Abiola Abrams

Abiola Abrams

Author of The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love, Love Advice Columnist, Love-Body-Spirit Coach, Journalist, Speaker

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
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Abiola Abrams's Overview

  • Love, Relationships, and Self-Esteem Advice Columnist at ESSENCE.com
  • On-Air Relationships Expert and Self-Esteem Coach at Tribune Broadcasting
  • Founder & Creatrix, The Passionista Playbook Blog and Web Series at Glam Media
  • On-camera Talent at VH1
  • Author at Simon & Schuster, DARE
  • Host, Consulting Producer at BET Networks
  • On Air Personality, Consulting Producer at Black Entertainment Television
  • Host, Chat Zone at HBO
  • Host, Source: All Access, NBC at Blackjack Entertainment

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Abiola Abrams' Summary

Love-Body-Spirit (TM) Expert

"I came to this planet to teach living with passion and joy!" -Abiola

Abiola Abrams is the author of "The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love." She spins her magic as a Love-Body-Spirit ™ Breakthrough Coach and lifestyle journalist focused on women’s empowerment. The Essence.com love columnist and advice maven is known for giving wake-up-call self-esteem advice when it comes to relationships and healing on networks from the BBC to MTV and columns from Yahoo to Match.com.

Abiola is leading the feminine power revolution, redefining the word “bombshell” to mean a woman who loves and accepts herself, without apology. The in-demand coach, columnist, and speaker is also the founder of an award-winning blog and web series where she interviews other luminaries and shares powerful personal development lessons. From her online Love-Body-Spirit ™ coaching programs to her new African Goddess Affirmation Cards, Abiola’s mission is to help women create breakthroughs.

The granddaughter of farmers on both sides, Abiola Abrams is a certified life coach. She also has a BA from Sarah Lawrence, and Master’s Degree from Vermont College. In addition she brings tools and inspiration from her personal history as the granddaughter of a Guyanese midwife and women’s fertility healer and daughter of a minister to her work.

Abiola’s favorites among her previous inspirational projects include her first book, Dare (Simon & Schuster), a novel about a sociologist learning to love herself; award-winning documentary “Knives in My Throat;” being a Teen Dating Empowerment Coach on the MTV show “Made.” Like Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, and the Law of Attraction experts from “The Secret,” Abiola believes in the power of human potential.

*Self-Esteem, Lifestyle, Relationships, Women, Empowerment, Advice.
*Writing, Coaching, Speaking, Media (TV/Film/Radio) Personality.

Abiola Abrams' Publications

  • The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love

    • Love University Press
    • May 19, 2014
    Authors: Abiola Abrams

    Pre-sales: June 3, 2014
    Release Date: June 25, 2014

    It’s Time to Step Into Your Greatness!

    The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love is your passport to become the woman you were born to be. If you’ve been looking for a sign, this is it. Love-Body-Spirit™ coach, advice columnist, and motivational speaker Abiola Abrams reveals 11 self-worth secrets with assignments to awaken your feminine energy, reclaiming the word “bombshell” to mean a woman who deliciously embodies her mind, body, spirit – and joy.

    Abiola’s transformational coaching is buoyed by her Guyanese family lessons and overcoming personal challenges from disordered eating to a “failed” marriage. If you have everything going for you, except what you really want, this journey is for you.

    Self-love is sacred. Being empowered is your “femergetic” birthright. Consider this is your playbook to activate your Big, Brave, Brazen, Bombshell Breakthrough Life!

    Sacred Bombshell readers will learn:
    • Why nothing matters more than you feeling good;
    • When to activate your sacred “blisspower” and “blissipline;”
    • How to use your super powers to overcome any challenge;
    • The Bombshell Breakthrough Blueprint;
    • When activating intuition makes you powerful beyond measure;
    • How to make beauty a spiritual practice;
    • Why being “full of yourself” conquers your Inner Bully, and so much more…

    Book Format:
    This self-love handbook features empowering life lessons, helpful tools, inspiring dialogues, healing modalities, and life-changing exercises with detailed steps on how to connect to your real strength and activate your most fulfilled life. You learn to “own your bombshell” when you tune into your feminine power. Each chapter will teach you how to implement a Bombshell Secret for your healing, growth, evolution, and outrageous pleasure.

  • Dare: A Love Story

    • Simon and Schuster
    • January 1, 2008
    Authors: Abiola Abrams

    A novel about a woman learning to love herself. A sociologist goes undercover in the world of entertainment to answer the question, "What would you Dare to do if you knew you would not fail?"

Abiola Abrams' Projects

  • Abiola's Love-Body-Spirit 28-Day Whole Life Detox Program

    • January 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Abiola Abrams

    Meditation, motivation and inspiration! Let's talk about how to make a breakthrough. Abiola Abrams hear with my new Love Body Spirit coaching empowerment program. It's time for a spiritual and emotional detox.

    More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8ilTL2Low

  • Self-Coaching Cards: African Goddess Affirmation Cards

    • March 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Abiola Abrams

    Inspirational Positive Affirmation Cards
    African Goddess Affirmation Cards are a timeless motivational tool. Oshun, Yemaya and Isis are goddesses of the African diaspora. You know Venus, Aphrodite and Athena. Now it’s time to tap into the gifts of Afrocentric female deities. Artistic representations of beautiful contemporary women with natural afro hair and shades of brown skin represent goddesses of love, abundance and beauty.

    These feminine power archetype cards feature self-love lessons and positive affirmations from Love-Body-Spirit™ Coach Abiola Abrams, author of "The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love." If you enjoy personal development, self-help books, affirmation cards or tarot cards, then these are for you. Use for intuitive guidance, daily empowerment goals, oracle readings, divination discovery or self-coaching.

    "I am enough."
    "I am worth loving."
    "Life loves me."

Abiola Abrams' Experience

Love, Relationships, and Self-Esteem Advice Columnist


Public Company; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

November 2012Present (2 years) New York, New York

Intimacy Intervention column on ESSENCE.com - popular (often viral) love, sexuality, dating, self-esteem, and self-love column for professional women.

On-Air Relationships Expert and Self-Esteem Coach

Tribune Broadcasting

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TRB; Broadcast Media industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) Greater New York City Area

I'm an on-air empowerment expert on TV, web and radio shows such as "The Bill Cunningham Show" and MTV's Made where I offer helpful advice and laser coaching as well as lifestyle interventions. I am a certified coach and columnist focusing on wellness: love, dating, relationships, self-esteem, body image, and well-being.

Founder & Creatrix, The Passionista Playbook Blog and Web Series

Glam Media

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Online Media industry

January 2008Present (6 years 10 months) New York, NY

Founder & Editorial Director, award-winning women's lifestyle and personal development blog and AbiolaTV web TV series.

(On Camera Host, Lifestyle Expert, Blogger, Co-Executive Producer)

Professional Speaker

American Program Bureau

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Entertainment industry

June 2008Present (6 years 5 months) United States

Professional keynote speaker for colleges, universities, women's groups and civic organizations in the areas of empowerment, lifestyle, relationships, self-esteem, self-love, love, body image, sexuality, love, sex education, living your best life and passionate living.

Link: http://www.abiolaabrams.com/book_keynote_speaker.html

Love, Dating, Self-Esteem Columnist

Alloy Media + Marketing

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; ALOY; Marketing and Advertising industry

October 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

I write articles and advice aimed at teenage girls for gURL.com. Topics include love, dating and relationship education, in addition to self-love, self-esteem and empowerment for teens.

Lifestyle, Dating, Relationships & Celebrity Columnist

Yahoo SHINE + Yahoo OMG!

Writing and Editing industry

November 2010Present (4 years) Greater New York City Area

Featured contributor in Lifestyle, Love, Sex, Dating, Relationships Advice and Celebrity Relationship news column.

I also write articles, columns and advertorial and other content for select sites such as PepsiWeInspire.com, Examiner.com and Interactive One's HelloBeautiful.com.

TV & Radio Host & Personality and Content Producer


January 2006Present (8 years 10 months)

Lead lifestyle & pop culture contributor for several sites/entities.

On-Camera Teen Dating Empowerment Coach

MTV Networks

October 2010February 2012 (1 year 5 months)

On-Air Lifestyle Correspondent

BBC Worldwide

December 2010January 2012 (1 year 2 months) New York, New York

Pepsi We Inspire Special Project Blogger

Pepsi MidAmerica

December 2009August 2010 (9 months) Greater New York City Area

On-camera Talent


20092009 (less than a year)

January 2008January 2008 (1 month)

Host, Consulting Producer

BET Networks

April 20062008 (2 years)

On Air Personality, Consulting Producer

Black Entertainment Television

20062008 (2 years)

Host, Chat Zone


20032004 (1 year)

Host, Source: All Access, NBC

Blackjack Entertainment

20012003 (2 years)

Abiola Abrams' Skills & Expertise

  1. Published Author
  2. Lifestyle Coaching
  3. Columnist
  4. Women's Issues
  5. Engaging Public Speaker
  6. Self-esteem
  7. Blogging
  8. Editorial
  9. Television
  10. Journalism
  11. Storytelling
  12. Creative Writing
  13. Content Strategy
  14. Lifestyle
  15. Motivational Speaking
  16. body image
  17. Mindfulness Meditation
  18. Editing
  19. Public Speaking
  20. Empowerment
  21. Social Media Marketing
  22. Broadcast Journalism
  23. Documentaries
  24. Life Coaching
  25. Books
  26. Film Production
  27. Dating
  28. Coaching
  29. Life Transitions
  30. Radio Broadcasting
  31. Self-confidence
  32. Inspiration
  33. Diversity Training
  34. Digital Journalism
  35. Digital Media
  36. SEO
  37. Women's Health
  38. Radio Host
  39. Women's Studies
  40. Strategic Alliances
  41. TV Host
  42. Relationships
  43. Producer
  44. Lasting Relationships
  45. African American
  46. Caribbean
  47. Content Creation
  48. Spiritual Counselor
  49. yoga
  50. mental health

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Abiola Abrams' Additional Information


Women's Empowerment, Writing, Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Meditation, Empowerment, Blogging, Vlogging, Books, Personal Development, Body Image, Art Therapy, Love, Dating, Relationships, Eating Disorders, Vegan Living, Healthy Cooking, Health, Mental Health, Happiness, Self Care, Wellbeing, Wellness, Emotional Freedom Technique, NLP, Yoga, Kettlebells, Working Out, Media Production, Self-Help, Lifestyle, Tea, Spirituality, Book Clubs, Holistic Lifestyle, Publishing, Self-Publishing, Magazines, Talk Shows, African Americans, Creativity, Women.

Honors and Awards:

Top 20 African American Blog, Black Enterprise Magazine
Best Web TV Show & Host, Los Angeles Web Series Festival
Top 10 Love, Sex, Dating Blog, Get Tested

Abiola Abrams' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

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