We had the good fortune of connecting with Mych’Iayla (that is an “i” not “l” after the apostrophe) Alexander and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mych’Iayla (that is an “i” not “l” after the apostrophe), we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process was to assist other women, and couples, along a Journey I had already walked. I took the things I wish someone had told me and the support I wish I had felt (from those who had experienced it) and I built upon that. It wasn’t to say that I didn’t have support but I needed support from a community that had experienced the same thing so I created a piece of that.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Life Coach who focuses on individual’s faith life as it pertains to infertility, loss, faith in general, and the impact all of it has on relationships. What sets me apart is the fact that there are few in this community that look like me. What do I mean? I am an African American woman who has not only experienced this but desired and has been determined to speak up and out about it as well. I’m not the only one but my personal story has added to it all. I got where I am today by investing time, effort, and planning into making the business exactly what I believe it’s God given purpose is. I aligned with His ordained purpose for it and it is evolving. It has not been easy but anything that is worth isn’t, right? I took the challenges, and I am still taking them, and I have utilized them as fuel and learning experiences. Once identify them, I map out how to correct them and revamp them. I’ve learned that hardships and challenges are what help you to grow and we should all be ever evolving. I want the world to know that I am here. I took something that has been taboo, specifically in my ethnic and race community/culture, and I have been diligent in bringing awareness to it. I want people’s lives to be changed and for them to know they are not a lone and there is hope on the other side of infertility, loss, and hopelessness.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hmm this is a tough one. Only because I LOVE food haha. So as a result I would struggle to find a place. However, I would definitely and most likely take them to these places… LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles Scramble The aquarium Phoenix Zoo Mijana (off Scottsdale Rd.) Black Theatre Troupe Play Downtown Mesa Downtown Chandler Soul Food Shaq Find a spot where there are many food trucks Chandler Mall Phoenix Premium Outlets Ultra Star (Maricopa) Great Wolfe Lodge for a couple days All the water parks Top Golf Glo Golf Elbows (restaurant) Crumbl Cookie Bosa Donut Escape Room And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Phoenix area has so many places and things to do. It would also depend on the time she comes and what we had available.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Definitely my husband, Terrel Alexander, and my mother, Lei-Sa Anderson. Even when I wanted to give up, they never let me. They pushed and encouraged me. I also want to shout out one of my best friends and business assistant, Tamara Washington. She believed in the vision and helped me birthed it out. That’s what she does. Catch dreams and help you manifest them. Caren Williford, for coaching me to another of worship that impacted the way I operate today. Her obedience blessed my life. All those who prayed and spoke into my life are to be recognized as well. Their prayers and faith, pulled me through in times when I was uncertain and felt hopeless.
Facebook: Mych’Iayla thewombkeeper Alexander