Ms. Belize Spivey is known as the STD Life Coach, that has helped millions of men and women to face the stigma of Herpes Simplex Virus. Ms. Spivey knows firsthand how the STI stigma can affect your life as she was infected with genital herpes 10 years ago while attending Auburn University for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After her diagnosis, it created a passion to help other women and men that also contracted the virus. In May 2014, she received her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University and began to offer life coaching services for women who contracted the virus.
In August 2015, she launched her life coaching business called Overcoming the Stigma. The company offer phone/video coaching sessions, closed online support groups for women, monthly video support group sessions, educational YouTube videos, Power Kit ( outbreak kit ) webinars, courses, ebooks, books, and annual conference.
Through these methods she uses a transparent approach to help her clients confront their emotions, daily decisions, and the uncertainty of their future. After launching her company she saw a need to share her story on a large scale through a book. Ms. Spivey didn’t see one book write by an African American woman living with herpes. She choose to be the first.
Ms. Spivey was able to overcome the mental, physical, and spiritual elements of contracting the STD which she speaks about in her book “Overcoming What Can’t be Cured: Living Beyond Herpes .” In her book, she shares her full journey with overcoming the stigma of herpes from single woman, to single mother, to a married woman.
Ms. Spivey vision is to continue to educated men and women how to overcome the stigma of STIs. She has a mission to bring national attention to herpes.
Bachelor of Arts Business Administration
Masters of Arts Human Service Counseling: Life Coaching
Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology ( in process)
Certified Life Coach by Tony Gaskin
Mental Health First Aid USA
Ambassador for America Sexual Health Association