Meet Terressa Anderson.
Please tell us a little bit about your family. I am married, now for 8 years, to Tim Anderson. We have 2 children between us, Chandler Anderson and Taylor Williams (husband Tevin). My children live with us or on our property. I am a proud Nana of a 6 year old Grandson (Beau) and soon to be baby girl (Ivey Mae).
Please tell us about your current career. Thing you love most about what you do. I am a Certified Health & Transformation Coach (doing business as Anderson’s Coaching & Transformation, LLC), helping others to realize lifelong transformation, and awakening them to the opportunities and goals they can achieve.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: My mother actually inspired me to get healthier for years. I had tried many ways to lose weight and get healthy, but they didn’t stick. She then encouraged me again after seeing others transforming before our eyes. So, after I began seeing the success I was having with my health coach, I knew I had to be a part of something like this. Becoming a Health Coach has given me accountability for myself but an opportunity to follow a God given Call to serve others. I had no idea it would lead to me owning my own business and helping so many people and having not only a healthy body, but mind and finances too.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Evans, and what do you love there?
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Evans?
A: 8 years now: I married my husband and moved to Augusta area from Gwinnett County where I lived all my life.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: I would love to travel to Scotland and/or other countries in the Great Britain area. My roots are grounded in Ireland, Scotland and England so why not visit where you come from. Plus, it’s beautiful.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: One of my favorite movies is Steel Magnolias because of the connection those ladies had with each other and the things they went through in their lives made them stronger. Plus, my daughter’s middle name comes from the movie – Mylyn (Sally Fields – M’lyn)j. TV- God Friended Me.
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: Sit down, write out where you would like to be in 5 – 10 years and then write down what it would like like if failure wasn’t an option for you. Change only happens when you change..What kind of legacy do you want to leave for your children/grandchildren – mine – is a legacy of Health and Hope!
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: I like to call it my Life List and a couple of things I WILL do – 1: visit Scotland and 2: run a 5k.
Q: What is your go to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?
A: Anything Praise and Worship!
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
A: There are many, but I would have to say Mandisa. She proved so many people wrong after her time on American Idol. More than that, she has overcome so many things in her life and I feel a connection through this. Weight, health and just fighting to be who you are is just a few reasons I resonate with her. She is an amazing and spiritual person and I would love to just sit down and take in any words of wisdom or advice she may have to help me help others. We would have to go to That Flippin Egg– I think should like it.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Evans?
A: I love the Savannah River Rapids. I love being on the water or just near it because it soothes my soul. There’s just something about it and so many things to love about the area near the rapids
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: I see myself being in the best shape I have ever been in and running a company of 10-15 health coaches – living the dream and paying it forward to help others do the same.
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I used to dream of being a famous actress or singer. God had other plans, so I use those talents in other ways. I also would love to live in Montana.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
A: Wow, this is a hard one for me because I have seen some beautiful places in my travels. However, I believe it has to be Vermont in the Fall. I remember visiting and driving down roads covered in gold – golden leaves.. So beautiful.
Q: If you were cast in a movie and could choose your co-star, who would it be?
A: Lucas Black or my grandson – he’s a character.
Q: What is your favorite month? Holiday? And best single day on the calendar?
A: October, Easter and November 2 – day my daughter was born.
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
A: My health program and my passion for helping others.
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: My grandchildren – I want them to be proud of their Nana and remember only good things about me.
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
A: Coffee, and Jergens original scent – my Nanny (grandmother) used it all the time.
Q: If a movie was made of your life, who would you want to play you?
A: Reese Witherspoon or Sandra Bullock.
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: Family, love, and my reason for wanting to be better!