Home: North Carolina. Age: Older than I look. Profession: Human resources. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Significant other: My second grade love, Marcus. Alma mater: University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.S.); Dallas Theological Seminary (Masters); Columbia Southern University (MBA).
Current project: The Great Commission Woman – Women’s Ministry. Recent recognition: “Public speaking is your gifting.” Recent professional development: McKinsey Academy: Black Executive Leadership Program. Latest contribution to others: Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN) NextGen mentor. Hobbies: Traveling, event planning, interior decorating. Recent travel or adventure: Hawaii, to renew our vows in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. Last book read: Win at Work and Succeed at Life, by Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller.
Personality profile: ESFP (Performer: Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving); DISC: LEVEL; respectfully real. We only have one life to live, make the best of it! Moral compass: The Word of God. What is your greatest joy? Family. What word or phrase do you use far too often? It is what it is. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Motivational speaking. What is at the top of your bucket list? Travel to the Maldives, Bora Bora and Dubai. What is your go-to workout? Zumba. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Extended time spent in a spa.
What was your favorite college course? Emerging Leadership. What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Cabbage Patch Kid. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Titanic. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Family photos. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Don’t do it for the money. Do what you love and the money will come! What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? The Bible. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Relocating my family to jump start my career. The hardest and best decision I could have ever made and changed the trajectory of my life for the better.
People loving one another, regardless of our differences.
What message do you want to send out into the world? Although life can be tough at times, keep your head up, Jesus is coming back! What mega-trend most excites you? Interior design and decorating.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? A Life of Faith. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Halle Berry. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My photo box. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Enjoying conversations with my family and friends. What advice would you give your younger self? Trust God, He knows best!
Personal motto: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Favorite quote: “God is within her, she will not fall…” (Psalm 46:5). Desired epitaph: A Life of Fierce Faith.