Audrey Woodley, Founder of Changing Oasis, Inc. and FEW Entertainment, is a motivational speaker, life coach, radio talk show host and entrepreneur. Deeply rooted in her faith and the belief that hard work and perseverance are the keys to success, Audrey shares that philosophy with everyone she encounters professionally and personally. Faith, she often tells her Life Coaching clients, is one of the most valuable tools and building blocks of any success when applied persistently and consistently. Audrey is smart, witty, and charismatic and loves people. Audrey has gained wisdom about not giving up on one’s dream through her own personal experiences and the astute observation of the experiences of others. She is always willing to share that wisdom and her gifts and talents with others to help them gain an understanding of the need for a Life Coach. She explains that many pitfalls are inherent in the lack of planning for one’s success but they can be avoided with the proper motivation and accountability measures that a Life Coach provides.
Audrey has been an educator for more than 17 years. A high school math teacher for most of her teaching career, she became certified in AVID and IB Level l to encourage and teach inner-city students strategic ways to succeed in high school by achieving higher test scores and good grades by utilizing successful test-taking techniques and helping them develop disciplined study habits. In 2008, she earned a Master’s Degree in School leadership from Concordia College. She founded Changing Oasis, Inc. and used her graduate level education in leadership to help more women attain leadership roles in their communities, jobs, churches, etc. so which provides leadership coaching, training and seminars.
Audrey continues to build a legacy of charitable giving and empowering others to reach their personal goals. When celebrating Changing Oasis, Inc. annual anniversaries Audrey often incorporates charitable causes in the celebration (Back to School Supplies and Christmas Toy Drive). Donations, proceeds or percentages of proceeds go to support children and families in need. Some of her other community outreach initiatives include but are not limited to clothing and shoe drives and literacy programs that target adults and high school drop-outs. One of her most rewarding charitable events included hosting a donation drive in cooperation with the President’s National Day of Service 2013. Audrey coordinated an event called “Warming Hearts” which was listed on the National Day of Service Register on the internet and was successful in collecting more than 2 car loads of donations from generous people all over the city and surrounding suburbs. The proceeds from this event were given to temporary residents of a West Side homeless shelter.
Audrey has the “gift of gab” and she turned her passion for speaking and motivating people into a job as a host of her own radio talk show on intllectualradio.com. Audrey has been featured in several magazines that focus on women entrepreneurial ventures and has been invited to speak at various functions including several workshops presented by Senator Kimberly Lightford specifically the “Men Uplifting Men”. She was a guest speaker at GHGF Prayer Breakfast, a Life Coach speaker for “Make-Up & Martinis event, and key-note speaker for Changing Oasis, Inc. events.
Presently Audrey is working hard to build a “Literacy 4Change” program which will help bring literacy skills to hundreds of community residents who failed to earn a diploma because they dropped out of high school. This program will also include afterschool and Saturday reading programs for grammar school students. This year Audrey is looking forward to celebrating her 5th year Anniversary and growing the various aspects of her non-profit. She is excited to use social media and to offer other business owners the opportunity to learn how to use social media effectively to build their brand. Audrey’s goal is to have all of these much needed programs and training under one roof. She is currently looking for a facility to continue her dedication to promoting, connecting, and empowering women everywhere through her commitment to education and social change.
Audrey can be booked for speaking engagements and workshops on teen mentoring, women empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and social media.
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