I am considered the Doctor of Motivation and a Motivational Evangelist that focuses on leadership, education and empowerment of people; all while having a great time! 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 a Corporate/Federal IT and organizational development communications leader; taught business psychology courses as a graduate level college professor for 6 years and worked in other areas in academia promoting leadership of students and faculty; and worked 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, produced and hosted my own radio show, was a co-host of Six Brown Chicks show on WCIU.com, and I have had my work featured on or currently work as a freelance photojournalist and blogger for several media outlets to include The Huffington Post, RollingOut Magazine, Examiner, ChicagoNow, Six Brown Chicks, Essence.com and OWN Network.
I am a mom of a beautiful daughter and son (pictured above with the grand baby Kennedi). My son is soldier and stationed in Italy right now! I am a Babika (grandmother) and this is a picture of Kennedi, my little grand daughter angel. Isn’t she adorable?!
As of July 2012, I am also a widow. I was married to an amazing man that was a Vietnam Veteran, retired Chicago Police officer, Elder and photographer, who was diagnosed in October of 2011 with Glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer and fought a 9 month battle to the end.
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, physical and emotional 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 with God’s help.
Regardless of any past challenges, 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 leader in your life.
Are you ready to live your BEST life?
Founder of Think Royally Inc (NFP)
Founder of Feast 411 for Authors and Artists
Author of 4 books (1 co-written with 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