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PORTIA BASHAM
Her Life, Career, Business, Leadership, Family, and Ministry

Portia Basham, popularly called Lady P, is a mother, strategist, and empowerment coach, who ministers the Gospel with full confidence, radiance, and grace. Portia is a savvy entrepreneur and hospitality expert with more than twenty-five years’ experience. She is the CEO and Founder of “The Purposed Woman Coaching and Online school.” Portia resides in South Florida with her husband and their two adorable children.

​EARLY LIFE

Portia was born on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. At the age of seventeen, she started her career in hospitality at the Island’s most prominent resort, Royal St. Lucian. Portia later moved on to Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort as a Reservationist. However, through her diligence and dedication, she rose from a reservationist to the resort’s Sales Manager.

In 2003, Portia won the title of “Miss St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism.” She represented St. Lucia both at home and abroad in promoting the country’s tourism industry. Portia leads and advocates a balanced life as she successfully combines the demands of career and education. In 2004, she backed a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management without failing in family, ministry, and business.

MIDAS TOUCH

After Portia got married in 2005, she moved with her family to Orlando-Florida. Soon, she established a wedding and events business.  In 2007, Portia actively contributed to the successful launching of a 187-room condominium resort near the Disney theme park. Subsequently, her dynamic leadership and valuable experience earned her

top-level position where she ran the resort’s Rooms Division team, for a year until 2008.

In addition to her Orlando based wedding business, she also established a home-based business focusing on designing, producing, and selling custom children’s clothing, Mona & Sacha.

HEART OF GOLD

In 2008, Portia founded a society known as the RoyalTea Ladies Society—a social and empowerment group for women. Her organization exists to serve women who desire to advance their business goals and give back to the community.

RoyalTea Ladies have since supported local charities and non-profit organizations. They have raised thousands of dollars in donations, and are currently serving over twenty families. They also render charity services to women in need, children with autism, and many other worthy causes.

More importantly, Portia is a super active RoyalTea Lady due to her interest in serving, supporting, and advocating for mothers of autistic children. Saved to save, Portia’s first son, Zachariah, was diagnosed with autism, and this affected his speech. He was just two and a half years old. Her vibrant, intelligent, and handsome little boy had since faced challenges of life with autism.

This development devastated the entire family, but Portia and her husband encouraged themselves and decided to focus on God’s faithfulness, Zachariah’s happiness, and therapists’ dedication to help. So, rather than giving up on their lovely son, they committed to helping him handle the challenges that come with a special needs diagnosis.

Moved with compassion, Portia started educating herself on how to help mothers with children with special needs. And by God’s grace, love, patience, and determination, Portia and her family have been able to weather the storm until today.

Although Zachariah still doesn’t speak fluently, Portia is grateful. She had gladly commented that “[Zachariah] is polite, potty-trained, can write his name, and gives me the best hugs in the world.” Currently, Zachariah is twelve years old, and he is happy, prosperous, and progressive. He recently graduated to Middle School.

Consequently, Portia’s experience over the years of caring for Zachariah was what spurred her commitment and selfless desire to provide support and coaching for mothers of children with special needs.

VOICE OF HOPE

Portia is a devout Christian and a Minister of the Gospel in a nondenominational church. She recently completed her Master of Art program in Biblical Studies through the South Florida Bible College in Deerfield Beach, Florida and also received the prestigious President's Award.  Shortly after her Master’s program, Portia founded an online community known as “SHE MINISTRIES” primarily for Ladies of Royalty who are determined to ‘Stand Firm on God’s Purpose for Their Lives and Business.’

The SHE MINISTRY has 2 Kings 4:7 (“Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest”) as their guide and pillar. Portia’s the Biblical Teacher and founder at She Ministries, and she reaches thousands of her social media followers through free devotions, online Bible studies, and business classes.  Her ultimate goal is to continue to pass valuable and experience-based advice to women seeking to further their careers and life goals. Hence, in 2019, she launched “The Purposed Woman Coaching and Online Agency,” which is a business strategy and leadership platform designed with resources to assist aspiring and new female entrepreneurs who are missing the foundational pieces needed for a sustainable and successful business.

So, do you desire to be successful and happy? Or you wish to be empowered with the right tools to solve life issues that have kept you stuck over the years? Do you aspire to realize your potential and achieve your dreams?

If yes, permit me to introduce you to one of the new-generation women of influence: Portia ‘Lady P’ Basham!

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