Who is Angela Winfield?

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Despite being declared legally blind at age ten, being severely depressed, withdrawn and suicidal at age 14 and going totally blind at age 20, Angela Winfield graduated from high school at the top of her class, graduated from two ivy league institutions, passed the bar exam and became a practicing attorney, published author, a community leader and successful entrepreneur- all before reaching age thirty.

Angela shares her story and the practical skills used to overcome obstacles in her life: blindness, self-doubt, image issues, extreme shyness and lack of confidence, and how she stopped letting these things limit her in order to achieve success and attain happiness and fulfillment. She gives her audiences and clients the four “keys” to unlocking their true potential and for O.P.E.N.-ing the doors to success. She speaks from experience and, everyday in her own life, she still utilizes all the keys and principles she discusses. Her story demonstrates the strength of the human spirit- something we all possess, but don’t always tap into. Angela will help you tap into that tremendous power so you can realize your dreams and find your own happiness.

 

Contact her now to schedule a speaking engagement or to get coached. You can reach her at (315) 224-0996, or fill in the form on the contact page.

 


My Story

Angela Winfield was born and raised in Newburgh, New York where she attended public schools. When she was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, cataracts, glaucoma and uveitis. During her childhood, she underwent numerous eye surgeries to correct and control her vision loss. However, when she was 10, Angela was declared legally blind. Throughout the rest of Angela’s primary and secondary education, her vision slowly deteriorated. Nevertheless, Angela persevered. She excelled in her academic studies, taking all honors and advanced placement classes. Angela was inducted into both the National Honors Society and the National Foreign Language Honors Society.

After graduating from high school, Angela attended Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. During her sophomore year, Angela suffered from a flair up with her uveitis and permanently lost all use of her vision. Not only did Angela persevere, she was further impelled to succeed. She continued with her studies at Barnard and even studied abroad in London at Queen Mary College for a semester. She graduated with her class and earned her bachelor’s with a combined major in Political Science and Human Rights and a minor in Religion.

Angela then attended Cornell Law School. This is where Angela discovered her love of advocacy. She actively participated in moot court competitions in two of which she placed as a quarter finalist and semi finalist. She served as a law intern at Cornell Legal Aide where she represented clients in employment, social security and criminal matters. She also clerked for an acting New York Supreme Court judge. Angela graduated from Cornell with a Juris Doctorate and a concentration in advocacy.

Angela practices law at a top 250 law firm. In addition, she has gone on to become a real estate investor and serves on the board of directors for multiple not-for-profit corporations.

After realizing the impact of her success on others, Angela started spreading her message and sharing her system for success with others. Her mission is to motivate, educate and inspire people to reach their highest potential. She wants to help people create lives they love living so that they can contribute to the collective good in the world.

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Speaking/ Coaching

Speaking

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Angela delivers empowering key note addresses, workshops and seminars. She is also available for panels. If you have a unique situation or request, just ask! Angela will customize her offerings to make your event a success!

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Presentation Topics and Titles

Open: Create A Life You Love Living
A License to Drive Blind: Engage Your Employees, the Engine Driving Your Business
Blind Leadership: How to Lead with Vision
Finding you: Who Am I and Why Am I Here?
Prospective: Viewing Challenges As Opportunities for Growth- How My Blindness Clarified My Personal Vision
Goal Setting: Chart Your Course- Picture It, Plot It, Produce It
Overcoming Obstacles: Step Up, Out, Over and Beyond- How to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities
Inspiration and Motivation You Can’t Take Away My Vision
Our Youth: Going Above and Beyond
My Perception of My Diagnosis Matters: Maintaining A Healthy Spirit Through It All

Clients

Cornell University
Syracuse University
Upstate University Hospital
Prudential Financial
NAACP
Mobility International USA
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Gwen Inc.  

Options for Independence Annual Conference
“Our Mothers, Our Daughters, Our Health” Annual Conference
Various School Districts
Dewitt Library

Contact Angela to schedule her at your next event! You can call her at (315) 224-0996 or fill out the form on the contact page.

Coaching

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Angela helps you overcome blindness- physical blindness, emotional blindness, blindness to opportunity, blindness to your worth, blindness to your path to happiness and success. Blindness is not just a physical sensory condition. People are blind in many different ways and blindness can show up as feeling like something is missing, feeling lost, stuck, hopeless, confused, , or constantly searching or wishing for meaning or purpose in your day to day activities.

If this describes you, ask yourself:

Are you ready to regain your vision?
Do you want to be happy, take it to the next level, or discover your true potential?
Are you trying to find a solution or answer to a recurring or lingering problem in your life, or encountering an obstacle or feeling that you can’t seem or know how to overcome?
Do you feel like there is something else you are supposed to be doing
with your life, but don’t know exactly what that something is?
Do you want to be more empowered, effective and dynamic at work or at home?
Do you want a partner who is 100% there to support and guide you on your journey?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, contact Angela now!
Angela offers 1-on-1 coaching programs designed to get you to where you want to be.

Contact Angela for more details and to schedule a FREE introductory session.

News/ Praise

We have included some links to articles featuring Angela through the years in some personal interest and inspirational stories relating to her education, travels and profession. We have also included links to some articles written by Angela as well as her professional profiles. Although not exhaustive, we wanted to include some background to show what Angela has accomplished over the years.

Lawyer Excels Despite Disability Wall Street Journal

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive – Contributing Author

New Inspiration for the Nation – Radio Interview with George Kilpatrick

CNY Magazine Letters to My 13 Year Old Self

New Inspiration for the Nation Radio Interview with George Kilpatrick

Blindness couldn’t stop Auburn woman from becoming a lawyer Post Standard

Goals are clear for blind student Times Harold Record

Success Story: The Challenge of Advocacy Cornell University

Graduating Senior Angela Winfield Challenges Views of Disability Barnard Bulletin

One Thing Turns into Another in the U.K. by Angela Winfield

Working Through Change: A Young Person’s Experience by Angela Winfield

SightLines Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

Highlights of the 2005-06 Supreme Court Term by Angela Winfield

Legal Information Institute Associate Editor Profile

Angela’s Attorney Profile

Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com

 

PRAISE

Being in Angela’s powerful presence truly is a gift! She has the ability to see through your facade and connect directly with your soul to light you up from the inside out! I was completely taken with her incredibly clear and powerful vision of what is possible, and a proven system for transforming that possibility into reality. Her master key system will inspire you and guide you to access your true potential and create a fulfilling life you love.

- Carey Peters, Co-Founder, HolisticMBA.com

Angela’s story of tribulation and perseverance has touched the lives of everyone who had the opportunity to hear her speak. She, without doubt, has succeeded in motivating my sales team to put forth their best effort in every endeavor. Not only is Angela an inspiring individual, her professionalism has made her a pleasure to work with. Given the opportunity, I would not hesitate to invite her to speak at future company events.

- Matthew M. Dauksza, Managing Director The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Angela’s coaching methods provide leaders with the precision point tweaks needed to ensure their leadership execution is back in sync. Whether you’ve experienced a total derailment in your organization or are being proactive, Angela’s coaching fits your needs. Angela’s coaching style addresses both the big picture agency and director needs. She combines a tough no nonsense approach to setting a vision and focus, but her execution is personable and works in the real world.

- Carrie Collins Fadell, United Way Executive Director

Angela, I just had my biweekly meeting with my boss and Wow, what an empowering experience that was! I used the strategies we developed in our coaching sessions and I left the meeting feeling very much in control and not deflated like I had in the past! I am feeling really good about what I have been able to accomplish so far and where I am going. Our coaching sessions have really helped me focus and start to be a better planner. Although we’ve only had three sessions, I am already starting to feel like I am creating a better and more successful me!

- Sarah Favro, Development Manager

Inspiring, encouraging, motivational, informative, and humorous–Angela Winfield is everything anyone could ask for in a guest speaker. Our students and staff continued to comment on Angela’s presentation many days after it occurred. We were very fortunate to have Angela present to our Cornell University students in the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. I’ll always remember how the students were seated and ready to hear her message way before the presentation was scheduled to begin. There were many questions and answers afterwards from students and staff. I can truly say everyone who attended Angela’s presentation benefitted from what she had to say. We are forever grateful to Angela Winfield and look forward to having her back for another presentation at Cornell!

- Vanessa Lillard, Cornell University

Angela’s presentation was outstanding. The information she provided was life-changing for many of the 150 women who attended this year’s conference, per their feedback. She was one of the most inspirational women who spoke at the conference. Her combination of knowledge, talent, and unique ability to connect with attendees encouraged women to set and achieve significant goals. In addition, she served as a member of the team that helped design this annual conference to ensure that the content is relevant to our goal of inspiring women to live in and on purpose.

- Gwendolyn Webber-McLeod, Founder, You Can’t Fail Conference

Angela, You are an inspiration to us all. So many of us use our short comings as excuses for not doing or accomplishing things. You are proof that desire is more important than anything else. Continued success to you and thank you for answering personal questions.

- Avis Sell

Your words really resonated with me and are definitely an encouragement in so many ways… You are inspirational!

- C.J. Loney

Angela, you are such an inspiration and an excellent speaker. I envy your poise and ease at answering many difficult touchy questions. Good luck to you. I wish you continued success in your professional
and personal life. You are amazing.

- Lynn Berman

I thank you for the seminar and you are inspirational. I’ve had problems with depression most of my life, and I enjoy hearing positive people who overcome obstacles.

- D. Lockwood

Your extraordinary ability to overcome your disability is moving and a true testament to your ability to constantly endeavor. Though I do not have any disability, your remarkable story really challenges me to strive for more in my own life and reminds me that obstacles are meant to be overcome. An inspirational life is meant to inspire and you’re doing just that.

- K.S. Dunna

I do not have a disability, none-the-less your story inspired me and added to the mental hope chest I carry with me everywhere I go. To me the story was just as much about looking fear into its eyes and not blinking first, as it was about overcoming obstacles.

- J. Brock

I just read the WSJ article featuring you and wanted to write you a note to express my admiration for your spirit and your courage. You are an amazing inspiration and living proof that you are, and can do, what you think. I have no doubt that you offer your clients a unique and unmatched perspective into their legal issues.

- J. Bass

Just wanted to reach out and say keep up the good work. Without question, your story has inspired many people.

- J.H. Davis

 

Angela, Good luck! Keep up the good work and never give up.

- P.B. Volmes

Contact us




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We love hearing from you! Please send us your thoughts, comments, questions and coaching and event inquiries. Either Angela or a Blind Faith representative will respond to you as soon as possible.

Blind Faith Enterprises LLC
144 Genesee Street
Suite 102-289
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 224-0996

 

Events

These are some of the past events I have spoken at online. If you  

May 21 at 1pm/cst: My first Google Hangout Live on the Air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2jewLlKO0Q

May 15, 2014 2:39am: My Corporation ‘Experts Weigh In: I’m an Entrepreneur in My 30s’ – http://blog.mycorporation.com/2014/05/experts-weigh-im-entrepreneur-30s/

May 16, 2014 1:40pm Investors Beat! Here is the article: http://www.investorsbeat.com/be-open-to-opportunities/

June 26th LIVE Workshop : “The 4 Keys for Taking Your Personal & Professional Life to the Next Level” at the @AuburnYMCA

June 26th: Interview with Phillipe Matthews @thepmshow http://bit.ly/1qOOsi2#inspiration #angelawinfield http://goo.gl/AHXK9v

June 27 – HMBA Interview – World Class Coach Summit – http://www.worldclasscoachsummit.com/

July 23 – Angela interviews Inspirational Singer/Song Writer Bob Sima. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx1OVAWZzrI

July 24th – LIVE Workshop at the National Association of Professional Women: Topic: “Open Your Heart to Success: The 4 Master Keys for Heart-Centered Leadership – Finding Your Personal and Professional Passions.”

September 23-24 – Bigger Life Revolution Tele-summit with Shirley Billson

September 30 – Marie Grace Berg Interview – Today’s Leading Women

October 3 – Guest on The GFEM Radio Talk show

October 25 – Speaking at TedX Cortland

October 28 – Speaking at SpeakerMatch.com

November 1 – Radio Interview: Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner!

November 4 – Radio Interview: Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner

November 5 – Radio: Guest on Legal Eagle and the Coach with David Altenbern and Bryan Kiser.

November 6 – Radio: Tough Talk with Tony Gambone

November 6 – Terri Levine Show

November 11, 2014 – 3PM EST to Discover the #1 Secret to Living the Life of Your Dreams. RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/1w0GHaz

November 17-19 – Gifford Foundation’s Nourishing >> Tomorrow’s Leaders Capstone Ceremony

December 10 – Guest: Above the Fray with Carole Gold and Steve Clark
http://bit.ly/1H8dBK7 or listen to the interview here: http://bit.ly/147RhT5

 

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