bets On Me Podcast is in our second season. We hit International status during season one. This the only podcast for women of all ages and stages who are ready to transform her pain, learn the lessons, and become of service to others while learning and teaching others how to live outside of the pain. The international podcast is here to empower,  inspire, uplift, support, and equip women with practical, tips, tools, and advice. Every other Wednesday we drop a new episode. Our guest come on to share their stories of victory. Some of our topics are Business Building, How to identify with your pain, how to bounce back after a setback, how to transform your pain into purpose, and how to improve your life and business.

Recently, you were interviewed on “Story Time Podcast Talk Show.” Tell us the topic you spoke about, and your experience being featured on the show.

Story Time Podcast Talk Show was great. We talked about my story from being a wife and a mother to a full-time caregiver to my late husband all while caring for our daughter who was only five years old at the time of his injury. We discussed how I devoted my twenties to caring for him. We also talked about how the home care agency was birthed through this situation, showing how my one yes over twenty years ago was the beginning of my purpose walk. 

This month you are an Honoree at the “I’m My Sister’s Keeper Retreat.” Congratulations to you on being honor in this month of March as we celebrate “Women’s History Month.” Tell the readers about this great accomplishment as an honoree at the “I’m My Sister’s Keeper Retreat.

Yes! I will be honored at this event. God has really blown me away with this one. The host of the event Mrs. Tiffany McIntosh reached out to me to inform me that she had several women tell her about me and the great works that I am doing and they thought I should be honored with The My Sisters Keeper award.  After speaking with Mrs. McIntosh and looking into to her organizations and the great works that she is doing in the earth, I knew this was a kingdom connection. 

You attended the “Claim Your Throne Conference” with other amazing women. Tell us about the “Claim Your Throne Conference.”

I am still on a high from attending The Claim Your Throne Conference. This year's theme was Scaling Your Dreams Into 7- Figure Realities. The conference was nothing short of amazing. Hosted by the Remarkable Dr. Catherine Latoya Grant-Alston, which also happens to be my Biz Bestie. This was the first conference that I attended and my husband could attend as also. To have a space where we both can be motivated, inspired and poured into has husband and wife and business professionals was wonderful. Being a 7-figure earner, I had the opportunity to be one of the phenomenal keynote speakers that graced the stage. The atmosphere was electrifying and my husband and I were able to share this experience together. I had the pleasure of having two of the members from my EmpowerHer Legacy; Purposeful Collective which is my coaching group attend. They are ignited and excited about growing and scaling their business and I love it. 

Do you have any upcoming conferences, events, or workshops?

I have a conference that I am planning for later this year or early next year, it all just depends on the availability of the venue I have in mind. I have a few book projects scheduled to be released this year. The first one is a collaboration called Market Place Mogul: The Path to Entrepreneurship, Visionary Author Alandra Loyd, the second one is Called Girl Let That Go, Visionary Author Dr. Frances Ann Bailey. The third one, is titled Breaking The Chains; Liberating Our Lineage From Generational Curses Visionary Author Dr. Lashonda Wofford. 

Please give us some words to educate, inspire, and encourage women and the readers of Growth Women's Business Networks Magazine.

Empowerment: Believe in the power of your abilities and potential to achieve greatness in both your personal and professional endeavors. Resilience: Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and never underestimate your ability to overcome obstacles and thrive in the face of adversity. Collaboration: Recognize the strength in unity and support other women in their journeys, fostering a community of mutual empowerment and success. Innovation: Dare to think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and bring fresh perspectives to the table to drive positive change and innovation. Self-care: Prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, as nurturing yourself is essential for sustaining long-term success and fulfillment. Leadership: Lead by example, inspire others with your actions, and empower those around you to unleash their full potential as leaders in their own right. Continuous Learning: Stay curious, embrace lifelong learning, and seize every opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, fueling personal and professional growth. Authenticity: Stay true to yourself, embrace your uniqueness, and let your genuine voice and values shine through in everything you do. Gratitude: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, appreciating the progress you've made and the support you've received on your journey towards success. Persistence: Never underestimate the power of perseverance and determination. Keep pushing forward, even when faced with setbacks, knowing that every step brings you closer to your goals. 

Remember, each woman has the potential to make a profound impact on the world. Stay inspired, stay focused, and continue to grow and thrive in all aspects of life and business.

All Bets On Me!!

The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Lashonda Wofford: Betting on Herself to Empower Others

In a world where the odds can seem stacked against us, Dr. Lashonda Wofford’s story stands as a beacon of inspiration, resilience, and empowerment. From founding several successful organizations to becoming a bestselling author and a recognized community advocate, Dr. Wofford’s journey is a testament to what can be achieved when one dares to bet on themselves.

Building Bridges to Success

Dr. Lashonda Wofford has not only established an impressive portfolio of businesses, including the Akins Helping Hands, a 7-figure Home Care Business, and The All Bets On Me Academy, but she has also ventured into the healthcare sector with Akins Global Diagnostic Laboratory Solutions. Launched in the spring of 2024, these initiatives reflect her unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and providing value across different sectors.

A Legacy of Empowerment

At the heart of Dr. Wofford’s mission is EmpowerHer Legacy; Purposeful Collective, an endeavor dedicated to uplifting and uniting women in pursuit of their highest potential. Through this platform, Dr. Wofford fosters a community where women can learn, grow, and inspire each other, leveraging their collective strength to achieve greatness.

An Advocate for Personal Development

Dr. Wofford’s dedication to encouraging others to bet on themselves is evident through her engaging presence on the All Bets on Me platform on Facebook. Having navigated through her own trials and tribulations, she embodies the resilience and determination needed to overcome adversities, holding a PhD in Christian Education and a multitude of certifications in coaching and counseling.

Celebrating Achievements

Dr. Wofford’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. Her achievements include being a six-time best-selling author, with titles such as Blessed Not Broken, Vol. I, and Pain Equals Purpose. Her excellence and dedication to public service have earned her numerous accolades, including the 2022 ACHI Award for Public Service and the 2024 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

A Life of Service and Faith

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Wofford is deeply rooted in her community and faith. As a proud member of Mt. Zion AME Church and the Lock4Love Sisterhood, she actively engages in living out God’s plan for her life, demonstrating the profound impact of faith-led service.

A Personal Invitation

Dr. Wofford’s life is a vivid illustration of what it means to live purposefully and to turn challenges into stepping stones for success. Her work continues to inspire many, and she invites others to join her on this journey of transformation and empowerment. Through her books, online community, and public engagements, Dr. Wofford extends a warm invitation to all who wish to bet on themselves and discover their true purpose.

To connect with Dr. Lashonda Wofford and learn more about her transformative work, visit her website at, and join the All Bets On Me community on Facebook.

In a world that often emphasizes limitations, Dr. Wofford’s story is a powerful reminder of the unlimited potential that lies within each of us, waiting to be unleashed. Her journey encourages us all to bet on ourselves, forge our path, and leave a legacy of empowerment and hope for future generations.

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