Approximately two years ago, Alexandra Villaroel Abrego decided that she had a purpose to fulfill – that being to share her knowledge with young women of how to be smart, successful and beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Alexandra has counselled and inspired women of all ages as both a counsellor and a motivational speaker. She also has an interactive blog that is read around the world.
When Alexandra took pen to paper, it was a very scary concept. As with most new writers, the questions came flooding in: “Will I be able to write?”, “Where do I start?”, “What do I write?” Forging through the uncertainties, Alexandra allowed her experiences and knowledge to translate onto paper. And after several months, Beyond Beauty - The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Strong, Smart and Beautiful Woman was created – a dream was realized.
On October 8, 2010, Alexandra held the Beyond Beauty Book Launch. She celebrated with a small group of friends, family and those who helped her through her journey. I was happy to be a part of this journey.
Alexandra is now holding workshops, designed as part of an elective program, at Montreal high schools. She has also added more speaking engagements to her already busy schedule. In her book, Alexandra writes, “… in order to be successful you have to cut off all your other options – success has to be your only choice.” I have no doubt this is the reason for her success.