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Pamela Almond Hope is an enterprising entrepreneur. Growing up with parents who were pastors and innovative entrepreneurs, they inspired and motivated Pamela to become who she is today. A christian visionary leader, empowerment speaker, author, talk show host and mentor, Pamela has empowered, encouraged, and inspired others for many years.
Pamela's health care journey began as a teenager after seeing her father battle acute lung cancer for a number of years, ultimately succumbing his battle to pneumonia. While seeing her father suffer, she told her parents that she wanted a career in healthcare. At the age of 16, she became a certified nursing assistant and began working at an nursing and rehabilitation facility in her hometown. After graduating high school, Pamela continued her path in healthcare and went on to further her education where she would receive more intense medical training and a degree in patient care to continue her healthcare career.
While in college, she conceived her first born child. However, she did not allow becoming a young mother stop her. She continued pushing forward, determined to complete what she started. As a young single mother, Pamela pushed forward in her health care journey and gained employment working with telemetry and cancer patients in a local hospital. She saw a lot of patients coming in and out. Some surviving, some not. However, while caring for her patients, it would bring Pamela joy while providing medical care, support and words of encouragement. She would later join the American Red Cross where she worked and supported HIV/AIDS patients in the community. Several years later, she would join an HBCU Student Health Services in Atlanta, Georgia where she enjoyed working along side other nurses and physicians as well as interacting with college students on a daily basis. As a young women in her early twenties, many of the students felt comfortable confiding in Pamela about their personal life and health issues.
In her early 30's, Pamela met her husband and became a work at home mom. Although Pamela worked from home all while raising her children, health care was still her passion. In 2009, with the failing economy, she stepped out on faith and founded Essentials Wellness Plus, a health and wellness company that believes in the holistic and natural approach.
In 2012, she continued pushing herself and became a Certified Christian Life Purpose Coach. As a result, she launched Empowerment for Success Personal and Business Development, Inc. Together with her healthcare background, she would now coach other women on how to take advantage of all-natural wellness products and services that are designed to work in harmony with their overall health, and financial goals.
At the end of 2019, now having birthed and raised eight children, as a Christian believer, Pamela began to pray asking God for guidance and direction. As a result, Pamela re-launched and began to re-brand her health and wellness company Essentials Wellness Plus. It would now become Essentials Wellness Plus, LLC a women owned minority business. By this time is was the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her husband's work hours decreased to half time. Yet, they still had to feed their 8 children and have adequate shelter. Not wanting her family to become ill from the virus, she began to take steps to boost their immune system. With this, they began to take immune boosting supplements. She began sharing with friends and family that she and her family were taking Elderberry syrup to combat the airborne illness. Pamela is known to share powerful resources with others. At that point others began to request that she make the products for them and their family.
With no public assistance, additional funds, unemployment insurance or government funding of any sort, Pamela took $40 and purchased a retail bag of organic elderberries and other all-natural ingredients. She got in her kitchen and began making Elderberry Syrups. After much research, Pamela found out that in order to produce and sale her all-natural products, Essentials Wellness Plus must be regulated and licensed through the Department of Agriculture. At that time, she continued her research and obtained all of the necessary documents, licenses, permits and insurance to successfully run her business. Pamela is now also a certified herbalist and certified yoni steam practitioner.
Today, as the CEO and founder of a successful health and wellness business where her products are handcrafted in small batches out of an commercial kitchen, Pamela's product line consists of numerous all-natural Elderberry products, Sea Moss Products, Natural Fruit and Vegetable Juices, Herbal Tea Blends, Acai Bowls, Granola and Protein Snacks and Charcuterie Boards. She has also expanded to Self-Care Product Line. Pamela's business Essentials Wellness Plus and products are becoming a household name.
Pamela enjoys the quality of life with her husband, nine children, grandchildren and her mother whom she is the full-time caregiver. Knowing that life will not stop, Pamela ensures to take time to self care, regroup and refocus. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and entertaining family and friends. She also enjoys photography as well as trying out new healthy food cuisines. Pamela believes in and puts God first in her life. She takes pride in being a wife, mother and grandmother all while being a successful MOMpreneur.
From my family to yours, thank you for supporting our women-owned small business.
Pamela is the President of Prayer House of Faith, Inc. a faith based organization as well as the President of The Broken Outreach and Development, Inc. not for profit organizations. She is the Vice President of Hope Chess and Robotics, Inc a community based chess and robotics (STEM) program for children.
Pamela plays intricate roles in other community based organizations to include the Order of Eastern Star, National Council Negro
Women (NCNW) Greater Atlanta Chapter, Junior League of Douglas County (JLDC) as well as other civic community based organizations, and in her church.