Women on a MISSION

Meet Woman on a Mission Angelica Johnson-Dávila

Angelica Johnson-Dávila,  3x Business Owner/ Home & Business Mentor/ Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner

Her companies include: Alivad Home Solutions, After Hour Plumbing Inc. & Kaldea Online Clinic

This is her interview:

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do professionally.

 I am a California native, wife and mother of 3 boys. I am a former business law and English professor. I am a REBT, NLP and CBT certified practitioner. I own 3 businesses. I am the owner of Alivad Home Solutions, co-owner and head of corporate legal affairs at After Hour Plumbing Inc and I am furnishing the last steps to the grand opening of my online therapy business- Kaldea Online Clinic.

What do you enjoy most about your profession and why did you choose it in the first place? What was the inspiration for your company/project?

 Helping as many people as I can before I leave this world is my absolute main goal and I love that everything I do professionally and socially allows me to do just that. Alivad Home Solutions was created with the health of others in mind. My boys suffer from asthma, allergies and eczema so I created homemade cleaning agents that are eco-friendly, non-toxic, free from fumes and harsh chemicals so that people who suffer from similar or the exact things my boys do can effectively disinfect their homes and other spaces without compromising their health.

After Hour Plumbing Inc was a business power plan created by a man who knew how to work with his hands and his woman that knew how to build a business, I saw my husband’s skills and decided to make it pay us I did extensive research on the competition and secured that our technology, pricing, communication and service would be unbeatable. The reviews speak for themselves and I love hearing and reading how impressed customers have been with details and services we’ve provided for them. I’ve always been the go-to-for-advice person in people’s lives, the “mom” of the group, shoulder to cry on, no judgment zone, you name it! Frankly, I absolutely love when people find me a sort of safe haven for their thoughts, fears and mental needs. The combination of my own life experiences so far with my ability to cope and find control of my mind and spirit led me to want the same for others however I found that even with insurance, therapy just isn’t something a lot of people can financially attain. So I decided to earn what I needed to provide affordable mental health services and so far I love what I do, it’s hard some days others are phenomenal but as I work adamantly to help others find stability and peace I see that it’s all worth my efforts, I will never give up on these beautiful people.

Tell us about any new projects you have coming up (or recently completed).

 I am currently writing a book that will be ready to launch by the end of July. I will be hosting a conference in relation to it in August and having other business women as guest speakers tell their experiences as women in business and those who are moms like me, how they balance home and work. I am also in the last steps to opening my online clinic to stretch mental health services beyond my local neighbors.

What is a typical day like for you?

Noisy! With 3 boys at home ages 3 years, 1 year and 3 months running amuck is an understatement. Mornings consist of sensory adapted academic lessons for the older boys then my lovely sister or our wonderful mother’s helper steps in so I can start therapy sessions via FaceTime. The number of sessions vary depending on the day. I then check for Alivad orders and prepare them for shipping, I write courtesy emails to customers, work on marketing and social media advertising and send new orders to manufacturers. I make lunch for my boys and take them on a short trip to the office at After Hour Plumbing Inc. where I drop off my husband’s lunch and check up on company stats and collect intel for any possible legal documents I may have to furnish up. Then it’s off to the either swim, gymnastics or arts and crafts workshops for the boys, where I work on my book while caring for my youngest. After I make dinner, bathe the boys, have conversations with them and read a book to expand their vocabulary I put them to bed. Lastly I dedicate time to my husband, we eat dinner together, watch the Bachelor then fall asleep mid episode.

Tell us about your community involvement – what you are passionate about outside of work and home and why/how you participate?

Being an ethnic woman didn’t come with a key to unlock doors of opportunities. I have usually had to kick them down and barge in to take the opportunities that are rightfully mine. I chose to use the power that is my voice to advocate and give it my all to help those, like me, who got many doors shut in their face. I became an affiliate of the Palentinian Youth Group and Mexican-American Women in Law groups where I used my ability to influence in order to spread awareness of the atrocities being done to Palestinian children, then I used my degrees and knowledge in law to provide free legal assistance to Mexican families. Being a survivor, I also contributed to free mental health clinics and sponsored my local Rape Crisis Center. I have shared my strength and power to those who need it and deserve it in order to live a happier life.

What is the biggest risk you ever took professionally and/or the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?

As a woman in a trade business nothing is ever easy, I am often overlooked and my credit gets destroyed or divided. It’s an obstacle that I have overcome by means of showing what I do and what I’m made of. My handshakes have gotten firmer and my knowledge in my trade has expanded. When I network with men in particular I have been able to teach them something they would have sought out the answers for in another man. My worth and my ability to intrigue those interested in doing business are no longer compromised by me being a woman, in fact it is being I am a woman that now many of the naysayers are looking for a second chance. A huge risk I took was not standing behind my husband, I stood next to him instead. I did indeed have the audacity, as some have called it, to make myself comfortable at the table of triumph and claim my seat. I make it very clear that there’s no stopping me.

From where do you draw inspiration? Who have been your role models, mentors, etc?

I have quite a few role models. My mother is definitely the main one, I have seen that woman bend over backwards for her home and profession at the same time. She has been able to run companies and be the very best in anything regarding her work and still ran a home, raised children and provided without complaint. The absolute strongest woman I know. The second is my paternal grandmother, you couldn’t tell her how something worked even if you invented it. She is the definition of perseverance, having worked 3 jobs and raised 12 children. Her fierce attitude and personality I am sure is what kept her together. Someone who inspires me is definitely my husband because I believe it takes a very strong man to lift a powerful woman.

What do you do to keep yourself sharp? What one thing have you done in the past year that has made a significant difference in your life/your business?

Adamantly working on the way I speak and understanding the other person. I used to be quick to puff up with pride and start a riot at the first sign of disrespect and even though, like a sling-shot, I would backfire 10x over. Training myself to not take things personally, training my mind to find the ‘why’ beneath the words or actions of others has helped me to collect rational thoughts and change my logic which then changes my perspective and in return I speak in a composed, professional and elegant manner. This is not only a useful tool for building professional relationships but also a defense mechanism to protect myself from unnecessary burdens trying to enter my space.

What one thing would you like to learn this year?

A plan must be put in place to recession and pandemic proof your business and that all starts with what kind of business you intend to have or create.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully closing my first real estate deal in Europe. After having lived abroad there’s nothing I’d love more than to go back and continue raising my family in Andorra or Spain.

What do you do for fun/relaxation/entertainment?

Fun, relaxation and entertainment are way too different in my eyes. For fun I enjoy traveling and creating busy and adventurous itineraries to explore and indulge wherever I choose. To relax, I am a huge fan of napping, child me would never have thought I would enjoy naps as much as I do now. As a means of entertainment I love watching my husband and my sons bond, it’s beautiful but it’s also so interesting to me to see the connection of a father with his sons. It’s like watching a lion play with his cubs.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

You have the ability to accomplish great things out of your wildest dreams in this world by the connection you make when you tell your story. That greatness will be passed on by your influence and teaching. There are lessons in your story. These lessons and messages can change the lives of others, learn how to tell it and become a leader.

What’s the best way for the readers of WE Magazine for Women to connect with you?

I am very active of Instagram @ angelicajohnsondavila

Visit her website at alivadhomesolutions.com

 

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