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My Name Is Sierra And I’m The Founder Of Legacy Speaks.

Serial Achiever. Music Connoisseur. Part-Time Hippie.

I created this platform – OUR platform – to promote mental health awareness and self-development.

When not helping people become a better version of themselves, you can find me doing everything from volunteering and advocacy to trap yoga and hiking. I live life as an endless adventure and make every second count.

Passion

The Oxygen of My Soul

I became passionate about mental health and personal development after witnessing how crucial these areas of our lives are. Helping people overcome such hardships is what I live for. To break sociocultural stigmas regarding mental health issues, I created Legacy Speaks. Our platform focuses on increasing awareness of mental health issues, creating conversations with marginalized communities, and increasing access to local and national resources by advocating for BOTH equality and equity.

Education

A Learning Journey That Never Ends

I graduated from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) double majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology. Two years later, I went on to acquire my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of West Georgia.

Today, I make it a top priority to stay up to date in my field through professional organizations, conferences, continuing education sessions, and journals.

Purpose

The Road To Professional Counseling

After having a post-graduate crisis, I relocated to metro-Atlanta to start a career in the entertainment industry. I was blessed to work with some of the biggest names and companies to include TVOne, BMI, AspireTV, Dreamworks, (just to name a few). Despite being so successful at what I did, something was missing. I wanted that sense of fulfillment that comes only helping others. I took a leap of faith and began working towards my true passion, which is becoming a licensed professional counselor.

Career

Sierra Hillsman, M.ED., LPC, NCC, CCTP – But What Does That All Mean?

Simply put: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have also acquired the National Certified Counselor credential through NBCC.

I’m not going to lie, although it took a lot of hard work to earn them, none of this matters if I’m not capable of doing my job effectively as a counselor.

So just in case you were wondering, I have experience in individual and group counseling in the areas of anger management, assertiveness training, challenging irrational beliefs, substance abuse, and emotional and psychological trauma.

Vision

What I Work Hard
To Achieve Every. Single. Day.

I’m a world changer. My number one goal in life is to create a lasting legacy that inspires growth and development.

One person at a time – that’s how I’m changing the world. I want to influence the culture by empowering others to live their lives with passion and purpose. This is not just a goal, this is how I live my life.

Therapy

Mental Wellness
For The Culture

Simply put: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have also acquired the National Certified Counselor credential through NBCC.

I’m not going to lie, although it took a lot of hard work to earn them, none of this matters if I’m not capable of doing my job effectively as a counselor.

So just in case you were wondering, I have experience in individual and group counseling in the areas of anger management, assertiveness training, challenging irrational beliefs, substance abuse, and emotional and psychological trauma.

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What Clients Say
About Us!

Jessica Pachman-Hults Phr employee engagement manager of terminus: account-based marketing

I found your presentation very thorough in all of the ways employees could look after their mental health, and I appreciated that it was more than the surface level fixes that you so often see suggested (take a bath, put your phone away, etc). My favorite part was the wellness wheel, which is not something I had seen before, and I connected with the conversation around work/life harmony vs. balance. I also liked that you got the group involved in reading the slides, and thought it was a great amount of information in a shorter amount of time.

JB of the blue bike

Sierra, thank you for your commitment to providing support, work, and leadership. The work that you do is so critical when we consider trauma and overall wellness in black and brown communities.

Aline J. Milfort Author & Mental health advocate

Sierra explained the topic thoroughly and communicated effectively with the audience. Her style of presentation and confidence kept the audience engaged and her knowledge of the presented topic enhanced the attendee’s level of understanding. Her passion for the field and desire to answer questions provided by audience truly showed Sierra is an excellent mental health professional and speaker.

Niesha Evans Program/event manager of united women inc.

Sierra was great! We all took away a few gems from her presentation. Especially when it came to advice with adjusting to the current environment with children and giving yourself grace when it came to your work productivity. Overall, the presentation was amazing. We definitely recommend her and would love to partner again.

Dylesia Hampton Barner LCSW, ceo of radical change therapy

This was an excellently executed event! Sierra, your professionalism, preparation/foresight, and thoughtfulness were felt in every detail.

Anthony “AJ” Joiner #Thejoinermethod

I have worked with a lot of people but Sierra is entirely in her own league. She is thoughtful, knows her stuff and lovingly cuts to the brass tax of whatever your true need is. She gives you the tools, they hit your brain, and JUST LIKE THAT your life is better for it. And she’s always just a call away. RUN to Sierra now if you’re on the fence, and thank me later.

Lillie Mae Founder of glambitious

It was an immense pleasure to interview on the Legacy Speaks platform! Sierra is very dedicated to giving visionaries a space to inspire, and I’m glad I could be involved. Our discussion was very introspective, engaging and my network found it to be a very enlightening.