About Celena

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Celena Gill of Celena Gill Design inspires women to live fearlessly bold by through her apparel and design company. Formerly an empowerment coach, bliss expert, and motivational speaker, Celena specializes in spreading boldness, unleashing fears, moving out of the past, living on purpose, and choosing joy. She truly “walks the talk.” Although she has degrees in psychology, anthropology, education, and law; she was divinely led to entrepreneurship after losing her dear mother Benita to breast cancer in 2006. Celena was finally moved by the deathbed confession of her mother to transform her own life. Her mother told her, “I regret that I didn’t live the life that I really wanted to live. I was too afraid. Don’t live your life that way. Live your life your way.” That revelation prompted Celena to drop her educational and law careers to pursue her own dreams with the support of her husband, Patrick and four sons (Nasir, Collin, Ryan, and Austin). She set out on a course to design a career where she could completely utilize her giftings. Out of this, Celena Gill Design was created.

Celena’s motto is “Live your best life naked without shame and blissfully free of fear---only you can live the best version of your own life.” She has provided her expertise to the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The Washington Examiner, Esquire Magazine, the Baltimore Business Journal, iVillage, AOL, NBC, CBS, CW, Fox, ABC, Lexus, Jet Magazine, IBM, the George Washington University, DC Public Schools, Aquafina, Verizon, TV One, Universal Pictures, and various lifestyle websites. Her designs have been worn by entrepreneurs, executives, celebrities, and the every day person.