I am considered the Doctor of Motivation and a Motivational Evangelist that focuses on leadership, education and empowerment of people. Yes, I go from place to place spreading the news of empowerment, self-worth, leading productive lives and appreciating yourself and others.
I worked for over 17 years as an IT professional and organizational development leader in corporate America, for the government and for the non-profit sectors; I was a college professor for 6 years teaching business psychology courses to graduate students and working in other areas in academia promoting leadership of students and faculty; and working in the community and doing ministry work for over 10 years as an ordained minister, evangelist and certified life coach. Additionally, I started several successful philanthropic initiatives for the community, I produced and hosted my own radio show, was a co-host of Six Brown Chicks webTV show on WCIU.com, and a current photojournalist for Examiner, RollingOut Magazine and Six Brown Chicks. In essence, I love connecting people, capturing the beauty of people, training and developing people, and seeing the very best in people.
I am a proud mother and babika (grandmother), and as of July 21, 2012, I am a widow. I was married to an amazing Vietnam Veteran, retired Chicago Police officer and photographer, who was my best friend. He died after a 9 month battle with Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer. Check around on my website for videos, pictures and information about his life and the awareness campaign I am on in his honor.
I was born in the inner-city Englewood community of Chicago that was known for its gangs, drugs and violence. I AM a living testament that one can live a purposeful life regardless of experiences with domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness and being a teen mom. I would never have made it through any of my hardships without an inner desire for positive transformation, but God had to help me see when the time was right.
Regardless of any past challenges in my life, I turned my pain into purpose and now spend my time bringing hope to others across the globe through my writing, motivational speaking and serial philanthropy. I firmly believe that we have the ability to tap into that inner being of amazing strength that helps us become all that we were destined to be and more. I love being a change agent for the people and using my God-given talents to help YOU become a better YOU.
I CAN help you live your BEST life on purpose; the question is do you want to?
Founder of Think Royally Inc (NFP)
Founder of Feast 411 for Authors and Artists
Author of 4 books (1 she co-wrote with 5 fabulous women called The Six Brown Chicks)
Inducted Into the International Women’s Leadership Association
Lifetime member of Marquis Who’s Who
Inducted as Lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society
2012 Auchentoshan Social Excellence Award in Chicago for Philanthropy work with Think Royally Inc
2012 Inspiring Chicagoan Award by Connect.Inspire.Grow. Group for empowering others to excel
2012 Living Legends Award for work towards positive change in the community