Being from New York, at a very young age, the desire to help and encourage others has always been embedded in Brandi N. Jefferson-Motley. Whether writing stories and plays to read aloud to her dolls at the age of eight, composing poetry and songs to address all the emotions she held within or singing in the church choir about how great our God is; there was so much that the Lord had placed inside of Brandi to share, in due season.
Instead of being one to possess a negative outlook on life, Brandi looks to find the positive in each circumstance she encounters and also encourages others to do the same. She enjoys making people smile, writing, cooking, reading, singing, dancing, spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
Through God, Brandi has been blessed to have had careers within the United States Air Force, as a language coach for Rosetta Stone, as a clothing line creator, a motivational speaker and as a retired certified wedding planner.
In May 2004, Brandi was chosen by her professors to be recognized as one of the top 200 most promising culinary, restaurant and hospitality management students here in the United States. She was a recipient of the National Restaurant Association’s, “Salute to Excellence” Award in Chicago, Illinois.
Brandi is married and mother to the three most amazing children. They are the driving force behind Brandi’s desire to be all that God has called her to be. She knows that she must lead by example, both at home and wherever the Lords her.
In this new chapter of her life, another dream that God planted inside Brandi long ago has come to fruition and she has now acquired the title of author.
Brandi understands how circumstances within a person’s childhood, adolescent years and even into adulthood can cause so much pain, resentment and disappointment; resulting in life decisions being made and actions being taken out of brokenness. She has been there. But she also recognizes that she would not have made it through without a constant relationship with the Lord.
Having the opportunity through writing, to share her testimony, is one that Brandi is thrilled by, but does not take lightly at all. And that is why the same transparency and love for the Lord that she expresses daily to her husband and children (one being in elementary school, one in high school and one in college), Brandi makes a point of sharing with all those whom God allows her to cross paths with.
Through Encouragement for Your Journey and with each book, project and speaking opportunity that the Lord graces Brandi with, her ultimate objective will always be for God to get the glory and for her to utilize each platform to talk about the goodness of the Lord and how NOTHING is impossible through Christ who strengthens us.
15 May 2017 – Brandi’s first published book, Your Soul’s Navigational GPS (Daily Encouragement for Your Journey through God’s Word, Personal Testimonies and Songs) was released.
9 June 2017 – Today’s Purpose Woman Magazine announced that Brandi had been selected to become their newest writing partner for the magazine and blog.
6 July 2017 – Brandi was featured as a front page story in the East Meadow Herald, the local newspaper.
30 December 2017 – Brandi accepted the role of columnist for Promoting Purpose Magazine.