Transformation Starts From Where You’re At!
Over twenty years ago, while pastoring a mid-sized local church, in response to escalating violence in the community, I founded The HopeWorks Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to relieving poverty and empowering youth through the performing arts and academics.
I had all kinds of hopes and dreams but hardly any knowledge as to what it would take to build an impactful organization.
I was surrounded by a small group of dedicated volunteers with good intentions but just like me, they were beginners only armed with a heart for our cause.
Each day there were new challenges to face and I often felt overwhelmed.
I had solid skill sets and lots of personality, but almost every day I had to deal with my own self-doubt and nay-sayers that told me I wasn’t going to make it. Although I was blessed to attend some of the best training courses and leadership programs, the pressures of balancing family life, my own well-being, and the racism/sexism duo threatened to overwhelm me.
While some of the most influential leaders in my city allowed me to bend their ear for advice, there were very few leaders with whom I could identify or that shared any fundamental aspects of my life’s experience
So, I had to develop a new set of hard and soft skills, learn the intricacies of business, raise financial support, manage contract staff and volunteers, and lead in the development of innovative programming, all while I was raising children, investing in my marriage and frantically trying to maintain a healthy body-soul-spirit balance.
As you can imagine, it was tough!
When I look back on these days, I can truly say that I survived by the grace of God. I made many mistakes along the way, but I take joy in knowing that these mistakes were really learning experiences that are now translated into actionable wisdom.
Today, my training and experience make me uniquely qualified to be intentional about three things:
Providing women in transition with responsive, customized, needs-based coaching and training so that they can live healthy, accountable, and impactful lives.
Motivating and raising up a new generation of Emerging Leaders to make better decisions, take focused action, and set stronger goals in order to build maximum productivity and fulfillment in their professional and personal life.
Inspiring, training, and mobilizing the leadership teams of churches and nonprofits to live out their mission and positively impact their community.
My Core Values
Love God (Heart, Mind, Soul)
My Divine Appointment is only as good as you say we are so don't take our word for it, take our customers instead.
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