I grew up poor to say the least, in the sense where having material things was more important than paying bills on time--my parental figure working hard hours only to continue living paycheck to paycheck and having to ask favors to keep the lights on, food on the table and upkeep an image that was slowly crumbling with every child who left home to pursue a better life. I also grew up in an abusive home: physical, verbal and emotional (not going to get into specifics as I'm not looking for a pity party), and nothing I ever did was good enough. Though it's a joke where I come from, I self-harmed almost everyday. The racism (more like colorism) down South is very explicit and is embedded into the framework of even my culture.
As a young woman of African descent, helping other BIPOC overcome our unique obstacles--personally, professionally, financially, socially, historically and presently--has always been a deep passion of mine. Growing up, I witnessed women [and people] of color work tirelessly just to put food on the table for their families and then pass away in debt, unfulfilled and haven't known what it means to truly enjoy life.
Strategic Planning for Personal, Professional & Leadership Development; Mindset Transformation & Confidence Building; Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Goal Setting x Accountability, Internal/External Peace
As a person of African descent in America, I feel a duty to help us as a collective combat our unique obstacles in society that everyone else are either insensitive to or just don't care about. I witnessed and continue to witness the generational and historical effects of the lack of awareness (or desire to be aware) of how essential a supportive community, a mentor, education, and health is to escaping the mental and financial poverty we all grew up in. We all have dreams of being wealthy and living a high quality life, but we are not taught the fundamentals of stability and wealth building or how to navigate the system to get there, especially as people of color, and even more specifically, people of African descent in America. And allies are not taught how to effectively get involved and help make this knowledge and resources more accessible to diverse demographics.
Instead, we people of African descent are taught how to hustle and simply survive through conformity, compliance and silence with the threat of our jobs and families on the line if we do otherwise. We (minorities in general) have been taught how to navigate this world around our fears, and really, if we're being honest, the majority of what we are taught when we grow up in poverty is fear.
As a result, we spend our entire lives serving that emotion. I am tired of seeing this cycle happen within communities of women of color and allies and to combat this cycle of generational poverty, I created the First Ladies of Poverty Foundation to serve as a resource hub and community for people of color looking to go from #StruggletoStability to step into and activate our potential for social advancement and financial wealth in America and around the globe.
What It is Like Working With Me
" I don't know everything. I know a fraction of what there is to know and I don't think I will ever know everything, but it's important to me to constantly challenge myself, to understanding different viewpoints, really understanding nuance in topics, so I can feel qualified in what I say, so I'm not preaching falsely of what I'm unaware of."
After you get a free consultation to see if you would be a great match for my program and vice versa, I would start off with getting to know each other, sharing stories and setting expectations. I want to know your story and really understand who you are as an individual. We would then move forward with mindset development and habit shifting. Before we set any goals, it is important to me that I help you establish the most beneficial mindset to attain success and then we can start setting goals for your journey to a higher quality of living (personal, professional and financial development).
Communication is important to me, and I hope we would be able to establish a relationship of open communication--whether it be via e-mail, phone or video calls--to not only save time but to make sure we are on the same page. Ultimately, I genuinely want to see you succeed in life, supporting you through tough times and celebrating the victories (small and large) with you. I give tough love with a compassionate delivery so that you are held accountable to the goals and vision that you have set. I support you in choosing the right paths that work for YOU and your goals.
What I am known for: achieving results in a short amount of time, expanding the worldview of my clients, connecting them to necessary systems, strategies and resources for a higher quality of life, great listener who gives accurate, spot on advice, making stuff happen, making a way out of "no way", creating effective and efficient self-development and entrepreneurial programs, being serene and sunny, being sensitive to the unique obstacles of people of color on their journey to success >> Read testimonials
Skills I Offer + My Specialties
Diversity is the representation of a variety of audiences in culture, features, perspectives and beliefs. Inclusion is the creation of a space where each individual is not only represented in being asked to sit at the table but also to be invited to influence the conversations, decisions made and opportunities to be had and received.
“impossible.”In her professional career, she brings her unique perspectives in poverty, racial equity and education to the virtual and remote learning space to provide holistically inclusive and well-informed insight to virtual/remote working and learning so that her clients can focus on working and learning in high-quality impact in efficient working and learning environments that aim for nothing short of excellence.
And according to her public online client portfolio with testimonials, track record and accolades list you can be rest assured that you can expect nothing short of excellence.
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