Brigitte Bartley Sawyer
Brigitte Bartley Sawyer
Brigitte Kim Auh Bartley
December 20, 1975
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Organization||Sawyer Business Group (Chief People Officer)|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (157 cm)|
Brigitte Bartley Sawyer (born December 30, 1975) is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, nutrition and life coach, realtor, business consultant, blogger, and author. She is the founder of ILLUMIN8 Your Life, a successful home-based business that merges holistic wellness with network marketing. She also serves as chief people officer at Sawyer Business Group and a luxury real estate realtor at Blackstream Christie's International.
Sawyer is a published author, having co-authored two Amazon bestsellers, "The Energy of Happiness" and "SIGNS: Sacred Encounters." She hosts the popular talk show The Brigitte Bartley Show, which launched in 2019.
With a deep passion for empowering individuals and businesses, Sawyer has made significant contributions in the realms of growth strategy, social media marketing, and brand development. Her outstanding achievements have earned her recognition as a leader in her field, with numerous accolades, including being named one of the "Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Look Out For in 2023" by The NYC Journal, being featured among the "Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs and Their Success Stories" by YahooFinance, and being honored as one of the "Top Ten Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Look Out For in 2021" by Global NewsWire.
Early life and education
Sawyer was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During her seventh grade, she moved to Gray Court, where she grew up on a small farm. In 1993, she started her college studies at a Liberal Arts Girls' School. In 1997, Sawyer completed her studies at Columbia College, earning a degree in business administration and entrepreneurship.
After graduating, Sawyer began her professional career at Dana Holding Corporation as a human resources manager for five years. However, in 2001, she left her corporate position and focused on motherhood, dedicating her time to raising her expanding family.
In 2012, Sawyer established ILLUMIN8 Your Life, a home-based business in the health and wellness industry. Through the strategic use of social media, she effectively promoted her expertise in nutrition, mindset, and fitness, driving substantial business growth. Initially specializing as an online nutrition coach, Sawyer provided tailored guidance to individuals, emphasizing nutrition, healthy aging, fitness, and mindset. Drawing from personal experiences, she recognized the significant impact of nutrition and detox on overall well-being, further augmenting her knowledge of achieving vitality and vibrancy. Committed to supporting individuals, particularly mothers, in making informed choices for themselves and their families, her organization has flourished, encompassing over 112,000 associates across five countries. This opportunity facilitated the transformation of Sawyer's passion for holistic nutrition and fitness into the realm of network marketing.
Sawyer also offers extensive business consulting services, providing precise growth strategies and customer expansion solutions. Whether clients seek to expand their current enterprises or embark on new ventures, Sawyer's one-on-one sessions deliver actionable plans. Her dedicated focus on supporting small businesses has led her to specialize in social media marketing, catering to clients across the United States. Through business strategy sessions, social media marketing, and brand development, Sawyer leverages her expertise to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in achieving their maximum potential.
Sawyer also pursued a career at Blackstream Christie's International as a luxury real estate realtor, a position she took on in July 2020.
In 2015, Sawyer co-authored the Amazon best-seller "The Energy of Happiness." Within its pages, she revealed her journey and awakening, delving into nutrition, intuition, mindset shifts, self-confidence, self-respect, and the transformative realization that beauty resides within the journey itself.
In 2023, Sawyer contributed to the successful book series "SIGNS: Sacred Encounters," which aims to bring mystical experiences into the mainstream by sharing spiritual wisdom and personal stories.
In March 2019, Sawyer launched The Brigitte Bartley Show, a web-based talk show targeting individuals who are ready to explore unconventional perspectives, lead fulfilling lives, uncover their purpose, and make a meaningful impact on the world. The show features stories, interviews, advice, and valuable learning experiences from those making a difference. She plans to relaunch the show in 2023.
Furthermore, Sawyer serves as Chief People Officer at Sawyer Business Group. The company is a holding entity for various ventures, including 53 SportClips locations across six states, 10 Eggs Up Grill restaurants, 2 Urban Air Adventure Parks, 2 Snapology locations, and commercial and residential real estate. She and Tony signed a deal to open 10 Eggs Up Grille restaurants in Virginia, spanning from Virginia Beach to Newport News.
- The Energy of Happiness (2015)
- SIGNS: Sacred Encounters with Pathways, Turning Points, and Divine Guideposts (2023)
Awards and recognitions
- She was honored with the Platinum Award from Blackstream Christie's International (2021).
- In 2022, she was honored as the Upstate SC REAL Producers Rising Star and received the President's Award from Blackstream Christie's International.
- Featured as one of the "Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Look Out For in 2023" by The NYC Journal
- Recognized among the "Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs and Their Success Stories" by YahooFinance
- Named one of the "Top Ten Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Look Out For in 2021" by Global NewsWire
- Isagenix Top Leader 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Sawyer resides in downtown Greenville, SC as well as Richmond, VA, with her husband, Tony Sawyer, and 5 children, which includes three sons named Braxton, Christopher, and Thomas Stroud, and two stepdaughters named Jessica and Samantha Sawyer.
Sawyer is an avid fitness lover, enjoys hiking, yoga, travel and spending time outdoors.
In the media
- "Interview With Brigitte Bartley". Podomatic. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- Jameson, Charlie (2 December 2022). "Brigitte Bartley's excellence in holistic health and real estate turn heads around the world. - Huffmag". huffmag.com. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- Development, PodBean. "Brigitte Bartley - Isagenix | The Authentic Networker Podcast: Hosted By Richard Bliss Brooke". richardbrooke.podbean.com. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- Chan, Simon (11 July 2016). "202: My Step By Step Process To How I Built 90% of My Business On Social Media by Brigitte Bartley". MLM Nation. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- Reads, Eggs Up Grill. "Eggs Up Grill Partners with Sport Clips Franchisee for Virginia Expansion". www.franchising.com. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- "Eggs Up Grill Partners With 54-Unit Sport Clips Franchisee for Virginia Expansion | RestaurantNews.com". restaurantnews.com. 29 March 2023. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- McCurry, Alex (3 January 2023). "Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2023". The NYC Journal. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- "Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
- Agency, Sunshy Digital Media (23 March 2021). "Top Ten Inspirational Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2021". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 14 June 2023.