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Britney Gooch: Emerging From Rock Bottom

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Britney Gooch is a published author, successful business owner, and in the top 5% of the world financially under the age of 35. She is also the founder of the Womanhood Summit and has mentored several individuals and coached entrepreneurs to success. On top of that, she has built multiple businesses and held a free symposium entitled: “My Sister’s Keeper,” focused on the importance of financial planning, balancing careers, kids, and single parenting, and going from powerless to powerful.

Going back to her roots, she was born and raised in Fresno, California. Britney attended Fresno State University and Fresno City College, where she pursued her undergraduate and an associate degree in psychology. 

Overcoming Struggles

At a young age, Gooch has faced numerous challenges; she experienced love from marriage and lost from divorce. In addition, she faced ten years for conspiracy and is a survivor of domestic violence. After she used the pain from her past to move forward and find her purpose, she fell in love again in 2016. Despite her successful feats and ventures, she decided to follow her heart and give up her Italian ice business, located on the campus of the University of Central and South Florida, and moved to Hangzhou, China, and Jerusalem, Israel. Unfortunately, after facing heartbreak and disappointment yet again, she called off her wedding a month before her wedding date and, consequently, Gooch was left with nothing and found herself starting from square one again. In a dark space, she had to compose and recreate herself by emerging from the pits of hell and remember who she was. Mental health became her top priority. Moreover, she learned new skill sets to open and operate successful businesses that landed her in the top 5% of the world.  

Finding Purpose

Since she was a child, Gooch always had a heart for others; and always wanted to help those in need. Connecting this passion with her education, psychology became the bridge that allowed her to find and fulfill her purpose. When she realized that change was essential in her life, she made the decision to take a step back and identify what has been holding her back from living a fuller life. In doing so, she was able to acknowledge and combat her internal issues and demons that have trapped her in a powerless state. Through this epiphany, she transformed her weaknesses into a powerful tool to empower herself and others.  

After four years of being a mental health proponent, she has opened several mental health clinics in various states. Britney works with children and adults who are faced with mental health challenges, catering to their needs, such as providing a support system, trauma therapy sessions, and has created an anti-bullying curriculum. Aside from that, she is also at the forefront of championing equitable rights for the LGBTQ+ community to foster safe spaces and inclusive communities. 

Moving forward, Gooch envisions continuing to grow her business, reach more people, and leave an impact. She is a meticulous and authentic individual who will stop at nothing to fight the stigma surrounding mental health and assist those in need. 

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