I am a marketer, social media connoisseur, communications expert, experienced event host, webinar and workshop facilitator, and public speaker
I’m glad you’re here! Welcome to my corner of the globe…
No matter your background, education or current status, we probably are not that different and want similar things in life:
- Discover and fulfill our purpose on Earth
- Help and serve others
- Leave the world a little better off than when we found it
- Live into our personal definition of success
I know all too well that this could be a challenging journey upon which to embark.
The picture above is of my mom and I the day I graduated from college–on my 30th birthday. I flunked out of college my sophomore year. I started college in 1994 30 days after burying my grandmother (who cared for me while my parents worked) and after being assaulted. In hindsight, I wasn’t ready.
After I flunked out, I spent the next 8 years wandering from job to job. Around me my friends were graduating from college, pursuing advanced degrees, starting families, etc. Even though I was an adult, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up.
After graduation, I started working for the state at my alma mater. A lot of people thought I arrived because I was working for the state and had decent state benefits. I was content for but a moment. I still had no clue what on Earth I was here for. I was earning a paycheck, but I wasn’t making a living.
I would say the journey to discovering my purpose began when I transitioned to wearing natural hair in 2009.
I started a YouTube Channel to document my progress. In 2011, after realizing there was a lack of information and products in my local community, I began hosting natural hair events. It was not that much of a stretch for me because by that point I had over 10 years of planning events.
As I began to promote my events, I became connected with other planners doing the same thing in cities across the country. At the time, the natural hair community was having numerous discussions about whether natural hair was a fad or was it here to stay. Again seeing a need and wanting to help my community, I was inspired to create a day where natural hair events could occur across the country (now the world). In 2012, with the help of a small group of amazing women, I started International Natural Hair Meetup Day. Since its inception, INHMD has grown to host events in over 50 cities around the world.
During the process of planning INHMD, I began training and consulting with event hosts around the country on how to increase and improve their own skills and confidence in event planning. It was then I began to discover my purpose of training and helping others maximize their potential.
Who knew I would find my reason for being on Earth in an 11×20 storage unit among a myriad of boxes?
Since that time, I’ve used what I’ve learned on the process of discovering my purpose to:
- conduct webinars
- facilitate workshops
- host events
- participate in panels
- coach clients on discovering their purpose, event planning, branding, etc.
- mentor younger women in my community
I am still discovering and developing my purpose. And I suppose I will be until I leave this Earth. But what an amazing journey it’s been so far!
I am here for you! Whether it’s through a one on one conversation, your attendance in a webinar, or simply your reading the emails I send, I want you to learn from my successes as well as my mistakes. I want to inspire you by sharing how I’ve achieved my accomplishments as well as how I’ve overcome adversity.
I want you to win! I want you to feel successful! I want you to discover and live your purpose! And I am here to help you do that!
I invite you to sign up for my email list where you will receive occasional notes from me with a sneak peek of my life and tidbits of info to share! I promise the sneak peeks into my life are a hoot alone!