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18 Jul 4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Love Lessons Learned While Building Their Businesses

Entrepreneurship is the new black and for Black America there’s an increase of women and men who are leaving Corporate America to create our own opportunities, but being an entrepreneur is no easy feat. It’s a 24 hour and 7 days a week undertaking that according to the National Women’s Business Council, over 1,531,494 black women endure.  With the time commitment a business owner devotes to their company, how or when are they balancing their love lives with their business endeavors?  


3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Professional Meet Ups

28 Feb 3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Professional Meet Ups

I know you are dying to meet the women and men that you read about or follow on social in person for the ingredients to their secret sauce.  You want them to sit across from you and share the keys to success, the playbook of climbing to the top and the instruction manual of how to be them. Sometimes you don’t even want the keys, you just want a job or an opportunity to work for him or her.


27 Feb Plan A Doesn’t Always Work Out & That’s Okay

Originally posted on The Life Currency


I grew up thinking that no other place mattered but 1st place. That’s how I also felt about plans. There was only plan A and no need for a plan B or C. There was only one way, one path and one road that would make my dreams come true, and up until my last couple of years in college, plan A was working out just fine. Then, all of a sudden life slapped me in the face and things got real.



24 Feb How to Prepare Yourself During Company Layoffs

Originally posted on The Life Currency


My deskmate was called to the conference room around the last couple of minutes of the workday. She came back to our desk shaken and in tears revealing to the rest of the department that she was let go from her job. The next day more and more employees were let go and I sat there with my stomach in knots every time the COO came to the door. Would he be calling my name next? Just days prior a memo went out to all employee inboxes detailing the downsizing of certain departments and detailing the company’s performance. Panic spread across the company as people began to gather around desks, restrooms and eating areas whispering about the fate of their company and fate of their jobs.



16 Feb You Are Enough! 4 Ways To Kick Imposter Syndrome

Originally posted on The Life Currency


Have you ever sat in a room full of power players and wondered why you were invited to the room? Your experience and track record as a great leader has rightfully landed in you among your peers, no matter how many accolades you have under your belt, you still feel like a fake? You’re probably suffering from imposter syndrome, which makes people feel like an inadequate, doubtful and intellectual fraud.


Why Cultural Fit Should Matter to You

07 Feb Should You Stay or Should You Go: Why Cultural Fit Needs to Matter to You

Just imagine landing a role at your dream company, but your excitement quickly depleted once you were exposed to the culture of that company, which you felt didn’t include you. You aren’t feeling comfortable in your own skin and the people that you need to impress to move up the corporate ladder are uncomfortable around you as well.  You aren’t the normative and the only way to play to win is to play the game with a mask and alter the true uniqueness that is you.