Ebony Alexander-Knights ("Ebby Knights") is a certified Life Coach, DONA International certified Birth Doula, Inspirational Speaker, Sister Circle Facilitator and author of Women Empowerment: Speak It Until You See It, Single "Yes" but desperate "No": Unleashing the power within you and "Letters to Grandmas and Papas".
Welcome to Ebby's Lounge!
Ebby's Lounge provides virtual coaching services via phone and or zoom where women can receive the support of an accountability partner. I help my clients gain clarity about what they really want, identify their gifts, discover their passion and develop a game plan to pursue their goals.
Our mission at Ebby's Lounge when we facilitate or host women empowerment events or sister circles is to create a positive, empowering safe space where women can be themselves, relax and connect to positive like minded women who want them to achieve their goals. Our sister circles is our time to take off the mask & inspire one another, recharge, gain clarity, while also discussing ideas, and challenges. Surrounded by sisterly love, we receive tools, information and strategies that help us realign to our higher selves as well as inspire us to achieve our personal and professional goals. We believe it's important to connect with people who will encourage you as you pursue your vision, and we do this through our sister circles and weekly one-on-one coaching sessions.
A little of My Story I became a single mom when I was in school training to becoming a Certified Ultrasound Technician. I knew in my heart I really wanted to help empower women and mothers, especially through my experience of having my baby. That experience showed me that giving birth is miraculous and I wanted to become an empowering support by helping other moms. I completed my training but I had challenges finding a full time career in that field, thus directing me to tap into my own God given talents. So l later began to think about my other gifts, I wrote plays and partnered with senior centers. I became a Dance Instructor within the schools to teach elementary and junior high school students, which I later incorporated drama classes. Since I loved organizing events and had a passion to help women, I began hosting women empowerment workshops where women could come together to connect and discuss their goals and challenges while learning ways to overcome barriers and gain strategies and tools to move forward. That experience, along with writing my first 3 books, led me to the path of entrepreneurship, as well as, being invited to speak at women empowerment events.
How I became a Doula Several years ago, I attended a networking event where I met an amazing woman who is the founder of a Doula organization. We stayed in contact and she shared with me the opportunity to be trained as a Doula. That day was a reminder to me that I still had a purpose supporting expecting mothers. I said "yes" to the opportunity and became a Birth Doula in 2014 and then certified by DONA International in 2016. I later received training in postpartum care and Lactation Counseling.
Being a Birth Doula, I love what I do. My mission is to help expectant mothers to have a nurturing, empowering, supportive and positive birth experience. I have attended births at birthing centers, hospitals and at home births in NYC and Long Island and now also accepting clients in DC, Maryland & Virginia. I am also a supporter of VBACs. (Vaginal Birth After C-section). I have worked with first time mothers to moms who have several children. I support the birth you want and support your partner. I also have back up Doulas so you will have an empowering, professional and caring Doula by your side, who will celebrate with you as you bring your baby into the world.
Life Coach As a Life Coach, I help women get clear about what they want by helping them to identify & activate their natural gifts, while assisting them in developing a game plan to pursue their vision. I always loved helping people figure out what they wanted to do. When people I met or knew couldn't find a job I would be the one encouraging them and helping them to find work. When they felt down and out I would remind them that this was an opportunity to pursue work that excited them. I didn't make them feel worse, I let them know it was an opportunity for a positive change. I always enjoyed encouraging and helping others. I know first hand what it feels like working at jobs that's not fulfilling and that does not align in any way with my passion. Because of this, I also became a certified Life Coach. I consider myself more as a soulful life coach and I am grateful for having the opportunity to help others find their happy place and ignite their passion again.
Former Ustream TV Show Host A few years ago, I was invited to attend a networking event that was outside of my comfort zone. Matter of fact, the event had nothing to do with coaching or Doula work. My friend convinced me to go, while my friend was giving out flyers and talking to everyone. That day I kind of kept to myself, having a hard time being extroverted at the moment, but before I left I met one woman, we both shared what we did and she invited me to be on her Ustream TV Show. After that show, she invited me to come back on her show a second time, after coming back on again she offered me an opportunity to host my own Ustream TV show, which I called "Live Your Dreams with Ebby Knights". It was a fun and an eye opening experience. I did that show for awhile before I moved. That experience taught me, We have to take a step of faith and sometimes get out of our comfort zone. I want to share the advice someone told me "Don't give up on your dreams no matter how long it takes, because when you keep moving forward in it doors of opportunities can open up for you.
In Conclusion The purpose of what I do is to help women connect, heal, and feel the sense of sisterhood as well as overcome barriers, be inspired to pursue their dreams and be empowered to empower others, while holistically creating an overall wellness within ourselves and for those we love. It is so awesome when women come together to support and encourage one another, it's rewarding, rejuvenating, inspirational & powerful. I am grateful for having the opportunity to do this work as well as for the people we will connect with on our journey. As a Doula, it is truly an honor to be able to share the experience of assisting women as they bring their babies into the world. As a Life Coach it delighting to see my clients feel motivated again, encouraged and recharged. I want my clients and tribe to be happy, empowered and feel aligned with their purpose, passion and calling. I also believe we can learn a lot from one another & when we are willing to share our wisdom, utilize our gifts and support one another we bring out the best in ourselves, families and community.