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A Tampa woman has a message for others: 'Unleash Your Brilliance'

Andrea Harrison's gatherings have a purpose: empowering women to be their best.

TAMPA, Fla. — Andrea Harrison is a confident person. Sometimes that confidence gets buried.

“I’m not as nervous as I was,” she said with a laugh while sitting in the Crossover Church in Tampa, site of her upcoming Unleash Your Brilliance women’s conference.

Her second UYB conference is expected to draw 200 people the popular, graffiti-covered church on Fowler Avenue. It’s a chance to gather together women in all phases of life to experience the way to happiness that Harrison found after a big life change.

“I feel like God has used the business that I’m apart of as a platform to carry out my purpose which is empowering women,” she said.

Harrison was a successful paralegal for years in Florida. She gave it up to pursue family and happiness. She now sells direct-sale jewelry and admits she only joined the company for the discounts.

Her job led her on the journey to speaking to women about becoming who, she says, God meant them to be, through messages of faith and fulfillment.

“I have the opportunity to take the time to teach, inspire, and inform these women,” she said. “That is my biggest joy to say, ‘Wow, I had an impact on your journey.’”

Emily Brinson has been friends with Harrison for two years. She was one of over 100 women who attended the first UYB conference.

“There were so many women who got deliverance that day,” she said. “Andrea has said before, you think you’re the only one but then when you are in the room with other people who are not judging you and want you to live your best life, that’s what it means to unleash your brilliance.”

The conference website says its purpose is “to EMPOWER WOMEN to transform themselves personally and professionally; and as a result build long-lasting relationships that lead to a successful journey in serving their family, their customer and their community.” The event requires tickets, which can be reserved on www.unleashyourbrilliancetoday.com. Alerts are available by texting UYB to 31996.

Harrison hopes her impact continues to uplift people just like her.

“I want to continue on the path that I’m going and I want God to continue to order my footsteps,” she said.

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