What do you want people to ultimately take away from the tour?
I want them to know that a healthy blood pressure reflects a healthy lifestyle. People come up to us and say, â€˜You saved my grandfatherâ€™s lifeâ€™. Those stories hit home because its like, â€˜Yes we did our job today.â€™
In addition to helping people feel good on the inside, youâ€™re making sure they look good on the outside with your new fashion line.
Yes, the Yolanda Adams Collection. Itâ€™s for the businesswoman. Itâ€™s for the churchwoman. Itâ€™s for everyday women of various builds who want to look good going from a boardroom to a brunch. Iâ€™m very hands-on with the designers. I told them what kind of collars I wanted, what kind of jackets. And weâ€™re going to do a couture collection later on.
Where does your entrepreneurial spirit come from?
My father. He was a coach and history teacher, and he always found ways to supplement his income. I remember him selling water filters to friends and family. When he started working for Amway he was so excited and told me to do what I love. He believed in the Amway products so much that all the products we used in the house were from Amway. The way he conducted his business is the basis for how I live. He taught me how to balance a checkbook when I was no older than 11.