As a young girl, I knew that my mission in life was to help people be successful. My vision then was to become a social worker or lawyer. Little did I know that helping people was not limited to social services. As long as I was doing what I was purposed for in this world, God would do the rest. I've spent sixteen years helping people understand who they are by recognizing their strengths and gifts within them. I love to see people win. I love to empower them as God begins to show them who He created them to be. The goal always is and always will be to empower you to live with purpose on purpose.
My writing style is one that strives to empower individuals to live according to the purpose that God has for them. I am the owner of Empowered with Purpose LLC which serves as the catalyst to empower my community.
" My hope, is that you come to the realization that you have a purpose and God wants to use you for such a time as this."
-La'Toya Guillory- l
I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with my bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. I completed my master’s degree in human services counseling with Specialization in Marriage and Family. Upon obtaining my master’s degree, I became a certified Marriage Enrichment Facilitator using the Prepare and Enrich curriculum. I also received my SYMBIS certification in 2019. I have over sixteen years of experience in the human services field. My experience comes from positions held in Therapeutic Foster Care, Case Management, and Behavioral/Mental Health.
My husband and I founded The Family Connection Inc. in April 2018. The Family Connection Inc. is a non-profit that offers life skills, counseling services, case management, transitional housing services, educational development, and career guidance for older foster care youth. Our passion is to reach families and assist them in reaching their full potential.
I am actively involved in our community and enjoy seeing relationships prosper. I am a member of W.O.W (Women of Wisdom), Social Service, Agency Network, and The Arch (Acadiana Region Coalition on Homelessness). I am also a part of the planning committee for the UL Women's Leadership Conference and sit on the Member Engagement committee for the UL Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter.
I am also the author of Anchored: Anchored in Christ, Anchored in Marriage which can be found on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Ingram Spark, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, and Attakapas Collective.