Pamela A. Hope is an enterprising MOMpreneur. Growing up with parents who were pastors and microentrepreneurs, inspired and motivated her to become who she is today. A Christian visionary leader, empowerment speaker, author, talk show host and mentor, she has empowered, encouraged, and inspired others for many years.
Pamela's health care journey began after seeing her father battle acute lung cancer for three years. In and out of the hospital 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 in-patient care 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 at the time, Pamela pushed forward in her health care journey and gained employment working with telemetry and cancer patients in the 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 when she would be able to talk to them, seeing the smile come upon their faces all while providing them with 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 daily. Even as a young women herself, many of the students felt comfortable confiding in Pamela about their personal life and health issues.
As life continued to move forward, Pamela became a mother to two more beautiful children. She then decided to work as an home health care provider. It would allow her an opportunity to be home with her children rather than working long twelve hour shifts. In her early 30's, Pamela met her husband. Shortly after, she birthed her fourth child and at that point 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 solutions business that believes in the holistic and natural approach.
Then in 2012, she continued pushing herself and became a Certified Christian Life Purpose Coach. Ultimately launching 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 business 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 children and keep a roof over their heads. 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 posted on social media that she and her family were taking Elderberry syrup to combat the Corona Virus. Pamela is known to share powerful resources with others. At which point others began to request that she make it 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 elderberries and other all-natural ingredients. She got in her kitchen and began making Elderberry Syrups. She began sharing with other family and friends and they began to share with their family and friends. After much research, Pamela found out that in order to produce and sale Elderberry products, her business 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 run her business. Now today, Pamela is the CEO and founder of a successful health and wellness business where her products are handcrafted in an commercial kitchen. Her product line consists of numerous all-natural Elderberry products, Sea Moss products, and Herbal tea blends. She has also expanded her product line to self-care solutions. 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 for herself to regroup and refocus. She enjoys traveling, bonding with her husband and children. She also enjoys photography as well as trying out new restaurants. Pamela believes in and puts God first in her life. She takes pride in being a wife to her husband and the best mother who God created her to be to her children. All while being a successful MOMpreneur.
Pamela is the Vice President of The Broken Outreach and Development, Inc. a not for profit organization. She is also the Vice President of Hope Chess and Robotics, Inc a community based chess program for children founded by her husband in 2009.
Pamela has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 25 years. She since became an active member of the National Council Negro
Women (NCNW) Greater Atlanta Chapter where she has served on the
membership committee, programs committee as well as the business
directory chair. She is also a member of the Junior League of Douglas
County where she served in leadership.
In addition, Pamela also holds intricate roles in other civic, church and community organizations.