Growing up in a small town, Selma, AL, taught me how to navigate many situations with my values, goals, and dreams in mind. I always felt that there was a possibility for something greater. I decided to go to college and graduated from Alabama A&M University with a degree in Computer Science. With my determination to find a job, I decided to take a big leap of faith and move to the Washington, DC area.
Even with the fear of starting in DC, it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Here I am, a southern girl in a big city in the National’s Capitol working as a Systems Engineer walking by faith. I found ways to connect with people and navigate my new career.
There’s always been a hunger within me to discover more purpose. Through my passion for technology, I also started to understand that I had a passion for developing leaders. I made bold decisions to understand what would help me to invest in others and use my gifts in different spaces such as non-profit and corporate. I’ve been able to invest in over thousands of leaders.
There came a point where I had to slow down after having a major surgery. It required me to focus more on my wellness and reevaluate my goals for the future.I started to invest in myself personally - sn: the flight attendants always say to put your mask on first before helping anyone else put theirs on! I remember not knowing what it meant to rest or relax. I felt liberated and purposeful with my new journey. I learned how to take better care of myself and still reach my goals. I became a valued confidant for my clients, family, and friends.
I get to do what I love - leading conversations around diversity and inclusion, leadership, and team building strategies and spirituality. I feel the happiest when I’m contributing in a positive way to society and helping others to achieve their goals and master their lives.