Member Spotlight - Africa Brooke

Africa Brooke, Mindset Coach, Transformational Speaker and Entrepreneur

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I’m a Zimbabwean-born, London-based Mindset Coach, Transformational Speaker and Entrepreneur. It’s incredibly important that I also mention that I’m a HUGE tea-lover; loose leaf is my happy place – and that’s a grave understatement.

In my day-to-day work I help soul-centred entrepreneurial women identify and overcome self-sabotage, so they can create the life and business they deeply desire. As someone that got to know the nature of self-sabotage very well after a decade of destructive drinking (before finally getting sober in 2016), I see the work I do as being directly tied to my soul-purpose. As well as running a coaching practice I’m also the Founder of sexual wellness company The Cherry Revolution, and we are on an unapologetic mission to make pleasure a priority.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?

Working with brilliant women who – despite fear and self-doubt – have firmly decided to step aside and get out of their own way. I genuinely believe that there’s nothing more awe-inspiring than a woman who’s decided to release the BS and reclaim herself in every way possible.

What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?

“Africa, slow intentional growth is where your power lies.”

Why do you think it’s important to support other women? 

Now more than ever, we need each other. For far too long the world has made us believe that we are in constant competition and there can only be room for one or a few at the most – and we are starting to realise that we’ve been sold a lie. There’s a collective awakening happening for women globally and it’s never been more urgent, because only when we can support each other can we truly support ourselves.

Which living person do you most admire?

Jennifer Muchenje – my mother.

Who inspires you?

Myself. And I say that without hesitation because I feel that too many of us are conditioned to look outside of ourselves. I know exactly what it’s taken for me to be where I am today, and my resilience keeps me swimming in a limitless pool of inspiration. In the words of the wonderful Oroma Elewa (whose quote was wrongly attributed to Frida Kahlo): “I am my own muse, the subject I know best”.

What is your motto?

It’s okay to be still.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My sobriety! Without a shadow of a doubt. The past three years have allowed me to love, honour and integrate with ALL parts of myself, and that’s something I could never have imagined. EVER.

What is your favourite thing about being a member of the AllBright?

Attending events and connecting with other women in-person! These days everything seems to be happening online and in digital spaces, so there’s nothing like meeting people live-and-direct and exchanging energy organically.

What does sisterhood mean to you, and who’s in yours?

For me, sisterhood means community care. Every woman I encounter is a part of how I experience sisterhood. EVERY. SINGLE. WOMAN.

To find out more about Africa and her work, visit africabrooke.com or follow her on @africabrooke