Meet Iolanda Johnson


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Iolanda began life growing up in a household of domestic violence.  Today she is a successful career woman, wife and mother of three.  The journey in between is a tale of depression, co-dependency, suicidal thoughts, a stay in a mental hospital, abortion, four miscarriages, and Hurricane Katrina survival. 

As a result of Iolanda’s personal experience with survival on the battlefield of life, she founded Personal Empowerment Enterprises, LLC and became a professional speaker, author, and mentor in order to show others how to survive their own battles in life and is considered to be “America’s Personal Survival Expert”.

Iolanda was born in Shreveport, LA but she spent her school age years in Mississippi. She received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Dillard University and an M.B.A degree from the University of Phoenix.

She also attended the Greater New Orleans Jurisdiction School of Ministry in the Church of God in Christ and is a licensed Evangelist Missionary. This member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. currently resides in Albuquerque, NM with her husband Edward and their three children. She recently published her personal memoir entitled, "Somebody Called Me Hannah: An Overcomer's Story" where she shares the effects of growing up in a household of domestic violence.

Giving Back to the Community


As America’s Personal Survival Expert, my mission is to help individuals overcome the personal tragedies that they have experienced in their lives by providing them with the tools needed to overcome the stumbling blocks of life.

Personal Empowerment Enterprises, LLC empowers people to realize the greatness within them by replacing co-dependency, addiction, low self-esteem, fear, and doubt with power, love and a sound mind.

Life is a battlefield.  You can survive!

Core Values

Accountability – responsibility for our actions which influence the lives of others.
Charity – a determination to give back to those in need in whatever form is required.
Service Excellence- Giving the best and world class service and achieving excellence each passing day.
Diversity – a belief that all men (and women) were created equal.
Faithfulness – a determination to do what is promised at all cost.
Inner-peace – a commitment to live life to its fullest with no regrets.
Humility - remaining a servant at all times.
Education – always learning, always growing.


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