Chandra's Biography/References/Press Kit
Considering Chandra for a speaker?
If you are truly looking for something DIFFERENT....a speaker that will leave your attendees feeling empowered, Chandra has an important message that will directly impact the bottom line.
Integrating a strong business sense with spirituality and self-actualization, Chandra reveals the secrets of relationships in work and love - with the boss, co-workers, personal partners, and most importantly, the "Self" relationship.
Speaker - When Chandra speaks, people listen. This no nonsense speaker takes ordinary everyday topics and gives the listener a new way to look at the same old stuff. Her presentations are compelling and insightful and audiences stay in their seats once she gets up to speak. If you're looking for intelligence, clarity, feistiness and spirit, this speaker is not to be missed.
Life Coach with a full-time Executive and Life Coaching practice in South Tampa, FL, she is gifted with crystal clear vision that can peer into places we won't, and tells it like it is. Combining absolute clarity with compassion, she is a guide through murky emotional waters and has provided help to hundreds of people. Her approach works and her guidance continues to grow in popularity.
TV Personality Beginning in May 2002 - Dec. 2006 - Chandra appeared every Monday on WFLA/NBC's DAYTIME where she gave a weekly "Reality Check". Over the last 10 years she has spent another year on Fox's Good Day Tampa Bay and a year following on NBC/WFLA's Midday News. The phone lines always lite up when she was on the air; reviews are in and Chandra's reality approach is a hit!
Author - Chandra's unique worldview and own life experiences have culminated in her book, Reality Works, Let It Happen. Served in 52 bite size portions are realistic, gutsy and evocative chapters on what it takes to make our journey authentic. For those who want their spirituality "straight-up", without the endless anecdotes and explanations, Reality Works debunks spiritual myths and strips complicated concepts to the bare essentials. Her EBook, Relationship Therapy on Demand is like having a therapist on call. By giving women the courage to love themselves first, you learn how to take care of yourself while at the same time stay open to love. And finally, her book EPIPHANY, Power Statements That Change Your Life, brings you to an instant realization of what is I. Chandra is the speaker who will provide attendees with personal insight into themselves that can be used in their work life as well as their personal lives. They will be talking about the value of this seminar for many meetings to come.
* Chandra is located in Tampa, FL/Also willing to travel.
* No equipment needed other than a lavaliere mike and a podium.
* For more information on availability and fees, please call 813.348.9885
Chandra Alexander, MSW, is an author, speaker, TV personality, therapist and Life Coach. After graduating from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in English and Education, Chandra received her Masters in Social Work from Barry University, with intensive training and experience in traditional psychotherapy and counseling.
In addition to her passion for helping others reach their personal best, she has had extensive experience in the corporate world. Chandra worked in top management with an HMO, as well as being an executive consultant to General Motor’s healthcare division. She has also has owned and operated two start-up companies – a medical receivables factoring company and a Fine Art Gallery in Tampa.
For five years, beginning in 2002, she gave weekly advice on DAYTIME (WFLA/NBC) in her regular television series called “Reality Check”. In Sept. 2006, DAYTIME was syndicated in six new markets. In 2010, she was a regular guest on Good Day Tampa Bay, FOX 13 TV and she also spent one year on WFLA 8/NBC 11AM News.
Chandra has traveled the world and also spent ten years in India studying with a great spiritual master. Today, she has a private practice in Tampa, FL where she coaches clients all over the world in the areas of relationships, business and consciousness.
In a national competition, Chandra was selected by THE OPRAH MAGAZINE as the Life Coach in Florida to deliver 12 coaching sessions to the first prize winner of their prestigious Toyota Moving Forward contest.
Chandra’s books and CDs are about authenticity and bravery and are available in better bookstores everywhere.
“Chandra is Tampa’s very own ‘Dr. Phil.’ Straightforward, to the point and doesn’t fool around. When it comes to a “Reality Check” she doesn’t pull any punches. We love her weekly segment and so do our viewers.”
April K. Wilson
WFLA's Daytime Producer
“Our office now functions with extreme efficiency and productivity, very high moral, very low drama, and outstanding team spirit. None of the other consultants had been able to achieve the results we have seen since we employed Chandra. I cannot sing Chandra’s praises loudly enough. If you are open to her insight, she will bring it with strength, confidence, and accuracy.”
Dawn R. Bhasin, M.D.
Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, VP, Guggino Family Eye Center
“Over the past 18 months, my business has grown at a pace that I would have never expected and the main component of my success has come from Chandra’s coaching. I feel that the time spent with her has been one of the best investments that I have ever made. Today, I have much better control and command over my personal and professional life.”
Jay S. Annis, CFP, CIMA Investment Consultant
“These days, the book I pick up most often, and always with a highlighter, is a little known self-help book that helps me stay grounded. It’s called Reality Works, Let It Happen (Red Wheel, 2002) by Chandra Alexander. It’s a book I’ve bought three times over now for friends...”
Marney Rich Keenan
The Detroit News
First, I would like to say that I watch you on Daytime and I can not express enough how powerful and to the point I feel your advice is. It is not any of the "well, what do you think you should do" mantras we sometimes hear from professional psychiatrists, etc. It is simply put, right between the eyes advice about what to do in the here and now. I applaud you for how well you seem to express this. I am so very, very impressed by your advice to people.
Good Morning Chandra,
May I say how gratifying it is to listen to your frank and sound observations and insight into problems that face us in our attempts to live healthy meaningful lives.
I am constantly impressed with your viewpoints and am writing to thank you for sharing in such a way through your TV appearances....I learn from you
Chandra, I LOVE your daily lessons! They have helped me so much. And both your books were wonderful. (Yes, I trashionalized all the time!) And, good news - my husband I were getting divorced. I made him read parts of your books, which were SO us! He has now agreed to go to counseling for 6 months. In exchange I won't file for divorce during that time, giving him time to straighten up. Who knows what will happen during that time, but both of us are finally happy with ourselves. Yay.
Keep up the good lessons! Viva Las Vegas.
Author Television Press Kit-
Author – Chandra’s unique worldview and life experiences have culminated in her book, Reality Works, Let It Happen. Served in 52 bite size portions are realistic, gutsy and evocative chapters on what it takes to make our journey authentic. For those who want their spirituality “straight-up”, without the endless anecdotes and explanations, Reality Worksdebunks spiritual myths and strips complicated concepts to the bear essentials with clarity, freshness and reverence. Learn why “Love Grows If You’re Not in a Coma”, “If You’re Bored With Your Story, It’s Time To Change”, and “It Is Our Fear That Creates Our Bravery”. Reality Works is a timeless book that can be read again and again, each time meeting the reader in exactly the right place. Chandra’s next two Ebooks, Relationship Therapy on Demand and EPIPHANY, Powers Statements That Change Your Life are both journeys into self-discovery and empowerment.
Her three CDs, The Real Deal, How to Be It, How to Get It, A Working Relationship with the Mind, and Breaking and Healing, When Relationships Don’t Work, all deal with bravery and authenticity and are available as MP3s.
TV Personality – In May of 2002, Chandra was featured as author of Reality Works on Tampa, Florida’s NBC affiliate, WFLA-TV. Her subject matter struck a chord with television producers of Channel 8’s “DAYTIME” and audiences alike and she was asked to return for regular, weekly appearances. Called “Tampa Bay’s Own Dr. Phil, “she developed a loyal following over the next six years that embraced her philosophy and advice. In 2010, Chandra was asked to be a regular guest on Good Morning Tampa Bay on Fox TV and in 2012 she was asked to return to WFLA/NBC/Channel 8 to do a “Reality Check” for their 11AM News.
“Chandra Alexander connects with our audience, Reality -- does -- Work! Our viewers appreciate Chandra's straight forward, face-the-truth, problem solving approach to living your life. People are tuning in to see her, ratings jump when she's on the air.” Steve DeGregorio, WFLA, Director Of Development, DAYTIME Producer
Radio Personality – Having been interviewed numerous times, Chandra is always invited back. At times, using Reality Works as the jumping off point, she discusses and answers questions on any topic - ranging from health and finances to relationships, family, and work - and what it takes to be real. From interviews lasting from one to two hours, some interviews have been - The Gary Null Talk Show, “Natural Living”, WBAI, 99.5 FM NYC; Pat Snyder, WSAU, Sound Off Central Wisconsin; Dr Carol Roberts, WMNF, 88.5FM Tampa; and KUCI/Irvine with Rain Morgan.
Life Coach – Chandra Alexander has a full time Executive and Life Coaching private practice in Tampa, Florida. She is gifted with crystal clear vision that can peer into places we won’t, and tells it like it is. Combining absolute clarity with compassion, she is a guide through murky emotional waters and has provided help to hundreds of people in private and group sessions. Her approach works and her guidance continues to grow in popularity.
Speaker – When Chandra speaks, people listen. This no nonsense speaker takes ordinary everyday topics and gives the listener a new way to look at the same old stuff. Her presentations are compelling and insightful and audiences stay in their seats once she gets up to speak. If you’re looking for intelligence, clarity, feistiness and spirit, Chandra Alexander is not to be missed when booking your next guest speaker.