About Us


Angela ChathamMy Story

My name is Angela Chatham, Founder of Pressing Forward, and I am passionate about helping individuals rise above mediocrity in their life and business and get to the NEXT LEVEL.

I started my career as a temporary with no office skills or experience. I was determined to make a good living for myself with a career in management. With no degree and naysayers stating it was not possible, I overcame the odds and worked my way to management.

I turned down my first full-time job offer, with a Fortune 500 company, as I felt it would not help me get the opportunities I was seeking. Of course, everyone thought I was crazy! But, deep down, I knew it was the right decision, and the right job would come along.

Several months later, a new job was offered to me by the same department I originally turned down, and it was a higher paying position that would lead to bigger opportunities. I immediately accepted and this launched my management journey.

From there, I was able to fulfill my desire to attend college and pay my tuition in full with no loans or debt. I have worked both in the corporate and private sectors in management for over 20 years successfully mentoring and training individuals and teams.

I am a Career and Personal Development Coach and Speaker. I help individuals pursue the life and career/business they desire. I believe it is never too late to live your dreams!

My Personal Life

I am a constant learner and always working on my personal development. I am an avid reader and podcast listener. Some of my favorite podcasts are 48days.net by Dan Miller, Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn, Entrepreneur on Fire by John Lee Dumas, and Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer!


I share my house with my diva cat, Chloe, who is is spoiled beyond belief and actually runs the household! I never thought I would be a pet lover, but you know what they say about “never”… Never say “never”!

For fun, I enjoy spending time gardening, hiking, traveling, and being creative in the kitchen! I also love to try out new, fancy restaurants. I live in the New Orleans area so food is always a part of my get-togethers with family and friends. Some of my favorite restaurants are Mr. B’s Bistro, Dominique’s, Palace Café, and Matt & Naddie’s to name a few…. So, check them out if you’re ever in New Orleans. You’ll be glad you did!

My Mission

I am passionate about helping individuals enhance their personal development, excel in their career, and grow their business. I help individuals, direct sales professionals, and entrepreneurs align their mindset, habits, and communication with their goals to get to the NEXT LEVEL in their life and business.

I help individuals get past what is holding them back and create a clear ACTION plan to achieve the goals and RESULTS they want in their life and business.

Most importantly, I encourage and motivate people to always continue “Pressing Forward”!

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – King James Version

My Experience

From my corporate and private sector years, I have extensive management experience in Office Services, Corporate Purchasing, Contract Management, and Information Technology. My formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business / Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. I am a DISC Certified Instructor in Behavioral Analysis through 48 Days LLC. I am a Facilitator for the 48 Days to the Work You Love workshops. In addition, I am an active member of Toastmasters International and currently serve as Secretary in my local chapter. I also serve in my local church.

I am a Career/Business and Personal Development Coach & Speaker who brings a unique style, high level motivation, and valuable insight to each client. I engage each client in the overall process helping them to realize their full potential, heighten their awareness, and bring their creativity to light so that they may reach their goals.

You can find some of my work online at the GoodMenProject.com, SheOwnsIt.com, Thrive Global, and Get It Together Girl! on BlogTalkRadio. See Media page.


I realize the importance of individuals and teams finding the right coach. It is important during the coaching process to have someone that you can easily relate and feel comfortable, yet challenged and accountable to help you reach your goals. If you would like a 15 minute discovery session to see how I can help you get to the NEXT LEVEL, then schedule a time to meet on my calendar.


As an event planner, if you are looking for someone easy to work with who can deliver an engaging, motivational, and educational presentation, then I’m your speaker! I customize keynotes, break-out sessions, workshops, and seminars to my audience. I speak on topics to help individuals, direct sales professionals, and entrepreneurs improve their mindset, habits, communication, productivity, sales, and customer service. You can check-out more information and see a video clip on my Speaking page. To check my availability to speak at your event or find out more information, please e-mail me at angela@pressingforward.org.

Ways to Connect with me:

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