About La Wanna

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m La Wanna Parker. I am a journal coach, speaker, and author. I guide individuals who are passionate about journaling and creative writing on a self-healing journey. Through journal and creative writing, I help them to reconnect with who they are.

This day has been a long time coming.

For me. It began when my grandfather told me he wanted me to read.

From the moment I learned the letters of the alphabet were sounds and when the letters were put together, formed words, I have been IN LOVE with reading.

The natural progression, of course, is to try writing myself. I found magic in reading someone’s words and the vision they formed in my mind.

When I read a book, I am there on the pages living the characters’ lives.

I experience everything the characters feel: the love, the sadness, the adventure, and the thrills of being there with them.

When I was a child, I put myself in the book, replacing the main character or creating lines for me as an additional character.

I am often asked why I do what I do? The truth is. I LOVE LOVE reading, writing, teaching, and sharing what I know.

There is nothing like watching someone transform before your eyes when they get what I am teaching them.

It is what has led me to journal and creative writing.

When someone comes to me because they are stressed, overwhelmed, or lonely, and they do a complete turnaround because of words, a pen, paper, or the use of a computer, I am ECSTATIC.

I experienced the same thing, and it was when I put my thoughts and emotions on paper that I was able to bring myself out of my depression. I was able to ask myself questions on what I could do to turn myself around.

I wondered what I could do.

I received answers to my questions, turning that journal into a book entitled “Courage to live My Dream.”

You can find it at https://www.amazon.com/author/lawannagparker.


I guide you to be surrounded by others who are experiencing the same things feeling – alone, frustrated, tired, stressed, and overwhelmed

Together, we grow and can help others.


  • La Wanna Gean Parker thrives in the entrepreneur arena as an |1 time- Amazon International Award-Winning Author| (3) Time Best-Selling Author| Blogger| Motivational Speaker| Journal and Inspirational Coach| Podcast-TV Host Interviewer| Skincare Beauty Consultant
  • La Wanna Parker is an inspirational and journal coach who skillfully leads by example. When she works with you, she will help you organize and prepare a speech that will captivate the listeners.
  • La Wanna achievements include “Woman of the Year, Division Speech Contest Winner, & (3) Distinguished Toastmasters’ Awards.”


  • Rob Parnell Writing Academy Certificate
  • The Women Christen CEO Life Coach School Certification


  • Toastmasters International
  • Public Speakers Association
  • Women’s Prosperity Network
  • Women Coaching Association
  • The Edward Jones, ProDestinyCoaching

La Wanna is featured in over (10) publications & articles. She has volunteered her time with over (6) companies to include serving as a Fashion Show Director, Beauty Pageant Director, and manages a skincare line at Beauty by LaWanna.