Award Winning Global Keynote Speaker


About Me

I love being a keynote speaker, author, consultant, entrepreneur and Executive Director. Known for my transparent and passionate approach, I combine more than 20 years of personal survivor experiences with practical applications and professional training.


I educate, inspire and inform men, women & teens on strategies to obtain holistic wellness, self worth, tangible self sufficiency, healthy relationships, entrepreneurship, community engagement and overcoming adversity. I provide my audiences with realistic expectations and increased awareness while challenging action and accountability.


Here’s a short list of my credentials:

Executive Director, Walking Into A New Life, Inc.

Nationally Credentialed Speaker & Presenter

Amazon Best Selling Author of Restoring the Whole in My Soul

Blog Talk Radio Show Host, Boots on the Ground

ACE Awareness Foundation Certification

Stewards of Children Certification National Association of Social Workers

Graduate of Praxis International Advocacy Learning Center Training

Graduate of LEAP Leadership Academy (CALCASA & WOCN)

Graduate of Arkansas State University

Certified Lethality Assessor

Certified Mental Health 1st Aid USA

Board Member of Memphis & Shelby Co Domestic & Sexual Assault Council


Letter of Support  from U.S. 9th Congressional District - Congressman Steve Cohen

Proclamation from Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell

Proclamation from City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton

2017 Beautiful Spirited Women’s Honorary Member of the Year

2017 Crime Victim Advocate of the Year

2017 Indie Author Legacy Finalist-Social Awareness

2016 Woman of Success Honoree

2016 SisterReach Intersections of Reproductive Justice Honoree

2015 HERGroove Community Service Honoree

2015 Share Life Magazine-Cover Story

2014 Women With A Mission Award Honoree

2014 DIVINE Magazine-Feature Story

2014 RGB Productions Kujichagulia Award Honoree

2013 Tri-State Defender's Best In Black Nominee

2013 Victim Advocate of the Year Nominee

2013 Mid South Kwanzaa, Inc. Ujima Honoree

2012 Nexus Leaders Mentor Nominee

2012 Memphis CARES (Ujima) Mentor Award Nominee (The Black Rose Foundation)

2012 Ordinary People Magazine Award Honoree

2011 and 2015 Featured Writer for Tri-State Defender

2011 Making A Difference in Memphis Community Service Graduate

2011 Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence Award Honoree

2010- Skirt Magazine Featured Businesswoman in "Make Me Smile" series



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