What is Brave 1?

Brave 1 is the hub for all things Brave. Brave is all about finding your identity, value, and purpose.

Beautiful: God made you perfect, inside and out

Restored: No matter what you have been through

Authentic: You be You

Vulnerable: Allow others to see you

Empowered: You have all that you need in the Holy Spirit

1 represents God. Apart from Him we can do nothing.

1 also represents new beginnings and a fresh start.

It is time to “Put your BRAVE on!”

Why Brave 1 Exists

ENCOURAGE: Through sharing blogs, social media, and Brave swag, we want to keep encouraging words in front of you for affirmation that you are worthy, valued, and loved.

INSPIRE: Through our live events, podcast, and video, we want to share stories from real people that have been where you are and paved the road ahead. They made it and you can too.

FREEDOM: Our greatest desire is for you to find true freedom. This is done by doing the work. We want to guide you on your journey through coaching, workshops, and online courses.


I’m Barbie Armenta

I am an author, speaker, life coach, and founder of Brave 1

I believed after 2 divorces that it was too late for me to have and be all that God had for me, and that He could no longer bless me with all the things that I longed for. I wanted to have a beautiful marriage, a big family, and large gatherings around the table. I am so grateful that it is never too late for God can restore our lives. I am now married to the man of my dreams, Richard, and we have an amazing, blended family of 14 and growing. Our family’s favorite thing is our big family dinners.

Richard and I love to share our journey, so we wrote a book about it! The Right Combination - Finding love and Life after Divorce We pray it inspires you along your own path.

I love Jesus and I have been radically changed by His love for me. I believe that Gods word is true, and my deepest desire is for you to know Him too. God has an abundant life for you, no matter where you are or what you have been through!

I spent 30 years in the beauty industry, and I have always been passionate about inspiring women to elevate their life, business, and relationships.

I am in awe every day that I get to lead an amazing community of Brave women that are ready to step into all that God has for them. I am so glad that you are here!

God has an amazing plan and purpose for your life, are you ready? It is time to put your Brave on!

Blessings On your Journey!



Q & A

what 1 food could you eat for the rest of your life? Tacos. I mean, it’s Texas, it's who we are.

Go to outfit? Jeans with nude heels. I rarely wear practical shoes.

Drink of choice? Topo chico or an almond milk latte.

My husband can be described as? Tall, dark, and handsome. He’s loud in the best ways, my biggest fan, and my redemption story.

Favorite place to be? On a patio in the sun, bonus points if there is water nearby.

Enneagram number? 3 wing 2

Where did you get your love of story? My mom. She loved to listen to a story and always had time for the long version.

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