Today, I will have the pleasure of speaking with Agape Garcia about thriving beyond the trauma of domestic violence. We will be talking about:
- What is PTG?
- How do you control your triggers?
- What would be your words of wisdom left behind?
Agape Garcia Bio:
Be Your Incredible Self (BYIS) best describes Ms. Garcia’s tenacious attitude towards empowering others. Garcia, over the past 35 years has navigated through domestic violence, privacy, safety, vulnerability, and the mindset to endure personal adverse events in life.
Her survival of a double attempted homicide while 8 months pregnant (by the father) and the desperation to survive became the catalyst to the foundation of BYIS while achieving an undisputed outlook of independence. During her journey to overcome, Garcia learned that extreme independence is a trauma driven response and a natural one which can be defeated through focused, self awareness and intentional control.
Through her own walk, harsh lessons brought on by extreme independence resulted in areas of her life being sabotaged repeatedly. Her personal journey of post traumatic growth has led Garcia to dedicating her life in developing transformational programs, various forms of coaching, certification courses and establishing a nonprofit to help real time victims. Her commitment is to provide lifelong transformational habits that can restore your powerful internal sense of control. One of her personal statements, ‘You don’t live anywhere but in your head’ is why some of her laser focus teachings are on aligning your mental and emotional belief system.
As her passion grew from her own personal struggles, Garcia became active within the community receiving a Mayoral appointment to work with the Citizen Review board in direct conjunction with Internal Affairs. She received hands-on training from the Sheriff’s department, Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA which also led to the Infrastructure Liaison Officer designation (ILO), through the local Law Enforcement Center.
Garcia has spent more than 20 years in the corporate world holding positions in Office Administration, Project Management, Compliance, Policy writing, Team building, Training, Leadership and Consulting. She continued to serve other organizations including the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Board of Directors, and holds a current membership in the FBI vetted private sector program of InfraGard. As VP of a Security Consultant Company, she has developed programs with leadership responsible for security and emergency management. These emphasize awareness toward identifying different stages of human behavior leading towards violence mitigation.
While working, attending school, and raising her kids as a single parent, her personal priorities of housing, safety and privacy for her children were of utmost importance. This required Garcia to navigate through various self-help centers, state, city, local programs, systems and assistance to create a stable foundation for her family while providing the ability to assist others. She also volunteers and collaborates with local law writer(s), in support of bills under Public Safety.
Garcia believes in the need to feel loved, wanted, and cared for as a part of life in all of us. Living through emotional tugs of war and learning to apply a controlled healthy mindset to overcome voids, shortcomings, and to break unhealthy cycles is who she is today versus the opposite of where she came from. Today, she prides herself on meeting the daily challenges of being vulnerable and safe at the same time while empowering others to Be Your Incredible Self.
Garcia’s personal mission is to help lead others in transforming their survival of Domestic Violence (DV) into Post Traumatic Growth and to mitigate the depletion of resources for real time victims.
Sharing her personal testimony has empowered so many others. She loves teaching her BYIS formula of: How to combine Situational Awareness with Emotional Intelligence to control your triggers.
- B.A. Business Administration
- Certified Life Coach – Integrative Wellness Academy
- Certified High-Performance Coach – High Performance Institute
- Certified Speaker and Trainer – John Maxwell
- Certified in various holistic modalities
- Qi Gong, breathe work
- Reiki, level I and II
- Time line therapy, mental emotional release
- Anxiety relief transformation
- Negative Habit breaking therapy
- Essential Oils, Herbal remedies and more
- Infrastructure Liaison Officer (ILO), Law Enforcement Coordination Center
- Former Mayoral Appointee, Citizen Review Board over Police Practices – Internal Affairs
- Former Program Chair, American Society Industrial Security (ASIS)
- JDRF Committee member – ADA Committee member
- Active Member – FBI InfraGard Program 501c3
- Current Mentorship Programs – Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Industry Rockstar, High Performance Institute, Women Rocking Business, NonProfit Leadership Lab
- Currently registered /attending:
Canada Workplace Violence
U.S. Workplace Violence and Harassment
Office of Victims of Crime
ASIS – Security & Violence in the Workplace
FEMA – Active Shooter
VAWA (policy writing & program development)
You can find Agape Garcia on the following social media platforms.
Music for Part One by Gorgon City, DRAMA – You’ve Done Enough
Music for Part Two by Aluna – Envious (Rezident Remix)