As someone who has gone through life pushing the hard button I desire for others to learn through me. I currently hold a designation in recruitment and government licenses to service Canadians with their insurance and investment needs.
You probably found this site because of my book “Breakthrough” so you understand I am a huge advocate for open communication. Overcoming depression and anxiety is done together so feel free to spread your wings on the journey of self discovery with me.
Odion Welch is a driven, successful entrepreneur with a passion for the financial industry and helping others navigate the stormy waters of personal finance. She has suffered from depression and anxiety all her life and has recently begun sharing her story in order to reach out to others dealing with mental illness and fight the stigma that comes with those conditions. When she is not advocating for mental health or giving financial advice, she can be found curled up on her couch watching Disney movies.Odion lives in Edmonton, Canada, where she was born into an immigrant family from Barbados. She and her twin brother were raised by a single mother who struggled with personal loss and financial instability. After completing high school, she worked her way through various retail and food service management positions before finding her calling in the financial industry.
Odion has felt the strain and pressure of living paycheque to paycheque and has now made it her goal to help others manage their money better in order to improve their lives and relieve that pressure. She currently operates a financial brokerage and coaching system while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Athabasca University.
Odion has joked that she is a permanent student because she loves learning and is always involved in the pursuit of education, both at a formal and personal level. With multiple certificates, degrees, and designations in diverse areas including Business Management, Human Resources, Early Childhood Education, and Professional Recruitment, she looks to share her knowledge in order to improve the lives of those around her. While fighting depression and anxiety, supporting a growing financial brokerage, and pursuing her Master’s degree, she realized how important communication is. She realized that we can all achieve our goals and dreams through knowledge and support. This was a breakthrough for Odion that led her to begin sharing her story with the world.
After spending the majority of her life pushing the “hard” button before finding the coping strategies that changed her life for the better, she decided to share her journey to make life simpler for those around her. Odion hopes that others will learn and grow through her trials. Her recent book, Breakthrough: A Courageous True Story of Overcoming Depression and Anxiety, advocates the need for individuals suffering from depression to learn to communicate. Overcoming depression and anxiety is done collaboratively, so she encourages you to spread your wings on the journey of self-discovery with her.
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