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April Poynter


April Poynter is a writer, Certified Life Coach, and Corporate Executive.
April is passionate about helping others to explore their thoughts, behaviors and patterns that rob them of their true potential.
In 2019, she founded Blushing Phoenix, an organization for erythrophobia and chronic blushing awareness and support. She has been able to help thousands of people from all over the world navigate their own journey toward overcoming negative thoughts and self-talk regarding blushing.
April is also passionate about women in the workplace being recognized for their efforts and having a voice in the room. In October 2020, she was featured in Fortune Magazine regarding “Living Your Truth in the Workplace.”
The article speaks to opportunities for women who have chosen the corporate path and how April is helping to create a work culture that elevates women and promotes authenticity among every employee without reprimand, calling all people in her organization to be just that—who they are, fully.
She lives in Middle Tennessee with her husband and three children.

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When my dad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, I had already been on a journey of change for a couple of years – a journey that was far from complete. I was waking up to who I am. Old ideals were falling off, and this new concept of who I am was finding me.

But not as if I was discovering some new person. It’s more like I was finding my way back home-if that makes sense.A returning of sorts.Walking with my dad through his cancer journey brought me face to face with what life really is all about-or what I think it’s about-and it enriched the path of self-discovery I had already embarked upon.

I’m sure I’ll continue to explore and learn more throughout my days. I’ll have other experiences of mortality in the future. But there are certain truths and lessons that only find us when we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death.

I documented the journey through my words. It was as if the words needed me. They came to me. They landed on me.

These words you are about to read are how I grieved

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