Landra Lewis


Landra draws upon her Native American heritage to find and foster unity and harmony in the world. Through her past work in politics, as a CEO, and as a promoter of the arts, her focus has ever been upon a vision of a better world. Driven by a desire to assist others in their search for meaning, her work is concentrated upon creating peace and justice through the full body, mind, and spirit integration and development of individuals and organizations, with emphasis on compassion.

She teaches workshops and does public speaking on a range of topics, including DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) Appalachian culture, strategic communication, Native American heritage and culture, spiritual formation, and the convergence of spirituality and quantum physics. Landra has a BA in political science and philosophy from the University of Kentucky, and a certificate in conflict resolution from Duke University. She is also a certified Myers Briggs Type assessor, certified energy healer, and a certified clinical hypnotist.

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Landra Lewis

What has been our greatest & favorite achievement so far and why?

Doing what I love is my greatest achievement. I love doing spiritual, personal, and professional development, helping people find their authenticity and watching them blossom.

If you are an entrepreneur/self-employed, what motivated you to start your own business?

It was the only way to do what I do.

What does success mean to you?

Success means living authentically, i.e., integrating body, mind, and spirit, so that the outer life is congruent with the inner self. Success is living harmoniously with all life and the earth.

What is your mantra or favorite saying? (If it's a known quote, please let us know who said it first!)

You are the only you who has ever walked the earth.

What failure taught you the most about life or business? What was the lesson?

A failed political campaign that I was involved in. As I was driving in November after the election, I realized the trees were bare and I had completely missed a season, and hadn’t spent time with family or friends in months. The lesson I learned from this was balance. Life must be balanced.

Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently when you were first starting out?

Skipped the years in politics.

What does women's empowerment look like to you in action?

It looks like matriarchy. It looks like women helping women to find their voices and power.

What would you tell 19-year-old YOU?

There is an ugliness in the world called patriarchy. It is the root of all the world’s problems.

What will 86-year-old you want you to know TODAY?

Mentor, mentor, mentor, young women. Help them see their power.

Does anyone call you by a nickname? What is it?

Only a few older family members sometimes call me Laney.

What is your favorite place for our audience to reach you?

What is your favorite quote? (It can be yours or from someone that you look up to.)

“Feed the good wolf.” This is based on a Cherokee teaching, the story of two wolves.

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