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Andrena Sawyer - P.E.R.K. Consulting. Washington, DC, US

Andrena Sawyer

CEO/Founder | P.E.R.K. Consulting


Nonprofit professional, program development consultant, personal development trainer, and author. Passionate about people and progress.





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Andrena Sawyer is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and consultant committed to helping people thrive in their God-given purposes. ​ She is the president of P.E.R.K. Consulting, an advisory firm for nonprofits and small businesses in the Washington DC area. Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, she credits her family's move to the United States during Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war for her interest in human triumph and perseverance.

In 2013, she was named among the “Top 30 under 30″ movers and shakers in Washington DC by WKYS 93.9. In 2015, she was awarded The International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award and the Women Owned Small Business Award by the Associated Black Charities. She is a certified Self-Esteem and Life Skills Trainer.

In addition to her work with P.E.R.K. Consulting, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling and looking for inspiration in the most unlikely places. She is the author of The Other Side of Assertiveness and The Long Way Home.

Of all of her interests, she is most passionate about seeing women reach their full potential based on their understanding of who God says they are.

Industry Expertise (4)


Program Development


Business Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Personal Development

Faith and Culture



Women's Empowerment

Accomplishments (6)

Certified Nonprofit Professional (professional)

Certified by the Nonprofit Alliance in Nonprofit Management

Certified Life Skills & Personal Development Trainer (professional)

Certified in Life Skills and Personal Development Training for youth and women.

Nominee for Leadership in Community Development Award (professional)


Award was presented by Atlanta-based nonprofit, Hope of Africa

Recipient of the Young Women Leader's Award (personal)

Awarded by Womanline of Dayton- nonprofit based in Dayton, Ohio

The Other Side of Assertiveness (professional)

Author of self-help book on how women can effectively build self-esteem, manage conflict, and build rewarding relationships.

Rock, the MIC (personal)

Founder and Coordinator of annual youth outreach.

Education (1)

Howard University : Bachelors, Sociology/ Community Development

Affiliations (3)

  • Howard University
  • Nonprofit Alliance
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Testimonials (4)

Crystal A. , Youth Development Professional | Me, Myself & I workshop participant

“Great content, loved the transparency of the facilitator."

Jonelle H., Event Moderator | Districtly Speaking

"Great message for all ages!"

Yetunde O., Founder | Young Woman's Guide

“Great work! Very inspiring!”

Lauryn K. , Internal Auditor | Avalon Bay Properties

“Andrena is a gem in her field of work. She's well connected, extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She's very easy to work with and she's able to keep her clients motivated and excited about their current endeavors. I've enjoyed working with a person of Andrena's caliber and I'm excited to continue working toward my goals with her guiding the way.”

Event Appearances (4)

Event Facilitator

Me, Myself & I: Let's Talk about Personal Development   Washington, DC



Countdown to Graduation Life Skills workshop   Arlington, VA



Teen Night Remixed  Washington, DC



Let's Talk about Vision  Livingston, NJ


Sample Talks (1)

Me, Myself & I workshop series

Planning an empowerment event? Whether your event is a day-long seminar, or a week-long conference, you can bring one or more of P.E.R.K.'s unique Me, Myself & I workshops to enhance your participants' experience. Series includes: •Me, Myself & I: Let's Talk About Personal Development •Me, Myself & I: Living...on Purpose •Me, Myself & I: Personal Development for Today's Christian Woman



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


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