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National Coach Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Saundra!

By Asha Ellison on 02/12/2019 | 2019 National Coach Ambassadors

Meet Saundra Johnson! She's a lover of children, travel and togetherness (especially around the breakfast table)! Learn more about her and her mission to inspire health and wellness in today's youth! 


Name: Saundra Johnson

Nickname: SoJo

Occupation: Branch Manager – AppleOne Employment Services

Location: Newport News, VA

Age: Holding steady at 49….


Who inspires you?

My father, my husband and my children

Where’s your favorite place in the world?


If you could be any animal, which would you be?


What’s the last book you read?

Becoming – Michelle Obama

What are you most passionate about?

Youth and keeping our youth active

What’s your favorite movie?

Lady Sings The Blues

What’s your favorite way to give back to the community?

I love volunteering for everything involving children

What show(s) are you currently watching?

Naked and Afraid; anything on ID

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Planning my 50th birthday party

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Michelle Obama

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

Vegetable Yakisoba

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?


What’s your hidden talent?


If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Black, it goes with everything!

What is your favorite family tradition?

Eating Sunday breakfast together before church (whenever everyone is under one roof)

What is your quote to live by?

“Never compromise who you are personally to be someone you wish to be professionally.” – Janice Howroyd


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Asha Ellison


Asha is a Girls on the Run coach, writer and communications professional. She believes in inspiring girls to harness the power of their dreams and to live their lives without bounds or limitations. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, serving her community, blogging, traveling and eating too many macarons!

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