As a woman who had her first child at 16, the experience made me aware that I was different from many people I would come in contact with. I had an at-risk pregnancy that caused many absences in school. When I returned back to the classroom, I fell behind in my school work and so did my grades. Eventually, I had to withdraw from traditional high school in my sophomore year and enroll in a school for pregnant young moms.
Before I became pregnant, my grades were decent. I wasn’t on the A honor roll but I did make the A+B honor roll list at times. After enrolling at the school for young pregnant moms, my confidence in my intellectual ability took a deep nosedive. From that point, I questioned everything about myself. Low confidence caused me to be afraid to make mistakes, speak up to express ideas or advocate for myself, and not value my own competence. Instead, I felt everyone else was smarter and more successful than me.
Whether you call it imposter syndrome or perfectionism, low confidence undermines your efforts in taking risks, leaving your comfort zone, or taking stretch assignments consequently causing you to never fully uncover fulfillment in your life or career.
I am on a mission to empower women to believe in themselves beyond what they think they could ever be and fulfill their biggest dreams.
Empowering women and underrepresented groups to cultivate their inner champion and career momentum through mindset and career-building strategies to maximize their potential.
Certified by the International Coaching Federation (ACC) coaching individuals to improve their performance in areas of career and leadership development
Train non-profits organizations’ staff on workforce development strategies to solve their clients’ challenges to maximize their client’s potential, purpose, and wages.
I’m Haitian-American, born and raised in beautiful, sunny Florida, where my parents migrated to upon arriving in the USA in the ’70s. Growing up, I watched my mother work hard jobs like migrant worker and housekeeping to provide what we needed. My mother would often tell me, “when you grow up, work hard and do more than what I’m doing,” However, I became a mom at 16, so I thought my dreams of going to college and getting a good job were shattered. Eventually, I would learn that advancing my career would take more than hard work. It would take building value-added relationships and influencing skills and a belief system that I am enough. Becoming a mom was the fuel I needed to drive my passion for purpose. Getting kicked out of high school a few months before my high school graduation, failing the GED 3x before I passed it, failing all of my college courses my first year of college, and a boss from hell did not keep this firecracker digging deep to uncover the brilliance within. I was determined to transform the legacy of my family and it would start with me. No matter how big the dream, you have everything in you to make it happen. Dream Big!
How do you do that, you ask? Mindset, whether we see things in life as opportunities to grow and learn OR we accept things as they are believing that they cannot be changed, mindset is at the core of all success, the transformation of values we hold, and the behaviors we exhibit.
Purpose is becoming and every human being has value and purpose.
Success does not happen alone. You need people.
Owning your career and your development is the leadership needed to push your career forward.
Belief in yourself must be combined with conviction of your vision.