Design Your Life First Academy

Our Mission

To promote economically empowered women who design successful business models that build strong communities.

Empowering the Real You

Design Your Life First


Design Your Life First Academy’s focus is to build wealth and spark global strategic change for women in business.  By promoting economic empowerment among women who design successful business models that build strong communities our proven processes, structures, and approaches help women succeed in life.  Whether longtime business owner,  want to renew your vision, encore career, or master your time and add more spice to your life, our events and programs are just for you!  The choice of taking a leap of faith, believing in yourself and business idea, is one of the most important, life changing and rewarding decisions a woman can make. As an added bonus our programs are supported by supplemental coaching.

Design Your Life First Academy guarantees the resources
needed to improve your quality of life!

Empowering the Real You personal leadership program is for small groups and individuals to design a lifestyle vision. Women leave with a greater sense of direction, inspired, refreshed, and confident regarding their future. As women, transition is our norm, whether you have been in business a long time,  need to rejuvenate, need focus, preparing for an encore career, this program is for you.

Empowering you

How It Works


Empowering the Real You!

Lifestyle and Financial Goals


Gallup Entrepreneurial Profile 10

Your Lifestyle Design


Overall Financial Goals

Action Plan Integration

What Women Say

“Thank you Paula for all you do!  After attending the Design Your Life First program, I experienced a renewed passion for life.  I walked away with a strategic plan that integrated my personal, business, and financial goals.  I was in a state of burnout and discontentment, now I have clarity, energy and a plan to move forward.”

-Mernice Oliver, Corporate Recruiter, Fidelity National Financial/BPG and Founder of Above and Beyond Network, mentoring female insurance agents

Ready to Change Your Life?

How to Make Money Now

Design Your Business Niche’

Design your niche


Design Your Business Niche’ – this unique marketing strategy helps you identify your business niche and develop a plan to make money now.


  • How to Identify Your Niche’ Market
  • Elements of Timing: stages/cycles of life and business
  • Develop a Realistic Niche Marketing Plan

How It Works


Idea & Structure


Design Your Business Niche'


Design Financial Goals

What Women Say

Working with Paula as my Executive Coach has taken my career to a whole new level. Being able to design my life, and my business niche has opened many doors to new opportunities. If you are at a crossroads, I highly recommend the Design Your Life Academy.”

-Renora Orr, CFP

Ready to Change Your Business?

Planning with Profitability in Mind

The Power to Produce


Planning with Profitability in Mind — this energetic learning experience helps you take action regarding business financial goals. Women evaluate their assets to leverage those assets for optimal profitability.  At this stage, you are equipped with confidence, a plan and the power to produce profit.


  • Master blueprint for consistent cash flow
  • Identify revenue streams
  • Convert more leads to cash
  • Interpret financial statements: balance sheet, etc.

This course will complete your program and you will have an integrated plan to grow your business.  Financial formulas have been included in each module resulting with a complete financial plan that includes personal and business short/long-term goals.

Power to produce

How It Works


Integrating Financial Objectives


Financial Stratagems


Implementation Blueprint

What Women Say

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Paula Washington, we met by design. I was giving her medical advice little did I know she would actually helped me focus, structure my new business venture, and transition my company with her expertise. I have personally experience Paula displaying excellent levels of foresight, commitment, respect, and dedication towards her clients (including me).

-Dr. Kim Leonard Mwansa

Ready to Super Charge Your Business?

Program Delivery

  • Course Manual

  • eSeries: The Power to Produce

  • Blog

  • Live and Virtual Events

  • Lunch N Learns

  • Seminars & Symposiums

  • Exclusive Dinners/Retreats

  • Alumni Celebrations