Angela Wiggins is a career and leadership coach that helps individuals and organizations better define and achieve goals through innovative methods. This includes a strategy of focusing on strengths, building resiliency, embracing creativity, confronting root issues, gathering objective feedback and experimenting with new ideas and habits for change. Angela believes that creative thinking is an essential leadership competency and incredible potential lies untapped in each individual. Nurturing that potential creativity, happiness and achievement will bring a collective positive social change in every community.
Angela spent thirteen years leading national award-winning marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 brands and nonprofits across diverse industries. She was the co-founder of Betsywhite Stationery Boutique and taught The Business of Graphic Design at the highly renowned Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Angela serves as communication and development consultant for The Creatives Project which provides local artists with living, studio and exhibition space in exchange for arts education and mentorship to underserved youth in the Atlanta community. As a panelist on The Creative Community Housing Project’s selection committee, Angela understands that these teaching artists are community leaders that serve as the catalyst for student learning and creativity. In Nashville, you can find Angela volunteering at Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series with chapters around the world that inspire creative professionals.
Angela received her B.F.A. from Auburn University in Graphic Design in 2000. Immediately following, she was internationally chosen to be an Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts under Master Artist, David Carson. In 2014, Angela earned her M.Ed in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University with honors. She completed her organizational development practicum at the Environmental and Energy Study Institute in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies through policymaker education, coalition building and policy development. Angela is currently working towards her coaching certification from the International Coach Federation.
Angela’s husband’s position as an experimental test pilot for the U.S. Army has taken them on many adventures and they are now settled in East Nashville. In her spare time, Angela enjoys making pottery, swimming and hiking with her husband and their retired racing greyhound. You can find her online at earnestjourney.com.