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Official Bio

Phyllis Williams-Strawder is known as the Ghetto Country Brandmother®. She is the founder and HBIC of Brandma's House. She holds certifications as a brand strategist, psychology marketing specialist, as well as a life and business coach.

Phyllis has spent the last 15 years studying branding, brand strategy, marketing, and people. She is the author of several books including a memoir for her daughter titled, That Damn Girl Stuff. She is also host the Brandma's Podcast

In her former life, Phyllis owned and operated a multi-million dollar food business. What started as bbq lunches deliveries from home became two restaurants and a catering company. Under her old personal brand of Mrs. Mista she appeared on Man Fire Food, The Great Food Truck Race, Good Day L.A.

Phyllis spends most of her time nurturing her clients whom she calls brandbabies and trying not to be a workaholic.

She lives in Texas with her husband Neil, daughter Morgan, and dog Little Seymour.


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Entrepreneur Podcast - with host Reggie B

Phyllis Williams-Strawder, AKA 'The Getto Country Brandmother', is a straight-shooting, tell it like it is, no bullshit given or taken kind of person! In other words, she's my kind of person! We had a great conversation on the importance of your personal brand, and why it needs to be different than all the corporate type B.S. that everyone tells you to do. We also talk about why your personal brand needs to be separated from your life, and she goes in-depth into the three different categories that are important when establishing your personal brand.

Profiting With Non-Profits Podcast - with host Sean Littman

This week I took a trip down to Brandma's House and sat down with Ghetto Country Brandma. We connected recently on LinkedIn and I found her method of diving into brand building just amazing and wanted to get her on to discuss the ins and outs of building a brand. We covered some great topics with nothing left on the table. Brandma tells it how it is. 

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The Brand Identity Design Podcast - with host Jaison Thomas

Thank you for joining us in this captivating discussion with renowned personal branding expert & strategist, Phyllis Williams-Strawder. You will gain valuable insights on leveraging your 2-word personal brand to capture your listener's attention and endorse your business brand. We will help you understand the impact of personal branding on your business success and how you can elevate your branding game to the next level. 

The Futur Podcast - with host Chris Do

Phyllis shares her insights on the importance of having a good idea that is both obvious and cool, and how this can lead to a successful business. Drawing from her personal experience of running a business, she stresses the importance of personal branding and authenticity, which she believes are critical in endorsing a business. She provides guidance on how to establish a two-word brand that accurately represents one's true self.


The Ankit Sherke Design Podcast - with host Ankit Sherke

Phyllis Williams-Strawder is an author, podcaster, and HBIC of Brandma’s House. She’s The Ghetto Country Brandmother® who wants to change business failure rate statistics.


Phyllis describes herself as an empathic bitch challenging self-aware solopreneurs who are starting over to use brand strategy to scale their impact as brand leaders. She’s here for the respectful rebellion.

Keynote @ BND DSGN Conference

Getting lost on the way to becoming an entrepreneur is to damn common. It's usually because we take a path we don't know. We also have a tendency to take the path that someone else created. Creating your own shortcuts and knowing when to diverge is scary because you may not see yourself as a trailblazer. It's time to stop going in circles and trust that you know what's best for you.


Phyllis Williams-Strawder, aka The Ghetto Country Brandmother®, is a Rebel Brand Strategist with 4 Business Coaching certifications and 2 Life Coaching certifications with a degree in business. She is aformer bbq restaurant owner & certified bbq judge. She built her former business into a multi-million dollar brand before she knew anything about branding.

In this Brand Loyalty issue we talk to Phyllis Williams-Strawder first of her name and Brandmother to many, about how she helps her clients build super authentic brands and attract engaged and loyal customers!


Check out this Digital Hospitality podcast interview with Phyllis Williams-Strawder to learn about her insightful journey from barbecue to branding, becoming an entrepreneur, communicating online, using Clubhouse, and many more stories and lessons from a tremendous thought leader.

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